Georgia

Innovations

Culturally Tailored Group Meetings and Other Support Help Abused African-American Women Build Coping Skills and Reduce Depressive Symptoms, Suicidal Thoughts, and Suicide Attempts 11/05/14

Grady Health System's Grady Nia Project is a culturally tailored program that helps African-American women build coping skills to reduce the psychological symptoms and suicidal behaviors stemming...

Community Cancer Coalition Employs Navigators Who Enhance Access to Free Colonoscopy Screening for Uninsured Rural Patients 01/17/14

As part of the Community Cancer Screening Program ™, the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia employs trained professional health navigators from the local community who support community health...

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...

Personal Health Record Generates Little Use, Has no Impact on Blood Pressure Control; Utilization; or Patient Activation, Empowerment, and Satisfaction 02/27/13

Patients with hypertension were given the opportunity to use a personal health record to track their blood pressure, monitor other health data, access educational information, and send secure...

Computer-Based Screening and Education on Partner Violence Does Not Improve Health or Reduce Recurrent Abuse Among Female Primary Care Patients 11/05/12

In a randomized controlled trial conducted in 10 primary care clinics, a group of female patients completed private, computer-based screening for partner violence before their appointment began....

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