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Examination of Health Conditions of Enabling Service Users
Enabling Services Accountability Project

Resource Topic: Quality Improvement
Resource Subtopic: Enabling Services (ES), Patient-Centered Health Outcomes, Policy and Advocacy, Services and Programs, Quality Improvement, Research and Data, Special and Vulnerable Populations

Year Developed: 2005

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)

Language: English

Developed by: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This factsheet outlines results from a study conducted examining the health conditions of enabling service (ES) users. The study provides an essential foundation for future ES studies that examine health outcomes for specific conditions. By examining ES and their measurable effects on health, we can begin to develop funding and reimbursement strategies to pay for these essential and currently non-reimbursed services at health centers nationwide.

Resource Details: This factsheet examined health center patients who utilize enabling services (ES). The health centers studied are those primarily serving Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs). Patient diagnoses were categorized into ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) and nine different ES categories were included in the analysis to better examine the differences in patient health conditions by ES use.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.