Improving dementia care through music

Improving dementia care through music

Researchers from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis collaborate with the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) on a quality improvement initiative aimed at improving dementia care in skilled nursing facilities.

Producing resources for family caregivers

Faculty at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis partner with colleagues at AARP to empower family caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed to care for a loved one at home. From understanding difficult medication regimens to discussing sensitive caretaker responsibilities, actors in a new series of videos address various aspects of family caregiving rooted in the knowledge of registered nurses.

Training health coaches in primary-care clinics to empower people with chronic diseases

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis developed a sustainable program whereby Central Valley primary-care centers prepare medical assistants and nurses to be health coaches. Researchers hope the program creates a system where providers can focus resources on the sickest of the population and redirect people with chronic diseases into avenues where education and goal setting is reinforced by health coaches.

Shifting the chronic disease discussion

Chronic health conditions that plague more than 117 million people can be managed, modified and improved if people living with them take part in the solution. The School of Nursing leads a research study focusing on individuals with diabetes to determine if innovative approaches, including mobile technology and nurse coaching, help those people better manage their chronic disease.

Navigating the complexities of advanced-illness care

In hopes of improving the quality of life for those nearing its end, the Alameda County Care Alliance launched an innovative church-based care navigator program for congregants and their caregivers. Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing researchers join to develop a health coaching model to train care navigators, as well as design and implement an evaluation of the program.

The power of adapted technology to improve health of populations

care coordination model

Could teenagers and their iPods make a community healthier? Youth from the Karuk Tribe and a professor from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis teamed up to find out. What they discovered could benefit populations across the globe.

Improving care, decreasing costs through care coordination

care coordination model

People with cancer face a complex care system. Complicated treatment regimens, multiple specialists with individualized therapies and a web of health-care bureaucracy drive up cost and decrease quality in care. To address the negatives of fragmented care, poor communication and increasing expense, an interdisciplinary team from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC Davis investigates how tablet computers and reimagined social-networking software can improve the experience and outcome for all who become ill.