Article Archive: Health Care Delivery
Part of the Scanning the Horizons: Issue Briefs collection, this guide discusses patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). Currently, there is no official list of requirements for a practice to be designated as a PCMH. Many variations on the model continue to evolve. However, all are designed with the intention of reducing
disproportionately high health care costs and improving patients’
Part of the Scanning the Horizons: Issue Briefs collection, this guide discusses social determinants of health. Social and behavioral factors account for more than 50 percent of a population’s health outcomes. Nonprofit human service agencies are critical partners in efforts to bend the nation’s health care cost curve because they address vulnerable populations’ social and behavioral factors through the provision of a wide range of services.
Examines prenatal health care outcomes and disparities across racial and ethnic groups for the two five-year periods from 1991-1995 and 2000-2004. Findings show that African American and Hispanic mothers and newborns enjoyed very significant improvements across the period of observation, while Caucasian mothers and newborns had mixed results. The specifics of gains and losses in health offer guidance regarding the targeting of public health and clinical care initiatives. Slide presentation also available.
Analyzes 10-year trends in prenatal health care effectiveness in Milwaukee County. Describes the dramatic improvements that occurred in preventable hospitalization for the two poorest inner-city ZIP codes. Also describes the stagnation or slight decline that took place in an outer ring of ZIP codes. The analysis identifies the particular health conditions that contributed to these changes.
- Developmental Disabilities (2)
- Ethics and Research (1)
- Health Care Delivery (4)
- Incarceration and Corrections (4)
- Mental Health (5)
- Native Americans (1)
- Operational Research (11)
- Outcome and Program Evaluations (10)
- Social Capital and Community Building (10)
- Social Work, Programming, and Services (9)
- Uncategorized (11)
- Welfare Policy (8)
- Workforce Research (7)