May 2019

Move Your Way during Older Americans Month and All Year Long

Image of an older man running, which says: Physical activity is just what the doctor ordered. Being active can help you manage conditions like: diabetes, arthritis, heart disease.

As we celebrate Older Americans Month this May, it's important to remember that health care professionals can play a key role in increasing the awareness of the benefits of physical activity and developing strategies for overcoming common barriers for older adults. Learn more about the key guidelines for older adults and check out a few Move Your Way resources that healthcare providers can use to promote physical activity,

Using Education to Improve Birth Outcomes in Georgia

Despite advances in medical research and care, there are significant disparities in maternal health and infant birth and health outcomes.1Access to prenatal care and education can dramatically improve birth and health outcomes for moms and their babies,2 but women who are uninsured (or underinsured) often miss out on these critical services...

AHRQ’s Tools for Change Can Help Primary Care Practices Implement Evidence

Image of Workflow Diagram for Tools for Change.

By Cindy Brach, Senior Health Care Researcher, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) The Healthy People 2020 initiative includes objectives to improve heart health through prevention, detection, and treatment of risk factors. You can learn how to advance these objectives — as well as objectives related to other topics — by visiting EvidenceNOW Tools for Change, a curated collection of more than 100 tools and resources designed to help primary care practices improve quality by providing evidence-based care...

Pushing Produce in New York City’s Neighborhoods: The Green Carts Initiative

Legal and policy approaches can be important tools for achieving healthier communities. The report, The Role of Law and Policy in Achieving the Healthy People 2020 Nutrition and Weight Status Goals of Increased Fruit and Vegetable Intake in the United States, provides evidence-based information and identifies priority areas that can help communities achieve Healthy People objectives.