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Educational Programs Bridge Communication Gaps Between Providers and Deaf Community, Leading to Enhanced Knowledge About Cancer Among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Patients 10/03/08

Targeted educational initiatives, including videos on cancer education and a fellowship program on American Sign Language and the deaf culture, increase the knowledge of patients who are deaf or hard of hearing, and improve the cultural competency of providers.

Puppetry Theater Production Leads to Desirable Attitudes and Better Decisions Related to Nutrition and Physical Activity Among Elementary School Students 09/10/08

MicheLee Puppets' EXTREME Health Challenge is a live theatrical production that tours elementary schools across Florida to educate students on making positive choices about nutrition and physical activity.

Regular Walking Program With Area Physicians Encourages Physical Activity and Weight Loss 08/29/08

Just Walk!, a free, informal walking program, encourages people to increase their physical activity by attending Saturday morning walks with local physicians and other health care professionals.

Mobile Clinics Increase Access to Screening Services in Rural and Frontier Communities 08/21/08

The Improving Health Among Rural Montanans project trains pharmacists and students from various disciplines to administer screening tests and then transports screening equipment to rural and frontier areas so that these professionals can run screening clinics for area residents.

Comprehensive Vaccine Program More Than Triples Immunization Rates for Children 08/20/08

A comprehensive vaccine program more than tripled childhood immunization rates through provider training, immunization tracking, reminders for physicians and parents when immunizations are not up-to-date, and nurse-run immunization clinics.

Weight Loss Center Aims to Help Rural, Obese Children Improve Mental and Physical Health by Integrating Medical, Psychosocial, and Nutrition Services 08/04/08

The Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center provides multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for overweight, low-income youth in eastern North Carolina.

Culturally Competent Outreach, Services, and Education Improve Access to Insurance, Primary Care, and Immunizations for Hispanic and Portuguese Children 07/25/08

Salud Para Niños provides low-cost (and on some occasions free), culturally competent outreach, primary care, insurance assistance, and education to Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking children in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Fall Prevention Education and Outreach Reduces Injuries and Use of Fall-Related Medical Services Among Community-Dwelling Seniors 07/24/08

The Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention initiative encourages clinicians and other individuals who work with seniors to incorporate assessment and management of the risk of falls into their everyday practices.

Multidisciplinary Family Clinic Increases Access to Care for Inner-City Residents, Leading to Improved Outcomes and High Patient Satisfaction 07/11/08

To meet the needs of the surrounding community, 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University employs a multidisciplinary model of care, offering residents a wide variety of health and wellness services regardless of their ability to pay.

Group-Based, Culturally Sensitive Weight-Loss Program for Families Leads to Improvements in Children's Health-Related Behaviors and Declines in Body Mass Index 06/25/08

The Promoting Health in Teens and Kids weight management program offers culturally sensitive group education intervention for obese children and their parents that addresses behavioral changes related to physical activity and nutrition, along with families' economic challenges that might make weight management difficult for children.

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