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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...

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...

State Medicaid Program Reimburses for Physical Health and Wellness Services Provided by Mental Health Peers, Leading to Anecdotal Reports of Improved Outcomes 01/16/14

The Georgia Medicaid program expanded the definition of reimbursable services provided by mental health certified peer specialists to include physical health and wellness services (in addition to...

Mental Health Center Provides Integrated Primary Care and Care Coordination to Medicaid Beneficiaries With Severe Mental Illness, Enhancing Access to Services and Improving Outcomes 12/20/13

As part of Rhode Island's implementation of the “health home” provision of the Affordable Care Act, The Providence Center (one of seven community mental health organizations in the State) offers...

Statewide Campaign Provides Education and Technical Support to City Officials, Leading to Policies That Promote Healthy Behaviors 03/03/13

The Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign supports cities in their efforts to improve the physical environment and give residents more opportunities to be physically active and eat...

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Go4Life Materials To Share 09/17/14

Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging. It is designed to help adults 50 and older fit exercise and physical activity into their daily lives. The Go4Life Web site provides materials that health...

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...

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...

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...

The Community Health Worker's Sourcebook: A Training Manual for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke 08/27/12

This sourcebook serves as an instruction manual for training community health workers and as a reference and a resource for community health workers working with community members in preventing heart disease and stroke. The sourcebook contains a...

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