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Advanced Practice Nurse-Mental Health Provider Partnership Enhances Access and Improves Health Outcomes for Those With Severe Mental Illness 4/9/2014
Advanced practice nurses provide primary, preventive, and mental health care to individuals with severe mental illness, leading to improvements in health outcomes.
Computerized, Multilingual Visual Medication Schedule and Teach-Back Protocols Improve Anticoagulation Control for Low-Literacy Patients 4/9/2014
A randomized clinical trial at San Francisco General Hospital used visual medication schedules and brief teach-back protocols in English, Spanish, and Cantonese to improve anticoagulant control among low-literacy patients in the public hospital's anticoagulation clinic.
Donated Care Program Enhances Access to Ongoing Care for Uninsured Patients, Resulting in Significant Reductions in ED Visits, Hospitalizations, and Costs 4/9/2014
CarePartners, a donated care program, matches uninsured Maine residents with primary care physicians who are willing to care for up to 10 patients for free. Case managers help enrollees obtain needed services, including hospital care, specialist services, and free or low-cost drugs through prescription assistance programs.
Field-Based Outreach Workers Facilitate Access to Health Care and Social Services for Underserved Individuals in Rural Areas 4/9/2014
Rural and Urban Access to Health, an integrated network of field-based workers, connects vulnerable populations to health, human, and social services in nine largely rural counties in central Indiana.
Hospital-Based Program Protects Newborns by Providing Pertussis Vaccinations to Medically Underserved Hispanic Mothers and Caregivers 4/9/2014
Hospital-based program increases use of pertussis vaccinations for mothers who have just given birth and others who will be in regular contact with the infant at home (and who therefore represent a potential source of infection to the infant).
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National Survey of Children's Health: Data Resource Center 2/12/2014
This data query tool provides immediate access to the National Survey of Children's Health data, as well as resources and assistance for interpreting and reporting findings.
Maximizing Health Care for Colorado’s Underserved 2/12/2014
This operational handbook for safety-net medical homes describes the experience of Doctors Care, a community-funded, nonprofit organization that helps underserved children, adults, and families receive the medical attention they need.
Monitoring and Evaluating Medicaid Fee-for-Service Care Management Programs: A User's Guide 1/15/2014
Monitoring and Evaluating Medicaid Fee-for-Service Care Management Programs: A User's Guide is designed to aid policymakers in understanding the policy issues, research evidence, and methodology related to evaluating the costs, quality, and impact of care management programs.
Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care 12/18/2013
This fact sheet addresses how the differences in the health care that people receive contribute to disparities in health, and what strategies can overcome these differences in care.
Designing and Implementing Medicaid Care Management Programs: A User’s Guide 12/18/2013
The Medicaid Care Management Guide helps States design, implement, and evaluate care management programs for the chronically ill.

Last updated: April 09, 2014.