24-Hour, Bilingual Nurse Line Provides Advice and Interpreter Services for Plan Members, Leading to Wiser Decisions and Cost Savings
Molina Healthcare, a Medicaid managed care organization, instituted a 24-hour bilingual advice line to address the health and language needs of its low-income, Spanish-speaking members; the program helped members make wiser choices, leading to fewer emergency department visits and significant cost savings.
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.
Bundle of Interventions Targeting High-Risk Patients Reduces Falls and Fall-Related Injuries on Medical-Surgical Units
A hospital implemented a bundle of interventions that reduced falls and fall-related injuries on two medical-surgical units.
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.
Early Identification and Intervention Leads to Lower-Than-Expected Rates of Schizophrenia for At-Risk Adolescents
The Portland Identification and Early Referral program encourages community members to identify and refer adolescents with early warning signs of psychosis and then intervenes with counseling and medical therapy before the onset of full-syndrome psychosis.
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A Guide To Improving Children's Oral Health Care: Tools for the Head Start Community
This guide for Early Head Start/Head Start (EHS/HS) staff provides information to coordinate and establish dental homes and improve oral health care for high-risk, low-income children.
Improving Asthma Care for Children Toolkit: Best Practices in Medicaid Managed Care
This toolkit provides strategies to improve asthma care tested by a diverse group of health plans serving Medicaid consumers.
The OpenNotes Toolkit provides step-by-step strategies to help health care providers implement open notes in their health systems and offers tips for both patients and clinicians on maximizing the benefits of open notes.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Resources & Tools
This Web site provides numerous resources for those participating in the effort to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
Partnering in Self-Management Support: A Toolkit for Clinicians
This toolkit is intended to give busy clinical practices an introduction to a set of activities and changes that support patients and families in the day-to-day management of chronic conditions.