The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress. This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient-centeredness, and efficiency of care.
The 2011 report presents expanded analyses of care received by older Americans. It also...
This free, mobile health program delivers personalized text messages to help individuals understand their risk for type 2 diabetes and become more informed about the steps they can take to lead healthy lives. Individuals who sign up for txt4health will receive text messages each week with timely, relevant information to help them improve and manage their health.
Types of messages include the following:
- Risk profile
- Connection to local resources
These research summaries, for consumers, clinicians, and policymakers, provide information about the benefits and risks of different treatments for different health conditions. The summaries are based on comparative effectiveness reviews that cover numerous health topics. The summaries are not clinical recommendations or guidelines and should not be interpreted as such.
The covered health topics include:
- Breathing conditions
This toolkit was designed to help community-based organizations and community health centers develop organizational capacity to deliver diabetes prevention and control programs within Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. It addresses eight key components for capacity building:
- Community assessments
- Organizational support
- Building coalitions and partnerships
- Community outreach and inreach ...
DiabetesIQ is a mobile application for patients and nonpatients to learn about diabetes and ways to manage it. Through quizzes and games, users can compete with others in their knowledge level of diabetes. Users can track glucose levels, blood pressure, weight, and exercise and share the information with health care professionals or caregivers.
Registration and download of the application is free.
These tools are organized around the Framework for Building Clinic–Community Partnerships to Support Chronic Disease Control and Prevention. This framework suggests that partnerships, specifically clinic– community partnerships, are key to building community support for chronic disease care and management. It outlines how essential partnership characteristics build capacity necessary to achieve specified intermediate and long-term outcomes.
Although developed with diabetes in...
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time. The report uses a set of measures, which are categorized across four dimensions of quality: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient-centeredness. The 2010 report presents expanded analyses of care across the urban–rural continuum. It also summarizes...
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress. The 2010 report addresses three questions critical to guiding Americans toward the optimal health care they need and deserve:
- How have health care quality and disparities changed over time?
- What is the status of health care quality and...
The Diabetes Wellness Center Web site, developed by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), is an online resource for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes. The site provides tools and tips to help diabetes patients become active partners in their care management.
- Advice from clinicians
- Patient success stories
- Healthy eating and exercise tips
- Access to free blood monitors
These free assessments for consumers present information about various health conditions and the risks connected with them. Users will receive a Personal Health Report, which includes a summary of their results, information about their specific risk factors, and ways to improve their health.
The assessments cover the following health issues:
- Heart disease
- Vascular disease
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer...