Physicians working in underserved areas use preprinted “prescription pads” to increase use of free community recreational activities and resources by overweight and obese patients, with the goal of helping them achieve a more healthy weight.
Behavioral health clinicians lead a 24-week program consisting of alternating group sessions and in-home consultations with obese preschoolers and their overweight parent(s), leading to improved dietary habits, less weight gain, and lower body mass index among preschoolers and to greater weight loss and lower body mass index among parents.
Guided by a health educator, medical assistants at an internal medicine practice are only modestly successful in encouraging diabetes patients to engage in goal setting, create personal action plans, and communicate home blood pressure and glucose measurements to physicians.
A tailored, home-based physical therapy program slows functional decline in moderately frail, community-dwelling older adults.
An Internet-based support program featured ongoing monitoring of weight and weight-related behaviors, personalized feedback from counselors, interactive educational lessons, and motivational interviewing, allowing many time-constrained military personnel to avoid weight gain or lose a moderate amount of weight.
A comprehensive, customizable corporate health and wellness program has attracted high levels of participation among employees, leading to significant reductions in risk factors, substantial cost savings, and a positive return on investment.
Financial incentives and associated support for employees and spouses to remain smoke-free, engage in physical activity, manage weight, achieve specific health-related milestones, and complete an annual physical exam and health risk appraisal lead to high participation rates and improvements in health-related behaviors and select health indicators.
Education and support of primary care practices did not increase referrals of patients with behavioral risk factors to community-based organizations.
A group music and exercise program for very young burn victims enhances active range of motion in assessed joints.
Providing education and practical tools to pediatric practices leads to more frequent provision of appropriate services, such as weight assessments and patient counseling.