Publications

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.

Responding to COVID-19 in an Uninsured Hispanic/Latino Community (2020)
Published in the Rhode Island Medical Journal, November 2021
- Bridging the [Health Equity] Gap 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. 
 
- Four Years of CHEER
More than 2.8M in Quality-Adjusted Life Years Saved by Free Walk-in Care for the uninsured. 
- Vida Sana Protocol published 2018
Methods for our program that improves the health of Spanish-speaking, low health literacy patients.
- See previous Vida Sana Publication here

Vida Sana: A Lifestyle Intervention for Uninsured, Predominantly Spanish-Speaking Immigrants Improves Metabolic Syndrome Indicators

Barriers to Health Insurance Pre- and Post-Affordable Care Act Implementation in Providence, RI (2015)
Insurance access is still limited post-ACA adoption

Assessment of Hypertension Guidelines Adherence at a Free Clinic Serving a Predominantly Latino Population in Providence, RI (2014)
Analysis of hypertension care at CEHC

- A Nurse-Run Walk-In Clinic: Cost-Effective Alternative to Non-urgent Emergency Department Use by the Uninsured
2013 CHEER Clinic analysis

- Adherence to American Diabetes Association Guidelines in a Volunteer-run Free Clinic for the Uninsured: Better than Standards Achieved by Clinics for Insured Patients

Analysis of diabetes care at CEHC