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Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Leads to Sustained Increases in Breastfeeding Among Low-Income Whites and Minorities 7/30/2014
Boston Medical Center adopted the Baby-Friendly™ Hospital Initiative, a 10-step program that has led to sustained increases in the initiation of breastfeeding.
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.
Community Liaisons Facilitate Access to Culturally Competent Care for Orthodox Jewish, Chinese, and Arab Patients 7/30/2014
Culturally competent community liaisons help members of the Orthodox Jewish, Arab, and Chinese communities access health care and community-based services, leading to a better patient experience.
Comprehensive Program Featuring Registry, Self-Management Education, Action Plans, and Home Visits Reduces Asthma-Related Admissions and Emergency Department Visits 7/30/2014
A comprehensive asthma management program that includes a registry of all asthma patients, action plans, home visits from nurses, and specialized services for high-risk children led to a reduction in asthma-related hospitalizations and pediatric emergency department visits.
Comprehensive, Culturally Sensitive Care and Self-Management Support Improves Health-Related Behaviors, Clinical Outcomes, and Emotional Health in Native Americans with Diabetes 7/30/2014
The Full Circle Diabetes program provides comprehensive care and self-management support to Native Americans with diabetes, leading to improvements in health-related behaviors, clinical outcomes, and emotional health.
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Is Our Pharmacy Meeting Patients’ Needs? A Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool User’s Guide 12/18/2013
This pharmacy health literacy tool was designed to capture perspectives of three critical audiences-objective auditors, pharmacy staff, and patients. The parts of the assessment are complementary and designed to form a comprehensive assessment.
2008 National Healthcare Disparities Report 10/9/2013
The 2008 National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) monitors the Nation's annual progress toward eliminating disparities in health care among various racial, ethnic, and income groups and other priority populations, such as children and older adults. The 2008 report focuses on the state of health care disparities for a group of 45 core measures that represent the most important and scientifically credible measures of health care quality for the Nation.
2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report 10/9/2013
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
Reengineered Discharge Toolkit 4/24/2013
This toolkit was developed to facilitate the Project RED intervention.
Quick Health Data Online 2/20/2013
This database provides State- and county-level health data for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and possessions. Data are available by gender and race/ethnicity and come from a variety of National and State sources.

Last updated: July 30, 2014.