Academic Detailing Sessions With Providers Increase Use of Pain- and Anxiety-Reducing Strategies During Childhood Immunizations
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.