Working with Vulnerable Populations: A Model for Collaborative Partnerships

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202306
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Working with Vulnerable Populations: A Model for Collaborative Partnerships
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) The purpose of this presentation is to discuss a grant funded project that utilized strategic collaborative partnerships in mobilizing a community to address health disparities and to assist the state in achieving a major health equity initiative. The three major objectives of the project that were linked to this health equity initiative included: 1) Mobilize the community through development of a networking advisory task force to address the health disparities in the community and bring collaborative partners together for a common goal; 2) Improve the capacity to address health disparities in the community by expanding the infrastructure of a barrier-free community clinic; and, 3) Address access to health care for homeless or other disadvantaged individuals and families by increasing the hours of operation and types of services with a particular emphasis to decrease geographic barriers and lower cultural and linguistic barriers. Based on the needs in this community the project primarily focused on improving the infrastructure of a barrier-free clinic using technology and a clinic remodel as well as increasing services with particular emphasis to improve the health status to the homeless and disadvantaged populations. As a result of the use of an innovative collaborative partnership model, major outcomes included a 50% increase in clinic hours of operations and a 100% increase in number of clients served, with a specific focus on screening and prevention/promotion activities and education. The clinic also documented a significant number of those clients had changes in health outcomes during the project timeframe such as decreases in Hemoglobin A1C, blood pressure, and weight.
Keywords:
improve health status; collaborative partnerships; vulnerable populations
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWorking with Vulnerable Populations: A Model for Collaborative Partnershipsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202306-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) The purpose of this presentation is to discuss a grant funded project that utilized strategic collaborative partnerships in mobilizing a community to address health disparities and to assist the state in achieving a major health equity initiative. The three major objectives of the project that were linked to this health equity initiative included: 1) Mobilize the community through development of a networking advisory task force to address the health disparities in the community and bring collaborative partners together for a common goal; 2) Improve the capacity to address health disparities in the community by expanding the infrastructure of a barrier-free community clinic; and, 3) Address access to health care for homeless or other disadvantaged individuals and families by increasing the hours of operation and types of services with a particular emphasis to decrease geographic barriers and lower cultural and linguistic barriers. Based on the needs in this community the project primarily focused on improving the infrastructure of a barrier-free clinic using technology and a clinic remodel as well as increasing services with particular emphasis to improve the health status to the homeless and disadvantaged populations. As a result of the use of an innovative collaborative partnership model, major outcomes included a 50% increase in clinic hours of operations and a 100% increase in number of clients served, with a specific focus on screening and prevention/promotion activities and education. The clinic also documented a significant number of those clients had changes in health outcomes during the project timeframe such as decreases in Hemoglobin A1C, blood pressure, and weight.en_GB
dc.subjectimprove health statusen_GB
dc.subjectcollaborative partnershipsen_GB
dc.subjectvulnerable populationsen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:21:14Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:21:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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