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Community Coalition Connects Medical Practices to Community Resources, Leading to Improved Asthma and Diabetes Outcomes in At-Risk Populations 7/16/2014
King County Steps to Health connected medical practices to community resources by encouraging organizations to work together to identify common messages, leverage resources, and develop programs for populations at risk for diabetes, asthma, and obesity.
Culturally Competent Outreach Programs Increase Cervical Cancer Screening Among Chinese Women 6/18/2014
The Chinese Women's Health Project used two approaches to promote cervical cancer screening among Chinese women—mailing Chinese-language written materials to women and home visits by bicultural, trilingual outreach workers.
Online Patient Access to Visit Notes Generates Positive Early Reviews From Patients and Primary Care Physicians 5/21/2014
Primary care doctors offer patients online access to office visit notes, generating high levels of satisfaction and multiple benefits for both patients and physicians.
Policy Removing Restrictions and Barriers to Supportive Housing for Late-Stage Alcoholics Reduces Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol-Related Symptoms, and Costs 4/23/2014
A supportive housing program for late-stage alcoholics who frequently use crisis services features policies that reduce traditional barriers and restrictions to obtaining housing, leading to reductions in alcohol abuse, alcohol-related symptoms, and costs.
Clinics Offer Culturally Tailored Diabetes Education and Culturally Appropriate Care to Ethiopian Patients, Leading to More Engagement, Better Outcomes, and Reduction of Health Disparities 1/29/2014
A large health plan offered a 6-month program featuring culturally tailored educational classes and materials and the integration of culturally sensitive approaches into everyday care, leading to increased cultural sensitivity among staff, more engaged patients, and better health outcomes, and contributing (along with other programs) to the elimination of racial disparities.
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Last updated: July 16, 2014.