Early Identification and Intervention Leads to Lower-Than-Expected Rates of Schizophrenia for At-Risk Adolescents
The Portland Identification and Early Referral program encourages community members to identify and refer adolescents with early warning signs of psychosis and then intervenes with counseling and medical therapy before the onset of full-syndrome psychosis.
Emergency Department Tracks and Streamlines Patient and Staff Flow, Leading to Shorter Treatment Time, Fewer Walkouts, and Higher Patient Satisfaction
Albert Einstein Medical Center uses a patient and workflow management process to improve communication and workflow in the emergency department, leading to shorter length of stay, fewer walkouts and diversions, and higher patient satisfaction.
Hospital-Based Postpartum Support Group Reduces Depression and Increases Life Satisfaction
A 10-week, hospital-based support group offers information, education, and support to women suffering from postpartum depression, leading to reduced incidence of depression and increased life satisfaction.
Hospital-Based Program Educates and Arranges Community-Based Support for Young Victims of Violence, Leading to Fewer Repeat Episodes
A hospital-based program for young victims of penetrating trauma identifies those at risk of future violence, educates them about the need to change behaviors to reduce those risks, and connects them to community-based organizations that can help them in doing so, leading to fewer repeat episodes.
Locating Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Health Plan Centers Enhances Access and Reduces Utilization of Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Community-Dwelling Frail Seniors
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.
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Health Disparities and Social Inequities: Framing a Transdisciplinary Research Agenda in Health Education for Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
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.
Health Risk Assessments
These free assessments, for consumers, present information about various health conditions and the risks connected with them.
The Hospital Overcrowding Web site includes resources on overcrowding, including the "full capacity protocol," which guides the movement of patients when the hospital is full, addressing high hospital census in a distributive and safe fashion.
LTCFocUS.org (Long-Term Care: Facts on Care in the US)
This Web site for researchers and policymakers provides data, tools, and results to better understand the long-term care system in areas of the United States and to achieve improvements.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Wellness Initiative Tools
The SAMHSA Wellness Initiative Tools for consumers and providers include posters, fact sheets, brochures, and slide presentations that stress the importance of wellness and highlight the eight dimensions of wellness.