Online Program

Innovative modeling and quality of care: Reaching the hard to reach populations

Monday, November 4, 2013

Rachel Logan, MPH, Health and Family Services Division, North American Management, Alexandria, VA
Today the majority of older adults have more than one chronic condition. This poses a problem for the traditional primary care physician because the patient needs specialized care for different, sometimes unrelated health conditions. Older adults are at risk for isolation and poor health because of limited money, resources, support, and mobility. For this reason, new and innovative models of care such as critical access hospitals, the Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and Managed Long-term Services and Supports (MLTSS) programs find ways to maximize resources in order to provide quality care to aging patients. Although these quality care models vary in infrastructure and maintenance requirements, health providers should use this information to determine if a delivery model could benefit their aging population

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Compare care models that can uniquely assist providers with aging adults. Discuss quality of care requirements for meeting patient needs. Identify additional resources health providers can use to help older adults manage health conditions.

Keyword(s): Aging, Access

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an MPH student finishing my last semester in epidemiology and am currently the Health Research Assistant where I investigate health disparities and health issues affecting public housing residents and older adults specifically. Other research interests include sexual and reproductive health, environmental health issues, and social epidemiology.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.