Medical Center Places Nurses in Schools, Leading to Better Lifestyle Choices and Academic Performance Among Students
Medical center–employed nurses work at elementary and middle schools, providing typical school nurse services, annual health screenings, and periodic classroom presentations, leading to improvements in the ability to identify health issues and in the lifestyle choices and academic performance of individual students.
Comprehensive Monitoring Pinpoints 911 Dispatch Inefficiencies, Leading to Communication and Deployment Improvements That Increase Cardiac Arrest Survival
A collaborative effort to develop an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest registry and change 911 call routing and ambulance deployment processes led to a significant improvement in the cardiac arrest survival rate in Atlanta.
Hair Stylists Who Serve as Lay Health Educators Encourage Clients To Adopt Behaviors That Reduce Health Risks
Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Body™ is a salon-based campaign to educate African-American adults in urban areas of Michigan about how to reduce the risks of chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension.
Nurse-Led, Telephone-Based Collaborative Care Improves Mental and Physical Health of Depressed Patients After Cardiac Bypass Surgery
A nurse-led, telephone-based collaborative care program improves mental and physical health in patients who suffer depression after cardiac bypass surgery and reduces hospital readmissions among men.
Teen Tobacco Prevention Curriculum Is Adapted for Native American and Latino Communities, Leading to Positive Feedback
Teens Against Tobacco Use™, a peer-to-peer mentorship program designed to educate youth on the dangers of tobacco use, was adapted for the Native American and Latino communities in Washington state.
Heart Attack Risk Calculator
This risk assessment tool, for people age 20 or older, provides information to assess a person’s risk for heart disease, heart attack, or other future heart problems.
My Life Check
This online assessment tool can help consumers learn the state of their heart and what they can do to live a better life.
Get With The GuidelinesSM Toolbox
Get With The GuidelinesSM (GWTG) is an evidence-based program for in-hospital quality improvement. It helps to ensure that the care hospitals provide to coronary artery disease, stroke, and heart failure patients is aligned with the latest scientific guidelines.
Let's Talk About Stroke
Let's Talk About Stroke is a series of downloadable patient information sheets, created by the American Stroke Association, that presents information in a question-and-answer format that's brief, easy-to-follow, and easy-to-read. They can be used by physicians to foster communication with patients about stroke. Some are available in Spanish as well as English.
Heart360® is a tool that provides a convenient and secure way to help patients track and monitor their blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, diet, and physical activity.