A nurse-led program that combines home visits and group counseling reduced risky behaviors and sexually transmitted infections while also improving levels of connectedness to family and school and grades among sexually assaulted or exploited runaway girls.
Automated clinician prompts and referrals facilitates access to behavior counseling, leading to improved behaviors related to diet and exercise and higher quit rates among smokers.
Group prenatal and parenting classes integrate health assessment, education, and support, leading to improved birth outcomes and enhanced provider efficiency.
Healthy Steps for Young Children (Healthy Steps) is a national initiative that encourages use of clinician-childhood development expert teams in physician offices to promote the use of timely preventive care; parent education and support; and other interventions to address the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children from birth to age 3.
Web-based communities allow patients with a variety of life-changing illnesses to record functional outcomes, share these data securely with clinicians and caregivers, and communicate with similar patients for support and learning.
Essentia Health Heart and Vascular Center created a heart failure program combining chronic care and disease management principles to improve outcomes and reduce costs associated with heart failure care.