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Worksite Program Focused on Goal Setting, Additional Support Significantly Increases Level of Physical Activity Among Employees 02/27/09

A worksite intervention consisting of personal and team goal-setting and other employer support significantly increased levels of physical activity.

Free Eye Care for Low-Income, Uninsured Children Combined With Vision Education for School Staff Improves Eye Care Knowledge and Academic Performance 02/09/09

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.

Hospital-Based Asthma Educators Train Patients, Providers, and Community Members on Optimal Care, Leading to Fewer Admissions, Emergency Department Visits, and Missed Work Days 02/09/09

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.

Mobile Clinic Provides Comprehensive Medical Home for Homeless and At-Risk Youth, Reducing Emergency Department Visits and Increasing Followup Care 02/09/09

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.

Culturally Competent Palliative Care Supports African-American Patients and Families in Dealing With End-of-Life Issues 12/04/08

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.

Annual Drive-Through Clinic Enhances Access to Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations for Seniors 12/03/08

Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Florida enhances access to influenza and pneumococcal vaccines by sponsoring a “drive-through” program each fall for seniors.

Cancer Prevention Messages From Cosmetologists Lead to Positive Lifestyle Changes Among Clients 11/05/08

Trained licensed hair stylists delivered cancer prevention messages to their clients during beauty salon appointments, leading to positive behavior change.

Culturally Competent Self-Management Program Increases Confidence and Knowledge for African Americans With or at Risk for Diabetes 10/28/08

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.

Family-Oriented Program Combines Medical Care and Behavioral Counseling, Leading to Health Improvements in Obese Children and Adolescents 10/17/08

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.

Countywide Partnership Promotes Culturally Appropriate Outreach and Education, Leading to Increased Breast Cancer Screening and Earlier Detection in Underserved Minorities 10/15/08

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.

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