Group prenatal and parenting classes integrate health assessment, education, and support, leading to improved birth outcomes and enhanced provider efficiency.
Community Physician Network Family Medicine Care–Saxony, a seven-physician family practice in the suburbs of Indianapolis, ensures maximum patient access through a variety of scheduling and related strategies, including same-day appointments, extended hours, direct telephone access to physicians after hours, and electronic visits.
Providence Mount St. Vincent (known as “The Mount”) developed and implemented a new model for nursing home care in which most residents live in a “neighborhood” of 20 to 23 residents; neighborhoods contain a cluster of private and semiprivate rooms and a large kitchen/dining area that serves as the central gathering spot for meals and activities. The Mount's approach also focuses on giving residents more independence, autonomy, and dignity than in a traditional nursing home, leading to a greater sense of community and a higher quality of life for residents, as well as a better work environment for employees.
Reformed first-hour operational processes at two clinic sites reduced wait times, increased patient satisfaction, and improved patient–provider interactions.
The Partners in Pregnancy program combines telephone-based case management with periodic home visits from registered nurses and community-based workers to improve pregnancy outcomes for high-risk pregnancies in a Medicaid managed care population.
A pediatric center provides comprehensive, coordinated services within a primary care medical home for low-income and immigrant children with special health care needs.
An integrated care program places mental and behavioral health specialists in more than 50 primary care locations to treat patients ages 65 years and older with depression or anxiety and those who engage in risky alcohol use.
The Washoe County School District in Reno, NV, developed a worksite wellness program that promotes personal responsibility for health by offering fun and creative wellness programs and instituting a monthly payroll deduction that is waived if the employee meets certain screening criteria.
The Lutheran Family Health Centers Network, in collaboration with its school-based health program at PS 24 in Brooklyn, NY, has developed a program known as Healthy Body/Healthy Mind (or Cuerpo Sano/Mente Sana in Spanish).
Advanced practice nurses provide primary, preventive, and mental health care to individuals with severe mental illness, leading to improvements in health outcomes.