Research at ACCESS

Our Focus: How can we build and sustain health in communities?

Research at ACCESS is focused on gaining a fundamental understanding of the strengths and assets of our communities, our patients, and ACCESS as a whole.

The ACCESS Research Department collaborates with ACCESS staff and providers, patients, community residents, and external research partners to address the entire lifecycle of our patients and community residents. Our projects focus on prioritizing the voice of the patient, while taking into account the complexities of the patient-provider relationship. This comprehensive approach allows for research findings to broadly impact the long-term, total health of our communities.

We aim to disseminate research learnings within ACCESS, to the communities we serve, and as contributions to the overarching field of community health. Following are two core areas of focus for Research at ACCESS:

Promotion of Health Equity Throughout the Lifecycle

  • Social determinants of health
  • Health disparities

Integrated Systems of Care to Support Total Health

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model
  • Shared decision making
  • Integrated approaches to care

Research initiatives are based on the relevance to community priorities, potential for impact on health disparities, and the possibilities for practical, applied change in both the health care setting and in how our patients manage their health and wellness in their everyday lives. 

If you are interested in working with Research at ACCESS, please click here to have a member of the ACCESS Research team contact you.