The Comprehensive Care, Community, and Culture Program

The Comprehensive Care, Community, and Culture Program

The University of Chicago’s Urban Labs will use a randomized controlled trial to test the feasibility and effectiveness of a comprehensive community care model for low-income, urban-dwelling seniors at high risk of hospital admission. The model combines (1) “comprehensivist” physicians who provide both inpatient and outpatient care for their patients, (2) community health workers who connect seniors to needed social and community services such as transportation and food assistance; and (3) a community arts and culture program designed to strengthen social support and community engagement. This study will examine the individual and combined effects of these strategies on important health and economic outcomes for vulnerable seniors.

Project Details

Year: 
2016
Status: 
Active
Primary Investigator: 
David Meltzer