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Evidence-Based Bundle for Adults Is Adapted by Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Reducing Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia and Lowering Costs 7/16/2014
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta developed and implemented a program to reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in three intensive care units, including two pediatric intensive care units and one cardiac intensive care unit. The program adapts a bundle of evidence-based interventions commonly used to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults to the pediatric population.
Policy Health Plan's Multifaceted Strategy Involving Care Coordination, Disease Management and Physician Incentives Leads to Better Outcomes and Reduced Costs for Medicare Advantage Enrollees 7/8/2014
HealthSpring's Partnership for Quality program offers bonuses to physician practices and onsite care coordination and disease management support, leading to significantly better outcomes and reduced costs for Medicare Advantage enrollees.
House Calls to Frail Elders Reduce Costs, Hospital Use, and Nursing Home Placements 7/2/2014
An interdisciplinary team of geriatricians, nurse practitioners, and social workers provide primary health care via house calls to homebound frail elders.
Pediatric Skin Care Program Focuses on Proactively Identifying and Providing Preventive Therapy to At-Risk Intensive Care Unit Patients, Leading to Significant Reductions in Pressure Ulcers 7/2/2014
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta developed and implemented a comprehensive skin care program to reduce pressure ulcers in its intensive care units, reducing pressure ulcer incidence by 59 percent.
Team-Developed Care Plan and Ongoing Care Management by Social Workers and Nurse Practitioners Result in Better Outcomes and Fewer Emergency Department Visits for Low-Income Seniors 7/2/2014
As part of the Geriatric Resources for Assessment and Care of Elders (GRACE) program, social worker/nurse practitioner teams collaborate with a larger interdisciplinary team and primary care physicians to develop and implement individualized care plans for low-income seniors, leading to significant improvements in health status.
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Diabetes Education Toolkit 6/18/2014
This toolkit, for people with psychiatric disabilities and their physicians and caregivers, provides information to help them understand and manage their diabetes or prediabetic condition.
Whole Health Action Management: Peer Support Training Participant Guide 5/7/2014
The Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) Peer Support Training Participant Guide helps WHAM training participants set a concise whole health goal, learn skills for whole health self-management, and understand “5 keys to success” for creating new health habits, with a focus on facilitating weekly WHAM peer support group sessions.
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post Traumatic Stress: Module B Summary 2/20/2013
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.
Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Resource Kit 9/12/2012
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.
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) 5/19/2008
The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.

Last updated: July 16, 2014.