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Improving Asthma Care for Children Toolkit: Best Practices in Medicaid Managed Care 03/30/10

This toolkit provides strategies to improve asthma care tested by a diverse group of health plans serving Medicaid consumers. The inventive methods, targeted for children with asthma, can also be used for adults. The toolkit suggests the need for collaborative approaches and documentation to support further investments for the following techniques:

  • Developing and creatively using asthma registries
  • Using innovative methods to reach high-risk members
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System 03/17/10

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System is a national survey of six areas of health risk behavior among youth and young adults. The priority areas are:

  1. Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  2. Tobacco use
  3. Alcohol and other drug use
  4. Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus infection
  5. Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  6. Physical...
Building Your Medical Home 03/11/10

This toolkit for health care professionals helps develop a pediatric medical home and improve patient care. The elements in the toolkit help to increase outcomes, such as health status, timeliness of care, family centeredness, and family functioning in a medical home. Achieving the standards in the toolkit is a requirement to be in the National Committee for Quality Assurance Physician Practice Connections (r) Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition program.

The...

Improving Medicaid Managed Care for Youth with Serious Behavioral Health Needs: A Quality Improvement Toolkit 03/04/10

This toolkit is designed primarily for managed care organizations that want to improve administrative and clinical practices that support the delivery of services to children and youth with serious behavioral health needs, as well as their families. In addition, purchasers of managed care services for this population can use the toolkit to identify promising approaches for their managed behavioral health care programs. Providers can also learn from the initiatives described, and implement...

Medical Home Practice-Based Care Coordination Workbook 03/04/10

The Medical Home Practice-Based Care Coordination Workbook includes the tools and supports needed for a primary care practice to develop its capacity to offer a pediatric care coordination service, particularly for children with special health care needs.

The workbook goals and objectives are as follows:

  • Goal: To put forth a practice-based medical home care coordination framework from which practices can select and suitably customize. Contents...
Health Information Technology for Children Toolbox 11/16/09

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health Information Technology (IT) for Children Toolbox promotes children’s health and well-being through health IT. This resource is designed to provide concrete health IT tools to families, public and private organizations, and clinicians who provide services to children and their families.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Health IT for Children: This module provides a general...
Care Notebook 08/20/09

The Care Notebook is a tool for families of children with special health care needs to organize information about their child’s chronic health condition. The notebook contains sections that can be filled out as a reference about the child’s health and treatments. It is a transportable tool that can be taken and shared with doctors, other health care professionals, or school or child care personnel.

Parents can use the Care Notebook for the following:

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National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children With Special Needs Tools/Resources 06/28/09

This Web site includes a variety of tools for families, youth, providers, insurers, communities, and States working to provide medical homes for children with special needs. Many materials are available for immediate download through this site. Users are encouraged to adapt these tools to best meet the needs of their child, patient, or client.

Envisioning My Future: A Young Person's Guide to Health Care Transition 06/09/09

This guide, written for youth with special health care needs, helps them prepare for their transition from pediatric health care or service to adult care or service. The guide provides tips for the young person, their parents, and family; transition checklists; and other information to help young patients adjust to the new setting and assure a safe changeover.

Topics covered include:

  • About transition
  • New responsibilities (ages 12-14)
  • Practicing...
Adolescent Health Transition Project 06/07/09

The Adolescent Health Transition Project is designed to help smooth the transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents with special health care needs. This site is a resource for information, materials, and links for people interested in health transition issues.

Site contents include:

  • Information for:
    • Teens and young adults
      • Diabetes-specific information
    • Parents and families
      • Diabetes-specific information
      • ...

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