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.
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.
Three hospitals within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System developed and implemented a standing orders program to provide pneumococcal vaccinations to appropriate patients in the hospital.
As part of a statewide collaborative, hospital-based multidisciplinary teams developed and implemented projects aimed at improving adherence to a set of standardized, evidence-based protocols for the management of acute stroke.
A multifaceted program called Practicing Safety helps pediatricians become more effective in screening for potential child abuse and providing support and other services to prevent such abuse.
Community clinics use the Toyota “Lean” rapid cycle process improvement system to enhance efficiency and productivity, leading to a significant increase in revenues.
Teens Against Tobacco Use ™, a peer-to-peer mentorship program designed to educate youth on the dangers of tobacco use, was adapted for the Native American and Latino communities in Washington state.
Kaiser Permanente Colorado developed a computerized alert system to notify pharmacists when elderly patients are prescribed potentially inappropriate medications; alerted pharmacists consult with the physicians to discuss the prescription, leading to a reduction in inappropriate prescribing.
Practice enhancement assistants improve patient care through practice audits and feedback, staff training, sharing of innovative ideas, and support in the development of systems and infrastructure.