To meet the needs of the surrounding community, 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University employs a multidisciplinary model of care, offering residents a wide variety of health and wellness services regardless of their ability to pay.
Six adult day health centers provide nursing and rehabilitative services, as well as social programs and activities to elders and other vulnerable adults to maintain and/or improve physical, social, and cognitive functioning, thus avoiding the need for placement in a long-term care facility.
The On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment program uses standardized documentation data elements and actionable clinical reports that are integrated into practice at nursing homes, leading to a significant reduction in pressure ulcer rates.
The Promoting Health in Teens and Kids weight management program offers culturally sensitive group education intervention for obese children and their parents that addresses behavioral changes related to physical activity and nutrition, along with families' economic challenges that might make weight management difficult for children.
An array of Web-based, interactive tools and services, including an online, shared health record, empowers health plan enrollees to take greater responsibility for their health and health care.
A coping skills training program for adolescents with type 1 diabetes teaches communication and social problem-solving skills, leading to better disease management skills and blood glucose control.
The Payne-Phalen Living at Home/Block Nurse Program is a community-based program that provides medical and social services to neighborhood seniors, enabling them to live at home rather than in a nursing home.
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center implemented a diabetes education program in the waiting room to improve patients' health literacy and self-management skills.
Health Not Cosmetics is a lifestyle modification program administered by medical students that includes educational classes, group training, and individual sessions; the program targets overweight and obese inner-city residents, many of whom are racial and ethnic minorities living in poverty.
The Bienestar Health Program is a comprehensive and culturally competent school-based behavior modification program intended to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among Mexican-American and other at-risk youth.