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.
Text Messages to Parents Increase Influenza Immunization Rate for Low-Income, Minority Children
A series of automated text messages to predominantly low-income, Latino parents about influenza and the importance of influenza vaccines leads to a small but meaningful increase in the percentage of children vaccinated.
Weekly Parent and Child Sessions Focused on Mealtime Behaviors Increase Caloric Intake and Weight Gain in Children With Cystic Fibrosis
Behavioral health clinicians led weekly sessions for parents and children that combined nutrition education with the teaching of practical strategies for managing the eating-related behaviors of children with cystic fibrosis, resulting in increases in caloric intake and weight in these children.
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Flu Assessment Guidelines for Parents
The Flu Assessment Guidelines for Parents is a flowchart for parents to use to assess whether or not to treat their children at home for the flu.
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.
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.
Bright Futures Materials
Bright Futures materials are designed to be useful to a wide range of audiences from health care professionals and those who provide health care for children, to parents and others in the community who participate in youth-oriented activities such as coaches, educators, and child care workers.