An interactive learning program integrates health-related topics into core academic subjects in elementary schools, leading to improvements in student knowledge and behaviors related to healthy eating and physical activity, and contributing to a leveling off in the prevalence of overweight/obesity.
Pediatric practices receive training and in-office support designed to enhance their knowledge and comfort related to screening for risk factors for child abuse and neglect, leading to significantly more screening and significantly less maltreatment.
The Full Circle Diabetes program provides comprehensive care and self-management support to Native Americans with diabetes, leading to improvements in health-related behaviors, clinical outcomes, and emotional health.
With support from a Web-based program, pharmacists provide weekly feedback and host monthly group sessions to help individuals adopt healthier behaviors that reduce cardiovascular risk, leading to increased levels of physical activity, weight loss, and lower systolic blood pressure.
Hospital-based program increases use of pertussis vaccinations for mothers who have just given birth and others who will be in regular contact with the infant at home (and who therefore represent a potential source of infection to the infant).
Volunteer physicians, supported by paid nurse case managers, provide homeless women with needed medical care in homeless shelters and connect the women to other needed medical and social services. The program has enhanced access to services, improved outcomes, and generated significant cost savings.
A team-based program combines competition with online and inperson social support to increase physical activity and promote weight loss in adults throughout Rhode Island.
An algorithm-driven program combines hospital-wide inpatient screening for alcohol withdrawal risk, monitoring of at-risk patients, and medical treatment of symptoms, leading to more patients being diagnosed, fewer acute episodes of delirium, and improved care for patients experiencing such episodes.
Electronic alerts related to black box warnings did not affect overall physician prescribing habits in outpatient clinics; the alerts did influence prescribing related to warnings about the most serious potential drug–drug and drug–pregnancy interactions.
A primary care clinic offers patients 3- to 5-minute educational video modules, leading to enhanced patient knowledge without placing incremental demands on physicians and staff.