Bilingual, Culturally Competent Managers Enhance Access to Prenatal Care for Migrant Women, Leading to Potential for Improved Birth Outcomes
The Migrant Clinicians Network Prenatal Care Program seeks to ensure continuity of care for expectant mothers who begin prenatal care in one location and move for employment purposes during their pregnancy. Bilingual, culturally competent staff link migrant patients with prenatal services and manage their medical records throughout the pregnancy.
Comprehensive Screening, Guideline-Based Treatment, and Self-Management Support Enhanced Access to Asthma Care, Reduced Hospitalizations and Costs
The Urban Health Plan Asthma Relief Street program provides standardized, comprehensive asthma screening, guideline-based treatment, education, and self-management support, leading to more people being diagnosed and treated, fewer hospitalizations, and overall cost savings.
Placing Mental Health Specialists in Primary Care Settings Enhances Patient Engagement, Produces Favorable Results Relative to Evidence-Based Care
An integrated care program places mental and behavioral health specialists in more than 50 primary care locations to treat patients ages 65 years and older with depression or anxiety and those who engage in risky alcohol use.
Practice Enhancement Assistants Improve Quality of Care in Primary Care Practices
Practice enhancement assistants improve patient care through practice audits and feedback, staff training, sharing of innovative ideas, and support in the development of systems and infrastructure.
Residency Program for First-Year Nurses Eases Entry Into Profession, Producing Well-Above Average Retention Rates
Marquette University College of Nursing runs a 1-year residency program for first-year nurses at 53 Wisconsin hospitals. Known as the Wisconsin Nurse Residency Program, the initiative is intended to help first-year nurses better adjust to their new careers. The junior nurses are paired with veteran nurses who provide clinical coaching on the job; they also attend monthly 6.5-hour classes on critical issues and follow a professional development plan tailored to their needs.
Rural Behavioral Health Programs and Promising Practices
This report provides information and tools to help improve rural behavioral health programs.
Child Health Care Quality Toolbox: Measuring Quality in Children's Health Programs
This Web site contains concepts, tips, and tools for evaluating the quality of health care for children.
Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns: What You Can Do To Help
This toolkit provides action-oriented resources for health care providers and community-based organizations to use in helping expectant mothers get safe, evidence-based care, and improve their newborn’s chances for good physical and developmental health.
Integrating Primary and Mental Health Care Services Learning Modules
This learning unit consists of videos of mini-lectures that are designed to educate nurses about integrating primary and mental health care services.
Community Paramedic Evaluation Tool
The Community Paramedic Evaluation Tool is a self-assessment tool to be used by communities that wish to assess the current status of their paramedicine program.