Affordable Housing Community Offers Seniors Onsite Health Care Coordination and Support, Reducing Hospital Admissions and Falls and Improving Resident Health
Onsite care coordination and support of seniors in affordable housing community leads to fewer falls, reduced hospital admissions, improved nutritional status, and increased levels of physical activity, promoting seniors' ability to remain in their homes as they age.
Better Integration of Home Health Aides Into the Health Care Team Improves Patient Functionality
A team-building program at the largest home care agency in the country integrated home health aides into the health care team and resulted in enhanced functional status for patients, including being better able to move independently from a bed to a wheelchair or chair and better able to walk without support.
Care Managers Enhance Access to Medical Care for Low-Income Individuals With Severe Mental Illness, Leading to Improved Physical and Mental Health
Care managers working with low-income patients with severe mental illness in a community mental health clinic enhanced access to recommended preventive, primary, and specialty medical services, leading to the diagnosis of previously undetected conditions and improved physical and mental health.
Comprehensive, Hospital-Based Program Significantly Reduces Pressure Ulcer Incidence and Associated Costs
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL, developed a comprehensive program called "Save Our Skin" that significantly reduced the incidence of pressure ulcers.
Culturally Competent Teams Provide Comprehensive Diabetes Care Management and Education, Improving Outcomes for Underserved Patients
Project Dulce enhances diabetes care for underserved individuals by connecting primary care physicians with a team of bilingual, culturally competent professionals who are specially trained in techniques for managing diabetes, including case management, patient education and counseling, and diabetes self-management.
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Partners In Health: Mental Health, Primary Care And Substance Use Inter-Agency Collaboration Tool Kit, 2nd Edition
The purpose of this tool kit is to help primary care clinics, mental health agencies, and substance abuse programs work together seamlessly, coordinating needed care for the whole person, not just a portion, for easier access, greater consumer satisfaction, and better outcomes.
Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration: Concepts and Definitions Developed by Expert Consensus
The Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration is a set of concepts and definitions developed by expert consensus for what is meant by behavioral health and primary care integration—a functional definition of what things look like in practice.
Establishing a Child Health Improvement Partnership: A How-to Guide
This guide attempts to share the best thinking and knowledge about what existing IPs have been able to accomplish.
Vermont Child Health Improvement Program: Tools and Resources
This Web site provides tools and resources developed by the VCHIP that can assist in carrying out quality improvement projects.
Health Information Exchange Toolkits
This Web page from the HIMSS offers three toolkits that provide information about HIE organizations, networks, and initiatives at the local, regional, and State level.