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Community Collaborative Improves Accuracy of Medication Lists for Elderly Patients in Outpatient Clinic Setting 4/23/2014
Aurora Health Care spearheaded a community-wide medication reconciliation initiative, involving health care consumers, providers, pharmacists, and community stakeholders, to improve the accuracy of elderly patients' medication lists.
Field-Based Outreach Workers Facilitate Access to Health Care and Social Services for Underserved Individuals in Rural Areas 4/23/2014
Rural and Urban Access to Health, an integrated network of field-based workers, connects vulnerable populations to health, human, and social services in nine largely rural counties in central Indiana.
Increasing Patient Health Literacy Leads to Improved Reporting of Medication Allergies 4/23/2014
The West Los Angeles Healthcare Center implemented a program to improve nurses' and patients' awareness and reporting of medication allergies and adverse drug reactions. Key program elements include a training module for nurses, educational brochures for patients, and distribution of an allergy/adverse drug reaction questionnaire to patients.
Independent Educators Give Clinicians Unbiased Information About Brand Name and Generic Drugs, Leading to Lower Costs and High Levels of Physician Satisfaction 4/23/2014
Drug education consultants meet one-on-one with high-volume prescribers, providing objective evaluations of which generic or brand name drugs are most effective for six common conditions.
Teen Tobacco Prevention Curriculum Is Adapted for Native American and Latino Communities, Leading to Positive Feedback 4/23/2014
Teens Against Tobacco Use™, a peer-to-peer mentorship program designed to educate youth on the dangers of tobacco use, was adapted for the Native American and Latino communities in Washington state.
QualityTools
Educational Resources for Clinical Trials 4/23/2014
This Web site offers consumers information and educational resources about participating in clinical research trials.
Cancer Care Patient Navigation Tools for Community Cancer Centers 4/9/2014
These tools can help community cancer centers establish a comprehensive patient navigation program.
Frequently Asked Questions - The Environment and Women's Health 4/9/2014
This tool answers common questions on how the environment affects women's health.
Get a Mammogram: Do It for Yourself, Do It for Your Family 4/9/2014
This fact sheet provides women with information about mammograms.
Medicines In My Home 4/9/2014
Medicines in My Home is an interactive educational program about the safe and effective use of over-the-counter medicines.
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Last updated: April 23, 2014.