AHRQ Innovations Exchange | Agency Enhances Access to Culturally Competent Home Care by Providing Trained Aides to Asian American Seniors With Limited English Proficiency
AHRQ Innovations Exchange | Nonprofit Organization Enhances Access to Medical and Dental Care for Those With Disabilities by Helping Them Overcome Their Fears
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AHRQ’s Innovations Exchange Profiles Patient-Centered Care Programs for Vulnerable Populations
The April 11 issue of AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange profiles two programs that deliver patient-centered care to vulnerable populations, improve the patient experience and enhance access to appropriate care. Penn Asian Senior Services, based in Philadelphia, trains and places culturally competent certified nurse aides and home health aides for home health care services. The program has enhanced culturally sensitive care to the underserved Asian population, particularly those who are frail, elderly, and speak limited English. Practice Without Pressure, helps people with disabilities access medical, dental, and personal care by training them to overcome their fear of routine procedures. The Delaware-based program has enhanced access to services for numerous individuals, many of whom now receive care without sedation or restraints. Select to read more profiles of innovations related to patient-centered care on the Innovations Exchange Web Site, which contains more than 700 searchable innovations and 1,550 QualityTools.