Real-World Examples

Finding Answers funded the evaluation of 33 interventions around the U.S. that aimed to reduce racial and ethnic health care disparities in the areas of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and depression. We evaluated a variety of strategies in different health care settings. As explored in Roadmap Step 4, Designing the Activity, these detailed descriptions of real-life interventions can be a powerful tool for organizations designing their own disparities-focused quality improvement project. Our intervention sites were chosen during four Calls for Proposals. Grantee interventions are also available as a list organized by round of funding and geographic location.

#sort descending Title Grantee
1 Cultural Competency Training and Disparities Report Cards Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
2 Customizing Health Messages Based On Cultural Understanding of Disease Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority
3 Patient Financial Incentives and Culturally Tailored Diabetes Outreach WellPoint
4 Pay-for-Performance Programs to Improve Care Hudson Health Plan
5 Personalized Diabetes Education and Coaching University of California-Irvine
6 Real Time Tele-Monitoring of Glucose Levels Mobile County Health Department
7 Redesigning Care Delivery in Fee-for-Service Practices East Carolina Health/Bertie All-County Health Services
8 Using Community Health Workers to Reduce Disparities Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
#sort descending Title Grantee
9 Communicating Risk Information Using Technology Indiana University School of Medicine
10 Nurse-Telephone Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management System Duke University Medical Center
11 Patient Care Management and Rewards Program Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center
12 Point of Care Automated Medication Delivery System University of Miami
13 Remote Video Interpreting Services Sutter Health
14 Peer Review Office Visits Westside Health Services
#sort descending Title Grantee
15 At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Fund for Public Health in New York
16 Automatic Reminders to Intensify Therapy Brigham and Women’s Hospital
17 Clinical Screening of Patients’ Health Literacy Morehouse School of Medicine
18 Culturally-Adapted, Telephone-Based System to Promote Physical Activity Boston Medical Center
19 Patient-Directed Financial Incentives CIGNA Healthcare
20 Incentives to Improve Quality Baylor College of Medicine
21 Peer and Health Educator Support to Improve Health University of Pennsylvania
22 Peer-Based Storytelling Cooper Green Mercy Hospital
#sort descending Title Grantee
23 Culturally Concordant Telemedicine University of Arizona
24 Culturally Focused Depression Screening, Diagnosis and Consultation Massachusetts General Hospital
25 Depression Screening and Treatment for Patients Seeking Care at a Public Emergency Department University of Southern California
26 Engaging the Community to Improve Outcomes University of California-Los Angeles
27 Identifying and Treating Maternal Depression Yale University School of Medicine
28 Incorporating Care Managers to Improve Care Lancaster General Health
29 Interactive Telephone System to Identify and Treat Depression The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
30 Internet-Based Depression Education for Minority Youth University of Illinois at Chicago
31 Over the Phone Depression Counseling Denver Health and Hospitals Foundation
32 Redesigning Clinic Operations to Improve Depression Care Olive View – UCLA – Charles R. Drew University
33 Telephone-Based Depression Care Management Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island