Cholesterol

Innovations

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...

Mobile Clinic Delivers Culturally Competent Services to Underserved Neighborhoods, Leading to Identification of Untreated Chronic Conditions, Better Blood Pressure Control, and Significant Return on Investment 01/22/14

A mobile clinic known as the Family Van provides free screening, education, coaching, and health navigation services to residents of four underserved communities in Boston who face numerous...

Community-Based, Culturally Tailored Diabetes Education Program Helps Low-Income South Korean Immigrants Improve Self-Management Behaviors, Disease Control, and Other Health Markers 06/10/13

The University of California, Irvine, used a bilingual nurse practitioner to deliver a low-cost, community-based, culturally tailored education program to low-income, predominantly elderly Korean...

Health System Offers Routine Tests Without Need for Physician Order, Enhancing Access for Small but Growing Number of Satisfied Patients 05/04/12

Since 2005, through a program known as SelfTest, Sentara Healthcare Consolidated Laboratories has allowed patients to request up to 20 routine blood tests without a physician order,...

Multispecialty Practice Uses Electronic Templates to Provide Customized Support at Every Visit, Contributing to Improved Patient Behaviors and Outcomes 06/03/11

Nurses in a multispecialty group practice use templates within a secure electronic medical record at virtually every visit to assess patients' weight-related health risks, create a customized...

QualityTools

Heart Attack Risk Calculator 01/13/12

This risk assessment tool, for people age 20 or older, provides information to assess a person’s risk for heart disease, heart attack, or other future heart problems. The tool uses information such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood...

If You Have Diabetes. . . Know Your Cholesterol Numbers 12/17/07

This brochure for people with diabetes describes the links between diabetes and cardiovascular disease and emphasizes the importance of maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Why...
High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know 12/17/07

This fact sheet explains the risks of having a high blood cholesterol level and provides guidance on lowering high blood cholesterol.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Why is cholesterol important?
  • How does...
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: High Blood Cholesterol 12/17/07

This tool provides patient information about high blood cholesterol.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • What is cholesterol?
  • What is high blood cholesterol?
  • Other names for high blood cholesterol
  • ...
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Management of Dyslipidemia: Algorithms 12/17/07

Derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Dyslipidemia, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, these algorithms will assist clinicians in screening, treating, and...

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