Child Health

28 09, 2016

The Health Asset Model

2018-04-05T22:57:49+00:00September 28th, 2016|

The Power of Health Assets

Research shows that people have a better opportunity for health when they have particular health assets available. One of the most empowering things we can do to support community health improvement is to help vulnerable populations strengthen their health assets. Community Health Solutions developed The Health Asset Model to inform and guide this work. 

The Health Asset Model

the-health-asset-model-1-0The Health Asset Model is an evidence-based framework for improving health opportunity for individuals and populations.  As illustrated in the graphic, the model defines the types of services and supports that are necessary to enable health […]

25 08, 2016

Toxic Childhood Stress and Lifelong Health

2017-04-06T19:17:32+00:00August 25th, 2016|

Regular exposure to stress can have a lasting impact on the health of children. From what she sees at her clinic in Bayview-Hunter’s Point, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has come to believe that childhood stress can lead to physical changes and illness in adulthood. In fact, stress can take years off an individual’s life. Scott Shafer talks with Dr. Burke Harris, CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, to discuss her ground-breaking work counteracting the effects of what she calls “toxic stress.” (Source: Youtube)

12 08, 2016

The 3-4-50 Framework for Health Improvement

2017-03-20T14:12:36+00:00August 12th, 2016|

3-4-50 FrameworkWe know from research that health status is influenced by multiple factors including genetics, social circumstances, environmental exposures, health care, and behavioral patterns.  What we might not fully realize is that behavioral patterns have the single greatest influence on personal and population health.  This means that achieving better health at lower cost will require improvements in health promotion and prevention at the community level.  The 3-4-50 framework can be a helpful tool for focusing these strategies.

3-4-50: A Focusing Framework for Community Health Improvement
The three health risk behaviors are unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, […]

25 07, 2016

Community Asthma Initiative, Boston Children’s Hospital

2017-03-20T14:18:10+00:00July 25th, 2016|

Through home visits and nurse case management, see how the Community Asthma initiative in Boston is reducing the need for asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions. From the CDC, published in March, 2013.