A worksite intervention consisting of personal and team goal-setting and other employer support significantly increased levels of physical activity.
A community partnership provided free, comprehensive eye exams and glasses to low-income children and trained school nurses, teachers, and counselors to detect vision problems in students, leading to enhanced access to services and improved academic performance.
Asthma educators help patients, providers, school nurses, childcare providers, pharmacists, and others in the community achieve optimal asthma treatment, leading to fewer hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and missed work days.
A mobile health clinic provides a medical home to homeless and other at-risk youth, leading to fewer emergency department visits, more follow up care, and high levels of satisfaction.
Providence Hospital's culturally sensitive palliative care service ensures appropriate medical and pain management, provides emotional support, and dispenses accurate information about palliative care to help the hospital's largely African-American population cope with end-of-life issues.
Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Florida enhances access to influenza and pneumococcal vaccines by sponsoring a “drive-through” program each fall for seniors.
Trained licensed hair stylists delivered cancer prevention messages to their clients during beauty salon appointments, leading to positive behavior change.
The Center for African American Health Focus on Diabetes project offered a culturally competent diabetes self-management course and related services to people with or at risk for diabetes and their caregivers.
Through a 1-year program combining medical care with behavioral counseling and practical strategies, a multidisciplinary team of professionals meets with families on an ongoing basis to emphasize good health habits and address a spectrum of lifestyle issues related to pediatric obesity and its complications.
A community partnership developed culturally appropriate outreach and education, leading to enhanced access to breast cancer screening and earlier detection of the disease in African-American and Hispanic women.