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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
Go4Life Materials To Share 9/10/2014
The Go4Life Web site of the National Institute on Aging presents materials health care professionals can share with patients 50 and older who want to fit exercise and physical activity into their daily lives.
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.
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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
Building a Consultation Path for Spreading Innovation in Long-Term Care 4/23/2014
Capturing and Nurturing Good Ideas 4/23/2014
Creating a Culture of Innovation 4/23/2014
Harnessing Disruptive Innovation in Health Care 4/23/2014
How To Build Sustainability Into the Innovation Process 4/23/2014
Identifying Problems To Address Through Adoption of Innovations 4/23/2014
Nurturing Innovative Thinking 4/23/2014
Recognizing the Importance of Innovation in Health Service Delivery 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
Using Tools for Idea Generation 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
Addressing Health Disparities 3/26/2014
Antimicrobial Resistance Still Poses a Public Health Threat 3/26/2014
Applying Customer-Driven Innovation to Health Care 3/26/2014
Applying Storytelling to Health Care Innovation 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
Delivering Preventive Services Through Clinical-Community Linkages 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 Innovations Exchange Can Be an Effective, Practical Teaching Tool 3/26/2014
The Role of Health Care Innovation in the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award 3/26/2014
The State of Accountable Care Organizations 3/26/2014
The Transformation of Health and Health Care Delivery 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
Understanding Different Models of Innovation 3/26/2014
Developing and Testing an Idea 3/12/2014
Formalization of the Pathways Model Facilitates Standards and Certification 2/26/2014
Factors That Influence the Scale Up and Spread of Innovations 1/29/2014
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
Selecting an Innovation Strategy 12/4/2013
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
How To Think About Evidence When Deciding Whether To Adopt an Innovation 6/19/2013
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
Do Innovations Provide a Return on Investment? 9/12/2012
Collaborative Innovation Can Curb Obesity Across the Lifespan 5/30/2012
Pushing for Innovation to Achieve Healthy Weight for All 5/30/2012
ISSUES
Identifying At-Risk Patients in the ED 11/20/2013
Better Access Through Virtual Visits 11/6/2013
Strategies To Address Frequent Emergency Department Use 10/23/2013
Quality Improvement in Pediatric Care 10/9/2013
Policies To Reduce Health Care Disparities 9/25/2013
Innovations in Medicaid Policy 9/11/2013
Using Decision Aids in Shared Decisionmaking 8/28/2013
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
Value-Based Reimbursement Structures 7/3/2013
Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care 6/19/2013
Health Information Exchanges 6/5/2013
Improving Care for Frontier Populations 5/22/2013
Accountable Care Organizations 5/8/2013
Using Patient-Reported Data To Improve Chronic Disease Care 4/24/2013
HIV Screening and Care for HIV-Positive Patients 4/10/2013
School-Based Health Programs for At-Risk Youth 3/27/2013
Alternative Care Settings To Reduce Hospital Use 3/13/2013
Dental Health Programs for Underserved Populations 2/27/2013
Innovative Strategies To Increase Cancer Screening 2/13/2013
Medical Home Models for Specialty Care 1/30/2013
Patient-Centered Hospital Design 1/16/2013
Reducing Health Disparities Among Children 12/19/2012
Using Information Systems To Promote Prevention 12/5/2012
Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Use 11/21/2012
Health Care for Underserved Populations 11/7/2012
Increasing Patient Involvement in Health Care 10/10/2012
State Health Care Legislation and Statewide Initiatives 9/26/2012
Workforce Development and the Role of Community Health Workers 9/12/2012
Enhancing Primary Care Access After Emergency Department Visits 8/29/2012
Innovative Payment Policies 8/15/2012
Sepsis Management 8/1/2012
Reducing Disparities Through Peer Support 7/18/2012
Clinical-Community Linkages to Improve Chronic Disease Care 7/3/2012
Support Following Unexpected Clinical Events 6/20/2012
Health Care Policy Innovations 6/6/2012
Coordinating Community Care for Seniors 5/23/2012
Pediatric Asthma Care 5/9/2012
Improving the Diet of Low-Income Families 4/25/2012
Patient-Centered Care 4/11/2012
Spreading Innovations for Cardiovascular Health 3/28/2012
Improving Health of Urban, Low-Income Populations 3/14/2012
Caregiver Support 2/29/2012
Mental Health Care for Underserved Populations 2/15/2012
Remote Monitoring of Chronic Conditions 2/1/2012
Culturally Tailored Programs 1/18/2012
Redesigning Care Processes Through Technology 12/21/2011
Partnerships to Improve Care Coordination 12/7/2011
Patient Engagement 11/23/2011
Algorithm-Based Treatment Decision Support 11/9/2011
Evaluation and Treatment of Alcohol Dependence 10/26/2011
Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections 10/12/2011
Smoking Cessation Programs 9/28/2011
Home Health Programs 9/14/2011
Palliative Care 8/31/2011
Reducing Readmissions in Special Settings 8/17/2011
Clinical & Community Linkages 8/3/2011
Health IT in Care Coordination 7/20/2011
Medical Electronic Alerts 7/6/2011
Health Care for Prisoners 6/22/2011
Patient Self-Management 6/8/2011
Cultural Competence 5/25/2011
Health in Underserved Women 5/11/2011
Text Messaging & Sexual Health 4/27/2011
Core Measures in Hospitals 4/13/2011
Healthy Weight in Children 3/30/2011
eMedication Monitoring 3/16/2011
Refugee Health 3/2/2011
Personal Health Records 2/16/2011
Mental Illness Care 2/2/2011
Phone-Based Care Management 1/19/2011
Workplace Wellness 12/22/2010
eBehavioral Health 11/24/2010
Childhood Obesity 11/10/2010
Medication Management 10/13/2010
Inpatient Flow Strategies 9/29/2010
Community Care Coordination 9/15/2010
Integrated Primary Care 8/18/2010
Language/Culture Matching 8/4/2010
Chronic Disease Management 7/21/2010
Shared Decisionmaking 7/7/2010
Medical Error Reporting 6/23/2010
Connecting Health Care and Social Services 6/9/2010
Clinical Decision Support Tools 5/26/2010
Coaches/Patient Navigators 5/12/2010
Reducing Youth Health Disparities 4/28/2010
Waste Reduction 4/14/2010
Medical Homes 3/31/2010
Delivering Culturally Competent Care 3/17/2010
Pressure Ulcers 3/3/2010
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2/17/2010
Care Coordination 2/3/2010
Nursing Leadership 1/20/2010
Integrating Mental Health Care and Primary Care 12/23/2009
Social Media 12/9/2009
Elderly Health 11/25/2009
Health Literacy 11/11/2009
Oral Health Disparities 10/28/2009
Healthcare-Associated Infections 10/14/2009
Developmental Disabilities 9/30/2009
Worksite Wellness 9/16/2009
The Patient-Centered Medical Home 9/2/2009
Long-Term Care 8/19/2009
Integrating Health Information Technology with Care Delivery 8/5/2009
Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates 7/20/2009
Service Delivery Changes in Caring for Children with Disabilities 7/6/2009
Women's Health 6/22/2009
Mental Health Care 6/8/2009
Implementing Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines 5/25/2009
Management of Asthma 5/11/2009
Prevention Through Screening 4/27/2009
Improving the Health of Obese and Overweight Youth 4/13/2009
Teamwork and Communication 3/30/2009
Culturally Competent Care 3/16/2009
Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Medical Errors 3/2/2009
Improve Patient Care upon Hospital Discharge and Patient Safety during Transfers 2/16/2009
Using the Pathways Model to Increase Access to Health Care 2/2/2009
Delivering Health Care to Uninsured and Low-Income People 1/19/2009
Improving the Health Literacy of Patients 12/22/2008
Linking Clinical Practices and the Community 12/8/2008
Improving HIV Prevention, Detection, and Treatment 11/24/2008
Using Teams to Improve Health Care Delivery 11/10/2008
Improving the Health and Care of the Elderly 10/27/2008
Cultural Competence 10/13/2008
Role of Nurses in Improving Health Care Delivery 9/29/2008
Improving the Health of Children, Adolescents, and Their Families 9/15/2008
Improving the Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental Illness 9/1/2008
Improving the Care of Elderly in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Other Settings 8/18/2008
Enhancing Patient Safety 8/4/2008
Preventing and Managing Infections in Health Care Settings 7/21/2008
Management of Chronic Illnesses 7/7/2008
Health and Health Care Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations 6/23/2008
Providing Access to Care in Rural and Community-based Settings 6/9/2008
Managing Chronic Health Conditions 5/26/2008
Patient Flow Management 5/12/2008
Patient-centered Care 4/28/2008
VIDEOS

Healthcare Policy Innovations: Changing Care, Improving Health, Nancy Langenfeld, MS, RN
Scaling and Spreading the Heart 360® Innovation: Part 2
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?
Field-Based Outreach Workers Facilitate Access to Health Care and Social Services for Underserved Individuals in Rural Areas
Heart Failure Disease Management Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs
Open Space Conference 2010
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)
Blueprint for Health: Foundations of the Blueprint (2 of 3)
Innovations Exchange: Sharing Ideas on Health Care
EVENTS
Chats on Change: Creating a Successful Health Information Exchange
12/3/2013
Using the Innovations Exchange To Develop Health Professional Competencies
9/18/2013
Chats on Change: Using Social Media To Reduce Childhood Obesity
9/10/2013
Clinical-Community Relationships as a Pathway To Improve Health: Tools for Research and Evaluation
8/7/2013
Chats on Change: Home Base Program for Veterans With PTSD
6/18/2013
Building Health Information Exchanges To Support ACOs and Medical Homes: Delaware's Experience
6/5/2013
A Close Look at Care Coordination Within Patient-Centered Medical Homes: West Virginia’s Experience
5/9/2013
Chats on Change: Supporting At-Risk LGBT and Homeless Youth
2/27/2013
Innovative Policies: Using ACO Principles and Financial Incentives to Improve Health Outcomes
1/29/2013
Chats on Change: Nurse-Led Innovations
11/27/2012
Vermont Blueprint for Health: Working Together for Better Care
9/25/2012
Chats on Change: Domestic Violence Prevention
9/13/2012
Chats on Change: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
8/29/2012
Capturing and Spreading Change to Advance Health Care Quality
1/6/2012
Linking Clinical Care and Communities for Improved Prevention
9/1/2011
Meeting the Health Care Needs of Underserved Women
5/19/2011
Chats on Change: New Ways to Communicate With Patients
4/5/2011
Spread Models and Lessons: Learning from the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange
3/21/2011
Chats on Change: Using New Media for Innovation in Health Care Delivery
1/27/2011
New Approaches to Pediatric Obesity: Helping Families Help Kids
11/18/2010
Connecting Those At-Risk to Care: A Guide to Building a Community "HUB"
9/16/2010
Realizing the Benefits of Guided Care Nursing
6/3/2010
Innovative Roles of Pharmacists in Health Service Delivery
5/11/2010
Ensuring Cultural Competence Across Care Settings
3/18/2010
Clinical Nurse Leader as Quality Champion: A Dialogue About an Effective Nursing Innovation
1/1/2010
Learning From Disappointment: When Your Innovation Falls Short
11/1/2009
Effective Patient-Provider Email: A Pediatrician's Experience
10/1/2009
Roller Coaster: Implementation of the Arizona Medical Information Exchange (AMIE)
8/1/2009
Improving Innovations: How to Make Data Work for You
4/1/2009
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
GUIDES
Connecting Those at Risk to Care: A Guide to Building a Community "HUB" to Promote a System of Collaboration, Accountability, and Improved Outcomes
Connecting Those at Risk to Care: The Quick Start Guide to Developing Community Care Coordination Pathways
Will It Work Here? A Decisionmaker's Guide to Adopting Innovations

Last updated: September 10, 2014.