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Proactive Assessment and Management of At-Risk Patients Reduces Pressure Ulcers and Saves $11 Million Annually in Two-Hospital System 10/20/08

The NCH Healthcare System's multifaceted program to prevent pressure ulcers in high-risk patients dramatically reduced their prevalence and saved the system more than $11 million annually.

Interdisciplinary, Comprehensive Skin Care Program Significantly Reduces Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers 09/24/08

A comprehensive, interdisciplinary skin care program that relies on protocols and guidelines for proactive assessment and treatment, regular education and training of nurses, and ongoing performance monitoring significantly reduced the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

Puppetry Theater Production Leads to Desirable Attitudes and Better Decisions Related to Nutrition and Physical Activity Among Elementary School Students 09/10/08

MicheLee Puppets' EXTREME Health Challenge is a live theatrical production that tours elementary schools across Florida to educate students on making positive choices about nutrition and physical activity.

Urban Clinic Provides Free, Bilingual Primary and Specialty Care to the Uninsured and Underserved of Miami-Dade County 09/03/08

The St. John Bosco Clinic provides free, bilingual primary and specialty care, referrals, and patient education to Hispanic immigrants who are generally poor, undocumented, and uninsured.

Weekly Group Classes Lead to Significant Weight Loss and High Levels of Satisfaction Among Low-Income, Racial and Ethnic Minorities 06/06/08

Health Not Cosmetics is a lifestyle modification program administered by medical students that includes educational classes, group training, and individual sessions; the program targets overweight and obese inner-city residents, many of whom are racial and ethnic minorities living in poverty.

At-Home Palliative Care for Veterans Enhances Medication Adherence and Connections With Families and Providers, While Also Lowering Costs 02/20/08

The Advanced Illness Palliative Care program is a multidisciplinary initiative that provides care management and palliative care to chronically or terminally ill veterans in their homes via telehealth technology.

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