Home care is uniquely positioned as a model to address health care disparities. Disparities are defined as “differences in health outcomes among different groups of people.”
In many instances, home care providers are the main conduit between patients and their physicians and other providers. They offer special care training and assignment, including language and cultural competencies.
What’s more, in-home telehealth interventions are designed to support the clinician’s work addressing disparity-prone conditions such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, mental health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS and others.
Read our publication on Home Care: A Major Partner for Tackling Health Disparities to learn more.