IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


Contents tagged: community health centers

Dec. 12, 2016 Americas Publication

Community health center provider ability to identify, treat and account for the social determinants of health: a card study

The social determinants of health (SDH) are conditions that shape the overall health of an individual on a continuous basis. As momentum for addressing social factors in primary care settings grows, provider ability to identify, treat and assess these factors remains unknown. Community health centers care for over 20- million of America´s highest risk populations. This study at three centers evaluates provider ability to identify, treat and code for the SDH.

The results suggest simple methods of identification may be sufficient. The addition of searchable codes and reimbursements may improve the way social factors are addressed for individuals and populations. 

Oct. 14, 2020 Europe Publication

Evaluating Large-Scale Integrated Care Projects: The Development of a Protocol for a Mixed Methods Realist Evaluation Study in Belgium

The twelve Integrated Care Program pilot projects (ICPs) created by the government plan 'Integrated Care for Better Health' aim to achieve four outcome types (the Quadruple Aim) for people with chronic diseases in Belgium: improved population health, improved patient and provider experiences and improved cost efficiency. The aim of this article is to present the development of a mixed methods realist evaluation of this large-scale, whole system change programme.

April 8, 2021 Americas Publication

The Affordable Care Act: policy predictors of integrated care between Hispanic-serving and mainstream mental health organizations

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act increased funding for integrated care to improve access to quality health care among underserved populations. There is evidence that integrated care decreases inequities in access and quality of mental health care among Hispanic clients. Increasing integrated care at Hispanic-Serving Organizations may help to eliminate mental health service disparities among Hispanic clients.