Cross-training of medical, dental, and psychiatric fellows enhances access to comprehensive care for homeless and formerly homeless older adults.
Pediatric offices systematically offer cessation support to parents who smoke, leading to an increase in the provision of such support and higher quit rates.
The Program for Refugee Oral Health enhances access to oral health services among refugees and asylum seekers in Massachusetts by providing free screenings, referrals for urgent and preventive care, culturally appropriate education, and training for medical practitioners.
Real-time clinical decision and documentation support through an electronic health record leads to more appropriate prescribing of antibiotics for respiratory infections and increased use of appropriate therapies and improved documentation for patients with diabetes and coronary artery disease.
A hospital uses a clinical microsystem improvement process to quality improvement, leading to significant enhancements in efficiency and reductions in care delays.
A physician group offers financial incentives to its physicians to encourage use of various health information technologies, including a new electronic medical record system and electronic radiology ordering system.
Medical-Legal Partnership/Boston provides civil legal services to children and their families receiving medical care at Boston Medical Center or one of six affiliated community health centers, leading to greater access to needed legal services and improvements in well-being.
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 Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma developed and promotes a novel approach to identifying and treating refugees who are victims of trauma.
The Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment project uses specially trained community health workers to deliver culturally competent, home-based support services to help HIV-positive patients in the inner city.