Rural Healthcare Disparities in the United States: Can Our Payer Structures Help Us Get Upstream?
Describes a care model utilizing CHWs to engage patients by screening for diseases, and offering education and information to help them manage their chronic conditions in an accessible, non-traditional setting such as a food bank distribution center, county fair, livestock auction, and educational events in rural Idaho. Discusses the value of CHWs, along with a primary care team, in improving outcomes for populations at risk, and the absence of payment models to support this model.
Journal of General Internal Medicine, 38 (Suppl 1), 16-17
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