A church-based program trains congregational members to be volunteer “health representatives” for their churches. These representatives provide health and disease prevention education and health screenings related to health priorities established by the church and its pastor, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS.
A mental health clinical assessment service provides remote (telephone-based) screening, diagnosis, and clinical guidance for patients seen in primary care practices who have or are suspected of having mental health or substance abuse problems.
Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services provides psychotherapy, counseling, social support, and citizenship assistance services to frail and disabled elderly who speak little or no English and have no other means of accessing such services.
Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Body ™ is a salon-based campaign to educate African-American adults in urban areas of Michigan about how to reduce the risks of chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension.
The AIDS Care Project increases access to free and low-cost acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and shiatsu for underinsured Boston-area residents with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and other conditions.
The Alaska Dental Health Aide Program enhances access to oral health care by training dental therapists to provide culturally appropriate education and routine dental services to high-risk residents of rural villages.
Ethica Health and Retirement Communities developed a falls management program, the cornerstone of which is an interdisciplinary “falls team” at each nursing home that regularly assesses residents for risk of falling and develops intervention plans for those found at high risk.
Work Healthy brought together an interdisciplinary team of certified nurse practitioners, health educators, and community health workers to provide onsite health education, health promotion, and primary care services to low-income, uninsured workers in the mushroom industry.
Transitions coaches encourage recently hospitalized Medicare patients with complex care needs to assert a more active role in their posthospital care, leading to fewer readmissions and lower costs.
Community partnerships and provider training increase service capacity and access to long-term treatment for individuals addicted to heroin.