Administrative Overhaul Improves Access to Substance Abuse Services for Iowa Patients
Using tools and resources developed by NIATx, the Iowa Department of Public Health and local providers conducted an administrative overhaul of substance abuse services to improve access to care for patients in Iowa.
Bicultural, Youth Development Program for At-Risk Latino Families Enhances Overall Health, Teen Birth Control Use, and Family Communication
A multidisciplinary team of bilingual providers helps Latino youth and their parents access culturally appropriate resources and coaches the youth to avoid risky behaviors, leading to increased use of birth control, reduced incidence of depression, enhanced overall self-reported health status among youth, and improved communication skills and greater awareness of and comfort with available community resources among parents.
Onsite Care Teams Enhance Access to Medical and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services for Homeless Individuals
Penobscot Community Health Center provides onsite services at a community health clinic, with psychiatric and medical professionals offering primary care, disease management, mental health, and substance abuse services, along with referrals to additional mental health and other specialty services that may be needed.
Provider Training, Standardized Protocol, and Onsite Specialists Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Older Adults in Rural Sites
A multifaceted intervention that included education and training, use of a standardized protocol, and designation of an onsite specialist improved the diagnosis and treatment of depression in older adults in rural settings.
Care “Pathway” Connects Pregnant Substance Abusers to Medical and Other Services, Supporting Birth of Babies with Viable Weights Who Are Free of Illicit Substances
A care “pathway” helps pregnant substance abusers obtain health insurance, obstetrics care, substance abuse counseling, and other services, allowing the vast majority of these women to give birth to babies with viable birth weight who are free of illicit substances.
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Hispanic Diabetes Disparities Learning Network in Community Health Centers
This report describes the Decreasing Disparities Strategy Workgroup's development of a learning network project that included interventions and needs assessments at community health centers to help reduce the diabetes disparity in the Hispanic population.
Clinical–Community Relationships Measures Atlas
AHRQ developed the CCRM Atlas to identify ways to further define, measure, and evaluate programs based on clinical-community relationships for the delivery of clinical preventive services.
Influenza-Fecal Immunochemical Test and Influenza–Fecal Occult Blood Test Program Materials
The FLU-FIT and FLU-FOBT Programs allow health care providers to increase access to colorectal cancer screening by offering home tests to patients at the time of their annual influenza shots.
Public Health Performance Improvement Toolkit
The Public Health Performance Improvement Toolkit is an online collection of tools such as archived trainings, sample quality-improvement products, templates, and related resources.
Refugee Health Screener–15
The RHS-15 was developed in a community public health setting to be an efficient and effective way to sensitively detect the range of emotional distress common across refugee groups.