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April 24, 2013 | Journal Article
Using three levels—the patient, institution, and community—this article outlines how the health care system can work to address social determinants and improve patient health.
October 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Changing the national conversation about how to improve American public schools—and the importance of play to children’s ability to learn.
October 5, 2011 | Journal Article
The October issue of Health Affairs looks at disparities from a number of perspectives, featuring the work of several Scholars and experts funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
January 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Compared with traditional skilled nursing homes, the Green House model allows for more time to be spent caring for and engaging residents.
March 1, 2010 | Journal Article
This article examines changes in tobacco quitlines between 2005 and 2006. Tomacco quitlines have been shown to be an effective, lower-cost method to help smokers quit. Quitlines are more effective than self-help materials, single-session counseling, or other minimal interventions.
January 7, 2010 | Journal Article
The culture-change movement is a broad-based effort to transform nursing homes from impersonal health care institutions into true person-centered homes offering long-term care services. The movement encompasses almost three decades of consumer advocacy coupled with legal, legislative, and policy work aimed at improving both the quality of care and the quality of life in nursing homes.
December 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Researchers examine a large sample of national magazines over five years to determine whether the types of alcohol beverages advertised were those consumed by underage youths.
December 1, 2008 | Journal Article
Providing teacher, parent and student training to help kids participate in the social and academic life of elementary school does seem to lead to more successful functioning years later in early adulthood.
April 1, 2007 | Journal Article
The study's objective focused on the experience of Hurricane Katrina's evacuees to better understand factors influencing evacuation decisions in impoverished, mainly minority communities that were most severely affected by the disaster.
March 1, 2009 | Journal Article
The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment promotes the separation of adolescent and adult substance abuse treatment services as a benchmark for treatment quality. This report isolates organizational characteristics that determine the availability and quality of adolescent-only treatment for substance abuse.