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.
Electronic and Telephone Reminders Increase Medication Adherence in Adults With Uncomplicated Hypertension
A specially designed pill-bottle system supplied visual and auditory reminders to patients, along with telephone reminders after missed doses and progress reports to be shared with providers; the program significantly increased medication adherence in those with uncomplicated hypertension.
Culturally Appropriate, School-Based Education and Support Reduces Likelihood That Latino Teens Will Engage in Risky Sexual Behaviors
A high school–based program provides culturally appropriate education and follow up support to Latino teenagers, leading to reduced likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behaviors.
School District Uses Policies and Related Programs to Improve Health, Behavior, and Academic Performance of Students with Asthma and Reduce Absenteeism
A school district’s multifaceted, collaborative initiative to reduce the impact of asthma includes multiple policies and subsequent programs such as electronic monitoring, case management, and stakeholder-specific education, leading to fewer asthma-related absences and better academic performance, behavior, health, and quality of life for students with asthma.
The Health Communicator's Social Media Toolkit
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