Evaluation of an integrated system of health care for impoverished persons in the Texas border region

The Foundation awarded an earlier grant to the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Research Foundation to develop an integrated system of health care for impoverished persons in the Texas border region. This grant supports a process and outcome evaluation, focused around four main components, to be conducted with an emphasis on issues of community health capacity, systems change, and increase in access: (1) successes/challenges of a collaborative model for health service integration; (2) roles of a trained corps of community outreach workers (promotoras) and use of technology; (3) increased access, including increase in insurance enrollment, perceptions of social isolation over time, decrease in inappropriate services (ER/hospital); and (4) sustainability, cost savings/additions, and replicability. Multiple methods will be used for the evaluation, including interviews with partners and stakeholders, surveys of promotoras and colonia residents, and tracking of services utilization and costs.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $747,078.00

Awarded on: 4/1/2002

Time frame: 4/1/2002 - 12/31/2006

Grant Number: 44711

Grantee

Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Research Foundation

400 Harvey Mitchelle Parkway South, Suite 100
College Station, TX, 77845-7896

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Craig H. Blakely
Project Director

979-862-2419
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