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Computerized, Multilingual Visual Medication Schedule and Teach-Back Protocols Improve Anticoagulation Control for Low-Literacy Patients 4/9/2014
A randomized clinical trial at San Francisco General Hospital used visual medication schedules and brief teach-back protocols in English, Spanish, and Cantonese to improve anticoagulant control among low-literacy patients in the public hospital's anticoagulation clinic.
Culturally Competent Palliative Care Supports African-American Patients and Families in Dealing With End-of-Life Issues 4/9/2014
Providence Hospital's culturally sensitive palliative care service ensures appropriate medical and pain management, provides emotional support, and dispenses accurate information about palliative care to help the hospital's largely African-American population cope with end-of-life issues.
Culturally Tailored Lifestyle Counseling Tied To Readiness for Change Helps Underserved African-American Women Reduce Dietary Fat Intake 4/9/2014
Low-income African-American women at risk for cardiovascular disease received culturally appropriate motivational counseling and support tied to their readiness for change, leading to reductions in dietary fat intake.
Medicaid Plan Offers Diabetic Patients Access to Fitness Facilities and Coaching, Leading to Weight Loss and Improvements in Cholesterol and Blood Glucose 4/9/2014
Medicaid managed care enrollees with type 2 diabetes receive free access to YMCA facilities and have regular meetings with nurses, dietitians, and personal trainers that focus on diet, exercise, and other aspects of disease self-management, leading to weight loss and improvements in body mass index, cholesterol, and blood glucose control.
Periodic, Telephone-Based Assessment and Counseling Helps Stable Individuals With Alcohol or Cocaine Dependence Avoid Relapses 4/9/2014
Experienced substance abuse counselors offer periodic, telephone-based assessment and counseling to individuals who have attained initial stability in alcohol and/or cocaine dependence, leading to comparable and in some cases better outcomes than traditional, more time-consuming face-to-face interventions.
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Lupus Fact Sheet 1/15/2014
This fact sheet answers common questions about lupus.
Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care 12/18/2013
This fact sheet addresses how the differences in the health care that people receive contribute to disparities in health, and what strategies can overcome these differences in care.
What You Should Know About Stroke Prevention 12/18/2013
This consumer fact sheet presents information on stroke prevention, including warning signs and risk factors.
Road to Health Toolkit Training Guide 11/6/2013
The Road to Health Training Guide is designed for people who develop or offer train-the-trainer workshops and for community health workers who work with people who are Hispanic/Latino or African American/African ancestry.
HIV/AIDS: A Manual for Faith Communities 10/9/2013
This training manual for leaders of African American faith communities can be used to educate community members about the health threat of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Last updated: April 09, 2014.