Diet and nutrition

Innovations

Health System–Community Partnership Expands Access to Insurance Coverage, Outpatient Care, Health Education, and Social Support in Low-Income, Minority Communities 11/05/14

A partnership between Allina Health System and two predominately low-income, minority communities within Minneapolis (Phillips and Powderhorn), the Backyard Initiative seeks to empower residents...

Culturally Tailored Chronic Disease Education Program Improves African American Patients' Self-Management Behaviors, Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose Control, and Quality of Life 09/17/14

The Health Empowerment Lifestyle Program (more commonly known as HELP) is a culturally tailored program to educate minority populations with diabetes, hypertension, or overweight/obesity about...

Trained Peers Educate and Support Veterans in Self-Management of Hypertension, Leading to Improved Blood Pressure and Weight Loss 09/17/14

Through the Posts Working for Veterans’ Health (more commonly known as POWER) Program, trained peers educate and support veterans in managing their blood pressure during regularly scheduled...

Daily Text Messages and Nurse Followup Improve Self-Management Behaviors in Patients with Diabetes, Leading to Better Glycemic Control and Lower Costs 04/28/14

University of Chicago Medicine (a large academic medical center) developed and implemented a program called CareSmarts in which patients with diabetes received several text messages each day...

Community Health Workers Embedded in Inpatient and Outpatient Clinical Teams Enhance Access to Primary Care and Improve Health Outcomes for Low-Income Patients 03/13/14

The University of Pennsylvania Health System embeds community health workers into its clinical teams at hospitals and medical offices. Following the Individualized Management for Patient-Centered...

QualityTools

Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity: A Bridge-Building Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices 09/17/14

The Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity toolkit was developed to help primary care practices manage obesity. It provides tools and concepts informed by the real-world experience of six practices in...

Community Connections: Linking Primary Care Patients to Local Resources for Better Management of Obesity 04/08/14

This toolkit is intended to help primary care practices link to community resources for improving the care of patients struggling with obesity. It can help practices learn what resources are available and establish productive partnerships with...

The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard: An Assessment Tool for Employers To Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Related Health Conditions 12/10/13

This tool is designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have applied evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and...

Eating Disorders in the Emergency Department: Critical Points for the Recognition and Medical Management of Individuals With Eating Disorders in the Acute Care Setting 11/05/13

This guide for emergency department staff and clinicians is intended as a resource to promote recognition and prevention of medical morbidity and mortality associated with eating disorders.

The guide covers the following topics:...

My Healthy Habits 09/30/13

This free mobile app provides consumers a simple way to keep track of their lifestyle changes. It helps users start a new healthy habit, such as being active, eating a balanced breakfast, getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night, or eating the...

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