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Add Healthy Heart Program to Classroom Advocacy Association

Implement activities into lesson plans that teach children how to maintain a healthy heart. Teaching children about choices from a young age may prevent chronic disease in the future. ... | Read More

Collaborate to Lower Blood Pressure Advocacy Association

In order to improve patient adherence to medication for high blood pressure, the American Pharmacists Association launched Project ImPACT (Improve Persistence and Compliance with Therapy) for hypertension in 2011 to foster collaboration between patients, physicians, and pharmacists that leads to improved adherence and maximum benefit for the patient's heart health. Project ImPACT provides patients with wireless at-home blood pressure monitors and pharmacists in ambulatory care settings can access the readings when patients come in to pick up their medication. These visits provide an opportunity to check for adherence to medications, monitor for progress and side-effects, set on-going goals for treatment, and resolve any problems that may arise. Since patients may only see their doctor once a year, these visits with the pharmacist allow follow-up throughout the year. The pharmacist is also able to provide the physician with the blood pressure readings from these mini-visits, painting a better picture of a patient's progress during the year. A study of Project ImPACT: Hypertension is being conducted now - results expected in 2012. ... | Read More

Compile Your Family History Government - Federal

Recording the illnesses of your parents, grandparents, and other blood relatives can help your doctor predict disorders you may be at risk of developing and actions that may reduce your risk. The "My Family Health Portrait" is a web-based tool that helps users organize family history information and then print it out for presentation to their family doctor. ... | Read More

Create Diabetes Self-Management Program Website - other

It is important for people with diabetes to appropriately manage their disease. Project Dulce attempts to improve self management by offering health promotion classes to uninsured, underinsured and low income populations. This program educates participants on ways to successfully manage their diabetes in a 12 week class while also offering resources that will assist participants in health behavior changes. ... | Read More

Download Family Health Tracker App Government - Federal

Take action to improve and maintain your familys health by accessing customized prevention information and tips for each member of your family. myfamily from healthfinder.gov lets you manage your family's health priorities, create personal health alerts, keep track of past medical check-ups and vaccinations. ... | Read More

Eat Less Salt Government - Federal

Most of the U.S. population consumes more salt than daily guidelines recommend. Consumption of excess salt raises blood pressure and high blood pressure can lead to stroke and heart disease. A study published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report identified 10 food categories that comprised nearly 50% of sodium consumption in the study population: bread and rolls, cold cuts/cured meats, pizza, poultry, soups, sandwiches, cheese, pasta mixed dishes, meat mixed dishes, and savory snacks. The study also found that mean sodium consumption per calorie consumed was significantly greater for foods and beverages obtained from fast food/pizza or other restaurants versus stores. The report suggests that food manufacturers and restaurants can strive to reduce excess sodium added to foods, states and localities can implement policies to reduce sodium in foods served in institutional settings (e.g., schools, child care settings, and government cafeterias) and clinicians can counsel most patients to check food labels and select foods lower in sodium. ... | Read More

Get Help to Manage Chronic Illness Professional Association

With the rising cost of healthcare, today's employers are acutely aware of the financial costs that can result from poorly managed chronic diseases among their employees, from high treatment costs and loss of productivity to spiking insurance prices for the entire company. In order to address this difficult issue, the National Business Coalition partnered with the American Pharmacist Association in 1996 to create the HealthMapRx program, which offers employers a way to combat rising health care costs by empowering employees to successfully manage life with a chronic disease. The HealthMapRx program allows employers to offer consumer incentive programs that teach patient self-management for chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. The program partners health plan beneficiaries with community pharmacists who educate the patient about their condition and monitor employees' health. Through these individual counseling sessions with pharmacists, employees with chronic conditions can learn techniques to manage their own health, reduce the number of hospitalizations and complications, and improve their overall health for the long-term. The success of this model has taught savvy business leaders that health care can be an investment in well-being rather than an expense for sickness. ... | Read More

Help Employees Manage Chronic Illness Professional Association

With the rising cost of healthcare, today's employers are acutely aware of the financial costs that can result from poorly managed chronic diseases among their employees, ranging from high treatment costs and loss of productivity to spiking insurance prices for the entire company. In order to address this difficult issue, the National Business Coalition partnered with the American Pharmacist Association in 1996 to create the HealthMapRx program, which offers employers a way to combat rising health care costs by empowering employees to successfully manage life with a chronic disease. The HealthMapRx program allows employers to offer consumer incentive programs that teach patient self-management for chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. The program partners health plan beneficiaries with community pharmacists who educate the patient about their condition and monitor employees' health. Through these individual counseling sessions with pharmacists, employees with chronic conditions can learn techniques to manage their own health, reduce the number of hospitalizations and complications, and improve their overall health for the long-term. The success of this model has taught savvy business leaders that health care can be an investment in well-being rather than an expense for sickness. ... | Read More

Help Employees Manage Chronic Illness Professional Association

With the rising cost of healthcare, today's employers are acutely aware of the financial costs that can result from poorly managed chronic diseases among their employees, from high treatment costs and loss of productivity to spiking insurance prices for the entire company. In order to address this difficult issue, the National Business Coalition partnered with the American Pharmacist Association in 1996 to create the HealthMapRx program, which offers employers a way to combat rising health care costs by empowering employees to successfully manage life with a chronic disease. The HealthMapRx program allows employers to offer consumer incentive programs that teach patient self-management for chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. The program partners health plan beneficiaries with community pharmacists who educate the patient about their condition and monitor employees' health. Through these individual counseling sessions with pharmacists, employees with chronic conditions can learn techniques to manage their own health, reduce the number of hospitalizations and complications, and improve their overall health for the long-term. The success of this model has taught savvy business leaders that health care can be an investment in well-being rather than an expense for sickness. ... | Read More

Help Patients Start Exercising Advocacy Association

Research shows that exercise can help treat and prevent over 40 different chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Heart disease, Hypertension, and Diabetes, but despite the well known benefits of exercise, physical activity is often ignored by patients and underemphasized by health care providers. Exercise is Medicine is an organization that seeks to improve public awareness of the clinical benefits of exercise and to help foster partnerships between patients and their providers to increase physical activity as a means of preventing and treating chronic disease and improving overall health. The organization provides a variety of resources for patients and providers, including printable forms for exercise assessments, prescriptions, and referrals and tips about disease-appropriate exercise regimens for a variety of different chronic illnesses. Resources like these can help personalize a provider's advice about physical activity and could help make the difference between a physically active patient and an inactive patient. ... | Read More

SUCCESS STORIES

People everywhere are taking action – and they’re making a difference. From developing better eating and exercise habits to encouraging others to quit smoking, folks all across the nation are banding together to help make this country healthy. Read these three stories of success and find your inspiration to improve the health of your community.

Healthy Minnesota 2020

State seal of MinesotaThe Minnesota Department of Health has dynamically utilized America’s Health Rankings to build successful partnerships and action plans to improve health outcomes in their state.

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Live Well STL

Mary Jo Condon updates the progress of the Live Well STL initiative.  With support from United Health Foundation and the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition and the Midwest Health Initiative, developed Live Well STL to support St. Louis area residents in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

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Now in its fourth year, the MaineHealth Health Index Initiative was launched in 2009-10 with the two-fold aim of: 1) Engaging MaineHealth, Maine’s largest integrated health system, and its partners to use health data to inform needs and opportunities to improve the health of the nearly 1.0 million people in the 11 counties served by the MaineHealth system, and 2) Monitor improvements made in health status over time
 

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