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Clinical Practice Implementation Tool for Hypertension 09/18/14

This tool is designed to help clinical practices improve their approach to hypertension care. The tool provides guidelines for evaluating current systems, making changes that support accurate blood pressure measurement, and improving hypertension screening, prevention, and management.

This tool has the following sections:

  • Foreword
  • How to use this implementation tool
  • Preparing for a quality improvement initiative
  • Hypertension change...
Self-Management Support Resource Library 09/17/14

The Self-Management Support Resource Library was developed to help primary care team members learn about self-management support and develop their self-management support skills in working with chronically ill patients. The Resource Library contains multimedia and action-oriented educational materials from various sources.

The resources include the following:

  • Articles
  • Guides
  • Materials for patients
  • Reports
  • Tools
  • Training ...
POWER Program Curriculum 09/17/14

The POWER Program is an innovative project designed to help participating veterans manage high blood pressure and other chronic conditions. This Web site provides training materials for the peer health leaders who are the centerpiece of the program. 

The POWER Curriculum contains everything the POWER team used to plan, conduct, and evaluate a community-level training program that taught a group of volunteers to effectively lead health education sessions and activities at their...

Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool 06/26/14

The Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool (QUIET) is designed to help primary care and general neurology clinics benchmark the quality of care for adults with epilepsy. This tool can be useful for assessing the degree to which clinical care in these settings addresses the complexity of epilepsy treatment.

QUIET addresses the following aspects of care:

  • Evaluation of initial seizure
  • Initial diagnosis and treatment
  • Chronic epilepsy care
  • ...
2013 National Healthcare Disparities Report 06/26/14

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. This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care.
The 2013 report presents expanded analyses on quality of care and access to care for people with disabilities, who represent 20...

2013 National Healthcare Quality Report 06/19/14

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 theme of the 2013 report highlights one of AHRQ's priority populations, individuals with...

IMPaCT™ Model Tool Kit 06/04/14

The IMPaCT ™ model is an evidence-based system for community health worker (CHW) recruitment, training, and care. In the IMPaCT model, CHWs provide tailored support to help high-risk patients achieve individualized health goals. This toolkit is designed to help other organizations adapt and implement this model.

The toolkit includes the following resources:

  • Director manual
  • Participatory action research manual
  • Manager manual
  • IMPaCT...
Center for Healthy Aging: Resource Library 02/12/14

This library of resources for community-based organizations provides materials to help develop and implement evidence-based programs to promote healthy lives for older adults. The searchable library provides downloadable resources by State, topic, resource type, date, and keywords. Topics relevant to older adults include chronic disease, fall prevention, physical activity, behavioral health, self-management, and medication management.

Alaska Community Health Aide Program: Cancer Education Resources 12/31/13

This Web page, developed by the Alaska Community Health Aide Program, provides cancer education resources for community health aides/practitioners, community health representatives, and other people interested in learning more about cancer. These resources focus on the Alaska Native community, but many of them can be adapted for other populations as well.

The resources are organized into the following sections:


  • Cancer movie connections
  • Cancer...
The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard: An Assessment Tool for Employers To Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Related Health Conditions 12/10/13

This tool is designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have applied evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. The CDC Health ScoreCard can establish benchmarks and track improvements (evaluation) over time for various health topics and promotion programs.

The tool contains 100 questions that assess how evidence-based health promotion...

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