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Church-Health System Partnership Facilitates Transitions From Hospital to Home for Urban, Low-Income African Americans, Reducing Mortality, Utilization, and Costs 9/10/2014
A partnership between a large health system and 512 churches supports the transition from the hospital back into the community, leading to lower mortality, health care utilization, and health care costs and to higher satisfaction with hospital care.
Policy Inclusive Design Process and Extensive Promotion and Support Generate Widespread Use of Health Information Exchange, Leading to Improvements in Health Outcomes 9/10/2014
Use of an inclusive design process and the investment of significant time and resources in promoting and supporting use of a health information exchange generates widespread participation by providers, which in turn leads to more patients having an electronic health record, better management of high cholesterol, and increased provision of tobacco cessation counseling and screening for depression and breast cancer.
Updated Transition Home Program Reduces Readmissions for Heart Failure Patients 9/10/2014
The Transition Home program incorporates a number of components to ensure patients a safe transition to home or another health care setting, leading to fewer readmissions.
Culturally Tailored Chronic Disease Education Program Improves African American Patients' Self-Management Behaviors, Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose Control, and Quality of Life 9/10/2014
A nine-session, culturally tailored program to educate minority populations with diabetes, hypertension, or overweight/obesity about appropriate disease management improves self-care behaviors, leading to improved blood pressure and blood glucose control and better quality of life.
Trained Peers Educate and Support Veterans in Self-Management of Hypertension, Leading to Improved Blood Pressure and Weight Loss 9/10/2014
Trained peers educate and support veterans in managing their blood pressure during regularly scheduled monthly meetings at Veterans Service Organizations posts, leading to lower blood pressure, weight loss, and other improvements.
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POWER Program Curriculum 9/10/2014
The POWER Program is an innovative project designed to help participating veterans manage high blood pressure and other chronic conditions.
Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs 8/27/2014
This Web site is part of a campaign to increase awareness of the need to act quickly when someone may be having a heart attack.
High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know 8/27/2014
This fact sheet explains the risks of having a high blood cholesterol level and provides guidance on lowering high blood cholesterol.
Read the Food Label 8/27/2014
This fact sheet provides information about reading food labels to find foods that are lower in sodium.
Tips to Help You Remember to Take Your Blood Pressure Drugs 8/27/2014
This fact sheet provides 11 tips to help patients remember to take their blood pressure medications.

Last updated: September 10, 2014.