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Mexico: Preventing chronic disease through innovative primary care models


CASALUD | Mexico (nationwide)

Provider type: Nonprofit organization
Patients served annually: 1.3 million

Mark B. McClellan

Former Brookings Expert

Director, Margolis Center for Health Policy - Duke University

In 2008, the Carlos Slim Foundation established the CASALUD program to strengthen chronic disease prevention and treatment across Mexico. The name CASALUD is a play on words and is a hybrid of the words casa (house) and salud (health) to reflect the patient-focused nature of the model. CASALUD provides mobile health (mHealth) tools and technical systems to reengineer how primary care is delivered in Seguro Popular primary health clinics. By focusing on prevention and using technology, CASALUD has increased the number of diabetes screenings and improved clinical infrastructure by ensuring drugs and commodities are in stock.

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