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.
Onsite Care Teams Enhance Access to Medical and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services for Homeless Individuals
Penobscot Community Health Center provides onsite services at a community health clinic, with psychiatric and medical professionals offering primary care, disease management, mental health, and substance abuse services, along with referrals to additional mental health and other specialty services that may be needed.
Onsite Clinic Staffed by Bilingual, Culturally Competent, Interdisciplinary Team Brings Health Education and Primary Care to Low-Income, Uninsured Workers
Work Healthy brought together an interdisciplinary team of certified nurse practitioners, health educators, and community health workers to provide onsite health education, health promotion, and primary care services to low-income, uninsured workers in the mushroom industry.
Physician Practices Use Software-Facilitated System to Complete Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, Improving Preventive Care and Generating High Satisfaction
Primary care practices use a software-facilitated process to proactively schedule and efficiently complete required components of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit and to identify and address care gaps, leading to improvements in the provision of preventive services and high physician and patient satisfaction.
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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.
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.
Extreme Heat Media Toolkit
The Extreme Heat Media Toolkit provides downloadable and customizable materials for local health departments and organizations to assist ongoing outreach efforts to those most vulnerable to extreme heat events.
Step Up to Stop Falls Toolkit™
This toolkit contains a variety of fall prevention resources for older adults and the caregivers and health care professionals who work with them.
Guide for Developing a Community-Based Patient Safety Advisory Council
This tool provides specific steps for those who are ready to launch a community-based patient advisory council.