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Community Collaborative Improves Accuracy of Medication Lists for Elderly Patients in Outpatient Clinic Setting 4/9/2014
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 4/9/2014
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.
Multidisciplinary Program Combining Medical, Counseling, and Behavior Modification Services Helps Overweight Children and Adolescents Lose Weight, Reduce Body Mass Index 4/9/2014
The Optimal Weight for Life program provides medical evaluation, nutritional counseling, and behavior modification services to overweight and obese children, leading to reductions in body mass index, weight, fat mass, and insulin resistance.
Shelter-Based Medical Care and Case Management Enhance Access to Services for Homeless Women, Improve Outcomes, and Lower Costs 4/9/2014
Volunteer physicians, supported by paid nurse case managers, provide homeless women with needed medical care in homeless shelters and connect the women to other needed medical and social services. The program has enhanced access to services, improved outcomes, and generated significant cost savings.
Policy Statewide Medical Home Program for Low-Income Pregnant Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive Prenatal Care and Case Management, Improves Outcomes 4/9/2014
A State-based, public–private partnership adapted its successful primary care medical home model to serve pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries, leading to enhanced access to comprehensive prenatal care (including intensive case management for high-risk pregnancies), better adherence to evidence-based care standards, and reductions in low–birth weight babies and rate of primary Cesarean sections.
QualityTools
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.
Transitioning Newborns From NICU to Home: A Resource Toolkit 4/9/2014
This toolkit for hospitals provides information and resources to improve safety when newborns transition home from the neonatal intensive care unit.
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Last updated: April 09, 2014.