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Resources by Topic: Mobile and episodic healthcare delivery

Mobile and Portable Dental Services in Preschool and School Settings: Complex Issues
Describes dental care access issues among children in small and underserved communities. Summarizes mobile dental programs utilized in preschools, Head Starts, and K-12 schools to help overcome access barriers.
Date: 02/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
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On the Road Again: Rural Residents Rely on Mobile Services
Identifies services provided by a mobile clinic serving three eastern Kentucky communities with chronic physician shortages. Discusses use of telehealth technology and examines challenges in providing comprehensive services to a population with a high rate of mortality from cancer and cardiovascular disease and mix of health, social, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Author(s): Mark Crawford
Citation: Health Progress, 91(5)
Date: 2010
Type: Document
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Mobile Service in Florida Helps Homeless Veterans
Introduces the Florida Veterans Mobile Service Center, which brings medical care and social support to homeless veterans in rural areas.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Mobile-Portable Dental Manual
Guide to developing mobile/portable dental systems to serve populations that have difficulty accessing the traditional system of oral health service delivery. Includes detailed guidance on planning, developing, and evaluating mobile, portable equipment, and mobile-portable hybrid dental systems.
Date: 2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Tribal Members Access Care and Address Health Problems
Highlights the Coharie Health Access, Improvement and Awareness Project, established by the Coharie Indian Tribe, and designed to increase access to healthcare and promote health literacy among tribal members. Details methods of healthcare delivery and services provided over the project's two-year period.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Native Americans
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Quality Check-Up Tool
Tool used for the self-evaluation of community health programs, for the purpose of promoting quality in mobile health clinics, identifying public health strengths, and identifying quality improvement goals for strategic planning. Defines 5 of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' 9 aims for public health quality.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Harvard Medical School
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Mobile Health Map
Provides a map of mobile health clinics across the country, which visually demonstrates the extensive network of communities served by mobile clinics. Offers mobile healthcare providers an online tool for calculating a return on investment (ROI) ratio for their mobile health services.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Mobile Healthcare Association
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Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
Through relationships with local healthcare providers, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program brings medical, dental, and health education services to underserved children.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: McDonald's
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