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.
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.
Computerized, Multilingual Visual Medication Schedule and Teach-Back Protocols Improve Anticoagulation Control for Low-Literacy Patients
A randomized clinical trial at San Francisco General Hospital used visual medication schedules and brief teach-back protocols in English, Spanish, and Cantonese to improve anticoagulant control among low-literacy patients in the public hospital's anticoagulation clinic.
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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.
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.
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.