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Church-Health System Partnership Facilitates Transitions From Hospital to Home for Urban, Low-Income African Americans, Reducing Mortality, Utilization, and Costs 9/10/2014
A partnership between a large health system and 512 churches supports the transition from the hospital back into the community, leading to lower mortality, health care utilization, and health care costs and to higher satisfaction with hospital care.
Community Partnerships Target High-Risk Populations, Leading to More Effective, Lower-Cost Hepatitis Screening 9/10/2014
The St. Luke's Texas Liver Coalition revamped its strategic approach to screening for hepatitis C, shifting away from screening the general population at health fairs to forming partnerships with various community-based organizations that work with high-risk populations.
Archived Community-Based Effort to Promote Better Diet and Regular Exercise in Students Improves Fitness, Modestly Reduces Obesity 9/10/2014
A community-based program sends annual report cards to parents documenting their child's body mass index and fitness, offers healthier food options in school, and provides expanded physical education opportunities before, during, and after school, leading to improved fitness levels and modest reductions in obesity among participating students.
Policy Inclusive Design Process and Extensive Promotion and Support Generate Widespread Use of Health Information Exchange, Leading to Improvements in Health Outcomes 9/10/2014
Use of an inclusive design process and the investment of significant time and resources in promoting and supporting use of a health information exchange generates widespread participation by providers, which in turn leads to more patients having an electronic health record, better management of high cholesterol, and increased provision of tobacco cessation counseling and screening for depression and breast cancer.
Policy Medicaid Reimbursement and Training Enable Primary Care Providers to Deliver Preventive Dental Care at Well-Child Visits, Enhancing Access for Low-Income Children 9/10/2014
As part of a comprehensive initiative, State legislation enables trained primary care medical providers to receive Medicaid reimbursement for preventive dental care provided during well-child visits, enhancing access to these services for low-income children younger than 6 years.
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QualityTools
Go4Life Materials To Share 9/10/2014
The Go4Life Web site of the National Institute on Aging presents materials health care professionals can share with patients 50 and older who want to fit exercise and physical activity into their daily lives.
Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity: A Bridge-Building Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices 9/10/2014
The Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity toolkit provides obesity management tools and materials based on experiences of practices in rural Oregon.
POWER Program Curriculum 9/10/2014
The POWER Program is an innovative project designed to help participating veterans manage high blood pressure and other chronic conditions.
Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs 8/27/2014
This Web site is part of a campaign to increase awareness of the need to act quickly when someone may be having a heart attack.
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals 8/27/2014
This guide provides recommendations to help hospitals address unique patient needs, meet patient-centered communication standards, and comply with related Joint Commission requirements.
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ARTICLES
Integrating Behavioral Health With Primary Care 6/18/2014
Building a Consultation Path for Spreading Innovation in Long-Term Care 4/23/2014
States Turn to Managed Care To Constrain Medicaid Long-Term Care Costs 4/23/2014
Taking a Fresh Look at Problems 4/23/2014
Challenges Facing Rural Health Care 3/26/2014
Chronic Disease Management Can Reduce Readmissions 3/26/2014
Connecting Underserved Patients to Primary Care After Emergency Department Visits 3/26/2014
Focusing on Priority Populations 3/26/2014
How the Nurse-Family Partnership Became a National Model for Maternal Child Health Programs 3/26/2014
Improving Access to Specialty Care for Medicaid Patients 3/26/2014
Moving an Innovative Depression Care Model from Research to Practice 3/26/2014
Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Childhood Violence and Trauma 3/26/2014
Public- and Private-Sector Initiatives Are Reducing Health Disparities Among Children 3/26/2014
Screening Patients in the Emergency Department for HIV and Tobacco Use 3/26/2014
Spreading Innovations To Enhance Care for Older Adults 3/26/2014
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Will Soon Issue a Final Recommendation on HIV Screening for Adolescents and Adults 3/26/2014
Formalization of the Pathways Model Facilitates Standards and Certification 2/26/2014
National Initiative Uses Medical Order Forms To Translate Patients’ End-of-Life Wishes Into Action 12/18/2013
A Conversation on Cultural Competence With Cindy Brach, Senior Health Policy Researcher, AHRQ 10/9/2013
Telehealth Improves Access and Quality of Care for Alaska Natives 5/22/2013
Public Health Workforce Faces New Challenges and Opportunities 4/17/2013
ISSUES
Identifying At-Risk Patients in the ED 11/20/2013
Quality Improvement in Pediatric Care 10/9/2013
Policies To Reduce Health Care Disparities 9/25/2013
Innovations in Medicaid Policy 9/11/2013
Culturally Appropriate Care and Health Education 8/14/2013
Improving Health Through Clinical–Community Collaboration 7/31/2013
Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care 6/19/2013
Improving Care for Frontier Populations 5/22/2013
School-Based Health Programs for At-Risk Youth 3/27/2013
Dental Health Programs for Underserved Populations 2/27/2013
Reducing Health Disparities Among Children 12/19/2012
Health Care for Underserved Populations 11/7/2012
Enhancing Primary Care Access After Emergency Department Visits 8/29/2012
Innovative Payment Policies 8/15/2012
Coordinating Community Care for Seniors 5/23/2012
Pediatric Asthma Care 5/9/2012
Improving the Diet of Low-Income Families 4/25/2012
Improving Health of Urban, Low-Income Populations 3/14/2012
Mental Health Care for Underserved Populations 2/15/2012
Evaluation and Treatment of Alcohol Dependence 10/26/2011
Smoking Cessation Programs 9/28/2011
Health Care for Prisoners 6/22/2011
Health in Underserved Women 5/11/2011
Healthy Weight in Children 3/30/2011
Refugee Health 3/2/2011
eBehavioral Health 11/24/2010
Childhood Obesity 11/10/2010
Integrated Primary Care 8/18/2010
Language/Culture Matching 8/4/2010
Connecting Health Care and Social Services 6/9/2010
Reducing Youth Health Disparities 4/28/2010
Elderly Health 11/25/2009
Developmental Disabilities 9/30/2009
Long-Term Care 8/19/2009
Service Delivery Changes in Caring for Children with Disabilities 7/6/2009
Women's Health 6/22/2009
Improving the Health of Obese and Overweight Youth 4/13/2009
Delivering Health Care to Uninsured and Low-Income People 1/19/2009
Improving the Health Literacy of Patients 12/22/2008
Improving the Health and Care of the Elderly 10/27/2008
Improving the Health of Children, Adolescents, and Their Families 9/15/2008
Improving the Care of Elderly in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Other Settings 8/18/2008
Health and Health Care Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations 6/23/2008
Providing Access to Care in Rural and Community-based Settings 6/9/2008
VIDEOS
Brenner Children’s Hospital BrennerFIT program
Care Management Plus Program: Can This Innovation Be Scaled?
Essentia Heart Failure Program: Can This Innovation Be Scaled?
Field-Based Outreach Workers Facilitate Access to Health Care and Social Services for Underserved Individuals in Rural Areas
Post-discharge Care Management Integrates Medical and Psychosocial Care of Low-Income Elderly Patients
Remote Visits by Pediatricians for Sick Children at Inner-City and Other Child Care Centers/Schools Reduce Absences and Emergency Department Use
EVENTS
Chats on Change: Using Social Media To Reduce Childhood Obesity
9/10/2013
Chats on Change: Home Base Program for Veterans With PTSD
6/18/2013
Chats on Change: Supporting At-Risk LGBT and Homeless Youth
2/27/2013
Chats on Change: Domestic Violence Prevention
9/13/2012
Meeting the Health Care Needs of Underserved Women
5/19/2011

Last updated: September 10, 2014.