BEDLAM GLOSSARY
WORDS AND PHRASES OF THE BEDLAM ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH

A-C | D-F | G-I | J-L | M-O | P-S | T-V | W-Z

A-C

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE—A STUDENT-LEVEL OUTCOME OR SCHOOL-LEVEL OUTCOME IN WHICH A CHILD IMPROVES EDUCATONAL ATTITUDES, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE OR COMPETENCES 

ACADEMIC PERSISTENCE—A STUDENT-LEVEL OUTCOME OR SCHOOL-LEVEL OUTCOME IN WHICH A CHILD IMPROVES OR SUSTAINS ATTENDANCE AND INVOLVEMENT IN PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATION. 

ACCESS—FEW BARRIERS THAT LIMIT THE RECEIPT OF HEALTH CARE AND THAT FACIITATE EASE OF USE.

AFTER HOURS ACUTE CARE—CLINIC OPEN IN THE EVENINGS (AFTER HOURS) PROVIDING ACUTE CARE FOR THE UNINSURED.

AGILE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT—QUICK AND FLEXIBLE CREATION OF CLINICS THAT RESPOND TO COMMUNITY-IDENTIFIED NEEDS AND PRIORITIES. 

ALLIANCE—A SET OF COLLABORATIONS COMPOSED OF MULTIPLE PARTNERS ALL OF WHOM ARE COMMITTED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF HEALTH CARE FOR UNDERSERVED GROUPS, COMMUNITIES, AND POPULATIONS. 

BEDLAM—A PROJECT DEVOTED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE HEALTH STATUS AND WELL BEING OF UNDERSERVED GROUPS, COMMUNITIES, AND POPULATIONS.

BEDLAM ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH—PROVIDES AFFORDABLE PRIMARY HEALTHCARE AND A MEDICAL HOME TO SPECIFIC POPULATIONS OF INDIGENT AND UNDERSERVED IN THE TULSA METROPOLITIAN AREA.

BEDLAM EVENING—A TYPE OF BEDLAM CLINIC THAT PROVIDES CONTINUOUS HEALTH CARE TO PATIENTS BASED ON OPEN APPOINTMENTS AND TRIAGE STATUS. THIS CLINIC INVOLVES A HIGH NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND WAS ONE OF THE FIRST BEDLAM CLINICS.

BEDLAM-L—A TYPE OF BEDLAM CLINIC THAT PROVIDES CONTINUOUS AND WELL MONITORED HEALTH CARE AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT TO GROUPS OF PATIENTS COPING WITH SERIOUS HEALTH CHALLENGES.

BEDLAMNESS—FEATURES OR PROPERTIES THAT MAKE THE CLINICS AND THE PROGRAM AS A WHOLE DISTINCTIVE WITHIN HIGHER EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY HEALTH.

BLENDING—TERM TO DESCRIBE THE ‘UNSILOED’ WAY OF DELIVERING SERVICES IN THE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.

BUILD OUT, BUILD BACK—BUILDING HEALTH CARE INFRASTRUCTURE IN NEIGHBORHOOD CONTEXTS WHICH SERVE AS ARENAS FOR LEARNING EXPERIENCE, RESEARCH AND INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION. 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT—THE MOVEMENT OF ACADEMIC PERSONNEL INTO COMMUNITY SETTINGS TO DELIVER HEALTH CARE AND OTHER SERVICES, TYPICALLY UNDERTAKEN THROUGH A COLLABORATION.

COLLABORATION—WORKING TOWARDS A JOINT END AMONG EQUAL PARTNERS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF LOCAL HEALTH CARE RESOURCES FOR UNDERSERVED GROUPS, COMMUNITIES, AND POPULATIONS.

COMMUNITY BASED HEALTH CARE—HEALTH CARE PROVIDED IN CONJUNCTION WITH COMMUNITY ALLIANCE.

COMMUNITY INITIATED—THE IDEA THAT THE MOTIVATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BEDLAM SITE EMERGES FROM LOCAL LEADERS WHO IDENTIFY UNMET NEEDS AND WHO ASSIGN IMPORTANCE TO MEETING THOSE NEEDS THROUGH COLLABORATION.

COMMUNITY SCHOOL—A LOCAL SCHOOL THAT SERVES AS A FOCAL POINT WITHIN A SPECIFIC NEIGHBORHOOD OR COMMUNITY FOR MEETING A BROAD SPECTRUM OF NEEDS AND IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE WITHIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. 

COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES—BLENDING OF PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, AND BEHAVIORAL FORMS OF CARE WITHIN ONE FACILITY OR PROGRAM.

CONNECTING THE PIECES—EFFORTS TO FACILITATE THE INTEGRATION AND COORDINATION OF MULTIPLE FORMS OF HEALTH CARE PROVISION FOR A SINGLE RECIPIENT. 

COMPLEX HEALTH ISSUES—SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES FORMED THROUGH THE CO-VARIATION OF PHYSICAL, SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL FACTORS.

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D-F

EDUCATION, INTERPROFESSIONAL—BRINGING STUDENTS FROM MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES OR PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS TO LEARN JOINTLY AND COLLABORATIVELY.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENTIAL—INSTRUCTING STUDENTS IN A CONTEXT IN WHICH THEY LEARN THROUGH APPLICATION AND DOING.

EDUCATIONAL REALISM—EFFORTS TO TEACH STUDENTS THROUGH EXPERIENTIAL METHODS IN REAL LIFE CONTEXTS THROUGH EXPOSURE TO COMPLEX HEALTH SITUATIONS EXACERBATED BY POVERTY AND INADEQUATE HEALTH CARE.

EXECUTIVE OVERSIGHT—QUALITY MANAGEMENT OF THE BEDLAM SITES THROUGH A CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE CAPACITY LOCATED IN THE OU MEDICAL SCHOOL. 

FREE CLINIC—A TYPE OF BEDLAM CLINIC THAT OFFERS MEDICAL CARE FOR ACUTE OR URGENT SITUATIONS THROUGH DROP IN.

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G-I

HEALTH—HELPING PEOPLE ADVANCE THEIR SENSE OF WELL BEING SO THEY CAN FUNCTION MORE EFFECTIVELY IN THEIR DAILY LIVES WITH AS FEW SYMPTOMS AS POSSIBLE.

HEALTH DISPARITY—ELEVATED RATE OF A SERIOUS HEALTH CONDITION THAT SURPASSES THE RATE OF THAT CONDITION WITHIN THE GENERAL POPULATION. 

HEALTH PLAN MODEL—SEVERAL INTERCONNECTED MEDICAL HOMES.

INFRASTRUCTURE—BEDLAM’S AIM TO MAKE AVAILABLE LOCALLY HIGH QUALITY, ACCESSIBLE, AND RESPONSIVE FACILITIES, EQUPMENT, PERSONNEL, AND RELATIONSHIPS TO SUSTAIN THE PROVISION OF HEALTH CARE.

INNOVATION—EFFORT BY BEDLAM PERSONNEL TO TRY NEW WAYS OF SERVING PEOPLE, TESTING THESE WAYS IN ACTION, AND IMPROVING THEIR USE BEFORE MAKING THEM PERMANENT PRACTICES IN THE CLINICS.


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J-L

LEAN—MINIMALIST PHYSICAL FACILITIES THAT SUPPORT HIGH QUALITY DELIVERY OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE. 

LEARNING, CO-CURRICULAR—LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES STUDENTS SEEK OUT WITHOUT THE EXPECTATION OF FULFILLING A FORMAL LEARNING REQUIREMENT OR OF RECEIVING CREDIT.

LEARNING, FREE CHOICE—OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TO LOCATE THEMSELVES WITHIN LEARNING SITUATIONS OFFERED BY THE BEDLAM CLINICS IN WHICH THEY CAN CHOSE AND ENACT LEARNING THEY FIND PROFESSIONALLY AND/OR PERSONALLY MEANINGFUL.

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M-O

MEDICAL HOME——(1) A STABLE AND CONSISTENT PLACE FOR AN INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY TO RECEIVE MEDICAL CARE (2) THE ONLY OR MAIN PLACE AN INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY RECEIVES MEDICAL CARE (3) AFFORDABLE PRIMARY HEALTHCARE (4) FACILITY AND SET OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT FOSTER CONTINUITY OF CARE AND CONSISTENCY OF INFORMATION FOR A SPECIFIC RECIPIENT. 

MEDICALLY MARGINALIZED: INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE FALLEN THROUGH THE CRACKS ON QUALIFIYING FOR HEALTH CARE COVERAGE. SUCH INDIVIDUALS DO NOT MEET QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEDICAID/MEDICARE COVERAGE. THEY ALSO DO NOT RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH WORK, EITHER BECAUSE (1) THE EMPLOYER DOES NOT OFFER HEALTH INSURANCE (2) THEY CAN NOT AFFORD TO PAY HEALTH CARE PLAN.

MOBILE UNIT—(1)A TYPE OF BEDLAM CLINIC THAT POSSESSES THE CAPACITY TO MOVE INTO AREAS OF THE CITY WITH LIMITED HEALTH CARE AVAILABILITY AND DELIVER CARE (2) MEDICAL SERVICES PROVIDED ON A MOBILE UNIT – TAKING ‘MEDICAL’ SERVICES TO REMOTE AND UNDERSERVED AREAS DIRECTLY.

MORAL DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS—AN EDUCATIONAL OUTCOME SOUGHT BY BEDLAM IN WHICH STUDENTS ARE SENSITIZED TO THE CHALLENGES AND STRUGGLES RECIPIENTS FACE WHO LIVE IN POVERTY AND HELPING STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THEIR ROLE IN ADVANCING THE PUBLIC GOOD. 

NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE—BEDLAM’S AIM TO SERVE AS A MODEL FOR OTHER MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES IN RESPONDING TO THE HEALTH CARE NEEDS OF COMMUNITIES WITHOUT ADEQUATE HEALTH CARE. 

NEIGHBORHOOD-BASED—THE SITING OF A BEDLAM CLINIC IN A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT POSSESSES A HIGH LEVEL OF UNMET NEED. 

OUTREACH—REACHING OUT BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES OF A FACILITY OR INSTITUTION TO MEET THE HEALTH NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND POPULATIONS IN THE AREAS IN WHICH THEY RESIDE. 

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P-S

POPULATIONS AT RISK—GROUPS OF INDIVIDUALS WHO SHARE RISK FACTORS THAT ELEVATE THE PROBABILITY OF POOR HEALTH AND POOR HEALTH STATUS. 

POVERTY—INADEQUATE RESOURCES TO MAINTAIN AN OPTIMAL STATE OF HEALTH AND FUNCTIONING.

PRECEPTOR—A CLINICAL TEACHER OR INSTRUCTOR WHO GUIDES STUDENTS THROUGH THE USE OF SPECIFIC PROCEDURES. 

PUBLIC HOUSING CLINIC: MEDICAL CLINIC PHYSICALLY LOCATED IN A PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECT. 

QUALITY OF CARE—THE ACHIEVEMENT OF HIGH STANDARDS IN THE PROVISION OF HEALTH CARE TO UNDERSERVED GROUPS, COMMUNITIES, OR POPULATIONS. 

RESPONSIVE—IDENTIFYING AND ADDRESSING THE HEALTH NEEDS AND ISSUES RECIPIENTS IDENTIFY AS MOST PRESSING IN A MANNER THAT THE RECIPIENTS SEE AS RELEVANT. 

SCHOOL BASED CLINIC—HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES PROVIDED ON-SITE (WITHIN) TO CHILDREN, STAFF, AND FAMILIES.

SHARED RESPONSIBILITY—COMBINED SHARING OF RESOURCES TO BRING ABOUT A CLINIC THROUGH UNIVERSITY AND LOCAL COLLABORATION. 

STREET LEVEL—A CLINIC SITE WELL INTEGRATED INTO THE HOST ORGANIZATION SUCH THAT POTENTIAL USERS CAN ENTER AND RECEIVE SERVICES WITH LITTLE FORMALISM AND FEW BARRIERS. 

SOCIAL LEARNING—HELPING STUDENTS LEARN BY ROLE MODELING EXPERIENCED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. 

SOCIALIZATION, PUBLIC SERVICE—HELPING STUDENTS ACQUIRE THE VALUES, ATTITUDES AND COMMITMENTS TO ENTER AND SUSTAIN PUBLIC SERVICE CAREERS IN HEALTH CARE. 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY—INSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENT TO ADVANCING THE COMMON GOOD AND PUBLIC WELL BEING, WHICH IN THE CASE OF BEDLAM EXPRESSES ITSELF THROUGH INNOVATIVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY. 

SPIRIT OF SERVICE—A POSITIVE DEMEANOR, CHARACTER, AND ATTITUDE CHARACTER IN THE PROVISION OF HEALTH CARE TO PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH POVERTY. 

STEWARDSHIP—PROVISION OF SUPPLIES AND RESOURCES TO FACILITATE THE IMPROVEMENT OF HEALTH STATUS AND WELL BEING AMONG UNDERSERVED GROUPS, POPULATIONS, OR COMMUNITIES. 

SUSTAINABILITY—MAINTAINING CLINIC SITES AND HIGH QUALITY SO THAT HEALTH CARE AND MEDICAL HOMES CONTINUE WITH AMPLE RESOURCES.

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T-V

TEAM BASED HEALTH CARE—HEALTH CARE PROVIDED IN INTERDISCIPLINARY SETTINGS (MD, RN, OT, PT, SW, AND PHARM).

TEMPLATE, CLINIC—A STANDARD PATTERN FOR DEVELOPING A PARTICULAR BEDLAM TYPE.

TRANSDISCIPLINARY—BLENDING DISCIPLINES AND MELDING KNOWLEDGE AND ACTION INTO TEAM STRUCTURES THAT SUPPORT INNOVATION IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY.

US FACTOR—BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER INTO COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS WITH LITTLE DISTINCTION GIVEN TO DEGREE OR STATUS. 

VOLUNTEERISM—INVOLVING EXPERIENCED MEDICAL AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN THE DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE TO UNDERSERVED PEOPLE THROUGH THE DONATION OF THEIR TIME, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS.

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W-Z