Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Dr. Robin Kirschner
Dr. Anna Renee Cecil
Practice Problem: The practice problem is a patient navigation tool in a mobile health clinic for the Latino population to help improve utilization of resources within Daviess County, Indiana, and improve overall health literacy and health of those populations?
PICOT: The PICOT question that guided this project was: In a mobile health clinic serving Latino populations (P), does a navigation tool (I) compared to current practices (C) improve utilization of services (O) within a 12-week timeframe (T)?
Evidence: The evidence that guided this project showed patients with limited English proficiency, immigrant families have a disparity of health literacy, and an increased rate of social needs have a low utilization of community resources.
Intervention: The intervention will provide a navigation tool containing resource contacts for health and social needs for the community that will be translated into Spanish and Haitian Creole languages to be distributed at a mobile health clinic.
Outcome: The resources associated with food assistance and requests for education in stretching food dollars showed an increase in utilization by the Latino populations in the community. The vaccines administered by the health department did not show significant improvement.
Conclusion: This DNP project can help to increase health equity and overall health in Latino populations by offering a comprehensive list of resources in a navigational tool and an emergency list of resources on a magnet that is easily visible. This provides the population knowledge on how to contact and find the resources, as well as the assistance those resources can provide.
Burrus, K. (2023). Patient Navigational Tool Increase Resource Use in a Latino Population. [Doctoral project, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences]. SOAR @ USA: Student Scholarly Projects Collection. https://doi.org/10.46409/sr.UXKB8257
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