Homeless people who are COVID positive not only lack a comfortable place to recover, but present a public health risk. Cleveland Clinic nurses joined a county-wide effort to provide rooms and care at a local hotel.
Community nurses bring immense value to public health – especially during times like these. Read more about the impactful work of community health nurses in this month’s Year of the Nurse Specialty Spotlight!
According to County Health Rankings, 80% of population health is related to social, economic, environmental and behavioral factors, versus 20% attributed to medical care. Cleveland Clinic’s Community Care Medical Director explains the importance of community health efforts and talks about response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The risk of stroke is up to 2.5 times higher in racial and ethnic minorities than in the general population. That’s why we created our Minority Stroke Program to enhance community outreach efforts.
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Cleveland Clinic has 50 care coordinators embedded in primary care practices who help patients manage chronic conditions, connect to resources, schedule health screenings and, ultimately, take control of their healthcare.