Computer-Based Screening and Education on Partner Violence Does Not Improve Health or Reduce Recurrent Abuse Among Female Primary Care Patients
Private, computer-based screening and education in primary care clinics have no impact on key metrics for female victims of partner violence, including quality of life and likelihood of recurring abuse.
Engaging Patients as Observers Represents Low-Cost, Accurate Way to Monitor and Improve Hand Hygiene in Outpatient Settings
Using patients to observe the hand hygiene habits of providers in outpatient clinics proves to be a low-cost, accurate way to monitor and improve adherence to recommended guidelines.
Medical Center Places Nurses in Schools, Leading to Better Lifestyle Choices and Academic Performance Among Students
Medical center–employed nurses work at elementary and middle schools, providing typical school nurse services, annual health screenings, and periodic classroom presentations, leading to improvements in the ability to identify health issues and in the lifestyle choices and academic performance of individual students.
State Legislation Supports Professional Development of Community Health Workers, Leading to Greater Professional Recognition, Enhancements in Training, and Funding
An alliance of government and not-for-profit agencies aided the passage of various legislative provisions in Massachusetts designed to create a more stable, systemic role for community health workers, leading to greater professional recognition, an expanded workforce and training infrastructure, and increased funding of services.
Rural Practice Redesigns Care Processes To Allow Multidisciplinary Teams To Leverage Electronic Health Record, Leading to Better Screening of Medically Underserved
A rural medical practice redesigned its care processes to allow multidisciplinary care teams to use a new electronic health record system that features real-time documentation and information sharing and various tools to facilitate the provision of appropriate care, leading to significant improvements in screening rates and high satisfaction for medically underserved patients in Alaska.
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Falls Free: Promoting a National Falls Prevention Action Plan
This 51-page action plan, developed in response to escalating concerns about falls and fall-related injuries among the aging population, highlights strategies and preliminary action steps developed by participants in the Falls Free Summit.
Active Living Resource Center
The Active Living Resource Center (ALRC) Web site provides public health practitioners and community advocates resources and tools to help make their community a more physically active place by making it more bicycle and pedestrian friendly.
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.
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care: Key Points Card
This key points card is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It provides recommendations for diabetes screening and for preventive care measures for people with diabetes mellitus.
National Diabetes Education Program
The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is a federally-sponsored initiative that involves public and private partners to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, to promote early diagnosis, and to prevent the onset of diabetes.