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 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.
BJC HealthCare requires employees to get an annual influenza vaccination as a condition of employment, resulting in the vaccination of virtually the entire workforce.
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.
A multispecialty clinic promotes influenza vaccinations among employees by offering free vaccines, providing education about vaccine safety and effectiveness, designating an immunization champion within each clinic, and sponsoring friendly competitions across sites; the program led to more than doubling the employee immunization rate over a 7-year period.
A sexually transmitted infections clinic uses a triage system to identify patients eligible for a testing-only “express visit,” leading to reduced waiting times for patients and enhanced throughput for the clinic.
Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Florida enhances access to influenza and pneumococcal vaccines by sponsoring a “drive-through” program each fall for seniors.
The Optimal Weight for Life program provides medical evaluation, nutritional counseling, and behavior modification services to overweight and obese children, leading to reductions in body mass index, weight, fat mass, and insulin resistance.
The Healthy Hawks program uses a staged approach to help overweight children lose weight by working with the child and his or her family to examine the root causes of the weight gain, develop goals and strategies, and establish a healthier lifestyle.
Salud Para Niños provides low-cost (and on some occasions free), culturally competent outreach, primary care, insurance assistance, and education to Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking children in southwestern Pennsylvania.