Publications and Publicity

Listen to our volunteer story

Clínica Esperanza/Hope Clinic is volunteer-run. What does this mean? It means that we care about the volunteer experience. For that reason, it was a great honor to be awarded the Volunteer Engagement Award from our local Foundation - Rhode Island Foundation. This award reflects our commitment to making the volunteer experience at CEHC a meaningful one. Your contribution of time, your altruism, turns into better health for our community. Thank you volunteers! Without you, we could not do this important work. 

Publications

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