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”…

What is Outreach?

Coffee Break Webinar As the first in our Coffee Break Webinar Series, Health Outreach Partners presents “What is Outreach.” This is a brief introduction to health outreach, including outreach strategies, the importance of outreach, and some products and...

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…

Cultural Humility as a Lifelong Practice

The commitment to providing cultural competent services is a commendable intention to respect and respond to the unique characteristics of vulnerable and underserved communities. These efforts are critical components of building accessible and appropriate services for...

Using a Cultural Lens to Deliver Health Services: The Medically Trained Cultural Liaison Model

Community health centers strive to be responsive to the needs of their patients. By recognizing that behaviors and beliefs are often influenced by culture, language, and social interactions, health centers can better design and deliver services that meet the needs of individuals, families, and their communities. La Maestra Community Health Centers aim to be responsive to their patients’ needs by integrating a Medically Trained Cultural Liaison model…