Actualizing a provider alliance to expand health services access to a low-income urban community.

Authors, Primary Tataw,D.;Bazargan-Hejazi,S.;James,F. W.
Title Primary Actualizing a provider alliance to expand health services access to a low-income urban community.
Periodical Full Social Work in Public Health
Pub Year 2011
Volume 26
issue 7
Start Page 651-671
Abstract Social change to facilitate health care access for vulnerable populations sometimes involves model-driven innovative structures and innovative planning and implementation approaches. This paper described and analyzed the rationale, conceptual framework, program components, and implementation of the South Central Health Care Alliance (SCHCA) implemented in South Los Angeles from January 2002 to December 2004. The program development and implementation was guided by an integrated framework linking the Open Systems Theory, the Social Cognitive Theory, the Health Belief Model, and the Preventive Health Education and Medical Home Project. The performance of the SCHCA as a social system, partnership, and participatory implementation program is also presented. While the SCHCA was found to be a dynamic social system that responded well to contingencies, its performance as a partnership and participatory implementation program was wanting in many respects.
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Place of Publication United States
Author/Address Indiana University Kokomo, Indiana, USA. dbtataw@yahoo.com
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Reference Type(s) Journal Article
Topic Tag(s) System Approach to Quality and Safety;Demonstrations;Disparities
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