Accountable Care Organization Featuring Shared Global Risk Stimulates Development of Initiatives To Improve Care, Reduces Inpatient Use and Costs
Partners in an accountable care organization share risk via an annual global budget and implement initiatives to improve efficiency and quality, leading to reductions in hospital use and overall health care costs.
Statewide Campaign Provides Education and Technical Support to City Officials, Leading to Policies That Promote Healthy Behaviors
A statewide campaign provides education and technical support to city officials throughout California, leading many cities to pass policies and resolutions that promote changes in the physical environment that help residents to adopt healthy behaviors.
Chronic Care and Disease Management Improves Health, Reduces Costs for Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions in an Integrated Health System
The Sutter Care Coordination Program combines chronic care and disease management to address the medical and psychosocial needs of individuals with multiple chronic conditions.
Community-Based Provider Training and Education Enhances Access to Oral Health Screenings and Fluoride Treatments for Low-Income Children
Provider training and education enhances access to oral health screening and fluoride applications for low-income and uninsured children.
Counseling and Care Coordination for Patients With Advanced Illness Lead to More Patients Completing Advance Directives and Less Use of Inpatient Care
Counseling and care coordination for patients with advanced illnesses improved patient–provider communication and the quality of medical care and decisionmaking support, leading to more patients completing advance directives and lower inpatient care requirements.
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Establishing Partnerships Between Managed Care and Aging Service Organizations
This manual describes how to establish partnerships between managed care and aging service organizations to assess and improve the quality of care provided to people with dementia.
Getting Started in Video Ethnography: A Catalyst for Guiding and Motivating Quality Improvement
This toolkit is a step-by-step guide for individual quality improvement advisers or improvement teams, health care providers, nurses, physicians, applied researchers, and others interested in conducting field work interviews and observation to identify gaps and opportunities to improve health care quality from the perspectives of patients.
Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign Toolkit
The HEAL Cities Campaign toolkit contains six fact sheets and includes sample policies that can be adapted by cities to help improve their communities’ physical activity and retail food environments.
This communication system for nursing units in hospitals supports better care and safety for patients and staff. The tools incorporate strategies to manage bedside care, shift change, and distractions to increase quality of care for all parties.
Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States: Implementation and Measurement Guide
This guide addresses the U.S. obesity epidemic and describes 24 strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage and support healthy eating and active living.