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Culturally Competent Self-Management Program Increases Confidence and Knowledge for African Americans With or at Risk for Diabetes 8/27/2014
The Center for African American Health Focus on Diabetes project offered a culturally competent diabetes self-management course and related services to people with or at risk for diabetes and their caregivers.
Integrated System Nearly Doubles Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate Through Distribution of In-home Kit and Followup With Nonresponders 8/27/2014
An integrated health plan provider system sends every member due for colorectal cancer screening an in-home fecal immunochemical test kit and conducts various folllowups with those who do not return a completed specimen for processing; the program led to a near doubling of screening rates over a 5-year period.
Membership Program Provides Community-Dwelling Seniors With Access to Wide Array of Health and Social Services, Helping Them Remain in Their Homes 8/27/2014
Beacon Hill Village offers a membership program that provides access to or discounts on a wide array of health care and social support services that are designed to allow people 50 years and older to maintain their health status and independence and thus stay in their own homes as they age (rather than moving to an expensive long-term care facility).
Web-Facilitated Home Monitoring and Ongoing Pharmacist Support Improve Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive Patients 8/27/2014
A patient-centered model of care for controlling hypertension incorporates three elements: education and training on use of an existing Web-based system, home monitoring of blood pressure, and periodic contact from pharmacists to review blood pressure readings and adjust therapy as needed.
Weekly Feedback to Patients on Use of Rescue Medications Leads to Better Asthma Control 8/27/2014
Individuals with asthma receive weekly reports via e-mail that provide detailed information on the use of rescue medications (tracked by a device attached to the rescue inhaler), leading to better asthma control, fewer asthma-related symptoms, enhanced knowledge and awareness, and greater adherence to preventive medication regimens.
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Low-Income Households and Asthma 8/27/2014
The Low Income Households and Asthma fact sheet provides statistics on low-income households and asthma rates. The fact sheet also provides 10 key tips for controlling and managing asthma.
My Family Health Portrait 8/27/2014
This tool helps users organize family history information and then print it out for presentation to the family doctor. In addition, the tool helps users save their family history information to their own computer and share family history information with other family members.
Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer 8/27/2014
This guide provides facts about and side effects of radiation therapy and describes how patients can care for themselves during and after treatment.
Read the Food Label 8/27/2014
This fact sheet provides information about reading food labels to find foods that are lower in sodium.
Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Ten Ways to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (General Outreach) 8/27/2014
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.

Last updated: September 10, 2014.