Community-Based Effort to Promote Better Diet and Regular Exercise in Students Improves Fitness, Modestly Reduces Obesity
A community-based program sends annual report cards to parents documenting their child's body mass index and fitness, offers healthier food options in school, and provides expanded physical education opportunities before, during, and after school, leading to improved fitness levels and modest reductions in obesity among participating students.
Hospital-Based Program Proactively Identifies, Addresses Delirium Risk Factors in Elderly, Leading to Less Cognitive/Functional Decline and Lower Nursing Home Costs
The Hospital Elder Life Program screens all patients aged 70 years and older at admission for the presence of six risk factors for delirium, and then implements targeted interventions to reduce these risks, leading to less cognitive and functional decline and lower costs.
Membership Program Provides Community-Dwelling Seniors With Access to Wide Array of Health and Social Services, Helping Them Remain in Their Homes
Beacon Hill Village offers a membership program that provides access to or discounts on a wide array of health care and social support services that are designed to allow people 50 years and older to maintain their health status and independence and thus stay in their own homes as they age (rather than moving to an expensive long-term care facility).
Peer Leaders Facilitate Social Engagement Among Dementia Patients in Long-Term Care Facilities
Resident-Assisted Montessori Programming (RAMP) is a peer leadership program in which patients in the early stages of dementia are trained to lead group activities with their peers who have more advanced dementia. Using principles of the Montessori learning method, RAMP teaches early-stage patients to use their strengths, such as procedural memory, to engage patients in meaningful social roles.
Crisis Management Simulation Course Receives Positive Reviews, Enhances Communication and Teamwork Among Labor and Delivery Practitioners During Crises
Crisis Resource Management is a 7-hour course for labor and delivery practitioners that uses various strategies of crew resource management, a safety program developed by the aviation industry, to create realistic simulations designed to facilitate improvement of teamwork and communication skills in a real labor and delivery crisis.
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