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Patient-Centered Hospital Redesign Leads to Low Infection Rates, Higher Patient Satisfaction, More Admissions, and Other Benefits 09/12/08

Griffin Hospital redesigned its facilities to incorporate design factors that create a homelike environment for patients, resulting in higher patient satisfaction, increased admissions, positive financial outcomes, and other benefits.

Fall Prevention Education and Outreach Reduces Injuries and Use of Fall-Related Medical Services Among Community-Dwelling Seniors 07/24/08

The Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention initiative encourages clinicians and other individuals who work with seniors to incorporate assessment and management of the risk of falls into their everyday practices.

Coping Skills Training Helps Adolescents Improve Quality of Life and Ability to Manage Their Diabetes 06/19/08

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.

Group Visits Focused on Prenatal Care and Parenting Improve Birth Outcomes and Provider Efficiency 03/19/08

Group prenatal and parenting classes integrate health assessment, education, and support, leading to improved birth outcomes and enhanced provider efficiency.

Disease Management Programs Improve Adherence to Evidence-Based Processes and Outcomes by Targeting Sickest Patients and Working Closely With Physicians 03/14/08

A hospital-based outpatient disease management program serves patients with asthma, chronic heart failure, and diabetes and offers smoking cessation services to smokers. Unlike traditional disease management programs, this initiative heavily involves physicians in the initial referral and throughout the process and targets services toward the sickest patients (rather than to all patients with the condition).

Police-Mental Health Collaboration Provides Immediate and Ongoing Services to Children Exposed to Violence and Trauma, Leading to Enhanced Quality of Life 02/22/08

The Child Development Community Policing Program provides crisis intervention services, clinical services, and coordinated case planning for children, adolescents, and families who are exposed to violence and other traumatizing events.

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