Innovations To Promote Healthy Living

Innovations To Promote Healthy Living Wednesday, March 16, 2016

This issue of the Innovations Exchange is the fourth in our monthly series focused on health care disparities experienced by racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups and specific priority populations in the U.S.
 
Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. Beginning with the 2014 reports, findings on health care quality and health care disparities are integrated into a single document. The 2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of care received by the general U.S. population and health care disparities. Detailed information on individual measures and specific populations is available through a monthly series of chartbooks.
 
In June 2015, AHRQ released the Chartbook on Healthy Living, which includes a summary of trends across across measures of healthy living from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures, both overall and for populations defined by age, race, ethnicity, income, education, insurance, and number of chronic conditions.
 
The Innovations Exchange collection contains many Innovation Profiles and QualityTools designed to promote healthy living. This issue features a selection of content focused on five types of health care services that support healthy living but typically cut across clinical conditions: maternal and child health care, lifestyle modification, clinical preventive services, functional status preservation and rehabilitation, and supportive and palliative care.
 

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