Alliance Creates Community Health Workers’ Scope of Practice, Training Curriculum, Certificate Program, and Reimbursement Strategy, Expanding Their Integration Into the Health System to Reduce Health Disparities
A statewide consortium of community health workers, public agencies, and nonprofits aimed to reduce health disparities by developing a standardized scope of practice, creating a training and certificate program and a stable funding strategy to secure reimbursement from Medicaid. Their work resulted in greater integration for these workers in the health care work force.
American Indian Nation–Owned Skilled Nursing Facility Provides Culturally Responsive Services, Leading to High Patient Satisfaction and Low Staff Turnover
A Native American tribe–owned skilled nursing facility provides culturally competent services using a holistic approach to health and well-being, leading to high patient and family member satisfaction and low staff turnover.
Comprehensive, Culturally Sensitive Care and Self-Management Support Improves Health-Related Behaviors, Clinical Outcomes, and Emotional Health in Native Americans with Diabetes
The Full Circle Diabetes program provides comprehensive care and self-management support to Native Americans with diabetes, leading to improvements in health-related behaviors, clinical outcomes, and emotional health.
Formalized, Technology-Enabled Referral Relationships Between Medical Center and Community Clinics Enhance Access and Reduce Inappropriate Emergency Department Visits
A collaborative program leverages information technology to connect ED patients to a medical home and patients receiving care at FQHCs and county health clinics to specialists, leading to enhanced access to care, fewer ED visits, and significant cost savings.
Monthly Multidisciplinary Patient Safety Conferences Improve Hospital Staff Perceptions of Organization's Safety Culture and Increase Reporting of Adverse Events
Monthly patient safety conferences that allow clinicians and all levels of staff to openly discuss adverse events improved staff perceptions of the organization's safety culture and increased the reporting of such events.
Increasing Efficiency and Enhancing Value in Health Care: Ways to Achieve Savings in Operating Costs per Year
This white paper describes the concepts and steps necessary to systematically identify and eliminate waste at health care organizations while maintaining or improving quality.