Bundle of Interventions Targeting High-Risk Patients Reduces Falls and Fall-Related Injuries on Medical-Surgical Units
A hospital implemented a bundle of interventions that reduced falls and fall-related injuries on two medical-surgical units.
Capitated System Identifies, Screens, and Treats Osteoporosis Risks, Preventing Hip Fractures, Saving Lives, and Reducing Costs
A capitated system proactively identifies, screens, and treats those with or at risk for osteoporosis, leading to a 49 percent decline in hip fractures, more than 350 lives saved each year, and tens of millions of dollars in annual cost savings.
Community Coalition Supports Schools in Helping Students Increase Physical Activity and Make Better Food Choices
A community-based coalition in rural Pennsylvania conducts ongoing marketing, supports schools, and sponsors community events in an effort to promote healthier behaviors by students, leading to more physical activity and better food choices.
Culturally Tailored Cessation Program Significantly Reduces Tobacco Use Among Members of American Indian Tribe
A culturally tailored smoking cessation program significantly reduces tobacco use among members of an American Indian tribe.
Exercise and Nutrition Program Helps Individuals With Serious Mental Illness Develop Healthier Lifestyles, Improve Fitness and Mental Well-Being
A motivational health promotion and physical fitness program for adults with serious mental illnesses produced meaningful improvements in physical fitness and mental well-being.
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Eat Better & Move More: A Guidebook for Community Programs
This 36-page guidebook, part of the You Can! Steps to Healthier Aging Campaign, will help community organizations increase the number of older people who stay active and healthy by implementing a simple 12-week nutrition and walking program.
The Community Health Worker's Sourcebook: A Training Manual for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke
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.
My Healthy Habits
This free mobile app can help consumers start a new healthy habit, create a daily routine, and track their progress.
Bone Health & Osteoporosis Outreach Toolkit
This 44-page toolkit provides information and tools to promote bone health to the media and to the community, as recommended in Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General.
Fall Prevention at Home
This brochure offers suggestions for preventing falls at home.