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.
Diabetes Educators Provide Counseling at Worksites, Leading to Enhanced Knowledge, Improved Outcomes, and Reduced Absenteeism
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.
Mobile Clinic Provides Comprehensive Medical Home for Homeless and At-Risk Youth, Reducing Emergency Department Visits and Increasing Followup Care
A mobile health clinic provides a medical home to homeless and other at-risk youth, leading to fewer emergency department visits, more follow up care, and high levels of satisfaction.
Data-Driven Community Education and Defibrillator Placement Increase Bystander-Administered CPR and Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates in Atlanta
The American Heart Association spearheaded a public education campaign (called "Restart Atlanta's Hearts") to teach Atlanta area residents to identify individuals who are experiencing cardiac arrest and to act quickly to save them.
In-School, Portable Clinic Brings Comprehensive Dental Care to Impoverished Hispanic Children
A portable clinic uses specially designed equipment to bring full-service dental care to elementary schools serving impoverished, immigrant, and uninsured children.