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Home Visit for All Newborns To Assess Risk of Child Maltreatment Improves Parenting Skills, Reduces Medical Emergencies, and Generates Positive Return on Investment 3/26/2014
Nurses come to the home of families with newborns to perform a comprehensive assessment of risk factors and provide education and support, leading to better connections to community resources, improved parenting skills, higher quality and safety in the home environment, and significantly fewer infant medical emergencies.
Archived Weekly Group Program Improves Health-Related Behaviors, Leading to Stable Body Mass Index in Children and Weight Loss in Adults 11/20/2013
An inner-city clinic hosts a weekly group program with parents and children that includes an individual medical visit, group education, and time for exercise, leading to improved health-related behaviors, stable body mass index in children, and weight loss in adults who participate frequently.
Alternating Group and In-Home Sessions Help Obese Preschoolers and Overweight Parents Improve Eating Habits and Reduce Body Mass Index 11/6/2013
Behavioral health clinicians lead a 24-week program consisting of alternating group sessions and in-home consultations with obese preschoolers and their overweight parent(s), leading to improved dietary habits, less weight gain, and lower body mass index among preschoolers and to greater weight loss and lower body mass index among parents.
Telephone-Based Case Management and Periodic Home Visits Reduce Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Utilization and Overall Costs for High-Risk Pregnant Women and Their Babies 11/6/2013
The Partners in Pregnancy program combines telephone-based case management with periodic home visits from registered nurses and community-based workers to improve pregnancy outcomes for high-risk pregnancies in a Medicaid managed care population.
Home Visits Using Reflective Approach Improve Functional Health Literacy Among Low-Income Pregnant Women and New Parents 9/25/2013
Reflective questions and conversations integrated into home visitation programs increased the health literacy of low-income pregnant women and new parents, thus empowering them to better manage their family's health and medical care.
QualityTools
Bone Up on Bone Loss! Exercise to Build Healthy Bones! 1/15/2014
This fact sheet provides information about bone health.
Milk Matters: For Strong Bones . . . For Lifelong Health . . . 1/15/2014
This booklet can help parents and caregivers learn more about milk and calcium so they can help their children and teenagers grow into strong, healthy adults.
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Risk Calculator 4/10/2013
This calculator predicts the probability of a successful vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
Building Strong Bones: Calcium Information for Health Care Providers 3/13/2013
This fact sheet can be used by health care providers to educate their patients about the importance of calcium consumption in children and teenagers.
Lactose Intolerance: Information for Health Care Providers 2/20/2013
This fact sheet can be used by health care providers to educate patients who are lactose intolerant on how they can get enough calcium each day.
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Last updated: April 09, 2014.