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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.
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.
Policy Medicaid Reimbursement and Training Enable Primary Care Providers to Deliver Preventive Dental Care at Well-Child Visits, Enhancing Access for Low-Income Children 9/10/2014
As part of a comprehensive initiative, State legislation enables trained primary care medical providers to receive Medicaid reimbursement for preventive dental care provided during well-child visits, enhancing access to these services for low-income children younger than 6 years.
Patient Safety Alert System That Uses Principles From Auto Manufacturing Increases Reporting and Improves Safety in a Medical Center 9/10/2014
Virginia Mason Medical Center instituted a patient safety alert system that requires all staff who encounter a situation likely to harm a patient to make an immediate report and cease any activity that could cause further harm.
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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.
Low-Income Households and Asthma 8/27/2014
The Low Income Households and Asthma fact sheet provides statistics on low-income households and asthma rates. The fact sheet also provides 10 key tips for controlling and managing asthma.
2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report 8/13/2014
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
2010 National Healthcare Quality Report 8/13/2014
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress.
Improving Patient Safety in Hospitals: A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture 8/13/2014
This document contains references to Web sites that provide practical resources hospitals can use to implement changes to improve patient safety culture and patient safety.
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ARTICLES
Understanding the Forces That Influence the Adoption and Spread of Health Care Innovation 8/27/2014
Integrating Behavioral Health With Primary Care 6/18/2014
How Middle Managers Can Influence Innovation Implementation 5/7/2014
States Turn to Managed Care To Constrain Medicaid Long-Term Care Costs 4/23/2014
Using Tools for Idea Generation 4/23/2014
A Researcher’s Perspective on Clinical-Community Relationships 3/26/2014
Addressing Health Disparities 3/26/2014
Challenges Facing Rural Health Care 3/26/2014
Connecting Underserved Patients to Primary Care After Emergency Department Visits 3/26/2014
Focusing on Priority Populations 3/26/2014
Improving Access to Specialty Care for Medicaid Patients 3/26/2014
Public- and Private-Sector Initiatives Are Reducing Health Disparities Among Children 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 Health Information Exchanges 3/26/2014
Formalization of the Pathways Model Facilitates Standards and Certification 2/26/2014
Wellness and Health Promotion Programs Use Financial Incentives To Motivate Employees 1/15/2014
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
Public Health Workforce Faces New Challenges and Opportunities 4/17/2013
ISSUES
Better Access Through Virtual Visits 11/6/2013
Policies To Reduce Health Care Disparities 9/25/2013
Innovations in Medicaid Policy 9/11/2013
Culturally Appropriate Care and Health Education 8/14/2013
Improving Health Through Clinical–Community Collaboration 7/31/2013
Access to Specialty Care in Federally Qualified Health Centers 7/17/2013
Improving Care for Frontier Populations 5/22/2013
HIV Screening and Care for HIV-Positive Patients 4/10/2013
Dental Health Programs for Underserved Populations 2/27/2013
Innovative Strategies To Increase Cancer Screening 2/13/2013
Reducing Health Disparities Among Children 12/19/2012
Health Care for Underserved Populations 11/7/2012
Reducing Disparities Through Peer Support 7/18/2012
Mental Health Care for Underserved Populations 2/15/2012
Culturally Tailored Programs 1/18/2012
Clinical & Community Linkages 8/3/2011
Health in Underserved Women 5/11/2011
Community Care Coordination 9/15/2010
Language/Culture Matching 8/4/2010
Reducing Youth Health Disparities 4/28/2010
Oral Health Disparities 10/28/2009
Service Delivery Changes in Caring for Children with Disabilities 7/6/2009
Women's Health 6/22/2009
Culturally Competent Care 3/16/2009
Using the Pathways Model to Increase Access to Health Care 2/2/2009
Cultural Competence 10/13/2008
Health and Health Care Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations 6/23/2008
Providing Access to Care in Rural and Community-based Settings 6/9/2008
VIDEOS

Healthcare Policy Innovations: Changing Care, Improving Health, Nancy Langenfeld, MS, RN
Scaling and Spreading the Heart 360® Innovation: Part 2
Field-Based Outreach Workers Facilitate Access to Health Care and Social Services for Underserved Individuals in Rural Areas
Remote Visits by Pediatricians for Sick Children at Inner-City and Other Child Care Centers/Schools Reduce Absences and Emergency Department Use
EVENTS
Chats on Change: Using Social Media To Reduce Childhood Obesity
9/10/2013

Last updated: September 10, 2014.