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Findings from a demonstration outreach project at a community health center.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8448278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Outreach using personal contact was a cornerstone of the federally funded Community Health Center (CHC) movement of the 1960s. Funding cuts and changes in federal policy have led to the discontinuation of this activity in most CHCs. This paper assesses aspects of a demonstration outreach project designed to encourage use of a CHC in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The evaluation shows that this type of outreach effort, which includes door-to-door canvassing, can identify specific needs for primary health care services in a poor underserved community, and can enhance community access to Medicaid, although the financial impact of bringing poor patients into CHCs by means of this type of outreach is relatively low.
C H Stoskopf; M E Samuels; J R Ciesla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health care for the poor and underserved     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1049-2089     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Care Poor Underserved     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-13     Completed Date:  1993-04-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9103800     Medline TA:  J Health Care Poor Underserved     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of South Carolina, School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, Columbia 29208.
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MeSH Terms
Community Health Centers / utilization*
Community-Institutional Relations*
Health Promotion*
Health Services Accessibility
Pilot Projects
Preventive Health Services / utilization
Program Evaluation
Rural Health
South Carolina
Grant Support
U36/CCU300430-10//PHS HHS

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