Outreach & Value-Based Care: Impacting Health Care Delivery and Cost through Integrated Community Health Outreach Programs

Robust, community-driven outreach models are critical for ensuring access to and utilization of health care services by underserved populations. However, under a traditional structure of payment for health services, many outreach activities and other enabling services...

Reaching People Experiencing Homelessness Through Street Medical Outreach

In Denver, Colorado, the homeless population is highly visible; many live on Denver’s streets, under bridges, and in alleys. For most, accessing health care and social support services is difficult and focusing on daily survival takes precedent. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (the Coalition) proactively engages patients to link them to information and social support services, as well as provides medical care…

Using a Harm Reduction Approach and Mobile Outreach to Promote Health Among Those Engaged in Street-Based Sex Work and Drug Use

Harm reduction is an evidence-based, public health approach that uses practical strategies to reduce the harmful consequences associated with certain high-risk behaviors[1]. For example, a harm reduction approach to drug use could involve counseling someone about the risks involved or giving them sterile syringes. With the aim of “meeting people where they’re at”…

Meeting the Health Center’s Mission and Margin: Making the Business Case for Integrated Community Health Outreach Programs

Training Webinar February 25, 2015 Outreach programs provide a host of outreach and enabling services that are critical for ensuring access to care for underserved populations. Despite this, the impact of these programs on Community Health Center revenues is not well...

Tracking and Evaluating Outreach to Improve Performance

Tracking and evaluating outreach programs enables organizations to measure success, identify areas for improvement, and maintain accountability to funders, staff, clients, and the community. CareSouth Carolina utilizes tracking and performance improvement methods to strengthen and sustain its outreach efforts…

Using Patient-Centered Mobile Health Care to Serve Chronically Homeless Individuals

Mobile health programs are one way that organizations can bring critical health services directly to patients where they live and work. Public Health – Seattle & King County uses a mobile health program to connect unsheltered and chronically homeless individuals to medical, dental, and mental health services…