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Innovations

Financial Incentives and Education Do Not Help Patients Better Manage Hypertension or Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Management of the Disease 06/20/13

Using a $258,500 grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change program, CIGNA Healthcare offered a small financial incentive and educational...

Weekly Group Program Improves Health-Related Behaviors, Leading to Stable Body Mass Index in Children and Weight Loss in Adults 06/21/11

The Upper Cardozo Health Center, a federally qualified health center in inner-city Washington, DC, hosts a weekly group program to help overweight and obese children and their parents maintain a...

Personal Health Record Facilitates Ongoing Monitoring and Communication, Improving Engagement and Outcomes in Low-Income Diabetes Patients 01/11/11

Howard University's Diabetes Treatment Center offers patients access to a free online personal health record to assist in monitoring blood sugar, blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, and other...

Pharmacist Coaches Lower Copayments, Improve Outcomes, and Reduce Costs for Employees With Diabetes 07/01/09

As part of the Diabetes Ten City Challenge, employers reduced or waived copayments related to diabetes-related drugs and supplies and assigned a pharmacist coach to meet periodically with...

Culturally Competent Palliative Care Supports African-American Patients and Families in Dealing With End-of-Life Issues 12/04/08

Providence Hospital's palliative care service provides culturally sensitive end-of-life education and care to patients and their families (including appropriate pain and medical management,...

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