Scholar Project Database

Community-Guided Creation of an Appointment Preparedness Kit for Use in Primary Care Settings

Medical School/Institution:
Project Location/Site: Greater Boston, Massachusetts and Cambridge Health Alliance
Key Outcomes:
Findings from the initial survey was significant for three primary themes emerged: 1.) a desire to learn about health topics including diabetes, hypertension, mental health, and maternal health 2.) folks experiencing homelessness were interested in learning about support for housing access and substance use disorders 3.) a desire to have more clear guidance how to get access to primary care. Using the preliminary data we got from these surveys I then created the We Got Us Appointment Empowerment Kit. Nearly all respondents replied, “yes” with one being “unsure” (Chart 2) demonstrating a clear interest in this type of resource. Of the respondents most identified as women and were of the 46–69 age range.