Hair Stylists Who Serve as Lay Health Educators Encourage Clients To Adopt Behaviors That Reduce Health Risks
Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Body™ is a salon-based campaign to educate African-American adults in urban areas of Michigan about how to reduce the risks of chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension.
Interactive Kiosks Enhance Access to Health Care Information for Underserved Women, Leading to Increased Motivation to Adopt Healthier Behaviors
Mobile kiosks enhance access to health information for low-income women with limited literacy, leading to increased motivation to adopt healthier behaviors.
Shared Decision Making for Breast Cancer Patients Leads to High Levels of Patient Satisfaction, and Comfort With Decisions and Treatment Preferences
Decision aids and one-on-one counseling sessions help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients evaluate their treatment options and preferences before the initial surgeon visit, leading to high levels of patient satisfaction and knowledge, less conflict about and greater comfort with decisions made, many changes in treatment preferences, and better patient–surgeon interactions.
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 immigrant youth and their parents access culturally appropriate resources and coaches the children to avoid risky behaviors, leading to increased use of birth control and enhanced overall self-reported health status among youth and to improved communication skills and greater awareness of and comfort with available community resources among parents.
Biweekly Counseling Helps Rural Women Maintain Weight Loss, With Telephone Contact Less Costly Than In-Person Sessions
Biweekly counseling over a 1-year period helped rural women who completed a lifestyle intervention maintain their weight loss, with telephone-based counseling being less expensive and time-consuming than face-to-face group sessions.
An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding For American Indian and Alaska Native Families
This 15-page booklet provides information about breastfeeding to help American Indian and Alaska Native women.
Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Chart
This chart enables women to record their basal (resting) body temperature, to help them know their fertility pattern and see the changes from month to month.
Rural Information Center: Rural Health
The Rural Information Center provides information and referral services to local, tribal, State, and Federal government officials; community organizations; rural electric and telephone cooperatives; libraries; businesses; and citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas.
Understanding Cervical Cancer: A Woman's Guide
This guide will take patients recently diagnosed with cervical cancer through the basics of what they need to know about their treatment.
Understanding Endometrial Cancer: A Woman's Guide
This guide will take patients recently diagnosed with endometrial cancer through the basics of what they need to know about their treatment.