Increased Reimbursement and Dedicated Funds Allow Remote Primary Care Clinics to Provide Around-the-Clock Care, Leading to Fewer Medical Evacuations and Higher Quality of Care
Five clinics in remote parts of Alaska and Washington state receive additional reimbursement from Medicare and dedicated Federal funds that allow them to provide around-the-clock care, leading to fewer medical evacuations (and associated cost savings), better quality care, and high levels of satisfaction in the communities they serve.
Rural Practice Redesigns Care Processes To Allow Multidisciplinary Teams To Leverage Electronic Health Record, Leading to Better Screening of Medically Underserved
A rural medical practice redesigned its care processes to allow multidisciplinary care teams to use a new electronic health record system that features real-time documentation and information sharing and various tools to facilitate the provision of appropriate care, leading to significant improvements in screening rates and high satisfaction for medically underserved patients in Alaska.
Dental Health Aide Program Improves Access to Oral Health Care for Rural Alaska Native People
The Alaska Dental Health Aide Program enhances access to oral health care by training dental therapists to provide culturally appropriate education and routine dental services to high-risk residents of rural villages.
Teen Tobacco Prevention Curriculum Is Adapted for Native American and Latino Communities, Leading to Positive Feedback
Teens Against Tobacco Use™, a peer-to-peer mentorship program designed to educate youth on the dangers of tobacco use, was adapted for the Native American and Latino communities in Washington state.
Insurer's Multifaceted Approach Facilitates Cultural and Linguistic Match Between Patient and Mental Health Provider, Leading to Higher Member Satisfaction
CIGNA uses a multifaceted approach to facilitate culturally appropriate behavioral health care for members, including the matching of patients to providers who meet desired characteristics; the program enhanced the diversity of the behavioral health practitioner network and increased member satisfaction.
An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding For American Indian and Alaska Native Families
This 15-page booklet provides information about breastfeeding to help American Indian and Alaska Native women.
American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Resource Kit
The materials in this resource kit were specially designed to help American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities understand and prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Center for Excellence: Posters
These posters are designed to generate interest about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and to encourage women and significant others to seek additional information.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: Find a Local Program
This tool enables users to find out where they can learn more about getting a free or low-cost mammogram and Pap test. Users can access information for a specific State or Territory as well as for American Indian/Alaska Native organizations.
Telehealth Technology Assessment Center Toolkits
This collection of toolkits can help health care organizations become better informed consumers of telehealth technology.