A statewide text messaging service provides minority youth and young adults in Illinois with accurate information on HIV/AIDS and connects them to free HIV testing and related services.
Multidisciplinary, clinic-based teams work with obese children and their families to implement a weight control self-management plan tailored to the child's needs, leading to lower or stabilized body mass index, reductions in screen time and intake of sweetened beverages, and increased physical activity and fruit/vegetable consumption.
Primary care practices incorporate standing orders for preventive care services into the electronic health record, allowing nonphysician clinical staff to fill gaps in care; the program substantially increased the provision of needed services to eligible patients.
Weekly text messaging service for teens and young adults enhances access to sexual health information and services and generates positive changes in behavior and knowledge.
A hospital-based program for young victims of penetrating trauma identifies those at risk of future violence, educates them about the need to change behaviors to reduce those risks, and connects them to community-based organizations that can help them in doing so, leading to fewer repeat episodes.
A one-time personalized electronic message from a patient's primary care physician did not increase colorectal cancer screening rates in eligible adults overdue for such screening.
A hospital links HIV-positive prisoners to medical care and other social services before and after release to enable successful reentry into the community, leading to enhanced access to these services and less recidivism.
A multidisciplinary, primary care center–based team used a culturally sensitive approach to screen, evaluate, and treat depressed Chinese Americans, leading to a sevenfold increase in treatment rates.
The Daylight program uses trained volunteers—recognized and influential women from local refugee and immigrant communities—to provide to their peers culturally sensitive information about breast health and breast cancer, including early detection methods.
Community-based physicians send an electronic handoff note with pertinent information to Northwestern Memorial Hospital's emergency department personnel when referring patients for emergency care, leading to improvements in physician efficiency and satisfaction, care coordination, and the quality and timeliness of care.