Church-Health System Partnership Facilitates Transitions From Hospital to Home for Urban, Low-Income African Americans, Reducing Mortality, Utilization, and Costs
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.
Inclusive Design Process and Extensive Promotion and Support Generate Widespread Use of Health Information Exchange, Leading to Improvements in Health Outcomes
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.
Culturally Tailored Chronic Disease Education Program Improves African American Patients' Self-Management Behaviors, Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose Control, and Quality of Life
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.
Coping Skills Training Helps Adolescents Improve Quality of Life and Ability to Manage Their Diabetes
A coping skills training program for adolescents with type 1 diabetes teaches communication and social problem-solving skills, leading to better disease management skills and blood glucose control.
Culturally Competent Self-Management Program Increases Confidence and Knowledge for African Americans With or at Risk for Diabetes
The Center for African American Health Focus on Diabetes project offered a culturally competent diabetes self-management course and related services to people with or at risk for diabetes and their caregivers.
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4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes. For Life.
This booklet for consumers provides four steps to help diabetic patients manage their diabetes and live a long and active life.
High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know
This fact sheet explains the risks of having a high blood cholesterol level and provides guidance on lowering high blood cholesterol.
2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
2010 National Healthcare Quality Report
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress.
2013 National Healthcare Disparities Report
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.