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Community-Based Clinic Enhances Access to Medical Care and Reduces Emergency Department Visits for Chronically Ill Recently Released Prisoners 8/27/2014
Community-based clinic enhances access to medical care and reduces emergency department visits for chronically ill individuals who have recently been released from prison.
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.
Easily Accessible, Welcoming Center Enhances Access to Medical and Social Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Homeless Youth 8/27/2014
An easily accessible center offers a safe, welcoming, nonjudgmental environment in which homeless youth, particularly those who identify themselves as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, can access a wide array of medical and social services.
Employer-Based Telephone Screening, Outreach, and Care Management for Depressed Workers Improves Clinical and Workplace Outcomes 8/27/2014
An employer-based intervention to systematically screen workers for depression; provide telephonic outreach for needs assessment, monitoring, and support; and conduct telephonic psychotherapy demonstrated significantly improved clinical and workplace outcomes.
Hospital-Based Program Proactively Identifies, Addresses Delirium Risk Factors in Elderly, Leading to Less Cognitive/Functional Decline and Lower Nursing Home Costs 8/27/2014
The Hospital Elder Life Program screens all patients aged 70 years and older at admission for the presence of six risk factors for delirium, and then implements targeted interventions to reduce these risks, leading to less cognitive and functional decline and lower costs.
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High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know 8/27/2014
This fact sheet explains the risks of having a high blood cholesterol level and provides guidance on lowering high blood cholesterol.
The Pap Test: Questions and Answers 8/27/2014
This fact sheet addresses the importance of a Pap test and pelvic exam.
Understanding Prostate Changes: A Health Guide for Men 8/27/2014
This booklet for men can help answer questions about prostate changes that happen with age.
Depressionscreen.org 8/13/2014
This Web site educates visitors about clinical depression, offers them a confidential way to get screened for symptoms of the illness, and guides them toward appropriate professional help if necessary.
How to Use "I Statements" in Clinical Practice 8/13/2014
In these short videos, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force members talk about "I statements" and how clinicians can apply them in practice when evidence is insufficient to make a recommendation for or against the provision of a preventive service.

Last updated: August 27, 2014.