How can we improve prevention at the community level? Linking community organizations to clinical care providers can create a powerful partnership for preventing chronic disease, encouraging healthy lifestyles, and promoting other positive changes. Join AHRQ’s Tess Miller as we look at community-based innovations on prevention for vulnerable populations.
The following innovations will be featured:
Quality Improvement Collaborative Helps Clinic Serving the Uninsured to Significantly Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening and Smoking Cessation Education
Community Partnership Uses Lay Health Advisers to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk Factors, Leading to Improvements in Lifestyle and Health in Low-Income African Americans
Tess Miller, DrPH
Dr. Tess Miller leads the Prevention and Care Management Portfolio at AHRQ. Her research interests include adolescent reproductive health, child development, community-level interventions, and behavior change.
Carol Ann King, DNP, FNP-BC
Wayne Action Teams for Community Health (WATCH)
Clinical Assistant Professor, East Carolina College of Nursing
Dr. Carol Ann King is the Lead Nurse Practitioner of WATCH, a free mobile health care program serving the uninsured in Wayne County, NC.
LaTonya Chavis Keener, MS
LaTonya Chavis Keener is the coordinator for the Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Action Institute (REHDAI) pilot initiative at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She also managed the Charlotte, NC REACH 2010 cooperative agreement.
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