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Culturally Competent Parent Mentors Support Families of Minority Children with Asthma, Leading to Better Health, Less Missed School and Work 7/2/2014
Culturally competent parent mentors helped families better understand and care for their children’s asthma through home visits, monthly telephone calls, and inperson meetings, leading to reductions in wheezing, exacerbations, missed school and parental work days, and emergency department visits.
Archived Employer-Sponsored Incentives and Support Designed to Reduce Overweight/Obesity and Other Risks Lead to Improvements in Health-Related Behaviors and Select Health Indicators 7/2/2014
Financial incentives and associated support for employees and spouses to remain smoke-free, engage in physical activity, manage weight, achieve specific health-related milestones, and complete an annual physical exam and health risk appraisal lead to high participation rates and improvements in health-related behaviors and select health indicators.
Tobacco Cessation “Quitline” Staff Proactively Call Patients Referred by Trained Providers, Leading to Greater Satisfaction With Services and Higher Quit Rates 7/2/2014
Trained health care providers educate patients who use tobacco about the state’s free tobacco cessation phone counseling service (called a “quitline”) and then fax a referral form to quitline staff who proactively follow up with the patient; the program led to higher quit rates than among those simply informed about the quitline by their providers.
Comprehensive Program to Promote “Fair and Just Principles" Improves Employee Perceptions of How a Health System Responds to Errors 6/4/2014
A comprehensive program to promote adoption of a "fair and just" culture improves employee perceptions of how a health system responds to errors.
Weekly Group Storytelling Enhances Verbal Skills, Encourages Positive Behavior Change, and Reduces Confusion in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia 6/4/2014
The Timeslips program uses group storytelling to enhance the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.
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Last updated: July 16, 2014.