ERIC Number: EJ900005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Reaching Out to Older Veterans in Need: The Elko Clinic Demonstration Project
Juretic, Meghan; Hill, Robert; Luptak, Marilyn; Rupper, Randall; Bair, Byron; Floyd, James; Westfield, Brian; Dailey, Nancy K.
Journal of Rural Health, v26 n4 p325-332 Fall 2010
Context: The challenge of providing meaningful health care services to veterans living in rural communities is a major public health concern that involves redefining the traditional facility-based model of care delivery employed in urban areas. Purpose: This paper describes the steps of a demonstration project, the Elko Telehealth Outreach Clinic. The clinic, located in Elko, Nevada, was created to meet the health care needs of veterans who expressed a desire for greater access to VA services. Methods: The Elko Telehealth Outreach Clinic is a specific example of the real-life implementation of the community-as-partner model as an operational framework for coordinating local, regional, and VA resources. The Elko Clinic provides a limited set of health care services including medication management, health education, prescription refills, routine lab tests, and specialty services through telehealth. Findings: From December 2006 to December 2007, a total of 84 unique veterans received health care services through the Elko Clinic. Conclusions: Our findings support the usefulness of an expanded community-as-partner model to guide a process for addressing the health care needs of veterans in Elko, Nevada, and they have implications for the development and maintenance of outreach clinics in other rural settings.
Descriptors: Health Needs, Health Education, Public Health, Demonstration Programs, Rural Areas, Veterans, Clinics, Outreach Programs, Federal Programs, Telecommunications, Community Health Services, Access to Health Care, Health Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Rural Urban Differences, Agency Cooperation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Nevada