This is a collection of articles and studies published by Clínica Esperanza/Hope Clinic in various medical journals over the years. This list is updated as articles are published.
"Expanding access to COVID-19 testing, vaccination and treatment at a free clinic for uninsured Spanish-speaking adults in Providence, RI" (2022)
An update to CEHC's previous COVID-19 paper that includes updated testing, vaccine, and test to treat analysis.
Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, November 2022
Analysis of CEHC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Rhode Island Medical Journal, November 2020
"Four Years of CHEER: Cost and QALY Savings of a Free Nurse-run Walk-in Clinic Serving an Uninsured, Predominantly Spanish-speaking Immigrant Population in Providence" (2019)
More than 2.8M in Quality-Adjusted Life Years Saved by Free Walk-in Care for the uninsured.
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, January 2019
"Community clinic-based lifestyle change for prevention of metabolic syndrome: Rationale, design and methods of the ‘Vida Sana/healthy life’ program Vida Sana" (2018)
Methods for our program that improves the health of Spanish-speaking, low health literacy patients.
Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, October 2018
Uninsured patients participating in the CEHC BTG program have 60% fewer emergency room visits as compared to Medicaid patients in Rhode Island for the same period.
Rhode Island Medical Journal, November 2018
"Barriers to Health Insurance Pre- and Post-Affordable Care Act Implementation in Providence, RI" (2015)
Insurance access is still limited post-ACA adoption.
Rhode Island Medical Journal, December 2015
"Assessment of Hypertension Guidelines Adherence at a Free Clinic Serving a Predominantly Latino Population in Providence, RI" (2014)
Analysis of hypertension care at CEHC.
Rhode Island Medical Journal, March 2014
"Vida Sana: A Lifestyle Intervention for Uninsured, Predominantly Spanish-Speaking Immigrants Improves Metabolic Syndrome Indicators" (2014)
Analysis of results of Vida Sana participants who are Spanish-speaking with low health literacy.
"Adherence to American Diabetes Association Guidelines in a Volunteer-run Free Clinic for the Uninsured: Better than Standards Achieved by Clinics for Insured Patients" (2013)
Analysis of diabetes care at CEHC.
Rhode Island Medical Journal, January 2013