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Early Identification and Intervention Leads to Lower-Than-Expected Rates of Schizophrenia for At-Risk Adolescents 7/30/2014
The Portland Identification and Early Referral program encourages community members to identify and refer adolescents with early warning signs of psychosis and then intervenes with counseling and medical therapy before the onset of full-syndrome psychosis.
Community Coalition Connects Medical Practices to Community Resources, Leading to Improved Asthma and Diabetes Outcomes in At-Risk Populations 7/16/2014
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.
Community Health Workers Offer Culturally Tailored Interactive Workshops and Counseling to Filipino Americans, Leading to Improvements in Medication Adherence and Cardiovascular Risk Factors 7/16/2014
Community health workers provided culturally tailored workshops and one-on-one counseling and support to Filipino Americans at high risk of cardiovascular disease, leading to greater adherence to medication regimens, better attendance at scheduled appointments, improved blood pressure control, and lower body mass index.
Foundation Supports Rural Stakeholders in Promoting Better Eating and Physical Activity, Leading to Anecdotal Reports of Improved Behaviors and Outcomes 7/2/2014
A local foundation supports schools, churches, local governments, and employers in eight rural Mississippi counties in addressing the area’s obesity epidemic through programs to promote access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity, leading to anecdotal reports of improvements in health-related behaviors and outcomes.
Church-Health System Partnership Facilitates Transitions From Hospital to Home for Urban, Low-Income African Americans, Reducing Mortality, Utilization, and Costs 6/18/2014
A partnership between a large health system and 512 churches supports the transition from the hospital back into the community, leading to lower mortality, health care utilization, and health care costs and to higher satisfaction with hospital care.
QualityTools
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).
Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide, 2nd Edition 12/19/2012
This guide is an evidence-informed modular approach for assisting people in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism, to reduce initial distress and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning.
Field Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disasters 9/12/2012
This field manual provides specific and practical suggestions for mental health workers and other human service providers who assist survivors following a disaster.
Find Youth Info Web Site 5/9/2012
This Web site offers Federally-developed interactive tools and other resources to help community organizations and partnerships in their efforts to support youth. Included are tools and resources to help form effective partnerships, assess community assets, understand risk factors and protective factors, generate maps of local and Federal resources, and search for evidence-based youth programs.
Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs Toolkit 3/14/2012
The purpose of this toolkit is to assist state units on aging in revising and updating their nutrition-related regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Last updated: July 30, 2014.