Foundation Develops Community-Based HIV Testing and Partnerships With Medical Homes, Leading to More Timely Linkages to Care for Newly Diagnosed Patients
A local foundation developed community-based testing programs and partnerships with medical homes to provide real-time linkages to HIV care to newly diagnosed patients and to support these patients in transitioning to care, nearly doubling the number of patients initiating treatment.
Remote Retinal Screening Facilitates Diagnosis and Treatment of Retinopathy for Poor and/or Uninsured Patients With Diabetes in Rural California
Remote diabetic retinopathy screening using the Eye Picture Archive Communication System digital ocular imaging software facilitated prompt retinopathy diagnosis in California's Central Valley, an area where many residents are poor and uninsured and diabetes is a major health concern.
Public Health Nurses Provide Case Management to Low-Income Women With Chronic Conditions, Leading to Improved Mental Health and Functional Status
Public health nurses provide case management services to women with one or more chronic conditions who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, leading to enhanced access to mental health services, fewer depressive symptoms, and improved functional status.
Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic Offers Testing-Only Express Visit to Eligible Patients, Leading to Shorter Waits, Increased Throughput
A sexually transmitted infections clinic uses a triage system to identify patients eligible for a testing-only "express visit," leading to reduced waiting times for patients and enhanced throughput for the clinic.
Citywide Collaborative Implements Multiple Initiatives That Reduce Appointment Wait Times, Readmissions, and Emergency Department Use for Low-Income Minority Patients
A public–private urban health partnership develops multiple initiatives to expand access to high-quality, coordinated health care for vulnerable residents, leading to shorter wait times for appointments, improvements in patient–provider continuity, and reductions in readmissions and emergency department use.
Maximizing Health Care for Colorado’s Underserved
This operational handbook for safety-net medical homes describes the experience of Doctors Care, a community-funded, nonprofit organization that helps underserved children, adults, and families receive the medical attention they need.
Practice Facilitation Handbook: Training Modules for New Facilitators and Their Trainers
The Practice Facilitation Handbook is designed to assist in the training of new practice facilitators as they begin to develop the knowledge and skills needed to support meaningful improvement in primary care practices.
Integrating Chronic Care and Business Strategies in the Safety Net: A Practice Coaching Manual
This practice coaching manual and the companion toolkit, Integrating Chronic Care and Business Strategies in the Safety Net, provide the tools and structure for coaches to use in helping teams to improve clinical quality in a wide variety of settings.
Integrating Chronic Care and Business Strategies in the Safety Net: A Toolkit for Primary Care Practices and Clinics
This toolkit is for safety net providers interested in implementing the Chronic Care Model (CCM) effectively and sustainably at their organizations while attending to their financial realities.
Medicaid and CHIP Learning Collaboratives Toolbox
This online toolbox, for use by collaboratives, partners, and stakeholders, provides practical tools and resources to address common challenges and pursue innovations in Medicaid program design and operations.