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County, City, and Community Agencies Support Childcare Centers and Parents in Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity Habits of Preschoolers 7/16/2014
Local government agencies and nonprofit groups improved the nutrition and physical activity practices of childcare centers by refurbishing a local park, training staff on healthy eating and exercise, and planting gardens at each center.
Community-Based Volunteer Program Postpones or Avoids Nursing Home Admissions Among Neighborhood Seniors, Saving Millions of Dollars 7/2/2014
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.
Culturally Competent Parent Mentors Support Families of Minority Children with Asthma, Leading to Better Health, Less Missed School and Work 7/2/2014
Culturally competent parent mentors helped families better understand and care for their children’s asthma through home visits, monthly telephone calls, and inperson meetings, leading to reductions in wheezing, exacerbations, missed school and parental work days, and emergency department visits.
Agency Enhances Access to Culturally Competent Home Care by Providing Trained Aides to Asian American Seniors With Limited English Proficiency 6/18/2014
A nonprofit organization trains and places culturally competent home health workers to provide care for low-income, Asian-American seniors with limited English proficiency, leading to enhanced access to culturally competent care.
Culturally Competent Outreach Programs Increase Cervical Cancer Screening Among Chinese Women 6/18/2014
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.
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Caregivers Count Too!: A Toolkit to Help Practitioners Assess the Needs of Family Caregivers 4/9/2014
This toolkit is a step-by-step resource filled with practical information and resources to assess caregiver needs in service delivery settings.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society: A Guide for Caregivers 4/9/2014
This guide presents an overview of the issues faced by people who act as caregivers for people with multiple sclerosis.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution 3/12/2014
This guide describes the knowledge and core competencies necessary for potential overdose responders trained as part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health opioid overdose prevention pilot program to respond to an opioid overdose event.
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.
Improving the Quality of Home and Community Based Services and Supports, Work Book 12/18/2013
This workbook helps States improve the quality of home- and community-based programs and supports (HCBS) programs. It will help users understand, design, implement, document, and monitor the components of a quality improvement process for HCBS programs.
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Last updated: July 16, 2014.