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The Promising Practices database informs professionals and community members about documented approaches to improving community health and quality of life.
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The program's primary goal is to prepare the Harvey County community for a disaster. It also seeks to increase outreach to minority communities and recruit volunteers for the MRC.
The goal of this program was to increase full DTaP series vaccination in Wilson County, Kansas.
Immunization completion rates increased from 70% to 82% after implementation.
To reduce the risk of falls among residents over 65 years of age through education in fall awareness and prevention.
After the program, participants spoke with healthcare providers regarding dizziness and medication side effects, scheduled overdue eye exams, and implemented home safety ideas to reduce the risk of falling.
Increasing Age-Appropriate Immunization Rates for Children in Butler County and Surrounding Area (Butler County, KS)
The goal of this program was to increase immunization rates in the Butler County area.
Immunization rates increased from 53.2% to 72.4% and parents reported a better understanding of the importance of timely vaccinations.
The goal of the project was to increase the number of students current with school-required immunizations through utilization of the state immunization registry and increasing the number of parental consent forms received for immunization in School-Located Vaccine Clinics.
Of 2,015 children not in compliance with school immunization policies, 1,094 (54%) were brought into compliance through state immunization registry records or immunization in School-Located Vaccine Clinics.
Quality Improvement Project to Improve the Immunization Rate in the Women, Infant, and Children Program (Reno County, KS)
The goal of this program is to increase the immunization rate of WIC children.
The WIC immunization rate for 2 year olds increased from 33% in the 3rd quarter of 2011 to 83% in the 4th quarter of 2012. The no-show rate for WIC appointments decreased from 68% to 27.6%.
The goal of the program is to promote health and prevent injury among seniors through a series of community-based strength training classes.
The goal of TRICKs was to reach out to parents using a novel reminder system and increase immunization rates at the KU pediatric clinic.
There was a significant increase in immunization rate following the implementation of parent text reminders when compared to the initial immunization rate.
The goal of the WIC Community Garden is to educate, empower and feed the families in the Kansas WIC program, creating a healthier community.
In a three-month period, 356.8 pounds of fresh vegetables were given to WIC families.
games and recreational computer use); (2) through increasing skills and enjoyment of physical activity; or (3) through a combination of these