Obesity

Innovations

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...

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...

State Provides Financial and Technical Support to Underserved Communities Designated as Health Enterprise Zones, Leading to Enhancements in Primary Care Capacity 03/11/14

Maryland's General Assembly passed legislation authorizing the State's Health Enterprise Zones initiative, which is administered jointly by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and...

State Medicaid Program Pays Additional Capitated Fee to Integrated Primary Care and Mental Health Homes, Leading to Better Outcomes and Lower Costs 03/01/14

The Missouri Medicaid Health Home program provides a per-member–per-month payment to medical homes, including primary care clinics and mental health centers, that adopt an integrated staffing...

Community Health Workers Offer Culturally Tailored Interactive Workshops and Counseling to Filipino Americans, Leading to Improvements in Medication Adherence and Cardiovascular Risk Factors 02/28/14

Based on a community assessment and input from groups serving the Filipino American community, the Center for the Study of Asian American Health at New York University School of Medicine and the...

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...

Behavioral Health and Wellness Program Toolkits 09/10/13

These toolkits, designed for health care providers, administrators, and health care organizations, contain a variety of information about tobacco use and patient wellness.

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Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation 11/13/12

This report provides recommendations, strategies, and action steps for implementation by policymakers and others to help combat and prevent obesity. It identifies strategies that individually have the greatest potential reach and impact on...

AMA Weigh What Matters 06/07/12

This smartphone application (app), part of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Healthier Life Steps ™ initiative, encourages adult patients to work with their physicians to maintain a healthy weight, eat better, and increase physical...

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