Bicultural, Youth Development Program for At-Risk Latino Families Enhances Overall Health, Teen Birth Control Use, and Family Communication
A multidisciplinary team of bilingual providers helps Latino youth and their parents access culturally appropriate resources and coaches the youth to avoid risky behaviors, leading to increased use of birth control, reduced incidence of depression, enhanced overall self-reported health status among youth, and improved communication skills and greater awareness of and comfort with available community resources among parents.
Hospital–Community Organization Partnership Uses Culturally Competent Community Health Workers To Support Latino Families With Asthmatic Children, Reducing Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits
In a partnership between a hospital and four community-based organizations, bilingual community health workers help low-income, predominantly Latino families with asthmatic children better manage the disease, leading to fewer asthma-related symptoms, hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and missed school days.
Remote Assessment and Treatment via Telemedicine Combined With Onsite Case Management Enhance Access to Mental Health Services for Low-Income and Minority Students
In collaboration with several community partners, the University of Texas Medical Branch provides remote mental health assessment and treatment services via videoconferencing technology and onsite case management to low-income, minority, and other students and parents in seven school-based primary care clinics in the Galveston Independent School District.
Statewide Policy and Practice Changes Encourage Schools To Promote Behavior Change in Students, Leading to Better Physical Fitness
As part of a larger statewide, collaborative initiative targeting four key settings, a pediatric health system promotes policy and practice changes in schools and school districts, leading to increased efforts to promote healthier behaviors and to improvements in physical fitness among students.
Teen Tobacco Prevention Curriculum Is Adapted for Native American and Latino Communities, Leading to Positive Feedback
Teens Against Tobacco Use™, a peer-to-peer mentorship program designed to educate youth on the dangers of tobacco use, was adapted for the Native American and Latino communities in Washington state.
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Ask Suicide-Screening Questions
This screening tool, called the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ), is a set of four questions that emergency department nurses or physicians can administer to help identify youth at risk for attempting suicide.
A Toolkit for the Well Child Screening of Military Children
This toolkit can help in the early identification of children coping with the unique, significant challenge of a parent's military deployment.
Child Health Care Quality Toolbox: Measuring Quality in Children's Health Programs
This Web site contains concepts, tips, and tools for evaluating the quality of health care for children.
KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School
This guide teaches communities how to organize and implement the KidsWalk-to-School program, which aims to get children to walk and bicycle to and from school in groups accompanied by adults.
Pediatric Documentation Templates
These templates for acute and chronic conditions can assist providers when documenting a visit in an electronic health record by increasing the efficiency with which a visit is documented and enhancing adherence to clinical guidelines for those conditions.