Community Health Center-Jail Partnerships Improve Care During and After Incarceration, Reduce Jail-Based Violence and Deaths and Enhance Access to Community-Based Care
A partnership between local jails and community health providers facilitates the provision of appropriate health care to inmates and ensures continued, coordinated care upon their release, leading to reductions in jail violence and deaths and enhanced access to care.
Multipronged Active Surveillance System Eliminates Common Infection for Patients in Transplant Intensive Care Unit
A multipronged active surveillance program for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) significantly reduced VRE transmission rates in a 12-bed transplant intensive care unit.
Proactive Assessment and Management of At-Risk Patients Reduces Pressure Ulcers and Saves $11 Million Annually in Two-Hospital System
The NCH Healthcare System's multifaceted program to prevent pressure ulcers in high-risk patients dramatically reduced their prevalence and saved the system more than $11 million annually.
Text Messaging Program Increases Awareness and Concern About Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among At-Risk Youth, Particularly African Americans
SexInfo provided free basic information and referrals for inperson health consultations to at-risk youth in San Francisco via an opt-in text-messaging service.
Formal Structures and Processes Promote System-Wide Focus on Core Measures, Leading to Significantly Better Performance
A health system uses formal structures and processes to ensure that performance on core measures remains a consistent focus throughout the organization, leading to a significant improvement in overall adherence to these measures.
Infection: Don't Pass It On, Hand Hygiene Posters
This tool provides links for downloading 60 campaign posters on hand hygiene as a means to reduce the risk of infection.
Infection: Don't Pass It On, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Posters
This tool provides links for downloading five campaign posters that emphasize the importance of personal protective equipment and handwashing as means to reduce the risk of infection in health care settings.
Infection: Don't Pass It On, Respiratory Etiquette Posters
This tool provides links for downloading 14 campaign posters on respiratory hygiene tips for reducing the risk of infection.
Surviving Sepsis Campaign
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign has developed a suite of tools to help organizations reduce mortality due to sepsis and to guide improvement efforts.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - Fact Sheet for Parents
This consumer fact sheet presents information on the symptoms of pertussis, as well as the benefits and risks of vaccination.