Managed Care Organization and Visiting Nurse Association Offer Standardized Education to Elderly Heart Failure Patients, Improving Self-Management and Reducing Readmissions
Kaiser Permanente Colorado and the Visiting Nurse Association in Denver jointly offer intense, consistent education to elderly heart failure patients discharged from the hospital in need of home-based skilled nursing care, leading to improved knowledge and self-management skills and fewer readmissions.
Culturally Tailored Lifestyle Counseling Tied To Readiness for Change Helps Underserved African-American Women Reduce Dietary Fat Intake
Low-income African-American women at risk for cardiovascular disease received culturally appropriate motivational counseling and support tied to their readiness for change, leading to reductions in dietary fat intake.
Puppetry Theater Production Leads to Desirable Attitudes and Better Decisions Related to Nutrition and Physical Activity Among Elementary School Students
MicheLee Puppets' EXTREME Health Challenge is a live theatrical production that tours elementary schools across Florida to educate students on making positive choices about nutrition and physical activity.
Provider Training on Adolescent Weight Management Promotes Body Mass Index Documentation and Referrals to Health/Fitness Classes, But at Rates Below Health System Goals
The Santa Clara Family Health Plan encouraged health care practitioners to document body mass index and to provide weight management consultations and referrals to obese adolescents during well visits. While the initiative did not have a major impact on practitioner behavior, it does offer insights into how to develop effective programs to address childhood obesity.
Hospital Posts Appropriate Diet for Patient on Room Door, Reducing Diet-Related Mistakes and Nursing Interruptions
An adjustable “diet wheel” posted on each inpatient’s doorway indicates which of 15 physician-ordered diets a patient should receive and prompts dietary staff to check that food trays match the ordered diet, leading to fewer diet-related miscommunications, mistakes, and interruptions.
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BodyWorks—A Toolkit for Healthy Teens and Strong Families
This toolkit, for parents and caregivers of adolescents, provides hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight.
Healthy Weight Menu Planner
The interactive menu planner is designed to guide daily food and meal choices based on one day's calorie allowance.
Percent Energy From Fat Screener
This short assessment instrument is used to estimate an individual's usual intake of percent energy from fat.
Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series: Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity Primer
The Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series: Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity Primer is designed to offer practical recommendations for addressing adult obesity in the primary care setting.
Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth
This tool will help children and parents choose the right snacks in order to prevent tooth decay.