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Expansion of Mobile Health Services for the Allegheny County Latino Population

Crisan, Emily (2022) Expansion of Mobile Health Services for the Allegheny County Latino Population. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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The Latino community in Allegheny County is an emerging population with special healthcare needs and many of whom are uninsured. Currently, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) offers pediatric mobile healthcare services to the community. I propose UPMC expand its mobile healthcare services to include the adult Latino population. In partnership with Casa San Jose, the Latino Community Center, Family and Immigrant Connections, and several churches, the mobile health clinic would provide primary care services. It will serve neighborhoods with more than 450 Latinos and operate in the locations where the UPMC Care Mobile already works. The clinic will be staffed with one administrator, one doctor, two physician’s assistants or nurse practitioners, two nurses, and two drivers. There are five phases to this project and success will be measured by patient satisfaction and several process measurements. This clinic will benefit UPMC by bringing in more patients to the Health Plan, decreasing healthcare costs, and addressing the issues found in their 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment. It will show the community UPMC’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of the community it serves. The mobile services will benefit the community by reducing barriers to care and making healthcare more accessible. The biggest risk of operating a new mobile clinic are the high initial costs for UPMC.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Crisan, Emilyemc176@pitt.eduemc176
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairDocumet, Patriciapdocumet@pitt.edupdocumetUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberMiller, Elizabethelizabeth.miller@chp.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberFox, Andreaafox@squirrelhillhealthcenter.orgUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 17 May 2022
Date Type: Completion
Submission Date: 14 April 2022
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 54
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile health clinic, mobile health unit, Latinos, Hispanics, mobile medical care, equity, underserved, populations, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Date Deposited: 17 May 2022 13:23
Last Modified: 17 May 2022 13:23


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