Health Outreach Partners Releases New Report on Transportation and Health Access

The new report, Transportation and Health Access: Rides to Wellness Community Scan Project, conducted by Health Outreach Partners, describes the scope of the problem of transportation barriers to health care and its financial impact due to missed appointments. Based on a national survey with community health centers, findings show no-show rates ranging from 11-30%, but that the reasons for missed appointments are not being tracked. By addressing transportation barriers, there is greater potential for financial benefits for health centers that are also likely transferable to other health care providers. The Missouri Rural Health Association and Community Asset Builders were contributors to the report, which includes six profiles of communities – one of which is Missouri’s HealthTran initiative – who are taking action to address barriers and decrease loss of revenue.

Rides to Wellness Community Scan Project

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