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Bring Health Care to Low-Income Areas University

The 11th Street Family Health Services Center is a nurse managed clinic of Drexel University that serves Philadelphia's 11th Street Corridor - an area that encompasses several public housing tracts and suffers from limited access to affordable, quality health care services. The Center is centrally located within one of the Philadelphia Housing Authority's residential sites and has an Advisory Board comprised of neighborhood residents to ensure that the clinic is addressing the needs of the community. The clinic focuses on primary and preventive care and has recently added a Healthy Living Center, which provides programs to help patients reduce risk factors for diseases and to manage existing conditions. The Healthy Living Center programs include diabetes education, disease self-management programs, nutrition and cooking classes, exercise programs, and behavioral health groups. In addition, the Center serves as a training and education site for nurses and other health professionals in culturally competent, community-based care. The 11th Street Family Health Services Center is an excellent model of potential for partnerships between communities and medical institutions to improve the health and well-being of the community's most vulnerable residents. ... | Read More

Collaborate to Lower Cholesterol Published literature

In order to improve patient adherence to medication for high cholesterol, the American Pharmacists Association developed Project ImPACT (Improve Persistence and Compliance with Therapy) 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 pharmacists in ambulatory care settings with access to immediate point-of-care patient data on fasting cholesterol levels using a finger stick blood sample taken when the patient picks up their medication every month or every three-months. These visits provide an opportunity to check for adherence, monitor for progress and side-effects, set on-going goals for treatment, and resolve any problems that arise. Since patients may only see their doctor once a year, these visits with the pharmacist allow follow-up between visits with a doctor. The pharmacist is able to provide the physician and the patient with the cholesterol readings from these mini-visits, painting a better picture of a patient's progress during the year. ... | 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

Help Reduce Health Disparities Government - non-federal

This policy brief outlines how five of CDC's Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health projects in U.S. communities in South Carolina, Massachusetts, California, Oklahoma and New York are working to eliminate disparities, how their success is translating into results and how policymakers can work to support and expand such programs in their states and communities. The brief also outlines 10 evidence-based policies for preventing diseases: 1) Promote healthy eating. 2) Get people moving. 3) Discourage smoking. 4) Encourage prevention coverage. 5) Promote health screenings. 6) Protect kids' smiles. 7) Require childhood immunizations. 8) Encourage immunizations for adults. 9) Make chlamydia screenings routine. 10) Promote routine HIV testing. ... | Read More

Prevent Vascular Disease Complications Website - other

Dare to CARE, an organization started by Annapolis-area vascular surgeons, seek to educate the public about vascular disease and provide free screening to those who may be at risk. These surgeons provide free public lectures on the potential complications of cardiovascular disease, such as stroke and aneurysm, and also provide free ultrasound testing for anyone at risk. Through their website, they provide a great educational resource for patients with an emphasis on the lesser known complications of cardiovascular disease and the importance of early detection and treatment for vascular disease. The Dare to CARE program is also a great example of physicians engaging with their community to raise awareness about a public health problem. ... | Read More

Prevent Vascular Disease Complications Website - other

Dare to CARE, an organization started by Annapolis-area vascular surgeons, seek to educate the public about vascular disease and provide free screening to those who may be at risk. These surgeons provide free public lectures on the potential complications of cardiovascular disease, such as stroke and aneurysm, and also provide free ultrasound testing for anyone at risk. Through their website, they provide a great educational resource for patients with an emphasis on the lesser known complications of cardiovascular disease and the importance of early detection and treatment for vascular disease. The Dare to CARE program is also a great example of physicians engaging with their community to raise awareness about a public health problem. ... | Read More

Testing action workflow University

This is a test action to QA the new notifications and workflow for adding and editing the Action Library. Please ask me for a change. This is an edit. ... | 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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