Community Health Collaborative Reduces Inappropriate Emergency Department Use by Providing Access to Health Care, Social Support for Low-Income Clients
A community health collaborative helps vulnerable populations secure and retain insurance coverage, access primary care, and connect to a medical home, leading to fewer emergency department visits, higher provider revenues, and high levels of provider satisfaction.
Diabetes Education Program in Health Center Waiting Room Improves Health Literacy
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center implemented a diabetes education program in the waiting room to improve patients' health literacy and self-management skills.
Hospital–Retail Pharmacy Partnership Provides Inhospital and Postdischarge Support to At-Risk Patients, Leading to Fewer Readmissions and High Patient Satisfaction
A partnership between a hospital and retail pharmacy company provides inhospital and postdischarge support to patients at high risk of readmission, leading to fewer readmissions and high levels of patient satisfaction.
Mobile Clinic Provides Comprehensive Medical Home for Homeless and At-Risk Youth, Reducing Emergency Department Visits and Increasing Followup Care
A mobile health clinic provides a medical home to homeless and other at-risk youth, leading to fewer emergency department visits, more follow up care, and high levels of satisfaction.
Multifaceted Campaign Aimed at Obstetricians Increases Influenza Immunizations in Pregnant Patients
A large multispecialty clinic launched a multidimensional campaign to increase influenza immunizations of pregnant patients, with key elements including educating providers and nurses about the safety and effectiveness of immunizations, publicizing the immunization rates of individual obstetricians' patients, and making vaccinations a part of standing orders; the program led to a dramatic increase in the immunization rate over a 10-year period.
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Is Our Pharmacy Meeting Patients’ Needs? A Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool User’s Guide
This pharmacy health literacy tool was designed to capture perspectives of three critical audiences-objective auditors, pharmacy staff, and patients. The parts of the assessment are complementary and designed to form a comprehensive assessment.
2008 National Healthcare Disparities Report
The 2008 National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) monitors the Nation's annual progress toward eliminating disparities in health care among various racial, ethnic, and income groups and other priority populations, such as children and older adults. The 2008 report focuses on the state of health care disparities for a group of 45 core measures that represent the most important and scientifically credible measures of health care quality for the Nation.
2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
Reengineered Discharge Toolkit
This toolkit was developed to facilitate the Project RED intervention.
Quick Health Data Online
This database provides State- and county-level health data for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and possessions. Data are available by gender and race/ethnicity and come from a variety of National and State sources.