An Examination of Enabling Services at International Community Health Services (ICHS) 2004-2007
Enabling Services Accountability Project
Resource Topic: n.a.
Resource Subtopic: Enabling Services (ES), Patient-Centered Health Outcomes, Policy and Advocacy, Services and Programs, Quality Improvement, Research and Data, Special and Vulnerable Populations, AA&NHPIs
Year Developed: 2008
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
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Resource Summary: This fact sheet provides an overview of enabling services (ES) utilization at International Community Health Services (ICHS) from 2004-2007. The information is useful for health centers in their efforts to better understand the contribution of enabling services to patient care as well as provide data to support advocacy efforts for ES reimbursement and funding. Overall, the documentation and examination of ES supports the national efforts to improve cultural and linguistic appropriate health care delivery and reduce and eliminate health disparities for underserved Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander (AA&NHPI) populations.
Resource Details: This factsheet describes the utilization of enabling services (ES) at International Community Health Services (ICHS) and the importance of documenting these services. By documenting ES and examining health outcomes through AAPCHO's Enabling Services Accountability Project, we demonstrate to policymakers the value of ES in improving access to care and quality of care to underserved minorities. Overall, ES reduce health disparities and result in improved health outcomes for underserved populations. They are a vital investment in preventive care.