Outreach to patients
This toolkit is designed for hospital and clinical directors, managers, clinicians, and researchers to assist in engaging patients as partners in quality improvement activities. It contains two tools that can be customized by organizations to match their goals, processes, and patient engagement strategies:
- Patient Partners Welcome Packet: This packet is designed for patients who will be participating in quality improvement activities at a health care organization...
The Toolkit on Patient Partner Engagement in Research (TOPPER) is a comprehensive set of orientation materials that were created for the patient partners—patients, family members, and caregivers—who advise researchers throughout a research project. Although these materials were originally developed for patient partners of youth and teens with type 1 diabetes, they can be adapted for a variety of types of patient partners.
The toolkit includes the following resources:
Latch On NYC is a citywide initiative designed to support mothers who choose to breastfeed. The initiative includes a public awareness campaign highlighting the health benefits of breast milk, such as reducing the risk of ear infections, diarrhea, and pneumonia.
The Latch On NYC Web site provides the following materials:
- Initiative description
- Subway ads
- Hospital posters
- Myths and facts about Latch On NYC
- Latch On NYC hospital...
This Web site helps uninsured and underinsured consumers in California navigate the application process for discounted care from hospitals. It also provides information about health insurance plans and pricing to protect against medical debt and underinsurance through policy change, public education, and legal assistance.
The Web site includes shared stories, an insurance calculator, and information in Spanish.
This toolkit is intended to help primary care practices link to community resources for improving the care of patients struggling with obesity. It can help practices learn what resources are available and establish productive partnerships with community organizations. The toolkit also provides guidance on improving patient flow, developing a bidirectional referral process, and increasing patient engagement.
This guide outlines efficient ways for medical practices to get eligible patients the colorectal cancer screening tests they need. It contains evidenced-based tools, sample templates, and strategies that can help practices improve their screening performance.
The guide includes the following tools:
- Phone scripts, reminder letters, postcards
- Preventive services schedules
- Audit and tracking sheets
- Brochures, pamphlets, posters
This toolkit provides resources for public health communicators when dealing with reports of suspected cancer clusters in a residential or community setting. Outlines the most essential communication needs surrounding cancer clusters and the most effective ways to address them.
The toolkit includes the following:
- Sample cancer cluster scenarios based on real-life case studies around the country
- Suggested outreach techniques for various audiences
Act Against AIDS is a 5-year national campaign to combat complacency about HIV/AIDS. The Act Against Aids Web site provides resources for campaigns targeted to the general public, at-risk populations, and health care professionals, including the following:
- Campaigns targeted to the public
- Let’s Stop HIV Together: raising awareness and fighting stigma
- Reasons: encouraging Latino gay and bisexual men to get tested
- Testing Makes Us...
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...
Bright Futures is a national health promotion and disease prevention initiative that addresses children’s health needs in the context of family and community. The Bright Futures materials are designed to be useful to a wide range of audiences from health care professionals and those who provide health care for children, to parents and others in the community who participate in youth-oriented activities such as coaches, educators, and child care workers.
Materials include the...