health care access

health care access

Social medicine The ability of a person to receive health care services, which is a function of
1. Availability of personnel and supplies and.
2. Ability to pay for those services.
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Karen Murphy announced today the availability of grants to expand and improve health care access and services at community-based health centers serving underserved communities.
Ahnen said that would be a mistake adding that it is "imperative" to continue the gains made in increasing health care access to New Hampshire residents to keep overall costs down.
He recently served a consultant in health care access and as chief medical officer at Health Partners Inc.
This report shows the importance of ensuring health care access to all Coloradans, regardless of income.
The move came 10 days after the state Office of Health Care Access proposed to set rigorous controls over recruiting, services and pricing as a condition to approve its application to acquire Waterbury Hospital and turn it from a non-profit to a for-profit institution.
1) Examine the relationship between health literacy and health disparities; 2) analyze the role of health literacy in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases; 3) identify the relationship between health literacy variation and the ability to engage in informed decision making for a variety of health issues, such as chronic disease management and participation in clinical trials; 4) evaluate the magnitude of the problems caused by low levels of health literacy or by professionals' lack of effective communication skills for adapting to the communication needs of consumers with differing levels of literacy; or 5) assess the role of health literacy as a mediator or moderator of health care access across adulthood.
Criticizing the traditional approach that believes that a shift from agriculture to industry ipso facto results in improved social security, he supports a system that integrates economic development and health care access at the household/ community level.
Relationships between health care access and a wide range of variables that might affect it were examined in descriptive and logistic regression analyses.
Researchers suggested that this might be due, in part, to unmeasured differences in health care access on the part of the poor and uninsured.
The University seeks to raise $1 million ($333,333/ year for 3 years) in private support through collaborative partnerships with stakeholders who recognize the opportunity to enrich education and improve health care access and delivery in Southern Colorado.
The award celebrates ingenuity, creativity and skill in improving health or health care access, delivery or quality.
Combined with Healthy San Francisco, the City's non-insurance health care access program, SFHP provides services to over 148,000 residents, or over 17% of the City's population, which is one in six San Francisco residents.

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