Disease Management Programs Improve Adherence to Evidence-Based Processes and Outcomes by Targeting Sickest Patients and Working Closely With Physicians
A hospital-based outpatient disease management program serves patients with asthma, chronic heart failure, and diabetes and offers smoking cessation services to smokers. Unlike traditional disease management programs, this initiative heavily involves physicians in the initial referral and throughout the process and targets services toward the sickest patients (rather than to all patients with the condition).
Hospital Successfully Links Recently Released, HIV-Positive Prisoners to Medical, Mental Health, and Social Services, Reducing Recidivism
A hospital links HIV-positive prisoners to medical care and other social services before and after release to enable successful reentry into the community, leading to enhanced access to these services and less recidivism.
Quality Improvement Collaborative Helps Clinic Serving the Uninsured to Significantly Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening and Smoking Cessation Education
As part of a quality improvement collaborative, a nonprofit clinic serving uninsured patients created new processes to identify those in need of colorectal cancer screening and smoking cessation education, formed partnerships with community-based organizations and providers to offer additional support to such patients, and participated in ongoing performance monitoring, reporting, and improvement; the program significantly increased the percentage of eligible patients receiving the targeted services.
Tobacco Cessation “Quitline” Staff Proactively Call Patients Referred by Trained Providers, Leading to Greater Satisfaction With Services and Higher Quit Rates
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.
Care Coordination, Peer Support, and Discretionary Fund Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Costs for Adults with Serious Mental Illness
Intensive, person-centered case management, peer support, and a discretionary fund for adults with serious mental illness leads to better access to treatment, job training, and employment; fewer suicide/self-harm attempts, hospitalizations, incarcerations, and days of homelessness; and lower mental illness-related costs.
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Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse.
This interactive map tool provides advocates and policymakers information on national efforts in key tobacco control policy areas.
The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard: An Assessment Tool for Employers To Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Related Health Conditions
This tool is designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have applied evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.
Smoking Cessation Public Service Announcements With National Football League Hall of Famer Darrell Green
In these four 30-second public service announcements, Darrell Green (formerly of the Washington Redskins) talks with third-grade students about the effects of smoking and secondhand smoke and reasons to quit.
Worksite Wellness Toolkit
The Healthy Arkansas Toolkit was created for businesses and organizations to begin or expand worksite wellness programs.