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Attempt Intensive Counseling of Students by School Nurses Does Not Have Larger Impact on Long-Term Smoking Rates Than Briefer Sessions 4/23/2014
Trained school nurses held four weekly, one-on-one sessions with high school students who smoke; the sessions did not have a larger impact on long-term smoking rates than did four shorter, information-focused sessions, but both types of counseling generated higher long-term quit rates than typical programs targeted at teen smokers.
Locating Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Health Plan Centers Enhances Access and Reduces Utilization of Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Community-Dwelling Frail Seniors 2/12/2014
A mental and behavioral health team periodically works onsite at health plan centers to facilitate patient access to mental health services, reducing psychiatric inpatient utilization and generating high levels of staff satisfaction.
Comprehensive School-Based Program Enhances Access to Oral Health Education, Prevention, and Treatment Services for Low-Income Children 1/15/2014
The Boston University/Chelsea Partnership Dental Program is a city-wide, school-based program designed to increase access to dental services for low-income children by providing oral health education, dental screening and referrals, fluoride varnish applications, dental sealants, examinations, x-rays, cleanings, and restorations.
Culturally Appropriate Videos Share Stories of Individuals With Hypertension, Leading to Improvements in Blood Pressure in Inner-City African Americans 1/15/2014
Culturally appropriate videos provide first-person narratives of patients living with hypertension, leading to significant improvements in blood pressure among low-income, inner-city African Americans with previously uncontrolled hypertension.
Regional Teams Enhance Ability of Primary Care Clinicians Throughout Massachusetts to Serve Children and Adolescents With Mental Health Issues 7/17/2013
Regional teams of mental health professionals enhance the ability of primary care clinicians throughout Massachusetts to serve children and adolescents with mental health issues.
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Resources to Implement Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice Guidelines for Medicaid Practitioners: Physician Toolkit and Curriculum 10/17/2012
This toolkit will help providers apply the Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice Guidelines, which were written for primary care practitioners serving racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse Medicaid populations in various outpatient settings.
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Integrating Behavioral Health With Primary Care 3/26/2014

Last updated: April 23, 2014.