Health Equity Case Studies

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Oct 22, 2020
Spectrum Health’s Maternal Infant Health Program offers personalized services to help mothers and families have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Oct 20, 2020
In rural north central Wisconsin, local and state organizations are working together to communicate important health information with the Hmong and Latino communities. Key approaches include building on existing partnerships and relationships, identifying community liaisons to help build trust and share accurate information, and using technology effectively.
Oct 5, 2020
Lanc Co MyHome, a cross-sector coalition housed at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in Pennsylvania, brings together more than 200 partners to address housing challenges for vulnerable populations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the coalition has developed several initiatives, including to help identify, treat and prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the most vulnerable individuals.
Jul 31, 2020
Loretto Hospital, serving Chicago’s Austin community on the city’s West Side, faces growing financial and staffing pressures while delivering care to a majority Black population in a designated COVID-19 hotspot.
Jul 24, 2020
For residents living in Chicago’s 60623 ZIP code, known as South Lawndale, Saint Anthony Hospital (SAH) Community Wellness Programs have provided a wide variety of free social and health-related se
Jun 10, 2020
Loyola Medicine has maintained a strong partnership with its neighboring communities in Chicago’s near western suburbs.
Jul 10, 2019
Penn Medicine’s Center for Community Health Workers (PCCHW) has served as a national center of excellence for community health worker (CHW) research, patient care and dissemination. The Center designed IMPaCT, a standardized, scalable, evidence-based CHW model of care, to help health care organizations reach beyond their own walls to help low-income patients address the root causes of their poor health.
Nov 13, 2018
In 2001, a Samaritan Health Services (SHS) physician, Dr. Richard Wopat, recognized the need to improve birth outcomes of high-risk pregnant women in the region. In collaboration with various community and state partners, he started a pilot program in 2002 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center to ensure that the most vulnerable pregnant women had access to care and to screenings for special issues including medical, obstetrical, and psychosocial concerns. Today, the Samaritan Maternity Connection (MC) program is now implemented at all five of the SHS hospitals and the three county health departments.
Nov 5, 2018
Detroit’s infant mortality rate has been among the highest in the nation for years.