A culturally tailored support group helps African-American women who are victims of intimate partner violence build coping skills, leading to reductions in depressive symptoms, levels of general distress, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts.
Community health workers provided culturally tailored workshops and one-on-one counseling and support to Filipino Americans at high risk of cardiovascular disease, leading to greater adherence to medication regimens, better attendance at scheduled appointments, improved blood pressure control, and lower body mass index.
The Georgia Medicaid program expanded the definition of reimbursable services provided by mental health peer specialists to include physical health and wellness services, resulting in the training and certification of 175 such specialists to provide these services and in anecdotal reports of improved physical health outcomes among clients who receive the services.
Nurses and nurse aids in intensive care units bathe patients each day using washcloths impregnated with an antiseptic agent, leading to a significant reduction in hospital-acquired infections.
A city health department encourages public and private maternity hospitals to voluntarily adopt various policies to support new mothers who choose to breastfeed exclusively. The program has attracted many participating hospitals, won broad support within the medical community, and increased the proportion of new mothers who breastfeed exclusively during their hospital stay.
Nurses come to the home of families with newborns to perform a comprehensive assessment of risk factors and provide education and support, leading to better connections to community resources, improved parenting skills, higher quality and safety in the home environment, and significantly fewer infant medical emergencies.
A multiagency, cross-disciplinary mayoral task force develops and supports implementation of policies and programs to reduce prescription painkiller abuse and its associated problems in New York City—efforts that have prompted many public and private hospital emergency departments to adopt recommended prescribing guidelines, resulting in preliminary indications that fewer opioid painkiller prescriptions are being written and filled in some of the city's emergency departments.
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.
HealthSpring's Partnership for Quality program offers bonuses to physician practices and onsite care coordination and disease management support, leading to significantly better outcomes and reduced costs for Medicare Advantage enrollees.
A statewide initiative combining policy and practice change—supported by tools, technical assistance, and social marketing—has led to favorable behavior changes that have helped to halt the increase in overweight and obesity among Delaware children and youth.