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.
As part of a larger statewide, collaborative initiative targeting four key settings, a pediatric health system promotes policy and practice changes in childcare settings, leading to enhanced provider knowledge, policy changes within childcare centers, and improved health-related behaviors in children.
As part of a larger statewide, collaborative initiative targeting four key settings, a pediatric health system promotes policy and practice changes in schools and school districts, leading to increased efforts to promote healthier behaviors and to improvements in physical fitness among students.
As part of a larger statewide, collaborative initiative targeting four key settings, a pediatric health system promotes policy and practice changes in primary care, leading to increased support by providers in helping youth adopt healthier behaviors.
The nation's first statewide health information exchange, the Delaware Health Information Network gives clinicians immediate access to patient-specific health data from other providers, leading to higher quality and more efficient care.
A nonprofit organization enhances access to medical, dental, and personal care for individuals with disabilities by training them to overcome their fears, offering procedures by trained providers, sponsoring patient education programs, and training local health care professionals on caring for those with disabilities.
An algorithm-driven program combines hospital-wide inpatient screening for alcohol withdrawal risk, monitoring of at-risk patients, and medical treatment of symptoms, leading to more patients being diagnosed, fewer acute episodes of delirium, and improved care for patients experiencing such episodes.
A Medicaid managed care organization uses cell phone text messaging to remind members with type 2 diabetes to get regular blood glucose testing, leading to a significant increase in the percentage of members receiving tests on a regular basis.
By “nesting” a weekly gynecologic clinic into their HIV program, Christiana Care reduces barriers to screening and preventive care for female patients.
A multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to care delivery incorporates a variety of strategies designed to offer comprehensive care and encourage the patient–provider connection, leading to enhanced adherence, better outcomes, and fewer deaths.