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Church-Health System Partnership Facilitates Transitions From Hospital to Home for Urban, Low-Income African Americans, Reducing Mortality, Utilization, and Costs 9/10/2014
A partnership between a large health system and 512 churches supports the transition from the hospital back into the community, leading to lower mortality, health care utilization, and health care costs and to higher satisfaction with hospital care.
Community Partnerships Target High-Risk Populations, Leading to More Effective, Lower-Cost Hepatitis Screening 9/10/2014
The St. Luke's Texas Liver Coalition revamped its strategic approach to screening for hepatitis C, shifting away from screening the general population at health fairs to forming partnerships with various community-based organizations that work with high-risk populations.
Archived Community-Based Effort to Promote Better Diet and Regular Exercise in Students Improves Fitness, Modestly Reduces Obesity 9/10/2014
A community-based program sends annual report cards to parents documenting their child's body mass index and fitness, offers healthier food options in school, and provides expanded physical education opportunities before, during, and after school, leading to improved fitness levels and modest reductions in obesity among participating students.
Hospital Pharmacist Staff Use Robotic Medication Transport System To Reduce Delivery Time and Costs, Enhance Nurse Efficiency and Satisfaction 9/10/2014
Pharmacist staff use autonomous mobile robots to track and deliver certain medications to nursing units, resulting in faster and more reliable medication delivery, lower costs, fewer lost medications, and increased nurse efficiency.
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.
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QualityTools
Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity: A Bridge-Building Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices 9/10/2014
The Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity toolkit provides obesity management tools and materials based on experiences of practices in rural Oregon.
POWER Program Curriculum 9/10/2014
The POWER Program is an innovative project designed to help participating veterans manage high blood pressure and other chronic conditions.
Self-Management Support Resource Library 9/10/2014
The Self-Management Support Resource Library was developed to help primary care team members learn about self-management support and develop their self-management support skills in working with chronically ill patients. 
4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes. For Life. 8/27/2014
This booklet for consumers provides four steps to help diabetic patients manage their diabetes and live a long and active life.
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals 8/27/2014
This guide provides recommendations to help hospitals address unique patient needs, meet patient-centered communication standards, and comply with related Joint Commission requirements.
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ARTICLES
Integrating Behavioral Health With Primary Care 6/18/2014
How Middle Managers Can Influence Innovation Implementation 5/7/2014
Harnessing Disruptive Innovation in Health Care 4/23/2014
How To Build Sustainability Into the Innovation Process 4/23/2014
Taking a Fresh Look at Problems 4/23/2014
A National Campaign to Scale Up and Spread CUSP-CLABSI 3/26/2014
A Researcher’s Perspective on Clinical-Community Relationships 3/26/2014
Antimicrobial Resistance Still Poses a Public Health Threat 3/26/2014
Challenges Facing Rural Health Care 3/26/2014
Chronic Disease Management Can Reduce Readmissions 3/26/2014
Connecting Underserved Patients to Primary Care After Emergency Department Visits 3/26/2014
Focusing on Priority Populations 3/26/2014
How the Nurse-Family Partnership Became a National Model for Maternal Child Health Programs 3/26/2014
Improving Access to Specialty Care for Medicaid Patients 3/26/2014
Moving an Innovative Depression Care Model from Research to Practice 3/26/2014
Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Childhood Violence and Trauma 3/26/2014
Public- and Private-Sector Initiatives Are Reducing Health Disparities Among Children 3/26/2014
Screening Patients in the Emergency Department for HIV and Tobacco Use 3/26/2014
Spreading Innovations To Enhance Care for Older Adults 3/26/2014
Technology Is Improving Patients' Access to Their Health Information 3/26/2014
The State of Accountable Care Organizations 3/26/2014
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Will Soon Issue a Final Recommendation on HIV Screening for Adolescents and Adults 3/26/2014
Trends in Cancer Screening 3/26/2014
Trends in Health Information Exchanges 3/26/2014
Wellness and Health Promotion Programs Use Financial Incentives To Motivate Employees 1/15/2014
National Initiative Uses Medical Order Forms To Translate Patients’ End-of-Life Wishes Into Action 12/18/2013
A Conversation on Cultural Competence With Cindy Brach, Senior Health Policy Researcher, AHRQ 10/9/2013
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Develops New Resources on Clinical-Community Relationships to Promote Research 8/14/2013
Telehealth Improves Access and Quality of Care for Alaska Natives 5/22/2013
A Next-Generation Personal Health Record System Enhances Preventive Care 4/17/2013
New Recognition Standards for Specialty Practices Emphasize Coordination With Primary Care 4/17/2013
Public Health Workforce Faces New Challenges and Opportunities 4/17/2013
ISSUES
Identifying At-Risk Patients in the ED 11/20/2013
Quality Improvement in Pediatric Care 10/9/2013
Innovations in Medicaid Policy 9/11/2013
Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care 6/19/2013
Using Patient-Reported Data To Improve Chronic Disease Care 4/24/2013
HIV Screening and Care for HIV-Positive Patients 4/10/2013
Innovative Strategies To Increase Cancer Screening 2/13/2013
Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Use 11/21/2012
State Health Care Legislation and Statewide Initiatives 9/26/2012
Enhancing Primary Care Access After Emergency Department Visits 8/29/2012
Sepsis Management 8/1/2012
Clinical-Community Linkages to Improve Chronic Disease Care 7/3/2012
Support Following Unexpected Clinical Events 6/20/2012
Mental Health Care for Underserved Populations 2/15/2012
Remote Monitoring of Chronic Conditions 2/1/2012
Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections 10/12/2011
Palliative Care 8/31/2011
Health IT in Care Coordination 7/20/2011
Text Messaging & Sexual Health 4/27/2011
Core Measures in Hospitals 4/13/2011
eMedication Monitoring 3/16/2011
Mental Illness Care 2/2/2011
eBehavioral Health 11/24/2010
Integrated Primary Care 8/18/2010
Chronic Disease Management 7/21/2010
Integrating Mental Health Care and Primary Care 12/23/2009
Healthcare-Associated Infections 10/14/2009
Mental Health Care 6/8/2009
Prevention Through Screening 4/27/2009
Teamwork and Communication 3/30/2009
Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Medical Errors 3/2/2009
Improve Patient Care upon Hospital Discharge and Patient Safety during Transfers 2/16/2009
Improving the Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental Illness 9/1/2008
Preventing and Managing Infections in Health Care Settings 7/21/2008
Management of Chronic Illnesses 7/7/2008
Managing Chronic Health Conditions 5/26/2008
VIDEOS

Healthcare Policy Innovations: Changing Care, Improving Health, Nancy Langenfeld, MS, RN
Brenner Children’s Hospital BrennerFIT program
Care Management Plus Program: Can This Innovation Be Scaled?
Church-Based Initiative Supports Volunteers in Providing Education and Screenings to 150,000+ Memphis Residents, Leading to Improved Health Status
Essentia Heart Failure Program: Can This Innovation Be Scaled?
Heart Failure Disease Management Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs
Post-discharge Care Management Integrates Medical and Psychosocial Care of Low-Income Elderly Patients
Practice Enhancement Assistants Improve Quality of Care in Primary Care Practices
Remote Visits by Pediatricians for Sick Children at Inner-City and Other Child Care Centers/Schools Reduce Absences and Emergency Department Use
Blueprint for Health: Adoptability and Challenges (3 of 3)
EVENTS
Clinical-Community Relationships as a Pathway To Improve Health: Tools for Research and Evaluation
8/7/2013
Vermont Blueprint for Health: Working Together for Better Care
9/25/2012
Chats on Change: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
8/29/2012
Linking Clinical Care and Communities for Improved Prevention
9/1/2011
Learning From Disappointment: When Your Innovation Falls Short
11/1/2009
Engaging Stakeholders: How to Obtain and Retain Buy-In for Your Innovations
1/1/2009
Highlighting Innovations from the Health Care Innovations Exchange
9/9/2008
Using AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange to Take on the Challenges of Care Delivery
5/1/2008

Last updated: September 10, 2014.