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Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Leads to Sustained Increases in Breastfeeding Among Low-Income Whites and Minorities 7/30/2014
Boston Medical Center adopted the Baby-Friendly™ Hospital Initiative, a 10-step program that has led to sustained increases in the initiation of breastfeeding.
Capitated Health Center Uses Health Coaches to Manage Chronic Illnesses, Leading to Improved Clinical Outcomes 7/30/2014
Trained, bilingual medical assistants in a capitated health center serve as health coaches to chronically ill (often diabetic) patients of similar ethnic or racial backgrounds, leading to better disease management and clinical outcomes for those with diabetes, very positive feedback from patients and center staff, and low turnover among medical assistants and coaches.
Case Management and Home Assessments Reduce Asthma-Related Admissions, Emergency Visits, and Missed School Days in Diverse Urban Children 7/30/2014
Case management combined with in-home environmental assessment and remediation of environmental triggers reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, missed school days, and missed parent work days in diverse, low-income urban children with asthma.
Community-Based Volunteer Program Postpones or Avoids Nursing Home Admissions Among Neighborhood Seniors, Saving Millions of Dollars 7/30/2014
The Payne-Phalen Living at Home/Block Nurse Program is a community-based program that provides medical and social services to neighborhood seniors, enabling them to live at home rather than in a nursing home.
Comprehensive Program Featuring Registry, Self-Management Education, Action Plans, and Home Visits Reduces Asthma-Related Admissions and Emergency Department Visits 7/30/2014
A comprehensive asthma management program that includes a registry of all asthma patients, action plans, home visits from nurses, and specialized services for high-risk children led to a reduction in asthma-related hospitalizations and pediatric emergency department visits.
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QualityTools
Informed Medical Decisions Foundation: Tools for Providers 7/30/2014
Shared decisionmaking is a collaborative process that allows patients and their providers to make health care treatment decisions together. These videos, for health care providers, provide information on the process and patient decision aids.
Mobile Health Roadmap 7/30/2014
The Mobile Health Roadmap provides guidance to professionals, organizations, corporations, and health systems on the adoption of mobile and mHealth (mobile health) devices.
Family Health History Toolkit 7/16/2014
The Family Health History Toolkit will help patients talk about their family health history, write down what they learn, and then share it with their doctor and family members.
A Guide To Improving Children's Oral Health Care: Tools for the Head Start Community 6/18/2014
This guide for Early Head Start/Head Start (EHS/HS) staff provides information to coordinate and establish dental homes and improve oral health care for high-risk, low-income children.
AIDSinfo Drug Database 6/18/2014
The AIDSinfo Drug Database provides HIV/AIDS drug fact sheets for the drugs most commonly use to treat patients with HIV/AIDS. For each drug, patient, health professional, and Spanish versions are available.
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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
States Turn to Managed Care To Constrain Medicaid Long-Term Care Costs 4/23/2014
Taking a Fresh Look at Problems 4/23/2014
Challenges Facing Rural Health Care 3/26/2014
Chronic Disease Management Can Reduce Readmissions 3/26/2014
Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Childhood Violence and Trauma 3/26/2014
Technology Is Improving Patients' Access to Their Health Information 3/26/2014
The State of Accountable Care Organizations 3/26/2014
Wellness and Health Promotion Programs Use Financial Incentives To Motivate Employees 1/15/2014
A Next-Generation Personal Health Record System Enhances Preventive Care 4/17/2013
Public Health Workforce Faces New Challenges and Opportunities 4/17/2013
ISSUES
Strategies To Address Frequent Emergency Department Use 10/23/2013
Culturally Appropriate Care and Health Education 8/14/2013
Using Patient-Reported Data To Improve Chronic Disease Care 4/24/2013
Increasing Patient Involvement in Health Care 10/10/2012
Patient Engagement 11/23/2011
Patient Self-Management 6/8/2011
Text Messaging & Sexual Health 4/27/2011
Personal Health Records 2/16/2011
VIDEOS
Care Management Plus 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
EVENTS
Chats on Change: Using Social Media To Reduce Childhood Obesity
9/10/2013
Engaging Stakeholders: How to Obtain and Retain Buy-In for Your Innovations
1/1/2009
Using AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange to Take on the Challenges of Care Delivery
5/1/2008

Last updated: July 30, 2014.