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Policy Insurer Provides Financial Incentives, Infrastructure, and Other Support To Stimulate Provider Participation in Quality Improvement Collaborations 8/27/2014
A large insurer offers financial incentives and other support to provider-led quality improvement collaborations, leading to high levels of provider participation, higher quality, lower costs, and a positive return on investment.
Medicaid Managed Care Plan Provides Reports, Guidelines, and Education Materials to Physicians, Reducing Inappropriate Prescribing of Antibiotics to Children and Adolescents 8/27/2014
As part of a collaborative, a California health plan provides quarterly provider performance reports, educational materials, and other support to physicians and parents, leading to a reduction in inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics to children, adolescents, and adults with an upper respiratory infection or acute bronchitis enrolled in the insurer's Medi-Cal managed care plan.
Statewide Screening of Fifth Graders Leads to Identification and Treatment of Those With Genetic Predisposition to Early-Onset Heart Disease 8/27/2014
Screening of fifth graders in West Virginia identifies those with a genetic predisposition that can lead to early onset of heart disease and other health risks, with those identified (and their family members) receiving treatment for the condition. The program has screened 100,000 fifth graders and secured treatment for the vast majority of those identified as being at risk.
Community Health Workers Embedded in Inpatient and Outpatient Clinical Teams Enhance Access to Primary Care and Improve Health Outcomes for Low-Income Patients 8/27/2014
Community health workers embedded in clinical teams in medical offices and hospitals support low-income patients in setting and achieving health-related goals and accessing needed medical and community-based services, leading to better communication and access to postdischarge primary care, increased patient activation, fewer readmissions and depression-related symptoms, and positive feedback from patients.
Comprehensive Program to Promote “Fair and Just Principles" Improves Employee Perceptions of How a Health System Responds to Errors 8/13/2014
A comprehensive program to promote adoption of a "fair and just" culture improves employee perceptions of how a health system responds to errors.
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Implementing The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding 8/27/2014
This toolkit, published by the United States Breastfeeding Committee, addresses The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding. It provides guidelines for data collection to comply with the measure and recommendations for evidence-based best practices.
IMPaCT™ Model Tool Kit 8/27/2014
The IMPaCT™ model is an evidence-based system for community health worker recruitment, training, and care. This toolkit is designed to help other organizations adapt and implement this model. 
Clever Crazes for Kids: Toolkit for Educators 8/13/2014
This toolkit for educators provides more information about Clever Crazes for Kids (CCK), instructions on how to register their school and students, and several promotional fliers to encourage participation in the program.
Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae 8/13/2014
This toolkit was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help health care facilities protect patients from carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and to prevent transmission of CRE.
Health Care Coordination Toolkit 8/13/2014
The Health Care Coordination Toolkit is designed to assist individuals, guardians, and teams in the proper coordination of health care for adults with developmental disabilities.

Last updated: August 27, 2014.