Clinical and Community Preventative Services
Fairview Health Services, Minnesota Immunization Networking Initiative (MINI) formed to increase influenza immunization rates among minority and uninsured populations in the Twin Cities. MINI clinics are held at nontraditional sites, including multiple faith communities and community centers.
Providence Hospital and Joslin Diabetes Center, On the Road program for community-based diabetes education, field testing and risk assessment will send trained community health workers (CHWs) into the community to help over 3,000 Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and low income/uninsured populations understand their risks and improve health habits for the prevention and management of diabetes. (2012 CMMI grantee)
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Coalition targets Tobacco Prevention. Seattle Children’s Hospital, community partners, Public Health- Seattle and King County and Healthy King County Coalition, are working with youth, families and communities on obesity and tobacco control. (2012 Community Transformation Grantee)
Preventing Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Massachusetts General Hospital, Revere CARES’ Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Initiative (ATOD) is a coalition of 350 community members dedicated to preventing alcohol and drug abuse among Revere youth.
UMASS Memorial, Healthy Options for Prevention and Education (HOPE) Coalition is a youth-adult partnership that includes youth serving organizations, mental health agencies, community-based health care centers, the City of Worcester, and the Worcester Public Schools in an effort to empower youth leadership in the community and assimilate mental health and substance prevention into youth settings.
Indiana University Health System, Garden on the Go identified food access as one way to address Indiana’s high obesity rate of over 30% of its population and created Garden on the Go to sell local produce at various community facilities year-round. The mobile truck stops at the same locations—including public housing and senior facilities– and times each week, and local residents can depend on being able to purchase fresh and use with cash, credit cards, or food stamps (EBT).
Boston Medical Center, Preventative Food Pantry. Boston Medical Center operates the first hospital-based food pantry in the United States. Clinicians refer patients to the food pantry with instructions regarding medical conditions and dietary restrictions. The food pantry’s paid nutrition assistant oversees pantry operations and volunteers and coordinates instructions with food selections for the families. Patients are referred to nutrition education and cooking demonstration classes by hospital departments. Food and nutrition services staff tailor curriculum to specific medical conditions based on the referrals.
Bon Secours Virginia Health System, movin’ mania provides a virtual playground that offers a free educational and incentive-based program that provides fun, interactive games, quizzes and tracking tools to promote increased physical activity. It was created in partnership with community partners and families.
Onslow Memorial Hospital, Lighten Up Onslow uses web-based technology and social media to engage community members in Lighten Up Onslow, a free, easy-to-join weight loss program that highlights incentives and community support.
St. Joseph Health System’s, Healthy for Life is a comprehensive effort to provide children, youth, schools and communities with the tools and resources they need to help them maintain healthy lifestyles.
Injury and Violence-Free living
Advocate Christ Medical Center & CeaseFire have joined together to implement a hospital-based violence reduction program. Together they are responding to trauma patients, their families and the commuji9ty within an hour of a violent incident.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), United Against Violence provides funding and support to help CHI facilities to create or expand violence-prevention programs in their local communities. Grants support efforts to reduce child abuse, youth dating violence, gang violence, domestic violence, and community education.
All Children’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Safe Routes to School . The Florida Chapter of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is led by All Children’s Hospital to encourage children and parents to walk or bicycle to school. They help to organize “walking school buses” and “Bike Rodeo’s” (skills course), host local participation in international Walk to School Day, and help to facilitate cooperation among school officials, law enforcement and transportation planners.