Administrative Overhaul Improves Access to Substance Abuse Services for Iowa Patients
Using tools and resources developed by NIATx, the Iowa Department of Public Health and local providers conducted an administrative overhaul of substance abuse services to improve access to care for patients in Iowa.
Medical "Extensivists" Care for High-Acuity Patients Across Settings, Leading to Reduced Hospital Use
A Medicare Advantage plan uses employed "extensivists" who perform traditional hospitalist functions for a smaller-than-average caseload of patients, and then continue to follow and care for these patients after discharge until their condition becomes stabilized, leading to low length of stay and fewer readmissions.
Onsite Care Teams Enhance Access to Medical and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services for Homeless Individuals
Penobscot Community Health Center provides onsite services at a community health clinic, with psychiatric and medical professionals offering primary care, disease management, mental health, and substance abuse services, along with referrals to additional mental health and other specialty services that may be needed.
Onsite Clinic Staffed by Bilingual, Culturally Competent, Interdisciplinary Team Brings Health Education and Primary Care to Low-Income, Uninsured Workers
Work Healthy brought together an interdisciplinary team of certified nurse practitioners, health educators, and community health workers to provide onsite health education, health promotion, and primary care services to low-income, uninsured workers in the mushroom industry.
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.
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Automated Telephone Reminders: A Tool to Help Refill Medicines on Time
This easy to understand telephone script is provided for use by pharmacies wishing to provide automated refill reminder calls to patients.
How to Create a Pill Card
This guide will help patients, parents, or anyone who has a hard time keeping track of their medicines create an easy-to-use "pill card."
Is Our Pharmacy Meeting Patients’ Needs? A Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool User’s Guide
This pharmacy health literacy tool was designed to capture perspectives of three critical audiences-objective auditors, pharmacy staff, and patients. The parts of the assessment are complementary and designed to form a comprehensive assessment.
Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses
This comprehensive handbook for nurses examines the broad range of issues involved in providing high-quality and safe care across health care settings.
Refugee Health Screener–15
The RHS-15 was developed in a community public health setting to be an efficient and effective way to sensitively detect the range of emotional distress common across refugee groups.