Community-Based Volunteer Program Postpones or Avoids Nursing Home Admissions Among Neighborhood Seniors, Saving Millions of Dollars
The Payne-Phalen Living at Home/Block Nurse Program is a community-based program that provides medical and social services to neighborhood seniors, enabling them to live at home rather than in a nursing home.
Self-Directed Budget Enhances Access to Home Health and Other Needed Services, Resulting in Fewer Unmet Needs, Better Health Outcomes, and High Satisfaction for Medicaid Beneficiaries
A program known as Cash & Counseling gives Medicaid enrollees a monthly allowance for home care and related services that they can spend at their own discretion, leading to enhanced access to services, fewer unmet needs, improved health outcomes, and high levels of beneficiary satisfaction.
Comprehensive, Multilingual Social Services Program Brings Valuable Support to the Elderly, Disabled, and Those With Limited English Proficiency
Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services provides psychotherapy, counseling, social support, and citizenship assistance services to frail and disabled elderly who speak little or no English and have no other means of accessing such services.
Culturally Competent Outreach Programs Increase Cervical Cancer Screening Among Chinese Women
The Chinese Women's Health Project used two approaches to promote cervical cancer screening among Chinese women—mailing Chinese-language written materials to women and home visits by bicultural, trilingual outreach workers.
Deaf Community Health Workers Provide Culturally Appropriate Education and Support to Deaf Patients, Improving Patient Knowledge and Engagement
Trained community health workers accompany members of the Minnesota Deaf community on medical appointments and conduct home visits, leading to improved access to culturally appropriate care, improvements in patient understanding, trust and confidence, and better adherence to recommended care.
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Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Ten Ways to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (General Outreach)
This tool is part of the Back to Sleep campaign, an effort to educate families and caregivers about putting healthy infants on their backs to sleep to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This tool explains ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and provide a safe sleep environment for infants.
Support and Services at Home (SASH) Evidence-Based Practices Directory
The Support and Services at Home (SASH) model of Vermont brings a caring partnership together to support aging at home. This Directory was developed to aid the SASH programs in developing and revising their Community Healthy Aging Plans (CHAP), a key component of SASH.
Out of the Shadows: Uncovering Substance Use and Elder Abuse
This course, from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's Prevention Pathways Web site, examines substance abuse and other risk factors for elder abuse and identifies intervention techniques and effective prevention activities at the individual, family, and community levels.
Tips for Talking to Children in Trauma: Interventions at Home for Preschoolers to Adolescents
This tool suggests activities to help children, following exposure to a disaster or traumatic event, share recovery feelings and experiences at home.
Healthy Pregnancy: When to Call the Baby's Doctor Print and Go Guide
This guide helps new mothers identify some of the symptoms which require a pediatrician's attention.