As part of a larger statewide, collaborative initiative targeting four key settings, a pediatric health system promotes policy and practice changes in primary care, leading to increased support by providers in helping youth adopt healthier behaviors.
Patients with Crohn's disease reported information on nine observations of daily living (cues about health experienced in everyday living) using applications on a tablet computer, leading to more tracking of symptoms and health-related behaviors, better patient self-management and patient-provider communication, and high levels of patient satisfaction.
With support from a statewide collaborative, primary care practices in Wisconsin proactively identify and address behavioral health issues in patients, leading to declines in binge drinking, marijuana use, and symptoms of depression, and to high levels of patient satisfaction.
In combination with training and support for pediatric providers, a large health maintenance organization offered separate parent and teen group meetings in primary care clinics to promote behavior changes in overweight and obese teenage girls, leading to improvements in eating habits, body mass index, and psychosocial outcomes.
Small-group discussions and automated, interactive phone calls over a 12-week period helped low-income parents promote healthier behaviors in their overweight children, leading to reductions in body mass index and improvements in health-related quality of life.
Low-income African-American women at risk for cardiovascular disease received culturally appropriate motivational counseling and support tied to their readiness for change, leading to reductions in dietary fat intake.
A large employer offers a comprehensive wellness program combined with financial incentives to use its various components, leading to broad participation, improvements in health-related behaviors and risk factors, and a leveling off of overall health care costs.
A public school system renovated the athletic track at the system's only high school and promoted it as an attractive place to exercise, leading to increased use of the track by students, individual residents, and community groups, and to anecdotal reports of weight loss and improved cardiovascular health.
Local government agencies and nonprofit groups improved the nutrition and physical activity practices of childcare centers by refurbishing a local park, training staff on healthy eating and exercise, and planting gardens at each center.
A statewide collaborative initiative targeting six key sectors promotes policy and practice changes in schools, leading to the widespread adoption of strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity, including improvements in the nutritional quality of school meals.