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Community Referral Liaisons Help Patients Reduce Risky Health Behaviors, Leading to Improvements in Health Status 4/9/2014
A community health educator referral liaison receives physician referrals of patients with risky health behaviors; the liaison links patients with community resources, offers counseling and encouragement over the telephone, and provides feedback to the physicians.
Pediatrician-Led Program Increases Provision of Smoking Cessation Support, Boosts Quit Rates Among Parents 3/26/2014
Pediatric offices systematically offer cessation support to parents who smoke, leading to an increase in the provision of such support and higher quit rates.
Automated Clinician Prompts and Referrals Facilitate Access to Counseling Services, Leading to Positive Behavior Changes Among Patients 3/12/2014
Automated clinician prompts and referrals facilitates access to behavior counseling, leading to improved behaviors related to diet and exercise and higher quit rates among smokers.
Disease Management Programs Improve Adherence to Evidence-Based Processes and Outcomes by Targeting Sickest Patients and Working Closely With Physicians 3/12/2014
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).
Nurse-Led Program Increases Provision of Cessation Counseling to Inpatients Who Smoke 3/12/2014
With support from a unit-based nurse champion, stroke unit nurses encourage inpatient smokers to quit through bedside counseling, referral to an outpatient counseling program, and followup with the primary care provider.
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The Community Health Worker's Sourcebook: A Training Manual for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke 4/9/2014
This sourcebook serves as an instruction manual for training community health workers and as a reference and a resource for community health workers working with community members in preventing heart disease and stroke.
Tobacco Map 1/15/2014
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 1/15/2014
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 12/18/2013
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 12/18/2013
The Healthy Arkansas Toolkit was created for businesses and organizations to begin or expand worksite wellness programs.

Last updated: April 09, 2014.