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.
Bilingual, Culturally Competent Managers Enhance Access to Prenatal Care for Migrant Women, Leading to Potential for Improved Birth Outcomes
The Migrant Clinicians Network Prenatal Care Program seeks to ensure continuity of care for expectant mothers who begin prenatal care in one location and move for employment purposes during their pregnancy. Bilingual, culturally competent staff link migrant patients with prenatal services and manage their medical records throughout the pregnancy.
Videoconferencing Enhances Access to Psychiatric Care for Children and Adults With Mental Illness in Rural Settings
Psychiatric fellows and residents at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville provide care via videoconferencing to patients in rural parts of the state who otherwise would likely not have had access to such care.
Counselor-Led House Calls Reduce Symptoms and Hospitalizations, Improve Quality of Life Among Elders With Depression
Home visits from counselors reduce depression symptoms and hospitalizations, and they improve quality of life among homebound elders with mild depression and adults with epilepsy.
Medical Outreach to HIV Patients in Unstable Housing Increases Use of Care and HIV-Related Medications and Improves Patient Perceptions of Quality
The Medical Outreach Program enhanced services provided to unstably housed, minority individuals with human immunodeficiency virus by including physicians on the community outreach team who provide general medical consultation, triage, acute care, evaluation, and prescriptions for needed medications.
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Universal ICU Decolonization: An Enhanced Protocol
The Universal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Decolonization protocol combines a comprehensive implementation readiness assessment with scientific rationale and training tools for implementation of a universal decolonization strategy to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and bloodstream infections in adults.
Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating 10-year Risk of Developing Hard Coronary Heart Disease (Myocardial Infarction and Coronary Death)
This calculator uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to estimate 10-year risk for "hard" coronary heart disease outcomes (myocardial infarction and coronary death).
Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating Your 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack
This risk assessment tool uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to predict a person's chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years.
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Risk Calculator
This calculator predicts the probability of a successful vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
Improving Chlamydia Screening: Strategies from Top Performing Health Plans
This report provides practical examples of successful initiatives to increase chlamydia screenings.