Trained dental practitioners in public health centers offered cessation assistance to low-income smokers as part of routine oral health visits in public health centers, leading to higher quit rates (especially among African-American smokers).
A comprehensive primary adolescent pregnancy prevention program that provides daily academic assistance, job skills training, family life and sex education, self-expression, lifetime sports, and no cost medical and dental care, leads to fewer teenage pregnancies and births, better academic performance, and improved work readiness.
The seven-county New York Care Coordination Program offers comprehensive care coordination for individuals with severe mental illness through assessment, individualized goal setting, and access to social programs, leading to improved quality of life and coping skills, fewer emergency department visits and inpatient days, and lower costs.
A 10-week, hospital-based support group offers information, education, and support to women suffering from postpartum depression, leading to reduced incidence of depression and increased life satisfaction.
In instances of institutional overcrowding, a protocol allows patients admitted to the hospital but boarded in the emergency department to be transferred to beds located in inpatient unit hallways, leading to expedited patient placement in a room, lower length of stay, and higher patient and staff satisfaction.
Trained, bilingual medical assistants in a capitated health center serve as health coaches to chronically ill (often diabetic) patients of similar ethnic or racial backgrounds, leading to better disease management and clinical outcomes for those with diabetes, very positive feedback from patients and center staff, and low turnover among medical assistants and coaches.
A trained rapid response, crisis prevention team calms agitated patients in inpatient psychiatry units, leading to less use of restraints and seclusion and fewer injuries to staff and patients.
Counseling and care coordination for patients with advanced illnesses improved patient–provider communication and the quality of medical care and decisionmaking support, leading to more patients completing advance directives and lower inpatient care requirements.
Regular reminders via text message enhance adherence to medication regimens and reduce risk of organ rejection in pediatric liver transplant patients.
A four-step protocol makes human immunodeficiency virus screening a routine part of primary care, leading to significantly higher testing rates and the identification of more infected individuals.