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Policy Long-Term Care Facilities Cede Control of Immunization Policies to Regional Pharmacy, Significantly Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Workers 4/9/2014
A group of 14 long-term care facilities cede control of immunization policies to a regional pharmacy, leading to a significant increase in influenza vaccination rates among facility workers.
Pharmacists Support Employees and Physicians in Managing Chronic Conditions, Leading to Better Care and Disease Control, Lower Costs, and Higher Productivity 3/12/2014
Pharmacists provide ongoing chronic care management support to employees and their physicians, leading to greater adherence to recommended care processes and self-management behaviors, lower costs, higher productivity, and a significant return on investment.
Pharmacist Coaching and Waived Copayments Lead to Better Outcomes and Lower Costs for Employees With Diabetes 2/26/2014
Pharmacist coaches meet periodically with employees who have diabetes to assess health, monitor medications, and strengthen self-management skills, leading to better blood glucose and blood pressure control, greater adherence to recommended care processes, and lower overall health care costs.
Comprehensive Wellness Program Improves Employees' Health-Related Behaviors and Risk Factors, Stems Rise in Employer Health Care Costs 2/12/2014
A large employer offers a comprehensive wellness program combined with financial incentives to use its various components, leading to broad participation, improvements in health-related behaviors and risk factors, and a leveling off of overall health care costs.
Archived Diabetes Educators Provide Counseling at Worksites, Leading to Enhanced Knowledge, Improved Outcomes, and Reduced Absenteeism 2/12/2014
Diabetes educators come to office and factory worksites for scheduled one-on-one counseling sessions with employees, leading to better diabetes knowledge; improvements in blood sugar, cholesterol, and weight control; and reduced absenteeism.
QualityTools
Worker Safety in Hospitals 4/9/2014
This suite of resources for hospitals provides health care workers and administrators ways to assess and understand workplace safety needs, implement safety and health management systems, and enhance their patient-handling programs to improve worker safety.
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.
Worksite Wellness Toolkit 12/18/2013
The Healthy Arkansas Toolkit was created for businesses and organizations to begin or expand worksite wellness programs.
The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Purchaser Guide 6/19/2013
This guide provides an overview of the patient-centered medical home concept, addresses the question of why health care purchasers should consider supporting it, and then defines a list of potential strategies that purchasers should consider, including some recommended immediate steps that could be taken.
Childhood Obesity: It's Everyone's Business 2/20/2013
This toolkit provides employers with a range of options that may be implemented in their own company to address childhood obesity.

Last updated: April 23, 2014.