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Policy Inclusive Design Process and Extensive Promotion and Support Generate Widespread Use of Health Information Exchange, Leading to Improvements in Health Outcomes 9/10/2014
Use of an inclusive design process and the investment of significant time and resources in promoting and supporting use of a health information exchange generates widespread participation by providers, which in turn leads to more patients having an electronic health record, better management of high cholesterol, and increased provision of tobacco cessation counseling and screening for depression and breast cancer.
Culturally Tailored Chronic Disease Education Program Improves African American Patients' Self-Management Behaviors, Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose Control, and Quality of Life 9/10/2014
A nine-session, culturally tailored program to educate minority populations with diabetes, hypertension, or overweight/obesity about appropriate disease management improves self-care behaviors, leading to improved blood pressure and blood glucose control and better quality of life.
Adoption of Rapid Cycle Improvement Process From Toyota Increases Efficiency and Productivity at Community Health Clinics 8/27/2014
Community clinics use the Toyota "Lean" rapid cycle process improvement system to enhance efficiency and productivity, leading to a significant increase in revenues.
Bilingual, Bicultural Asthma Intervention Program Significantly Improves Outcomes for Poor, Inner-City Youth 8/27/2014
The El Rio Inner-City Asthma Intervention Program is a comprehensive bilingual, bicultural program that primarily serves low-income, inner-city Latino children with moderate or severe persistent asthma.
Electronic Referrals and Communications Reduce Wait Times for Specialty Appointments and Improve Clinician Communication and Quality of Care 8/27/2014
Electronic communications between primary care clinicians and specialists enhance access to specialty expertise for patients served by a hospital's referral network of safety net clinics.
QualityTools
Health Information Technology Adoption Toolbox 8/13/2014
This tool is for health centers as well as other safety net and ambulatory care providers seeking to implement health information technology to improve the overall effectiveness of their institutions.
Safety Net Medical Home Initiative: Resources and Tools 7/2/2014
This library of publicly available resources and tools can help safety net providers understand and implement the patient-centered medical home model of care.
Guide To Developing and Managing Overdose Prevention and Take-Home Naloxone Projects 3/12/2014
This manual is designed to outline the process of developing and managing an overdose prevention and education program, with or without a take-home naloxone component.
Maximizing Health Care for Colorado’s Underserved 2/12/2014
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 11/20/2013
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.

Last updated: September 10, 2014.