A portable clinic uses specially designed equipment to bring full-service dental care to elementary schools serving impoverished, immigrant, and uninsured children.
Public health nurses provide case management services to women with one or more chronic conditions who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, leading to enhanced access to mental health services, fewer depressive symptoms, and improved functional status.
Two safety net clinics offered low-income Hispanic patients with both diabetes and depression culturally appropriate care (including medication and/or psychotherapy) and ongoing support led by trained, bilingual social workers, leading to improvements in medication adherence, depression-related symptoms, and patient satisfaction.
A culturally tailored smoking cessation program significantly reduces tobacco use among members of an American Indian tribe.
Community-based primary care physicians receive support from specialist physicians and a multidisciplinary team, leading to enhanced access to high-quality care for HIV-positive patients.
Trained health care providers educate patients who use tobacco about the state's free tobacco cessation phone counseling service (called a “quitline”) and then fax a referral form to quitline staff who proactively follow up with the patient; the program led to higher quit rates than among those simply informed about the quitline by their providers.
A local foundation supports schools, churches, local governments, and employers in eight rural Mississippi counties in addressing the area's obesity epidemic through programs to promote access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity, leading to anecdotal reports of improvements in health-related behaviors and outcomes.
Culturally appropriate videos provide first-person narratives of patients living with hypertension, leading to significant improvements in blood pressure among low-income, inner-city African Americans with previously uncontrolled hypertension.
A culturally appropriate, interactive decision aid placed at health fairs and in safety net clinics generates high levels of engagement among underserved Hispanic and Latino smokers, leading to well above-average quit rates.
An inner-city clinic hosts a weekly group program with parents and children that includes an individual medical visit, group education, and time for exercise, leading to improved health-related behaviors, stable body mass index in children, and weight loss in adults who participate frequently.