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Trained Peers Educate and Support Veterans in Self-Management of Hypertension, Leading to Improved Blood Pressure and Weight Loss 9/10/2014
Trained peers educate and support veterans in managing their blood pressure during regularly scheduled monthly meetings at Veterans Service Organizations posts, leading to lower blood pressure, weight loss, and other improvements.
Weekly Home Monitoring and Pharmacist Feedback Improve Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive Patients 8/27/2014
Hypertensive patients monitor and report multiple blood pressure readings each week and those with elevated readings receive pharmacist feedback and support, leading to better blood pressure control.
Medical Team Training Using Crew Resource Management Principles Enhances Provider Communication and Stimulates Improvements in Patient Care 8/13/2014
A comprehensive medical team training program supported by crew resource management principles adopted from the aviation industry was developed and implemented in 79 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, resulting in a measurable improvement in communication and patient care in 10 participating facilities that have at least a year's experience with the program.
Bundle of Interventions Targeting High-Risk Patients Reduces Falls and Fall-Related Injuries on Medical-Surgical Units 7/30/2014
A hospital implemented a bundle of interventions that reduced falls and fall-related injuries on two medical-surgical units.
Attempt Financial Incentives Do Not Improve Glucose Control in African-American Veterans With Diabetes 7/30/2014
Financial incentives of up to $200 did not produce a meaningful decline in blood glucose levels in African-American veterans with diabetes.
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POWER Program Curriculum 9/10/2014
The POWER Program is an innovative project designed to help participating veterans manage high blood pressure and other chronic conditions.
Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool 7/16/2014
The Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool (QUIET) is designed to help primary care and general neurology clinics benchmark the quality of care for adults with epilepsy.
Community Provider Toolkit: Serving Veterans Through Partnership. Mental Health and Wellness (Mini-Clinics) 7/2/2014
This Web site for clinicians features treatment tools to support the rehabilitation and recovery of military military veterans with mental health issues.
Guide to Long Term Care for Veterans 4/9/2014
This guide provides tools and resources for veterans, caregivers and families, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs providers and staff to explore long-term care options.
A Toolkit for the Well Child Screening of Military Children 10/9/2013
This toolkit can help in the early identification of children coping with the unique, significant challenge of a parent's military deployment.
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Last updated: September 10, 2014.