Church-Health System Partnership Facilitates Transitions From Hospital to Home for Urban, Low-Income African Americans, Reducing Mortality, Utilization, and Costs
A partnership between a large health system and 512 churches supports the transition from the hospital back into the community, leading to lower mortality, health care utilization, and health care costs and to higher satisfaction with hospital care.
Culturally Competent Self-Management Program Increases Confidence and Knowledge for African Americans With or at Risk for Diabetes
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.
Physician–Nurse House Calls Reduce Barriers to Health Care and Social Services for New Refugees
Physicians and nurses provide in-home routine medical care and assessments to newly arrived refugees, leading to enhanced access to health care and social services and better continuity of care for those with chronic illnesses.
Hospital-Based Program Protects Newborns by Providing Pertussis Vaccinations to Medically Underserved Hispanic Mothers and Caregivers
Hospital-based program increases use of pertussis vaccinations for mothers who have just given birth and others who will be in regular contact with the infant at home (and who therefore represent a potential source of infection to the infant).
Medical Center Improves Collection and Analysis of Demographic Information, Leading to Better Interpretation Services and Higher Quality Cardiac Care
A medical center uses a standard protocol to improve collection of racial, ethnic, and language data from patients, leading to better interpretation services for patients with limited English proficiency and to more consistent, higher quality care for cardiac patients.
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Your Heart, Your Life: A Lay Health Educator's Program
The Your Heart, Your Life program for lay health educators can help them learn about heart health and how to teach others.
Alliance of Filipino-American Community Health Workers: Resource Library
The resource library provided by The Alliance of Filipino-American Community Health Workers provides information to assist in many different areas of conducting a community health program.
Accessible Health Information Technology (IT) for Populations With Limited Literacy: A Guide for Developers and Purchasers of Health IT
This guide and checklist for developers and purchasers of health information (IT) provides structure, strategies, and other resources for the development of accessible health IT products.
Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home: A Guide for Human Factors Design Considerations
This guide, for designers, developers, and health professionals, provides information to help create and design health information technology (IT) applications that are easy to use by consumers to achieve better health at home.
Designing Consumer Health IT: A Guide for Developers and Systems Designers
This guide, for consumer health information technology (IT) developers and companies, provides recommendations on new approaches to health IT design to increase effective use of health IT products.