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Access to Care Measuring Progress

Quarters 3 and 4, July - December 2016
Access to Care Report Card - October 2016 (pdf 522kb)

Goal AC 1:
Provide equal access to appropriate health care services and providers.
Strategy 1.1: Address barriers in accessing existing health care services and consumer utilization in underserved communities.
  • Objective 1.1.1: By Dec 31, 2017, decrease the percentage of Pinellas adults who are unable to access a health care provider due to cost from 16% (2010) to 14.4%.

Strategy 1.2: Develop and implement a standardized training program for Community Health Workers.
  • Objective 1.2.1: By Dec 31, 2017, increase the number of trained Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Pinellas by 25% over baseline.

Strategy 1.3: Promote the completion of a cultural and linguistic competence organizational self-assessment to improve access to culturally competent care.
  • Objective 1.3.1: By Dec 31, 2016, decrease the percentage of Pinellas adults who believe they would receive better medical care if they belonged to a different race/ethnic group from 7% (2010) to 6.3%.

Goal AC 2:
Use health information technology to improve collaboration among providers and increase efficiency in services to consumers.
Strategy 2.1: Streamline the eligibility process among community partners to increase access to services.
  • Objective 2.1.1: By Dec. 31, 2017, increase health provider utilization of criteria for Pinellas health and social service program eligibility by 25% over baseline.


Goal AC 3:
Reduce infant mortality and morbidity.
Strategy 3.1: Raise awareness among providers and consumers on the importance and benefits of being healthy prior to pregnancy.
  • Objective 3.1.1: By Dec 31, 2017, decrease the percentage of low-birth weight (less than 2,500 grams) infants in Pinellas from 8.9% (2010-2012) to 8%.

Strategy 3.2: Address disparities in Black and Hispanic infant mortality.
  • Objective 3.3.1: By Dec 31, 2017, reduce the infant mortality rate of Black infants in Pinellas from 13.9 per 1,000 live births (2010-2012) to 11.5 per 1,000 live births.
  • Objective 3.3.2: By Dec 31, 2017, reduce the infant mortality rate of Hispanic infants in Pinellas from 8.1 per 1,000 live births (2010-2012) to 7.3 per 1,000 live births.