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OBJECTIVE To examine health status and health care experiences of homeless patients in health centers and to compare them with their nonhomeless counterparts. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING Nationally representative data from the 2009 Health Center Patient Survey. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional analyses were limited to adults (n = 2,683). We compared(More)
This paper examined disparities in access to and satisfaction with primary care among patients of different racial/ethnic groups and insurance coverage, in health centers and the nation overall. Data came from the 2009 Health Center Patient Survey and 2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Study outcomes included usual source of care, type of usual source(More)
Cancer is a leading cause of death for Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States, but education and research efforts addressing the needs ofPacific Islanders in the continental U.S. is sparse. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of a community-based participatory research network dedicated to addressing cancer health disparities(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe current clinical quality among the nation's community health centers and to examine health center characteristics associated with performance excellence. DATA SOURCES National data from the 2009 Uniform Data System. DATA COLLECTION/EXTRACTION METHODS Health centers reviewed patient records and reported aggregate data to the Uniform(More)
PURPOSE We sought to assess patients' ratings of patient-centered medical home (PCMH) attributes and overall quality of care within federally supported health centers. METHODS Data were collected through the 2009 Health Center Patient Survey (n = 4,562), which consisted of in-person interviews and included a nationally representative sample of patients(More)
INTRODUCTION America's community health centers (HCs) are uniquely poised to implement the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, as they are effective in providing comprehensive, accessible, and continuous primary care. This study aims to evaluate the relationship between PCMH recognition in HCs and clinical performance. METHODS Data for this study(More)
More than 1100 federally funded health centers provide primary and preventive care to about 20 million underserved patients in the United States. Since 2008, the Health Resources and Services Administration has implemented a clinical quality improvement initiative to measure and evaluate the quality of care across all health centers. We assessed(More)
PURPOSE The goal of the current study was to examine primary care and public health activities among federally funded health centers, to better understand their successes, barriers encountered, and lessons learned. METHODS Qualitative and quantitative methods were used to collect data from nine health centers, stratified by administrative division,(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the relationship between Patient-centered Medical Home (PCMH) model adoption in health centers (HCs) and clinical performance measures and to determine if adoption of PCMH characteristics is associated with better clinical performance. RESEARCH DESIGN Data came from the Health Resources and Services Administration's 2009 Uniform(More)
BACKGROUND We obtained the prevalence of overweight/obesity, weight-loss attempts, and weight-related counseling and treatment among U.S. adults who sought care in federally funded community health centers. We investigated whether racial/ethnic and gender disparities existed for these measures. METHODS Data came from the 2009 Health Center Patient Survey.(More)