Date of Award

Spring 2018

Abstract

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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