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Culturally Responsive Maternity Care Clinic Enhances Access to Care for Expectant Refugee Mothers and Their Children 03/17/11

A hospital-based maternal/child health clinic enhances access to comprehensive, culturally competent prenatal and pediatric care for refugee families, leading to less anxiety among expectant mothers and better attendance at scheduled appointments.

Academic Detailing Sessions With Providers Increase Use of Pain- and Anxiety-Reducing Strategies During Childhood Immunizations 01/19/11

A trained educator used “academic detailing” sessions to teach primary care clinicians about proven strategies for reducing the pain and anxiety associated with childhood immunizations, leading to increased use of these strategies and greater satisfaction among clinicians.

Between-Session Access to Mobile Cognitive Behavioral Self-Assessment and Exercises Improves Self-Awareness and Ability to Manage Strong Emotions 06/29/10

Individuals in cognitive behavioral therapy receive real-time support between therapy sessions by accessing mobile phone applications that prompt them to assess their mood and allow access to self-directed exercises that encourage cognitive reappraisal and physical relaxation. Users of the program report greater self-awareness and mood awareness, improvements in coping skills and mood patterns, and reductions in negative emotions such as anger, sadness, and anxiety.

Worksite Program Provides Strategies for Handling Stress, Reducing Problem Drinking and Psychological Symptoms 06/25/10

A 16-week workplace intervention teaches those struggling with substance abuse and related psychological issues to avoid negative substance use patterns while coping with work and family stress. The program has led to increased use of positive coping strategies, reduced use of avoidance coping and problem drinking, and fewer psychological symptoms, including depression, anxiety, and somatic complaints.

Sleep Education and Other Support Significantly Reduces Turnover Among First-Year Nurses 03/17/10

A nurse retention program that incorporates sleep education and other support significantly reduced nurse turnover among first-year nurses.

Refugee Trauma Program Uses Novel Approach to Promote Recovery for Victims of Violence, Other Trauma 10/15/08

The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma developed and promotes a novel approach to identifying and treating refugees who are victims of trauma.

Individualized Stress Management Program Encourages Healthy Behaviors and Coping Techniques 08/19/08

An individualized, self-directed, tailored intervention assisted adults in effectively managing stress in healthy ways, including exercise, socialization, meditation, and/or relaxation.

Rooftop Garden Provides Healing Environment, Enhancing Recovery for Rehabilitation Hospital Patients 06/23/08

A rehabilitation hospital constructed a 10,000-square-foot, rooftop healing garden that serves as a place for therapeutic activities and for patients, family members, and staff to spend free time.

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