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Adult Daycare Program Offers Nursing and Rehabilitative Services, Leading to Improved State of Mind for Low-Income Elders and Disabled Adults 8/13/2014
Six adult day health centers provide nursing and rehabilitative services, as well as social programs and activities to elders and other vulnerable adults to maintain and/or improve physical, social, and cognitive functioning, thus avoiding the need for placement in a long-term care facility.
Community Referral Liaisons Help Patients Reduce Risky Health Behaviors, Leading to Improvements in Health Status 8/13/2014
A community health educator referral liaison receives physician referrals of patients with risky health behaviors; the liaison links patients with community resources, offers counseling and encouragement over the telephone, and provides feedback to the physicians.
Creation of Households Program in Nursing Home Improves Residents' Health Status, Reduces Staff Turnover, and Boosts Demand for Services 8/13/2014
Meadowlark Hills, a retirement community, renovated one of its facilities so residents can live together in group households and become more independent. This led to improved residents' health and a sharp decrease in staff turnover.
Daily Text Messages and Nurse Followup Improve Self-Management Behaviors in Patients with Diabetes, Leading to Better Glycemic Control and Lower Costs 8/13/2014
Daily automated text messages combined with nurse followup improved self-management behaviors among patients with diabetes, leading to significant improvements in glycemic control, fewer doctor visits, lower costs, and high patient satisfaction.
Exercise and Nutrition Program Helps Individuals With Serious Mental Illness Develop Healthier Lifestyles, Improve Fitness and Mental Well-Being 8/13/2014
A motivational health promotion and physical fitness program for adults with serious mental illnesses produced meaningful improvements in physical fitness and mental well-being.
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Clever Crazes for Kids: Toolkit for Educators 8/13/2014
This toolkit for educators provides more information about Clever Crazes for Kids (CCK), instructions on how to register their school and students, and several promotional fliers to encourage participation in the program.
Envisioning My Future: A Young Person's Guide to Health Care Transition 8/13/2014
This guide, written for youth with special health care needs, helps them prepare for their transition from pediatric health care or service to adult care or service.
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community 8/13/2014
The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community provides an interdisciplinary vehicle and forum by which scholars, practitioners, and observers of family violence in the African American community have the continual opportunity to articulate their perspectives on family violence through research findings, the examination of service delivery and intervention mechanisms, and the identification of appropriate and effective responses to prevent/reduce family violence in the African American community.
Informed Medical Decisions Foundation: Tools for Providers 7/30/2014
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 7/30/2014
The Mobile Health Roadmap provides guidance to professionals, organizations, corporations, and health systems on the adoption of mobile and mHealth (mobile health) devices.
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ARTICLES
Integrating Behavioral Health With Primary Care 6/18/2014
How Middle Managers Can Influence Innovation Implementation 5/7/2014
Harnessing Disruptive Innovation in Health Care 4/23/2014
States Turn to Managed Care To Constrain Medicaid Long-Term Care Costs 4/23/2014
Taking a Fresh Look at Problems 4/23/2014
Challenges Facing Rural Health Care 3/26/2014
Chronic Disease Management Can Reduce Readmissions 3/26/2014
Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Childhood Violence and Trauma 3/26/2014
Technology Is Improving Patients' Access to Their Health Information 3/26/2014
The State of Accountable Care Organizations 3/26/2014
Wellness and Health Promotion Programs Use Financial Incentives To Motivate Employees 1/15/2014
A Next-Generation Personal Health Record System Enhances Preventive Care 4/17/2013
Public Health Workforce Faces New Challenges and Opportunities 4/17/2013
ISSUES
Strategies To Address Frequent Emergency Department Use 10/23/2013
Culturally Appropriate Care and Health Education 8/14/2013
Using Patient-Reported Data To Improve Chronic Disease Care 4/24/2013
Increasing Patient Involvement in Health Care 10/10/2012
Patient Engagement 11/23/2011
Patient Self-Management 6/8/2011
Text Messaging & Sexual Health 4/27/2011
Personal Health Records 2/16/2011
VIDEOS
Care Management Plus Program: Can This Innovation Be Scaled?
Heart Failure Disease Management Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs
Post-discharge Care Management Integrates Medical and Psychosocial Care of Low-Income Elderly Patients
EVENTS
Chats on Change: Using Social Media To Reduce Childhood Obesity
9/10/2013
Engaging Stakeholders: How to Obtain and Retain Buy-In for Your Innovations
1/1/2009
Using AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange to Take on the Challenges of Care Delivery
5/1/2008

Last updated: August 13, 2014.