Health Care Innovations Exchange: Community-Wide Initiatives To Enhance Access for Vulnerable Populations

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New Issue Focuses on

Community-Wide Initiatives To Enhance Access for Vulnerable Populations

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces the February 12 issue of the Health Care Innovations Exchange (

  • The featured Innovations describe three community-wide initiatives that seek to increase access to health care for vulnerable populations. The programs include a community collaborative that opened a free clinic for uninsured children and implemented targeted interventions for patients with sickle cell anemia and substance abuse issues; a community-funded, nonprofit organization that matches eligible uninsured and underinsured patients with providers who agree to serve them at a discounted rate; and a school-based, collaborative, community-wide program that provides mental health and other support services to students and their families living in neighborhoods plagued by poverty and crime.
  • The featured QualityTools include a program to help dentists join with others in their community to provide dental services to underserved children; a community-funded, nonprofit organization that helps underserved children, adults, and families receive needed medical attention; and a Web site with tools and resources that can help clinicians and community health centers provide quality health care to underserved patients.
  • To access more innovation profiles and tools related to collaborative efforts to enhance access for vulnerable populations, go to


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