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Webinar – The Need for Research & Data to Address Transportation Barriers

February 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Transportation barriers to care are an ongoing issue of concern for health centers, hospitals, and other health organizations and networks. Lack of transportation can impact the continuity of care and cause missed appointments, as well as increase emergency room visits and poorer health outcomes. In order to understand the scope of the problem and to find solutions, collecting and tracking data on transportation barriers is needed at the organizational, state, and national level.

Panelists:
Kevin Kenzenkovic from Generations Family Health Center will share the process of designing and implementing a transportation survey of their primary rural population in Eastern Connecticut.
Mary K Comtois and Kelly Dixon from Go Buffalo Mom will provide an overview of the findings from researching the needs of pregnant women in Buffalo, New York, and calculating the potential financial impact of their project. The resulting transportation program, Go Buffalo Mom, was created to provide personalized support and financial education to low-income pregnant women.

Learning Objectives:
– Make the case for the need for data to find solutions to transportation barriers
– Describe different methods to conduct research and collect data
– Understand how to apply data findings