Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Leads to Sustained Increases in Breastfeeding Among Low-Income Whites and Minorities
Boston Medical Center adopted the Baby-Friendly™ Hospital Initiative, a 10-step program that has led to sustained increases in the initiation of breastfeeding.
Bicultural, Youth Development Program for At-Risk Latino Families Enhances Overall Health, Teen Birth Control Use, and Family Communication
A multidisciplinary team of bilingual providers helps Latino youth and their parents access culturally appropriate resources and coaches the youth to avoid risky behaviors, leading to increased use of birth control, reduced incidence of depression, enhanced overall self-reported health status among youth, and improved communication skills and greater awareness of and comfort with available community resources among parents.
Bilingual, Culturally Competent Managers Enhance Access to Prenatal Care for Migrant Women, Leading to Potential for Improved Birth Outcomes
The Migrant Clinicians Network Prenatal Care Program seeks to ensure continuity of care for expectant mothers who begin prenatal care in one location and move for employment purposes during their pregnancy. Bilingual, culturally competent staff link migrant patients with prenatal services and manage their medical records throughout the pregnancy.
Comprehensive Screening, Guideline-Based Treatment, and Self-Management Support Enhanced Access to Asthma Care, Reduced Hospitalizations and Costs
The Urban Health Plan Asthma Relief Street program provides standardized, comprehensive asthma screening, guideline-based treatment, education, and self-management support, leading to more people being diagnosed and treated, fewer hospitalizations, and overall cost savings.
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.
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Flu Assessment Guidelines for Parents
The Flu Assessment Guidelines for Parents is a flowchart for parents to use to assess whether or not to treat their children at home for the flu.
A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic Conditions Affected by Overweight and Obesity
This guide provides physicians with detailed information and instructions for conducting group medical visits for patients with chronic conditions affected by overweight and obesity.
American Indian and Alaska Native People—Help Your Heart!
This fact sheet provides American Indians and Alaska Natives with basic information about tobacco use and heart disease.
Assessing Your Risk for Falls
This fact sheet for patients provides information about the increased risk for falls for individuals suffering from neurological and general conditions.
Behavioral Health and Wellness Program Toolkits
These toolkits, designed for healthcare providers, administrators, and health care organizations, contain a variety of information about tobacco use and patient wellness.