Medical Center Establishes Infrastructure to Manage Care Under Capitated Contracts, Leading to Better Chronic Care Management and Lower Utilization and Costs
A university hospital established an infrastructure based on the principles of an accountable care organization, leading to improved management of chronic disease and reduced hospital admissions and medical expenses.
Partnership Between Private Practice Providers and Hospitals Enhances Access to Comprehensive Dental Care for Underserved, Low-Income Pregnant Women
A partnership among a periodontist, hospitals, state-funded health clinics, and area dentists enhances access to comprehensive dental care and education about oral hygiene to thousands of low-income pregnant women.
State-Mandated Tobacco Ban, Integration of Cessation Services, and Other Policies Reduce Smoking Among Patients and Staff at Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
Regulations from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services mandated that all substance abuse treatment facilities in the state become tobacco free and integrate smoking cessation education and therapy into the treatment of other addictions. The regulation resulted in increased access to cessation services and reduced smoking rates among patients and staff as well as some cost savings.
Hospital–Community Organization Partnership Uses Culturally Competent Community Health Workers To Support Latino Families With Asthmatic Children, Reducing Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits
In a partnership between a hospital and four community-based organizations, bilingual community health workers help low-income, predominantly Latino families with asthmatic children better manage the disease, leading to fewer asthma-related symptoms, hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and missed school days.
Specialist Physicians and Multidisciplinary Team Support Community-Based Primary Care Doctors, Enhancing Access to High-Quality HIV Care
Community-based primary care physicians receive support from specialist physicians and a multidisciplinary team, leading to enhanced access to high-quality care for HIV-positive patients.
Toolkit for Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infections Through Antimicrobial Stewardship
The aim of this toolkit is to assist hospital staff and leadership in developing an effective antimicrobial stewardship program with the potential to reduce Clostridium difficile infection.
New York State Department of Health HIV Testing Resources
This Web site offers a collection of information and resources on HIV testing from the New York Department of Health AIDS Institute. The resources, for health care professionals, include reports, toolkits, forms, training, and health screening information.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to provide health care facilities with a general guide to the implementation of a successful antimicrobial stewardship program.
Mental Health Screening: A Quick Reference Guide for HIV Primary Care Clinicians
This reference card helps primary care clinicians conduct mental health screening assessments of HIV-infected patients.
Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit
The Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit contains tools for adults, children and health care providers.