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Group Music and Exercise Classes Improve Range of Motion in Select Joints in Very Young Burn Patients 09/21/09

A group music and exercise program for very young burn victims enhances active range of motion in assessed joints.

Providing Education, Practical Tools, and Other Support to Pediatric Practices Increases Provision of Weight Management Services 06/18/09

Providing education and practical tools to pediatric practices leads to more frequent provision of appropriate services, such as weight assessments and patient counseling.

Pediatrician-Led Program Increases Provision of Smoking Cessation Support, Boosts Quit Rates Among Parents 06/16/09

Pediatric offices systematically offer cessation support to parents who smoke, leading to an increase in the provision of such support and higher quit rates.

Home Visits Using Reflective Approach Improve Functional Health Literacy Among Low-Income Pregnant Women and New Parents 04/28/09

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.

Text Messaging Program Increases Awareness and Concern About Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among At-Risk Youth, Particularly African Americans 04/23/09

SexInfo provided free basic information and referrals for inperson health consultations to at-risk youth in San Francisco via an opt-in text-messaging service.

Automated Phone Counseling Helps Parents of Overweight Children Model and Encourage Appropriate Behaviors, Leading to Meaningful Reduction in Body Mass Index 03/23/09

Parents of overweight children completed a workbook, attended two discussion groups, and received up to 10 recorded, interactive phone messages promoting a healthy diet and physical activity, leading to a marked reduction in their children's body mass index.

In-School Supervision of Students Taking Daily Medication Improves Compliance and Asthma Control 02/12/09

Having nonclinical staff supervise elementary school children as they take their asthma medication each morning resulted in better medication compliance and asthma control.

Free Eye Care for Low-Income, Uninsured Children Combined With Vision Education for School Staff Improves Eye Care Knowledge and Academic Performance 02/09/09

A community partnership provided free, comprehensive eye exams and glasses to low-income children and trained school nurses, teachers, and counselors to detect vision problems in students, leading to enhanced access to services and improved academic performance.

Hospital-Based Asthma Educators Train Patients, Providers, and Community Members on Optimal Care, Leading to Fewer Admissions, Emergency Department Visits, and Missed Work Days 02/09/09

Asthma educators help patients, providers, school nurses, childcare providers, pharmacists, and others in the community achieve optimal asthma treatment, leading to fewer hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and missed work days.

Mobile Clinic Provides Comprehensive Medical Home for Homeless and At-Risk Youth, Reducing Emergency Department Visits and Increasing Followup Care 02/09/09

A mobile health clinic provides a medical home to homeless and other at-risk youth, leading to fewer emergency department visits, more follow up care, and high levels of satisfaction.

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