County, City, and Community Agencies Support Childcare Centers and Parents in Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity Habits of Preschoolers
Local government agencies and nonprofit groups improved the nutrition and physical activity practices of childcare centers by refurbishing a local park, training staff on healthy eating and exercise, and planting gardens at each center.
Community Partnership Uses Lay Health Advisers to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk Factors, Leading to Improvements in Lifestyle and Health in Low-Income African Americans
A primary care center, county health department, community organizations, and lay health advisers jointly developed and implemented various activities to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes in a low-income, largely African-American population, leading to improvements in health-related behaviors and better health.
Family-Oriented Program Combines Medical Care and Behavioral Counseling, Leading to Health Improvements in Obese Children and Adolescents
Through a 1-year program combining medical care with behavioral counseling and practical strategies, a multidisciplinary team of professionals meets with families on an ongoing basis to emphasize good health habits and address a spectrum of lifestyle issues related to pediatric obesity and its complications.
System to Help Staff Locate Equipment Quickly Frees Up Nurse Time, Improving Care and Staff Satisfaction
Nurses and other hospital staff use a radiofrequency identification system to pinpoint the location of needed equipment, leading to enhanced productivity, better equipment maintenance, expedited patient care and discharge, and high levels of nurse satisfaction.
Education and Support of Primary Care Practices Does Not Increase Referrals of Patients With Behavioral Risks to Community-Based Organizations
Education and support of primary care practices did not increase referrals of patients with behavioral risk factors to community-based organizations.
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