A group of 14 long-term care facilities cede control of immunization policies to a regional pharmacy, leading to a significant increase in influenza vaccination rates among facility workers.
A statewide campaign provides education and technical support to city officials throughout California, leading many cities to pass policies and resolutions that promote changes in the physical environment that help residents to adopt healthy behaviors.
A statewide collaborative supports schools, after-school programs, primary care practices, child care centers, work sites, and communities in promoting increased physical activity and healthy eating in Maine youth, leading to favorable behavior changes and a halt in the increase in childhood overweight/obesity.
A multistakeholder collaborative, the Rochester Blood Pressure Initiative supports the development and implementation of a variety of provider-, employer-, and community-based programs that have collectively improved blood pressure control among hypertensive individuals in metropolitan Rochester, NY.
Verizon adopted a policy related to selecting vendors that emphasizes the ability to identify and address health disparities, leading to enhanced access to information and screening services for racial and ethnic minority employees, dependents, and retirees.
BJC HealthCare requires employees to get an annual influenza vaccination as a condition of employment, resulting in the vaccination of virtually the entire workforce.
Pharmacists provide ongoing chronic care management support to employees and their physicians, leading to greater adherence to recommended care processes and self-management behaviors, lower costs, higher productivity, and a significant return on investment.
A large employer offers a comprehensive wellness program combined with financial incentives to use its various components, leading to broad participation, improvements in health-related behaviors and risk factors, and a leveling off of overall health care costs.
A 2-day influenza vaccination program based on emergency preparedness plans for mass vaccination or prophylaxis, features in-unit vaccinations and a morning “lockdown” where employees must enter the hospital through a single entrance manned by vaccination teams, leading to significant increases in employee vaccination rates.
Pharmacist coaches meet periodically with employees who have diabetes to assess health, monitor medications, and strengthen self-management skills, leading to better blood glucose and blood pressure control, greater adherence to recommended care processes, and lower overall health care costs.