Research

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American Public Health Association Annual Meeting: Making the Case for Mobile

Making the Case for Mobile: How mobile clinics can advance health equity and align with healthcare organizations’ business objective presented at the 2022 American Public Health Association ...
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Using Public Data to Predict Demand for Mobile Health Clinics

Publication: Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference on Artificial Intelligence Improving health equity is an urgent task for our society. The advent ...
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“Road to Empathy”: A Qualitative Exploratory Study of Trainee Experiences on a Mobile Health Clinic

Publication: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved Mobile health clinics often deliver care in medically underserved communities and train student volunteers to support service ...
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Mobile health clinic model in the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons learned and opportunities for policy changes and innovation

Publication: International Journal for Equity in Health Mobile clinics represent an untapped resource for our health care system. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated its limitations. Mobile health ...
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Mobile health clinics in the United States

Publication: International Journal for Equity in Health Mobile Health Map is the only comprehensive database of mobile clinics in the United States. The authors of this research ...
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The scope and impact of mobile health clinics in the United States: A literature review

Publication: International Journal for Equity in Health As the U.S. healthcare system transforms its care delivery model to increase healthcare accessibility and improve health outcomes, it is ...
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Preventative health, diversity, and inclusion: A qualitative study of client experience aboard a mobile health clinic in Boston, Massachusetts

Publication: International Journal for Equity in Health Mobile health clinics are an innovative way to deliver care to vulnerable populations. They are a creative solution for reaching ...
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Commentary: A novel approach to community needs assessment

Publication: Journal of Healthcare Communications Mobile health clinics are an innovative way to deliver care to vulnerable populations. They are a creative solution for reaching people were ...
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Celebrating 25 years of transforming care delivery

Publication: Journal of Healthcare Communications This commentary explores The Family Van, a mobile health clinic originally founded by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and now a ...
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Mobilizing a narrative of generosity: Patient experiences on an urban mobile health clinic

Publication: Communication Quarterly Mobile health clinics address the health needs of underserved populations by bringing healthcare to patients’ communities. Mobile health clinics find unique ways to treat ...
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Leveraging the social determinants of health: What works?

Publication: PLoS One Social determinants of health have taken center stage in recent health policy discussions. This study reviews the recent peer-reviewed literature about the impact of ...
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Developing Citizen Designers

The aim of Developing Citizen Designers is to enable students, educators and designers in the early stages of their careers to learn and practice design in a ...
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The Emerging Business Models and Value Proposition of Mobile Health Clinics

Publication: American Journal of Accountable Care Mobile health clinics are increasingly used to deliver healthcare to urban and rural populations. An estimated 2000 vehicles in the United ...
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Mobile health clinics in the era of reform

Publication: American Journal of Managed Care Mobile clinics are an integral part of the health care system with over 1500 clinics delivering quality care to vulnerable populations; ...
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Mobile clinic in Massachusetts associated with cost savings from lowering blood pressure and emergency department use

Publication: Health Affairs Mobile clinics have increased in usage but understanding of their impact and cost-effectiveness is still limited. This research examines 5,900 patients who visited The ...
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Knowledgeable neighbors: A mobile clinic model for disease prevention and screening in underserved communities

The Family Van mobile health clinic uses a “Knowledgeable Neighbor” model to deliver cost-effective screening and prevention activities in underserved neighborhoods in Boston, MA. This report describes ...
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Calculating the return on investment of mobile healthcare

Publication: BMC Medicine Mobile health clinics offer alternative sources of care for people who face barriers to accessing the traditional healthcare system due to trust, language, immigration ...