Health and Well-Being for All is an innovative way to explore the potential root causes of illness—the social determinants of health—with health and health care professionals at all stages of professional development.
Health Education Behavior, April 2015. Abstract Designing culturally sensitive personalized interventions is essential to sustain patients’ involvement in their treatment and encourage patients to take an active role in their own health and health care. We consider patient activation and empowerment as a cyclical process defined through patient accumulation of knowledge, confidence, and self-determination for their own health and health care. We propose a patient-centered, multilevel activation and empowerment framework (individual-, health care professional-, community-, and health care delivery system-level) to inform the development of culturally informed personalized patient activation and empowerment (P-PAE) interventions to improve population health and reduce racial and ethnic disparities. We discuss relevant Affordable Care Act payment and delivery policy reforms and how they affect patient activation and empowerment. Such policies include Accountable Care Organizations and value-based purchasing, patient-centered medical homes, and the community health benefit. Challenges and possible solutions to implementing the P-PAE are discussed. Comprehensive and longitudinal data sets with consistent P-PAE measures are needed to conduct comparative effectiveness analyses to evaluate the optimal P-PAE model. We believe the P-PAE model is timely and sustainable and will be critical to engaging patients in their treatment, developing patients’ abilities to manage their health, helping patients express concerns and preferences regarding treatment, empowering patients to ask questions about treatment options, and building up strategic patient–provider partnerships through shared decision making.
Online repository of audience-tested advertising and support materials produced to create awareness about obesity and other chronic conditions and to promote health living.
GoalReduce the disease and economic burden of diabetes mellitus (DM) and improve the quality of life for all persons who have, or are at risk for, DM.OverviewDM occurs when the body cannot produce or respond appropriately to insulin. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to absorb and use glucose (sugar) as fuel for the body’s cells. Without a properly functioning insulin signaling system, blood glucose levels become elevated and other metabolic abnormalities occur, leading to the development of serious, disabling complications
This report, part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series, examines the incidence of residents who have survived a heart attack in 190 communities nationwideand analyzes the impact of heart disease on important health and productivity outcomes.
Here are a bunch of words. Healthy Ashville is dedicated to making Savannah a healthier place to live. Our aim is to increase opportunities for citizens to engage in physical activity and consume a nutritious, balanced diet. During the summer of 2007, Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson launched the Healthy Savannah Initiative, with the aim of making Savannah a healthier place to live. Healthy Ashville is dedicated to making Savannah a healthier place to live.
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index® includes more than 2.1 million surveys and captures how people feel about and experience their daily lives. Levels of well-being correlate with healthcare (utilization and cost) and productivity measures (absenteeism, presenteeism, and job performance), all critical to organizational and economic competitiveness.
This report, the sixth in a series, measures the financial well-being of Americans. Financial well-being is one of the five interrelated elements of well-being in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index® — along with purpose, social, community and physical elements. It is not solely an indicator of income, but captures individuals’ abilities to manage their economic life to reduce stress and increase security.