Date of Award

Spring 2018


Mobile Health Clinics (MHCs) are an effective method of delivering healthcare by increasing access to populations experiencing healthcare disparities (Yu, Hill, Ricks, Bennet, Oriol, 2017; Edgerly, El-Sayed, Druzin, Kiernan, Daniels, 2007; Guruge, Hunter, Barker, McNally, Magalhaes, 2010; Song, Hill, Bennet, Vavasos, Oriol, 2013; Hill et al., 2012). MCHs primarily serve socio-vulnerable populations, who have similar demographics of individuals with low health literacy, an alterable factor to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes (Yu et al., 2017; Brown-Connolly, Concha & English, 2014; U.S. Department of Human Services, 2000; Nielsen-Bohlman, Panzer, Kindig, 2004; National Institute of Health, 2006; Sanders, Shaw, Guez, Baur, & Rudd, 2009; Institute of Medicine, 2002; Howard, Sentell, & Gazmararian, 2006; Curtis, Wolf, Weiss, & Grammer, 2012). Thus, MHCs present opportunities improve health and health disparities beyond a direct clinical manner by increasing health literacy to patients who are receiving care from them.

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