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Academic Detailing Sessions With Providers Increase Use of Pain- and Anxiety-Reducing Strategies During Childhood Immunizations 8/13/2014
A trained educator used “academic detailing” sessions to teach primary care clinicians about proven strategies for reducing the pain and anxiety associated with childhood immunizations, leading to increased use of these strategies and greater satisfaction among clinicians.
Adult Daycare Program Offers Nursing and Rehabilitative Services, Leading to Improved State of Mind for Low-Income Elders and Disabled Adults 8/13/2014
Six adult day health centers provide nursing and rehabilitative services, as well as social programs and activities to elders and other vulnerable adults to maintain and/or improve physical, social, and cognitive functioning, thus avoiding the need for placement in a long-term care facility.
Community Cancer Coalition Employs Navigators Who Enhance Access to Free Colonoscopy Screening for Uninsured Rural Patients 8/13/2014
A community cancer coalition employs navigators who work with community health centers in rural areas to identify those in need of colorectal cancer screening via colonoscopy and facilitate access to such screening, leading to more referrals and screenings and to more cancers and precancerous polyps being detected and treated.
Creation of Households Program in Nursing Home Improves Residents' Health Status, Reduces Staff Turnover, and Boosts Demand for Services 8/13/2014
Meadowlark Hills, a retirement community, renovated one of its facilities so residents can live together in group households and become more independent. This led to improved residents' health and a sharp decrease in staff turnover.
Group-Based, Culturally Sensitive Weight-Loss Program for Families Leads to Improvements in Children's Health-Related Behaviors and Declines in Body Mass Index 8/13/2014
The Promoting Health in Teens and Kids weight management program offers culturally sensitive group education intervention for obese children and their parents that addresses behavioral changes related to physical activity and nutrition, along with families' economic challenges that might make weight management difficult for children.
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Clever Crazes for Kids: Toolkit for Educators 8/13/2014
This toolkit for educators provides more information about Clever Crazes for Kids (CCK), instructions on how to register their school and students, and several promotional fliers to encourage participation in the program.
Envisioning My Future: A Young Person's Guide to Health Care Transition 8/13/2014
This guide, written for youth with special health care needs, helps them prepare for their transition from pediatric health care or service to adult care or service.
Forming a Community-Based Network: A Handbook 8/13/2014
This handbook provides information on forming a community-based network for community members who wish to become involved in maintaining their elderly neighbors in their homes. It is also for public health and social service agencies, area agencies on aging, and others who recognize the value of community caring and the potential for neighbors to augment the services that they, as agencies, provide.
Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT) Version 2 8/13/2014
This software tool has been developed to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety, and health issues.
Newborn Screening ACTion (ACT) Sheets and Confirmatory Algorithms 8/13/2014
The Newborn Screening ACTion (ACT) sheets and Confirmatory Algorithms are educational resources for physicians to help them communicate with family, determine appropriate followup steps for infants that have screened positive, and provide an overview of the basic steps involved in determining the final diagnosis in the infant.
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ARTICLES
Building a Consultation Path for Spreading Innovation in Long-Term Care 4/23/2014
States Turn to Managed Care To Constrain Medicaid Long-Term Care Costs 4/23/2014
Focusing on Priority Populations 3/26/2014
Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Childhood Violence and Trauma 3/26/2014
Public- and Private-Sector Initiatives Are Reducing Health Disparities Among Children 3/26/2014
Spreading Innovations To Enhance Care for Older Adults 3/26/2014
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Will Soon Issue a Final Recommendation on HIV Screening for Adolescents and Adults 3/26/2014
Formalization of the Pathways Model Facilitates Standards and Certification 2/26/2014
Wellness and Health Promotion Programs Use Financial Incentives To Motivate Employees 1/15/2014
ISSUES
Culturally Appropriate Care and Health Education 8/14/2013
School-Based Health Programs for At-Risk Youth 3/27/2013
Dental Health Programs for Underserved Populations 2/27/2013
Reducing Health Disparities Among Children 12/19/2012
Coordinating Community Care for Seniors 5/23/2012
Pediatric Asthma Care 5/9/2012
Healthy Weight in Children 3/30/2011
Childhood Obesity 11/10/2010
Reducing Youth Health Disparities 4/28/2010
Elderly Health 11/25/2009
Long-Term Care 8/19/2009
Improving the Health of Obese and Overweight Youth 4/13/2009
Improving the Health and Care of the Elderly 10/27/2008
Improving the Health of Children, Adolescents, and Their Families 9/15/2008
Improving the Care of Elderly in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Other Settings 8/18/2008
VIDEOS
Brenner Children’s Hospital BrennerFIT program
Care Management Plus Program: Can This Innovation Be Scaled?
Post-discharge Care Management Integrates Medical and Psychosocial Care of Low-Income Elderly Patients
EVENTS
Chats on Change: Using Social Media To Reduce Childhood Obesity
9/10/2013
New Approaches to Pediatric Obesity: Helping Families Help Kids
11/18/2010

Last updated: August 13, 2014.