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9 03, 2017

The 6:18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence into Action

2017-03-14T10:37:14+00:00 March 9th, 2017|

The 6:18 initiative targets 6 common and costly health conditions using 18 proven interventions.  6:18 is a national initiative of the CDC that can be implemented in every community and practice setting.  From the 6:18 website:

CDC is partnering with health care purchasers, payers, and providers to improve health and control health care costs. CDC provides these partners with rigorous evidence about high-burden health conditions and associated interventions to inform their decisions to have the greatest health and cost impact. This initiative offers proven interventions that prevent chronic and infectious diseases by increasing their coverage, access, utilization and quality. Additionally, it aligns evidence-based preventive practices with emerging value-based payment […]

8 11, 2016

Community Hypertension Program Ideas from the AHRQ Innovations Exchange

2016-12-15T12:20:00+00:00 November 8th, 2016|

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15 09, 2016

The 3-4-50 Framework for Health Improvement

2016-10-31T08:29:33+00:00 September 15th, 2016|

3-4-50 FrameworkWe know from research that health status is influenced by multiple factors including genetics, social circumstances, environmental exposures, health care, and behavioral patterns.  What we might not fully realize is that behavioral patterns have the single greatest influence on personal and population health.  This means that achieving better health at lower cost will require improvements in health promotion and prevention at the community level.  The 3-4-50 framework can be a helpful tool for focusing these strategies.

3-4-50: A Focusing Framework for Community Health Improvement
The three health risk behaviors are unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, and tobacco use.
3-4-50 is a community health improvement strategy based […]

15 09, 2016

Healthy Options Sell in a Food Desert

2016-10-31T08:29:33+00:00 September 15th, 2016|

Healthy options can lead to healthy profits. Learn how a small grocery store in the northern part of Omaha, NE, improved its bottom line while at the same time making healthy living easier for community members. From the CDC, punlished April, 2015.

15 09, 2016

Hispanic Grocer Says Produce Sells

2016-10-31T08:29:33+00:00 September 15th, 2016|

Healthy profits and good health go hand in hand. Learn how fresh fruits and vegetables add up to increased sales for a corner store owner and easier access to produce for the neighborhood. From the CDC. published April, 2015.

15 09, 2016

Healthy Snacking in Philadelphia

2016-10-31T08:29:33+00:00 September 15th, 2016|

Access to healthy food throughout the workday can be a challenge. Learn how one Philadelphia resident incorporated healthier snacking habits into her daily routine thanks to new healthy vending machines. From the CDC. May 2014.