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Policy Inclusive Policies, Communication Protocols and Ongoing Training Lead to Culturally Competent Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients 8/13/2014
A medical center implemented new policies, systems, communication protocols and training programs to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients, leading to more equitable, culturally competent care.
Parent Consultants Help Families Who Have Children With Special Needs Access Needed Services, Leading to Lower Health Care Utilization and Costs 8/13/2014
The Pediatric Practice Enhancement Project places parent consultants in primary care practices to help families with special needs children navigate the health care system and access community-based psychosocial and financial services.
Practice Enhancement Assistants Improve Quality of Care in Primary Care Practices 8/13/2014
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.
Prenatal and Postpartum Behavioral Counseling Significantly Reduces Health Risks in African-American Women 8/13/2014
An inperson and telephone-based behavior counseling program for pregnant African-American women at six prenatal care clinics significantly reduced health risks from baseline to 10 weeks postpartum.
Remote Viewing of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Babies by Mother Promotes Bonding, Potentially Improves Infants' Long-Term Outcomes 8/13/2014
Remote viewing of neonatal intensive care unit infants reduces maternal anxiety and promotes mother–infant bonding.
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QualityTools
2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report 8/13/2014
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
2010 National Healthcare Quality Report 8/13/2014
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress.
HIPAA Security Risk Assessment 8/13/2014
This online tool helps health care providers conduct security risk assessments for their protected health information.
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community 8/13/2014
The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community provides an interdisciplinary vehicle and forum by which scholars, practitioners, and observers of family violence in the African American community have the continual opportunity to articulate their perspectives on family violence through research findings, the examination of service delivery and intervention mechanisms, and the identification of appropriate and effective responses to prevent/reduce family violence in the African American community.
National Quality Strategy Stakeholder Toolkit 8/13/2014
The NQS created this Stakeholder Toolkit to support the activities of private and public organizations to advance the mission of the NQS. This toolkit contains fact sheets that can be printed and distributed, blogs and social media announcements for online use, and briefing slides for presentations.

Last updated: August 13, 2014.