Study: Health Centers with Higher Use of Enabling Services Have Better Clinical Outcomes

A new HRSA-funded study shows that Community Health Centers with the highest use of patient support services (aka enabling services) such as transportation, score higher than other FQHCs on 90% of clinical quality process measures (e.g., cervical cancer screening, childhood immunization status). This suggests that health-related social services make a significant positive impact on clinical health outcomes. The article is the top one listed here.