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Algorithm Enhances Provision of Preventive Treatment to At-Risk Inpatients, Reducing Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism 4/23/2014
Providers use a computerized algorithm to classify inpatients as low, moderate, or high risk, and then prescribe anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication and/or mechanical devices as appropriate, leading to reduced incidence of venous thromboembolism.
Updated Bicultural, Youth Development Program for At-Risk Latino Families Enhances Overall Health, Teen Birth Control Use, and Family Communication 4/23/2014
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.
Comprehensive, Multifaceted Program Doubles Staff and Physician Adherence to Hand Hygiene Protocols Over 4-Year Period 4/23/2014
A multipronged strategy involving ties between hand hygiene performance and compensation systems, adoption and constant reinforcement of clear hand hygiene protocols, a comprehensive auditing program to review hand hygiene adherence, and other program elements improved adherence to appropriate hand hygiene protocols.
Culturally Appropriate, School-Based Education and Support Reduces Likelihood That Latino Teens Will Engage in Risky Sexual Behaviors 4/23/2014
A high school–based program provides culturally appropriate education and follow up support to Latino teenagers, leading to reduced likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behaviors.
Culturally Tailored Cessation Program Significantly Reduces Tobacco Use Among Members of American Indian Tribe 4/23/2014
A culturally tailored smoking cessation program significantly reduces tobacco use among members of an American Indian tribe. 
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Act Against AIDS 4/23/2014
The Act Against Aids Web site provides resources aimed at reducing complacency about HIV/AIDS and reducing the risk of HIV infection among at-risk populations. 
A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition 4/9/2014
This 180-page guide addresses several important aspects of primary care and treatment for patients with HIV/AIDS.
A Pocket Guide to Adult HIV/AIDS Treatment: Companion to A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, August 2004 Edition 4/9/2014
This 58-page pocket guide is provided as an information resource to assist physicians and other health professionals in the appropriate treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS.
Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide 4/9/2014
This guide provides information about Web sites that sell medications, offers tips when purchasing medications online, and offers suggestions for consumers looking for a safe Web site.
Eat Better & Move More: A Guidebook for Community Programs 4/9/2014
This 36-page guidebook, part of the You Can! Steps to Healthier Aging Campaign, will help community organizations increase the number of older people who stay active and healthy by implementing a simple 12-week nutrition and walking program.

Last updated: April 23, 2014.