Multidisciplinary Program Combining Medical, Counseling, and Behavior Modification Services Helps Overweight Children and Adolescents Lose Weight, Reduce Body Mass Index
The Optimal Weight for Life program provides medical evaluation, nutritional counseling, and behavior modification services to overweight and obese children, leading to reductions in body mass index, weight, fat mass, and insulin resistance.
Case Management and Home Assessments Reduce Asthma-Related Admissions, Emergency Visits, and Missed School Days in Diverse Urban Children
Case management combined with in-home environmental assessment and remediation of environmental triggers reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, missed school days, and missed parent work days in diverse, low-income urban children with asthma.
Community-Wide Collaboration Provides School-Based Mental Health Services to Students and Families in Impoverished, High-Crime, Urban Neighborhoods
A child mental health agency, the Boston Public Schools, and several other urban community service agencies have joined together to provide school-based mental health and other support services to students and their families living in neighborhoods plagued by poverty and crime.