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Case Management and Home Assessments Reduce Asthma-Related Admissions, Emergency Visits, and Missed School Days in Diverse Urban Children 7/30/2014
Case management combined with in-home environmental assessment and remediation of environmental triggers reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, missed school days, and missed parent work days in diverse, low-income urban children with asthma.
Early Identification and Intervention Leads to Lower-Than-Expected Rates of Schizophrenia for At-Risk Adolescents 7/30/2014
The Portland Identification and Early Referral program encourages community members to identify and refer adolescents with early warning signs of psychosis and then intervenes with counseling and medical therapy before the onset of full-syndrome psychosis.
Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring System Significantly Reduces Health Care–Associated Infections 7/30/2014
An electronic monitoring system confirms that providers conduct proper hand hygiene before patient contact, leading to a 61-percent decline in overall health care–associated infections and a 91-percent decline in non-Clostridium difficile infections.
Hospital Revamps Morbidity and Mortality Conferences to Focus on System-Wide Improvement, Leading to Better Identification and Addressing of Quality Problems 7/30/2014
The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University transformed its monthly morbidity and mortality conferences from didactic teaching opportunities for residents into interactive, multidisciplinary quality improvement forums.
Multidisciplinary, Clinic-Based Teams Support Obese Children in Changing Behaviors, Leading to Increased Physical Activity, Improved Diet, and Weight Loss 7/30/2014
Multidisciplinary, clinic-based teams work with obese children and their families to implement a weight control self-management plan tailored to the child's needs, leading to lower or stabilized body mass index, reductions in screen time and intake of sweetened beverages, and increased physical activity and fruit/vegetable consumption.
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A Family Guide: Integrating Mental Health and Pediatric Primary Care 7/16/2014
This guide for families provides practical information about the integrated care movement and how this approach can improve the quality of care children receive in pediatric primary care settings.
Give Kids a Smile Toolbox 6/18/2014
The ADA launched the GKAS program as a way for dentists across the country to join with others in their community to provide dental services to underserved children.
Milk Matters: For Strong Bones . . . For Lifelong Health . . . 6/18/2014
This booklet can help parents and caregivers learn more about milk and calcium so they can help their children and teenagers grow into strong, healthy adults.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Resources & Tools 5/7/2014
This Web site provides numerous resources for those participating in the effort to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
Educational Resources for Clinical Trials 4/23/2014
This Web site offers consumers information and educational resources about participating in clinical research trials.

Last updated: July 30, 2014.