Academic Detailing Sessions With Providers Increase Use of Pain- and Anxiety-Reducing Strategies During Childhood Immunizations
A trained educator used “academic detailing” sessions to teach primary care clinicians about proven strategies for reducing the pain and anxiety associated with childhood immunizations, leading to increased use of these strategies and greater satisfaction among clinicians.
Alerts, Standing Orders, and Care Pathways Boost Quality of Care for Pneumonia, Heart Attack, and Heart Failure
Reid Hospital created a computer-based system of alerts, standing orders, and care pathways to eliminate gaps in the care of patients with pneumonia, acute myocardial infarction, and heart failure, and to address surgical complication and infection prevention, leading to significant improvements in quality of care.
Community Cancer Coalition Employs Navigators Who Enhance Access to Free Colonoscopy Screening for Uninsured Rural Patients
A community cancer coalition employs navigators who work with community health centers in rural areas to identify those in need of colorectal cancer screening via colonoscopy and facilitate access to such screening, leading to more referrals and screenings and to more cancers and precancerous polyps being detected and treated.
Community Referral Liaisons Help Patients Reduce Risky Health Behaviors, Leading to Improvements in Health Status
A community health educator referral liaison receives physician referrals of patients with risky health behaviors; the liaison links patients with community resources, offers counseling and encouragement over the telephone, and provides feedback to the physicians.
Daily Text Messages and Nurse Followup Improve Self-Management Behaviors in Patients with Diabetes, Leading to Better Glycemic Control and Lower Costs
Daily automated text messages combined with nurse followup improved self-management behaviors among patients with diabetes, leading to significant
improvements in glycemic control, fewer doctor visits, lower costs, and high patient satisfaction.
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2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report
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.
2010 National Healthcare Quality Report
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress.
Clever Crazes for Kids: Toolkit for Educators
This toolkit for educators provides more information about Clever Crazes for Kids (CCK), instructions on how to register their school and students, and several promotional fliers to encourage participation in the program.
Forming a Community-Based Network: A Handbook
This handbook provides information on forming a community-based network for community members who wish to become involved in maintaining their elderly neighbors in their homes. It is also for public health and social service agencies, area agencies on aging, and others who recognize the value of community caring and the potential for neighbors to augment the services that they, as agencies, provide.
Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
This toolkit was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help health care facilities protect patients from carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and to prevent transmission of CRE.