Bilingual, Culturally Competent Managers Enhance Access to Prenatal Care for Migrant Women, Leading to Potential for Improved Birth Outcomes
The Migrant Clinicians Network Prenatal Care Program seeks to ensure continuity of care for expectant mothers who begin prenatal care in one location and move for employment purposes during their pregnancy. Bilingual, culturally competent staff link migrant patients with prenatal services and manage their medical records throughout the pregnancy.
Co-Located, Independent Primary Care and Specialty Practices Collaborate to Enhance Access, Improve Quality and Satisfaction
A medical complex houses a primary care practice, a wide array of specialty practices, and ancillary service providers who operate independently but collaborate closely to provide same-day access and communicate in real time on individual cases, leading to improvements in breast and colon cancer screening rates and to higher physician and patient satisfaction.
Culturally Sensitive, Multidisciplinary Assessment, Treatment, and Support Significantly Increase Treatment Rates for Depressed Chinese Americans in Primary Care
A multidisciplinary, primary care center–based team used a culturally sensitive approach to screen, evaluate, and treat depressed Chinese Americans, leading to a sevenfold increase in treatment rates.
Daily Intensive Care Unit Team Communication Enhances Provider Understanding of Care Goals, Reduces Length of Stay
Intensive care unit clinicians developed a standardized communication process based on a daily goals form that prompts clinicians to evaluate and document the patient's current status, design a care plan, and outline daily tasks, thereby increasing clinician understanding of daily care goals.
Hospital Successfully Links Recently Released, HIV-Positive Prisoners to Medical, Mental Health, and Social Services, Reducing Recidivism
A hospital links HIV-positive prisoners to medical care and other social services before and after release to enable successful reentry into the community, leading to enhanced access to these services and less recidivism.
Integrating Primary and Mental Health Care Services Learning Modules
This learning unit consists of videos of mini-lectures that are designed to educate nurses about integrating primary and mental health care services.
This Web site, for health care providers, offers “how to” resources on using technology to assist care coordination and improve the independence of older adults.
Falls Free: Promoting a National Falls Prevention Action Plan
This 51-page action plan, developed in response to escalating concerns about falls and fall-related injuries among the aging population, highlights strategies and preliminary action steps developed by participants in the Falls Free Summit.
Caring for Children with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians
This toolkit is designed to assist clinicians in providing quality care for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It can provide the basis for a coordinated, integrated, and multidisciplinary system of care.
Door-to-Doc Patient Safety Toolkit
"Door to Doc" is a patient flow redesign process that improves the safety of care for patients in the emergency department (ED) by reducing the time patients wait to be seen, and by expediting admission to the most appropriate hospital unit.