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. 


Responding to COVID-19 in an Uninsured Hispanic/Latino Community (2020)
- 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! to be published
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 *soon to be* evidence-based 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

- Uninsurance still high Post ACA (2015): 

Barriers to Health Insurance Pre- and Post-Affordable Care Act Implementation in Providence, RI

- Hypertension Care (2014):

Assessment of Hypertension Guidelines Adherence at a Free Clinic Serving a Predominantly Latino Population in Providence, RI

- CHEER Clinic (2013):

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

- Diabetes Care (2013):

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