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24-Hour Mobile Mental Health Crisis Team Reduces Hospitalization for Children with Complex Behavioral and Emotional Needs 4/9/2014
A rapid response team defuses crisis situations for children with complex behavioral needs.
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.
Community Liaisons Facilitate Access to Culturally Competent Care for Orthodox Jewish, Chinese, and Arab Patients 4/9/2014
Culturally competent community liaisons help members of the Orthodox Jewish, Arab, and Chinese communities access health care and community-based services, leading to a better patient experience.
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.
Culturally Competent Palliative Care Supports African-American Patients and Families in Dealing With End-of-Life Issues 4/9/2014
Providence Hospital's culturally sensitive palliative care service ensures appropriate medical and pain management, provides emotional support, and dispenses accurate information about palliative care to help the hospital's largely African-American population cope with end-of-life issues.
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Is Our Pharmacy Meeting Patients’ Needs? A Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool User’s Guide 12/18/2013
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 10/9/2013
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 10/9/2013
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 4/24/2013
This toolkit was developed to facilitate the Project RED intervention.
Quick Health Data Online 2/20/2013
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.

Last updated: April 09, 2014.