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Integrating Chronic Care and Business Strategies in the Safety Net: A Toolkit for Primary Care Practices and Clinics 10/31/08

This toolkit is for safety net providers interested in implementing the Chronic Care Model (CCM) effectively and sustainably at their organizations while attending to their financial realities. The toolkit provides a step-by-step practical approach to guide primary care teams through four phases of quality improvement.

The toolkit:

  • Sequences and describes the specific practice changes involved in CCM implementation
  • Integrates strategies designed to improve the...
State Health Policy Survey Report: 2007 Guide to State Adverse Event Reporting Systems 03/19/08

In an effort to improve patient safety, the State Health Policy Survey Report: 2007 Guide to State Adverse Event Reporting Systems provides a comparison of systems authorized by State governments to collect information about adverse events. The report is intended to identify trends in adverse event reporting systems governance and can help identify health system weaknesses, complement other State functions, and help safeguard health care consumers.

This guide compares the following...

Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs Toolkit 12/17/07

The purpose of this toolkit is to assist State units on aging in revising and updating their nutrition-related regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines. Among the objectives of the toolkit are to provide technical assistance and guidance to the Aging Network and to identify best practices and emerging areas for planning new approaches to implementing the Older Americans Act.

The tool kit includes the following information:

  • Definitions
  • Meal service...
Find Affordable Health Care 12/17/07

This database will help users locate health centers supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration, which will provide care (based on income) even if the user does not have health insurance.

To find contact information for health care centers, users provide the following information:

  • State
  • County
Technical Assistance Costing Tool (TACT): A Resource To Help Clinicians and Health Care Organizations Identify Costs In Providing HIV/AIDS Care 12/17/07

The Technical Assistance Costing Tool (TACT) is an Excel-based software tool that lets providers identify how much their services cost. It uses basic patient information to calculate patient care expenses, providing grantees with cost information on their clinical services that can then be used for billing and reimbursement with managed care organizations and other third party payers.

Topics addressed include:

  • Who can benefit?
  • What questions can TACT answer?
  • ...
Infection Control Guidance for Community Evacuation Centers Following Disasters 12/17/07

This tool provides recommendations to persons living and working in community shelters regarding basic infection control information that will help to prevent exposure to or transmission of infectious agents. It provides recommendations on the following topics:

  • General infection prevention techniques
  • Hand hygiene
  • Cleaning the living environment and personal items
  • Staff management of sheltered persons with infectious diseases
  • Additional...

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