A recent issue of the NC Medical Journal included a commentary on the work being done by universities in the state to improve access to health care and outreach to underserved communities. The article included RAMS Know H.O.W. (Healthcare on Wheels) mobile clinic as an example of an innovative way to reach underserved populations whose lack of transportation prevents them from accessing health services.
Operated by the WSSU School of Health Sciences, the mobile unit offers free, convenient, preventive health services to areas of the community where there are significant populations of those who are who are uninsured or underinsured. It goes into these identified areas and provides high-quality, accessible, integrated wellness services to help reduce health disparities.