Preventive care processes
A public school system renovated the athletic track at the system's only high school and promoted it as an attractive place to exercise, leading to increased use of the track by students, individual residents, and community groups, and to anecdotal reports of weight loss and improved cardiovascular health.
Local government agencies and nonprofit groups improved the nutrition and physical activity practices of childcare centers by refurbishing a local park, training staff on healthy eating and exercise, and planting gardens at each center.
Providing new parents and other caregivers with an educational video and booklet improves their ability to understand and cope with infant crying, the most common trigger for shaken baby syndrome.
A local foundation supports schools, churches, local governments, and employers in eight rural Mississippi counties in addressing the area's obesity epidemic through programs to promote access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity, leading to anecdotal reports of improvements in health-related behaviors and outcomes.
A comprehensive set of protocols and practices virtually eliminates catheter-related bloodstream infections in the neonatal intensive care unit, generating estimated annual savings of $750,000 to $1,000,000.
A solo practitioner leverages various functions within the electronic medical record to redesign care processes, leading to greater adherence to recommended care processes and improved outcomes for patients with diabetes.
A statewide collaborative initiative targeting six key sectors promotes policy and practice changes in schools, leading to the widespread adoption of strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity, including improvements in the nutritional quality of school meals.
A statewide collaborative initiative targeting six key sectors promotes policy and practice changes in primary care, leading to increased support by providers in helping youth adopt healthier behaviors.
A statewide collaborative initiative targeting six key sectors promotes policy and practice changes in child care settings, leading to the widespread adoption of strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity.
A community-based program sends annual report cards to parents documenting their child's body mass index and fitness, offers healthier food options in school, and provides expanded physical education opportunities before, during, and after school, leading to improved fitness levels and modest reductions in obesity among participating students.