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.

The El Bari Community Health Center in San Antonio, Texas: Providing Free, Culturally Competent, and Compassionate Care for All

Health Resources in Action

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Case Study

Organizational Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Infrastructure Support

The El Bari Clinic launched a telemedicine initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic to reduce in-person visits and reduce transportation as a barrier to accessing health care. This cases study notes that the clinic offers patient-centered and culturally competent care to under and uninsured community members, which largely includes working-class ethnic minorities.

Resource Details

Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Non U.S. Born Persons, People Experiencing Poverty

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Geographic Area of Implementation


Implementation Period