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Church-Health System Partnership Facilitates Transitions From Hospital to Home for Urban, Low-Income African Americans, Reducing Mortality, Utilization, and Costs 9/10/2014
A partnership between a large health system and 512 churches supports the transition from the hospital back into the community, leading to lower mortality, health care utilization, and health care costs and to higher satisfaction with hospital care.
Community Partnerships Target High-Risk Populations, Leading to More Effective, Lower-Cost Hepatitis Screening 9/10/2014
The St. Luke's Texas Liver Coalition revamped its strategic approach to screening for hepatitis C, shifting away from screening the general population at health fairs to forming partnerships with various community-based organizations that work with high-risk populations.
Archived Community-Based Effort to Promote Better Diet and Regular Exercise in Students Improves Fitness, Modestly Reduces Obesity 9/10/2014
A community-based program sends annual report cards to parents documenting their child's body mass index and fitness, offers healthier food options in school, and provides expanded physical education opportunities before, during, and after school, leading to improved fitness levels and modest reductions in obesity among participating students.
Hospital Pharmacist Staff Use Robotic Medication Transport System To Reduce Delivery Time and Costs, Enhance Nurse Efficiency and Satisfaction 9/10/2014
Pharmacist staff use autonomous mobile robots to track and deliver certain medications to nursing units, resulting in faster and more reliable medication delivery, lower costs, fewer lost medications, and increased nurse efficiency.
Policy Inclusive Design Process and Extensive Promotion and Support Generate Widespread Use of Health Information Exchange, Leading to Improvements in Health Outcomes 9/10/2014
Use of an inclusive design process and the investment of significant time and resources in promoting and supporting use of a health information exchange generates widespread participation by providers, which in turn leads to more patients having an electronic health record, better management of high cholesterol, and increased provision of tobacco cessation counseling and screening for depression and breast cancer.
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Go4Life Materials To Share 9/10/2014
The Go4Life Web site of the National Institute on Aging presents materials health care professionals can share with patients 50 and older who want to fit exercise and physical activity into their daily lives.
Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity: A Bridge-Building Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices 9/10/2014
The Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity toolkit provides obesity management tools and materials based on experiences of practices in rural Oregon.
POWER Program Curriculum 9/10/2014
The POWER Program is an innovative project designed to help participating veterans manage high blood pressure and other chronic conditions.
Self-Management Support Resource Library 9/10/2014
The Self-Management Support Resource Library was developed to help primary care team members learn about self-management support and develop their self-management support skills in working with chronically ill patients. 
4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes. For Life. 8/27/2014
This booklet for consumers provides four steps to help diabetic patients manage their diabetes and live a long and active life.
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Last updated: September 10, 2014.