Congratulations, Hector!

Please take a moment to congratulate Hector Rodriguez, PI of a newly-awarded $3 million, 3-year grant from AHRQ for his project, “Comparing the Effectiveness of Diabetes Care Interventions in Safety Net Clinics”.  This project will involve partners from RAND and from the California Primary Care Association to study the comparative effectiveness of:

      • Office-based patient panel management by medical assistants, and
      • Community-based care management by community health workers.

This project will provide practitioners and policy makers with important tools for identifying and intervening on organizational influences that enhance or impede implementation effectiveness.  Its innovation is in the extension of the comparative effectiveness paradigm to community clinics, where it will not only enhance healthcare delivery, but also contribute to a reduction in healthcare disparities.

We are all very pleased with Hector’s success in extramural funding, and look forward to seeing the results of this important study.

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3 Responses to “Congratulations, Hector!”


  1. 1 Hector Rodriguez August 25, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Thanks, Fred! Arturo Vargas-Buastamante has a lead role on the project too. He will be leading the examination of the changes in Latino-white quality of care disparities that stem from the interventions.

    We look forward to working with the community clinics and health centers around the state to improve patient self-management and the technical quality of diabetes care.

  2. 3 Alex Ortega August 30, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Congratulations Hector and Arturo! This is wonderful news.


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