Community Coalition Connects Medical Practices to Community Resources, Leading to Improved Asthma and Diabetes Outcomes in At-Risk Populations
King County Steps to Health connected medical practices to community resources by encouraging organizations to work together to identify common messages, leverage resources, and develop programs for populations at risk for diabetes, asthma, and obesity.
Multispecialty Practice Uses Electronic Templates to Provide Customized Support at Every Visit, Contributing to Improved Patient Behaviors and Outcomes
Using electronic templates, nurses and physicians provide a personalized report to patients at virtually every visit, with the goal of improving health-related behaviors; the program has contributed to a leveling off in the prevalence of overweight/obesity, above-average quit rates among smokers, better blood glucose control, and fewer racial disparities in chronic care.
Rapid HIV Testing Program Enhances Access to HIV Education and Screening for At-Risk African-American and Hispanic Youth
The HIV Testing Program provides sexual health education, counseling, and HIV testing to at-risk youth in easy-to-access locations, along with individual counseling for those who test positive, leading to the successful identification and linking to treatment of HIV-positive individuals.
Care Managers Enhance Access to Medical Care for Low-Income Individuals With Severe Mental Illness, Leading to Improved Physical and Mental Health
Care managers working with low-income patients with severe mental illness in a community mental health clinic enhanced access to recommended preventive, primary, and specialty medical services, leading to the diagnosis of previously undetected conditions and improved physical and mental health.
Community Partnership Uses Lay Health Advisers to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk Factors, Leading to Improvements in Lifestyle and Health in Low-Income African Americans
A primary care center, county health department, community organizations, and lay health advisers jointly developed and implemented various activities to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes in a low-income, largely African-American population, leading to improvements in health-related behaviors and better health.
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Act Against AIDS
The Act Against Aids Web site provides resources aimed at reducing complacency about HIV/AIDS and reducing the risk of HIV infection among at-risk populations.
Lupus Fact Sheet
This fact sheet answers common questions about lupus.
Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
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
This consumer fact sheet presents information on stroke prevention, including warning signs and risk factors.
Road to Health Toolkit Training Guide
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.