The Lifestyle Chronicles - Health Care With Leverage
Initial studies showed that after interventional efforts and support from peer counselors at local churches the fruit and vegetables intake increased from an average of three to four servings daily.
Body & Soul has been launched across the country in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of North Carolina and the University of Michigan.
The American Psychiatric Foundation will collaborate with school communities around the country to implement a program designed to encourage and equip teachers, coaches and other adults who work closely with teens to notice the warning signs of mental health problems and refer students for help in addressing these problems. During the 2006-2007 school year, the program will be implemented by 17 nonprofit organizations, schools and school districts. More than 4,000 teachers and other school personnel are expected to participate in collaboration with mental health professionals from their local communities.
Now, that's health care with leverage.
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