Five ways to expand access to care for every member of the community

Access to care encompasses affordability, availability, quality, equity and physically accessibility. Affordability can be improved through expanded coverage, low or no-cost prescription drugs, telehealth visits, and preventive care. Availability is enhanced by stronger provider networks, mobile clinics, virtual health, and 24/7 services. Quality care involves evidence-based guidelines, care coordinators, and patient-centered approaches. Health equity is achieved by meeting language requirements, cultural preferences, and addressing social drivers of health. Physical accessibility ensures that communication, equipment, and environments are designed to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Watch this video to learn more about how these five factors for improving access to care empower patients and improve health outcomes. 

Video: What is Access to Care

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