Chronic Care and Disease Management Improves Health, Reduces Costs for Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions in an Integrated Health System
The Sutter Care Coordination Program combines chronic care and disease management to address the medical and psychosocial needs of individuals with multiple chronic conditions.
Hair Stylists Who Serve as Lay Health Educators Encourage Clients To Adopt Behaviors That Reduce Health Risks
Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Body™ is a salon-based campaign to educate African-American adults in urban areas of Michigan about how to reduce the risks of chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension.
Interdisciplinary Team Identifies and Addresses Risk Factors for Falls Among Nursing Home Residents, Leading to Fewer Falls and Less Use of Restraints
Ethica Health and Retirement Communities developed a falls management program, the cornerstone of which is an interdisciplinary "falls team" at each nursing home that regularly assesses residents for risk of falling and develops intervention plans for those found at high risk.
Time Management Program Helps Substance Abuse Facility Residents With Co-Occurring Disorders Improve Skills Required for Community Reentry
A residential treatment facility included an occupational therapist as part of the treatment team to help residents with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse improve their organization and time management skills.
Co-Locating Gynecologic Services Within an HIV Clinic Increases Cervical Cancer Screening Rates, Leading to Identification and Treatment of Many Cancer Cases
By "nesting" a weekly gynecologic clinic into their HIV program, Christiana Care reduces barriers to screening and preventive care for female patients.
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Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post Traumatic Stress: Module B Summary
This 15-page module summary on posttraumatic disorders in primary care is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Post Traumatic Stress, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It focuses on acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Silence Hurts: Alcohol Abuse and Violence Against Women (for Professionals)
This online course for professionals, part of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's Prevention Pathways Web site, provides detailed information about alcohol abuse and several forms of violence against women.
Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Resource Kit
The Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Resource Kit offers a treatment approach for people with co-occurring disorders—mental illness and a substance abuse addiction—by offering both mental health and substance abuse services simultaneously in one setting.
Smoking Cessation for Persons With Mental Illnesses: A Toolkit for Mental Health Professionals
This toolkit educates mental health care professionals about specific guidelines and strategies to help patients with mental health disorders quit smoking.
2006 National Healthcare Quality Report
The 2006 National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. The 2006 report is organized around four dimensions of quality of care—effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.