Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Mobile health clinic model in the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons learned and opportunities for policy changes and innovation

Attipoe-Dorcoo, S., Delgado, R., Gupta, A., Bennet, J., Oriol, N. E., Jain, S. H.

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Policy Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

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This study recommends three approaches to support further expansion and integration of mobile health clinics into the healthcare system. These approaches are to demonstrate the economic contribution of mobile clinics to the health care system, expand the number of mobile clinic programs and integrate them into the healthcare infrastructure and emergency preparedness, and expand their use of technology to facilitate this integration. This study argues that mobile healthcare delivery programs play an important role in effectively supporting underserved populations during pandemics, and can do so in a cost-effective manner. However, these programs will require additional support and resources, and a significant shift in reimbursement policies. These include implementing specific government funding programs to provide needed funding that will allow both the growth and expansion of the number of mobile clinic programs.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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