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Updated Bicultural, Youth Development Program for At-Risk Latino Families Enhances Overall Health, Teen Birth Control Use, and Family Communication 4/23/2014
A multidisciplinary team of bilingual providers helps Latino youth and their parents access culturally appropriate resources and coaches the youth to avoid risky behaviors, leading to increased use of birth control, reduced incidence of depression, enhanced overall self-reported health status among youth, and improved communication skills and greater awareness of and comfort with available community resources among parents.
Case Management and Home Assessments Reduce Asthma-Related Admissions, Emergency Visits, and Missed School Days in Diverse Urban Children 4/23/2014
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.
Culturally Appropriate, School-Based Education and Support Reduces Likelihood That Latino Teens Will Engage in Risky Sexual Behaviors 4/23/2014
A high school–based program provides culturally appropriate education and follow up support to Latino teenagers, leading to reduced likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behaviors.
Day Hospital Reduces Inpatient Length of Stay and Emergency Department Visits for Patients With Sickle Cell Anemia 4/23/2014
A Sickle Cell Day Hospital provides an alternative to inpatient care for patients with sickle cell anemia, with the goal of managing their pain and keeping them out of the hospital, resulting in lower inpatient lengths of stay and emergency department utilization.
Field-Based Outreach Workers Facilitate Access to Health Care and Social Services for Underserved Individuals in Rural Areas 4/23/2014
Rural and Urban Access to Health, an integrated network of field-based workers, connects vulnerable populations to health, human, and social services in nine largely rural counties in central Indiana.
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Act Against AIDS 4/23/2014
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. 
Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide 4/9/2014
This guide provides information about Web sites that sell medications, offers tips when purchasing medications online, and offers suggestions for consumers looking for a safe Web site.
CalQualityCare.org 3/12/2014
CalQualityCare.org features information on California hospitals, medical groups, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities, along with tips and checklists about how to choose a health care provider, questions to ask, how to pay for care, and what to do if something goes wrong.
Aquí para Tí/Here for You: Teen Parenting Toolkit 1/15/2014
The Teen Parenting Toolkit provides parents with relevant information and tips on how to relate to teens and guide them to adulthood.
Lupus Fact Sheet 1/15/2014
This fact sheet answers common questions about lupus.

Last updated: April 23, 2014.