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Toolkit-Supported Safety Rounds With Staff and Patients Enhance Reporting of Medical Errors and Near Misses 7/16/2014
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.
Smoking Cessation Intervention by Thoracic Surgeons Achieves Above Average Pre- and Postoperative Quit Rates 7/2/2014
During pre- and postsurgery visits, thoracic surgeons encourage lung cancer patients to quit smoking and provide assistance to help them do so, leading to a 35 percent quit rate, which is above the average quit rate documented in other smoking cessation programs.
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.
Church-Based Program Encourages African-American Congregants to Increase Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables 6/4/2014
A church-based program has been successful in encouraging African-American congregants to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables.
Hospital Uses Data Analytics and Predictive Modeling To Identify and Allocate Scarce Resources to High-Risk Patients, Leading to Fewer Readmissions 6/4/2014
A safety net hospital employs a software application that uses electronic health record data and predictive modeling to identify and allocate scarce resources to high-risk patients, leading to fewer readmissions and lower costs.
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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 16, 2014.