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Administrative Overhaul Improves Access to Substance Abuse Services for Iowa Patients 4/23/2014
Using tools and resources developed by NIATx, the Iowa Department of Public Health and local providers conducted an administrative overhaul of substance abuse services to improve access to care for patients in Iowa.
Algorithm Enhances Provision of Preventive Treatment to At-Risk Inpatients, Reducing Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism 4/23/2014
Providers use a computerized algorithm to classify inpatients as low, moderate, or high risk, and then prescribe anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication and/or mechanical devices as appropriate, leading to reduced incidence of venous thromboembolism.
Updated Bicultural, Youth Development Program for At-Risk Latino Families Enhances Overall Health, Teen Birth Control Use, and Family Communication 4/23/2014
A multidisciplinary team of bilingual providers helps Latino youth and their parents access culturally appropriate resources and coaches the youth to avoid risky behaviors, leading to increased use of birth control, reduced incidence of depression, enhanced overall self-reported health status among youth, and improved communication skills and greater awareness of and comfort with available community resources among parents.
Bundle of Interventions Targeting High-Risk Patients Reduces Falls and Fall-Related Injuries on Medical-Surgical Units 4/23/2014
A hospital implemented a bundle of interventions that reduced falls and fall-related injuries on two medical-surgical units.
Capitated System Identifies, Screens, and Treats Osteoporosis Risks, Preventing Hip Fractures, Saving Lives, and Reducing Costs 4/23/2014
A capitated system proactively identifies, screens, and treats those with or at risk for osteoporosis, leading to a 49 percent decline in hip fractures, more than 350 lives saved each year, and tens of millions of dollars in annual cost savings.
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QualityTools
Act Against AIDS 4/23/2014
The Act Against Aids Web site provides resources aimed at reducing complacency about HIV/AIDS and reducing the risk of HIV infection among at-risk populations. 
Educational Resources for Clinical Trials 4/23/2014
This Web site offers consumers information and educational resources about participating in clinical research trials.
National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools: The Registry of Methods and Tools 4/23/2014
The Registry of Methods and Tools is a searchable, online collection of methods and tools for knowledge translation in public health.
A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition 4/9/2014
This 180-page guide addresses several important aspects of primary care and treatment for patients with HIV/AIDS.
A Pocket Guide to Adult HIV/AIDS Treatment: Companion to A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, August 2004 Edition 4/9/2014
This 58-page pocket guide is provided as an information resource to assist physicians and other health professionals in the appropriate treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS.
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ARTICLES
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
Integrating Behavioral Health With Primary Care 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
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
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
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: April 23, 2014.