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.
Capitated Health Center Uses Health Coaches to Manage Chronic Illnesses, Leading to Improved Clinical Outcomes
Trained, bilingual medical assistants in a capitated health center serve as health coaches to chronically ill (often diabetic) patients of similar ethnic or racial backgrounds, leading to better disease management and clinical outcomes for those with diabetes, very positive feedback from patients and center staff, and low turnover among medical assistants and coaches.
Case Management and Home Assessments Reduce Asthma-Related Admissions, Emergency Visits, and Missed School Days in Diverse Urban Children
Case management combined with in-home environmental assessment and remediation of environmental triggers reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, missed school days, and missed parent work days in diverse, low-income urban children with asthma.
Community-Based Volunteer Program Postpones or Avoids Nursing Home Admissions Among Neighborhood Seniors, Saving Millions of Dollars
The Payne-Phalen Living at Home/Block Nurse Program is a community-based program that provides medical and social services to neighborhood seniors, enabling them to live at home rather than in a nursing home.
Comprehensive Program Featuring Registry, Self-Management Education, Action Plans, and Home Visits Reduces Asthma-Related Admissions and Emergency Department Visits
A comprehensive asthma management program that includes a registry of all asthma patients, action plans, home visits from nurses, and specialized services for high-risk children led to a reduction in asthma-related hospitalizations and pediatric emergency department visits.
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Informed Medical Decisions Foundation: Tools for Providers
Shared decisionmaking is a collaborative process that allows patients and their providers to make health care treatment decisions together. These videos, for health care providers, provide information on the process and patient decision aids.
Mobile Health Roadmap
The Mobile Health Roadmap provides guidance to professionals, organizations, corporations, and health systems on the adoption of mobile and mHealth (mobile health) devices.
Family Health History Toolkit
The Family Health History Toolkit will help patients talk about their family health history, write down what they learn, and then share it with their doctor and family members.
A Guide To Improving Children's Oral Health Care: Tools for the Head Start Community
This guide for Early Head Start/Head Start (EHS/HS) staff provides information to coordinate and establish dental homes and improve oral health care for high-risk, low-income children.
AIDSinfo Drug Database
The AIDSinfo Drug Database provides HIV/AIDS drug fact sheets for the drugs most commonly use to treat patients with HIV/AIDS. For each drug, patient, health professional, and Spanish versions are available.