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Mobile Clinic Provides Comprehensive Medical Home for Homeless and At-Risk Youth, Reducing Emergency Department Visits and Increasing Followup Care 4/23/2014
A mobile health clinic provides a medical home to homeless and other at-risk youth, leading to fewer emergency department visits, more follow up care, and high levels of satisfaction.
Policy State Partnership Supports Quality Improvement in Pediatric Practices, Leading to More Evidence-Based Care, Better Care Coordination, and High Satisfaction in Participating Practices 4/23/2014
A State-based, public–private partnership supports quality improvement in pediatric practices, leading to greater adherence to evidence-based care and improved care coordination for children and adolescents, and to higher staff satisfaction in participating practices, and highly rated quality of care for children.
Policy Statewide Medical Home Program for Low-Income Pregnant Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive Prenatal Care and Case Management, Improves Outcomes 4/9/2014
A State-based, public–private partnership adapted its successful primary care medical home model to serve pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries, leading to enhanced access to comprehensive prenatal care (including intensive case management for high-risk pregnancies), better adherence to evidence-based care standards, and reductions in low–birth weight babies and rate of primary Cesarean sections.
Inner-City School Health Center's Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services: Enhancing Access to Screening for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Prenatal Care, and Contraception 3/26/2014
School-based health centers provide comprehensive reproductive and sexual health services to inner-city public school students, leading to enhanced access to contraception, prenatal care, and screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.
Urban Healthy Start Program Offers Support at Each Stage of Childbearing Cycle, Leading to Fewer Low- and Very Low–Birthweight Babies 3/26/2014
A nonprofit organization in Baltimore provides programs and services to support at-risk women (particularly African Americans) throughout each stage of the childbearing cycle, leading to fewer deliveries of low- and very low–birthweight babies and associated cost savings.
QualityTools
Depression During and After Pregnancy Fact Sheet 1/15/2014
This tool answers common questions about depression during and after pregnancy.
Women's Health Care in the United States: Selected Findings From the 2004 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, Fact Sheet 10/9/2013
Using selected measures from the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report, this fact sheet describes disparities in the health care received by women.
Detecting and Treating Thyroid Nodules and Cancer Before, During, and After Pregnancy: A Patient's Guide 8/28/2013
This patient guide is based on clinical guidelines written to help physicians who are evaluating and treating various types of thyroid dysfunction in women before, during, and after their pregnancy.
Patient Guide to the Management of Maternal Hyperthyroidism Before, During and After Pregnancy 8/28/2013
This patient guide is based on clinical guidelines written to help physicians who are evaluating and treating various types of thyroid dysfunction in women before, during, and after their pregnancy.
Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns: What You Can Do To Help 6/19/2013
This toolkit provides action-oriented resources for health care providers and community-based organizations to use in helping expectant mothers get safe, evidence-based care, and improve their newborn’s chances for good physical and developmental health.

Last updated: April 23, 2014.