AIDS Care Project Makes Acupuncture Treatment Accessible to People Living With HIV/AIDS
The AIDS Care Project increases access to free and low-cost acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and shiatsu for underinsured Boston-area residents with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and other conditions.
Bilingual, Culturally Competent Managers Enhance Access to Prenatal Care for Migrant Women, Leading to Potential for Improved Birth Outcomes
The Migrant Clinicians Network Prenatal Care Program seeks to ensure continuity of care for expectant mothers who begin prenatal care in one location and move for employment purposes during their pregnancy. Bilingual, culturally competent staff link migrant patients with prenatal services and manage their medical records throughout the pregnancy.
Culturally Competent Palliative Care Supports African-American Patients and Families in Dealing With End-of-Life Issues
Providence Hospital's culturally sensitive palliative care service ensures appropriate medical and pain management, provides emotional support, and dispenses accurate information about palliative care to help the hospital's largely African-American population cope with end-of-life issues.
Culturally Sensitive, Multidisciplinary Assessment, Treatment, and Support Significantly Increase Treatment Rates for Depressed Chinese Americans in Primary Care
A multidisciplinary, primary care center–based team used a culturally sensitive approach to screen, evaluate, and treat depressed Chinese Americans, leading to a sevenfold increase in treatment rates.
Gonorrhea Community Action Project Improves Preventive Health Care For Adolescents in Harlem
The Gonorrhea Community Action Project was a national, multisite project to design and implement interventions to increase access to and the quality of health care services in communities with high rates of gonorrhea.
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Falls Free: Promoting a National Falls Prevention Action Plan
This 51-page action plan, developed in response to escalating concerns about falls and fall-related injuries among the aging population, highlights strategies and preliminary action steps developed by participants in the Falls Free Summit.
National Diabetes Education Program
The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is a federally-sponsored initiative that involves public and private partners to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, to promote early diagnosis, and to prevent the onset of diabetes.
Suicide: Taking Care of Yourself After an Attempt
This brochure offers information to help patients recovering from a suicide attempt move ahead after their treatment in the emergency department.
Promoting Healthy Families in Your Community: 2007 Resource Packet
This resource guide is for service providers who work with parents and children. It describes strategies and activities that reduce risk and promote protective factors associated with the prevention of child abuse.
Lab Tests Online
Lab Tests Online is a searchable database that can help patients or family caregivers to better understand and talk with doctors about the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care, as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.