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Administrative Overhaul Improves Access to Substance Abuse Services for Iowa Patients 4/23/2014
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.
Algorithm Enhances Provision of Preventive Treatment to At-Risk Inpatients, Reducing Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism 4/23/2014
Providers use a computerized algorithm to classify inpatients as low, moderate, or high risk, and then prescribe anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication and/or mechanical devices as appropriate, leading to reduced incidence of venous thromboembolism.
Updated Bicultural, Youth Development Program for At-Risk Latino Families Enhances Overall Health, Teen Birth Control Use, and Family Communication 4/23/2014
A multidisciplinary team of bilingual providers helps Latino youth and their parents access culturally appropriate resources and coaches the youth to avoid risky behaviors, leading to increased use of birth control, reduced incidence of depression, enhanced overall self-reported health status among youth, and improved communication skills and greater awareness of and comfort with available community resources among parents.
Checklist-Plus-Technology System Eliminates Wrong-Site Surgery and Near-Misses, Enhances Required Preoperative Process Compliance 4/23/2014
Barnes-Jewish Hospital adopts an integrated checklist and armband technology system that ensures essential steps are completed during the outpatient preoperative process.
Community Coalition Supports Schools in Helping Students Increase Physical Activity and Make Better Food Choices 4/23/2014
A community-based coalition in rural Pennsylvania conducts ongoing marketing, supports schools, and sponsors community events in an effort to promote healthier behaviors by students, leading to more physical activity and better food choices.
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QualityTools
Act Against AIDS 4/23/2014
The Act Against Aids Web site provides resources aimed at reducing complacency about HIV/AIDS and reducing the risk of HIV infection among at-risk populations. 
Educational Resources for Clinical Trials 4/23/2014
This Web site offers consumers information and educational resources about participating in clinical research trials.
National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools: The Registry of Methods and Tools 4/23/2014
The Registry of Methods and Tools is a searchable, online collection of methods and tools for knowledge translation in public health.
A Pocket Guide to Adult HIV/AIDS Treatment: Companion to A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, August 2004 Edition 4/9/2014
This 58-page pocket guide is provided as an information resource to assist physicians and other health professionals in the appropriate treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS.
Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide 4/9/2014
This guide provides information about Web sites that sell medications, offers tips when purchasing medications online, and offers suggestions for consumers looking for a safe Web site.

Last updated: April 23, 2014.