Pathways Model

The Pathways Model employs community health workers who connect at-risk women to evidence-based care using individualized pathways designed to produce healthy outcomes. The model promotes timely, efficient care coordination through incentives. It prevents service duplication by using a Community Hub, a regional point of patient registration, and quality assurance to support a network of agencies involved in providing care to the target population. The first implementation of the model in Richland, Ohio, resulted in increased services to at-risk women and a decline in the rate of low-birth-weight babies.

CHAP (Community Health Access Project), 2001

Evidence Rating: II

Cost: N/A

Additional Info:


Case Management/Care Coordination

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Model programs

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