Patient Care Process
This operational handbook for safety-net medical homes describes the experience of Doctors Care, a community-funded, nonprofit organization that helps underserved children, adults, and families receive the medical attention they need. The handbook can help program managers maximize health care for the uninsured without overwhelming participating doctors, while also managing patient expectations.
It is organized into the following sections:
- Doctors Care History:...
The Low Income Households and Asthma fact sheet provides statistics on low-income households and asthma rates. The fact sheet also provides 10 key tips for controlling and managing asthma.
These online resources provide information to educate patients about the importance of exploring their treatment options, comparing the benefits and risks of each, and preparing to discuss these options with their health care providers.
The following health topics are covered:
- Heart conditions
- Men’s health
- Mental health
- Muscle, bone, and joint
- Women’s health
This toolkit, for people with psychiatric disabilities and their physicians and caregivers, provides information to help them understand and manage their diabetes or prediabetic condition. The toolkit includes an extensive library of materials and podcasts covering the basics of diabetes, building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, managing hypertension, and managing the risks of diabetes. Also included is a chart of American Diabetes Association standards of care with related educational...
This set of online tutorials can assist laboratory professionals with the effective design and implementation of quality improvement studies to support the body of evidence needed to justify best practices in laboratory medicine.
The following modules are available:
- The A-6 Cycle: Review and Evaluation Methods for Quality Improvement
- Application of Laboratory Medicine Best Practices (LMBP ™) Initiative A-6 Methods for Laboratory Practitioners
These toolkits, designed for health care providers, administrators, and health care organizations, contain a variety of information about tobacco use and patient wellness.
The following toolkits are available:
- DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Toolkit for Healthcare Providers —This toolkit provides information about tobacco use, skills for engaging in tobacco cessation discussions, efficient methods for assessing an individual’s readiness to quit, and...
This interactive map tool provides advocates and policymakers information on national efforts in key tobacco control policy areas. The tool contains three distinct maps focusing on different aspects of tobacco policy, providing breakdowns on laws, tax rates, and tobacco-control spending. Further information on State populations, timelines, and other information is available for each State.
Data used in the tool come from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Americans for...
This Medicaid and CHIP Learning Collaboratives (known as the MAC Collaboratives) online toolbox, for use by collaboratives, partners, and stakeholders, provides practical tools and resources to address common challenges and pursue innovations in Medicaid program design and operations. The toolbox, updated regularly, helps guide states through policy options, model business practices, sample contract language, requests for information draft language, and relevant background resources.
This manual is designed to outline the process of developing and managing an overdose prevention and education program, with or without a take-home naloxone component. Overdose prevention work can be easily integrated into existing services and programs that work with people who use or are affected by drugs, including shelter and supportive housing agencies, substance abuse treatment programs, parent and student groups; overdose prevention work can also be useful for groups of people who use...
This guide describes the knowledge and core competencies necessary for potential overdose responders trained as part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health opioid overdose prevention pilot program to respond to an opioid overdose event. Potential overdose responders are other opioid users, parents, relatives, and friends of opioid users; first responders such as police and fire departments; and staff of agencies that serve high-risk individuals. The guide provides information on...