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Practice-Based Teams of Clinicians and Development Experts Enhance Access to Care and Improve Parenting Skills and Knowledge Among Children and Their Families 7/16/2014
Healthy Steps for Young Children (Healthy Steps) is a national initiative that encourages use of clinician-childhood development expert teams in physician offices to promote the use of timely preventive care; parent education and support; and other interventions to address the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children from birth to age 3.
Specialists Train and Support Rural and Prison-Based Primary Care Clinicians, Enhancing Access to Hepatitis C Care 7/16/2014
University-based specialists provide initial training and host weekly, case-based consultations with primary care clinicians, enhancing access to hepatitis C care for prisoners and rural patients throughout New Mexico.
Health Center Combining Traditional and Western Medicine Enhances Access to Care, Improves Health Outcomes for Southeast Asian Immigrants 7/2/2014
A health center combines Western and traditional Southeast Asian medicine to better serve a large Southeast Asian population, leading to enhanced access to care, more setting of goals related to self-management of chronic disease, improved mental health and diabetes outcomes, and high levels of patient satisfaction.
Policy Health Department Promotes Implementation and Use of Electronic Health Records in Underserved Areas To Improve Clinical Preventive Services in Primary Care 7/2/2014
The health department in New York City uses subsidies, upfront and ongoing technical support, and quality of care feedback to promote implementation and use of electronic health records by primary care practices in medically underserved areas, leading to better care for patients in these practices.
Policy Major Health Systems Collaborate on Organizational Structures and Policies, Enhancing Access to Care and Reducing Uncompensated Care Costs for the Uninsured 7/2/2014
Large health care systems in Detroit came together to develop an organizational structure and common goals and policies designed to strengthen the safety net for uninsured residents, leading to increased enrollment in public insurance, enhanced access to primary and specialty care, and lower uncompensated care costs.
QualityTools
Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative Coalition Guide 12/18/2013
The guide discusses the scientific foundation for the Michigan Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative and provides practical examples, tools, and materials that can be used or adapted in developing partnerships with federally qualified health centers.
Health Information Technology Adoption Toolbox 2/20/2013
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.
Connecting Those at Risk to Care: A Guide to Building a Community "HUB" to Promote a System of Collaboration, Accountability, and Improved Outcomes 3/30/2011
This guide is intended to help improve the system by which at-risk individuals within a community are identified and connected to appropriate health care and social services.
Electronic Health Record Selection Toolkit for Community Health Centers 9/1/2010
This toolkit describes the differences between commercial and community health centers and identifies the electronic health record system requirements that are unique to community health centers.

Last updated: July 16, 2014.