A new study published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health by a Fair Haven Community Health Care staff team shows how preference to receive care in Spanish can be an independent predictor of testing positive for COVID-19 among those seeking walk-up testing, even after adjusting for other SDOH and neighborhood variables. Click here to read the full article.
This deep dive into the stories behind the data helps us create new programs and new workflows to serve our patients better. In this case, targeted outreach, prevention, and treatment efforts were identified and patient care protocols modified for those with limited English proficiency and/or those who are recent immigrants.
A shout out to our participating staff members for their great team effort!