Provide culturally sensitive assistance and care coordination, and guide patients through available medical, insurance, and social support; also called systems navigators
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Scientifically Supported" and "Health Care"
Use visual tools to prompt safe practices, standardize communication, and ensure no step is forgotten before or during a medical procedure or other health care situation
Support joint decision making between health care practitioners and patients through shared decision making (SDM); part of patient-centered care
Place motivational signs on or near stairwells, elevators, and escalators that encourage individuals to use stairs
Engage practice coaches or facilitators to work with primary care clinic staff to redesign clinical practices, organize quality improvement efforts, improve communication, share best practices, etc.
Provide interpretation services for patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) in outpatient and inpatient health care settings, following training and certification
Partner with doctors, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals to incorporate literacy support into regular well-child visits, especially in lower income communities
Conduct individual assessments that gauge older adults’ risk of falling and develop personalized approaches to help prevent falls
Provide sealants, fluoride treatment, screening, and other preventive dental care on school grounds via partnerships with dental professionals
Provide health care services on school premises to attending elementary, middle, and high school students; services provided by teams of nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians