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Community Coalition Supports Schools in Helping Students Increase Physical Activity and Make Better Food Choices 7/30/2014
A community-based coalition in rural Pennsylvania conducts ongoing marketing, supports schools, and sponsors community events in an effort to promote healthier behaviors by students, leading to more physical activity and better food choices.
Individualized Stress Management Program Encourages Healthy Behaviors and Coping Techniques 7/30/2014
An individualized, self-directed, tailored intervention assisted adults in effectively managing stress in healthy ways, including exercise, socialization, meditation, and/or relaxation.
Nurse-Led Program Increases Provision of Cessation Counseling to Inpatients Who Smoke 7/30/2014
With support from a unit-based nurse champion, stroke unit nurses encourage inpatient smokers to quit through bedside counseling, referral to an outpatient counseling program, and followup with the primary care provider.
Quality Improvement Collaborative Helps Clinic Serving the Uninsured to Significantly Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening and Smoking Cessation Education 7/30/2014
As part of a quality improvement collaborative, a nonprofit clinic serving uninsured patients created new processes to identify those in need of colorectal cancer screening and smoking cessation education, formed partnerships with community-based organizations and providers to offer additional support to such patients, and participated in ongoing performance monitoring, reporting, and improvement; the program significantly increased the percentage of eligible patients receiving the targeted services.
Toolkit-Supported Safety Rounds With Staff and Patients Enhance Reporting of Medical Errors and Near Misses 7/30/2014
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute uses safety rounds with staff and patients, supported by a toolkit, to promote a culture of safety and reduce medical errors by proactively identifying and addressing potential safety problems.
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Get a Mammogram: Do It for Yourself, Do It for Your Family 4/9/2014
This fact sheet provides women with information about mammograms.
Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer 12/18/2013
This book is a guide patients can refer to throughout chemotherapy treatment. It includes facts about chemotherapy and its side effects and also highlights ways patients can care for themselves before, during, and after treatment.
Percent Energy From Fat Screener 10/9/2013
This short assessment instrument is used to estimate an individual's usual intake of percent energy from fat.
Health Disparities and Social Inequities: Framing a Transdisciplinary Research Agenda in Health Education for Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities 6/19/2013
This Web site includes downloadable presentations from a Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE)-sponsored summit where participants sought to develop a transdisciplinary health education research agenda for eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities by focusing on health behavior dissemination, research and implementation.
Advanced Lung Cancer: Issues to Consider—Patient Education Guide 3/13/2013
This patient education guide provides information for people diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer.

Last updated: July 30, 2014.