Race and ethnicity
Boston Medical Center adopted the Baby-Friendly ™ Hospital Initiative, a 10-step program that has led to sustained increases in the initiation of breastfeeding.
The Video Medical Interpreting program uses a videoconferencing system to allow offsite interpreters to provide in-depth, culturally sensitive medical interpretation services to Spanish-speaking patients with limited English proficiency in rural locations.
The Promoting Health in Teens and Kids weight management program offers culturally sensitive group education intervention for obese children and their parents that addresses behavioral changes related to physical activity and nutrition, along with families' economic challenges that might make weight management difficult for children.
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.
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center implemented a diabetes education program in the waiting room to improve patients' health literacy and self-management skills.
Health Not Cosmetics is a lifestyle modification program administered by medical students that includes educational classes, group training, and individual sessions; the program targets overweight and obese inner-city residents, many of whom are racial and ethnic minorities living in poverty.
The Medical Outreach Program enhanced services provided to unstably housed, minority individuals with human immunodeficiency virus by including physicians on the community outreach team who provide general medical consultation, triage, acute care, evaluation, and prescriptions for needed medications.
The Medical Language Interpretive Services program in Grady Health System uses a multipronged approach to increase staffing and the hospital's capacity to provide interpretation services to meet the needs of patients with low English proficiency.
The Bienestar Health Program is a comprehensive and culturally competent school-based behavior modification program intended to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among Mexican-American and other at-risk youth.
A health plan's individualized, in-home, environmental asthma intervention program targets all pediatric members with confirmed allergies to indoor allergens and symptomatic asthma. During multiple in-home visits, trained asthma counselors provide education, perform an environmental assessment, demonstrate intervention equipment, devise a written care plan, and assess and address psychosocial issues.