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Archived Culturally Responsive Maternity Care Clinic Enhances Access to Care for Expectant Refugee Mothers and Their Children 8/27/2014
A hospital-based maternal/child health clinic enhances access to comprehensive, culturally competent prenatal and pediatric care for refugee families, leading to less anxiety among expectant mothers and better attendance at scheduled appointments.
Faith-Based Exercise Program Increased Physical Activity in Older African-American Women 8/27/2014
A faith-based exercise program run through churches increased levels of physical activity and reduced blood pressure and pain levels in older African-American women.
Lay Health Advisors Help Urban American Indian Women Overcome Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening 8/27/2014
Using culturally competent and respectful methods of recruitment and advocacy, the Native Sisters program uses lay health advisers to provide American Indian women living in urban areas with breast cancer education, advocacy, and support, leading to enhanced access to screening services.
Nurse Home Visitation Program Reduces Readmissions, Emergency Department Visits, Child Abuse, and Foster Home Placements for Medically Fragile Infants 8/27/2014
Bridge to the Future provides nursing home visits to low-income families with medically fragile infants who have been discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit, thus ensuring a smooth transition to long-term care in the home.
Telephone Counseling by Trained Volunteers Cuts Rate of Postnatal Depression Nearly in Half 8/27/2014
Trained volunteers who have experienced and recovered from postnatal depression provide phone-based peer counseling to new, at-risk mothers over a 12-week period, leading to a significant reduction in postnatal depression.
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Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs 8/27/2014
This Web site is part of a campaign to increase awareness of the need to act quickly when someone may be having a heart attack.
Implementing The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding 8/27/2014
This toolkit, published by the United States Breastfeeding Committee, addresses The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding. It provides guidelines for data collection to comply with the measure and recommendations for evidence-based best practices.
The Pap Test: Questions and Answers 8/27/2014
This fact sheet addresses the importance of a Pap test and pelvic exam.
2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report 8/13/2014
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.
2010 National Healthcare Quality Report 8/13/2014
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress.

Last updated: September 10, 2014.