Disease or Clinical Category
A church-based program trains congregational members to be volunteer “health representatives” for their churches. These representatives provide health and disease prevention education and health screenings related to health priorities established by the church and its pastor, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS.
The Boston University/Chelsea Partnership Dental Program is a city-wide, school-based program designed to increase access to dental services for low-income children by providing oral health education, dental screening and referrals, fluoride varnish applications, dental sealants, examinations, x-rays, cleanings, and restorations.
The Gonorrhea Community Action Project was a national, multisite project to design and implement interventions to increase access to and the quality of health care services in communities with high rates of gonorrhea.
A mental health clinical assessment service provides remote (telephone-based) screening, diagnosis, and clinical guidance for patients seen in primary care practices who have or are suspected of having mental health or substance abuse problems.
Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Body ™ is a salon-based campaign to educate African-American adults in urban areas of Michigan about how to reduce the risks of chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension.
The AIDS Care Project increases access to free and low-cost acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and shiatsu for underinsured Boston-area residents with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and other conditions.
The Alaska Dental Health Aide Program enhances access to oral health care by training dental therapists to provide culturally appropriate education and routine dental services to high-risk residents of rural villages.
Ethica Health and Retirement Communities developed a falls management program, the cornerstone of which is an interdisciplinary “falls team” at each nursing home that regularly assesses residents for risk of falling and develops intervention plans for those found at high risk.
Community partnerships and provider training increase service capacity and access to long-term treatment for individuals addicted to heroin.
A nurse-guided, patient-centered approach combines ongoing peer support from a trained elder with home visits and followup phone calls from an advanced practice nurse for unpartnered, elderly patients who are discharged from the hospital after a heart attack or bypass surgery. The program is intended to encourage compliance with medication regimens and recommended lifestyle changes, with the goal of reducing hospital readmissions. A 247-patient randomized controlled trial found that the program improved adherence to medical recommendations and reduced hospitalizations due to cardiac-related complications but failed to reduce overall hospital readmissions.