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County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 09/18/14

This Web site provides access to the annual County Health Rankings, which ranks each county within the 50 States according to its health outcomes and the multiple health factors that determine a county’s health. Each county receives a summary rank for its health outcomes and health factors and also for the four different types of health factors: health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment. Each county can also see specific county-level data (as...

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Estimator 09/18/14

The Risk Estimator enables health care providers and patients to estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), defined as coronary death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or fatal or nonfatal stroke, based on the Pooled Cohort Equations and lifetime risk prediction tools.

The information required to estimate ASCVD risk includes age, sex, race, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, blood pressure–lowering medication...

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 ...
Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity: A Bridge-Building Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices 09/17/14

The Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity toolkit was developed to help primary care practices manage obesity. It provides tools and concepts informed by the real-world experience of six practices in three rural Oregon communities.

The toolkit includes the following materials:

  • Staff meeting discussion guide
  • Chart audit form and instructions
  • Clinical care observation guide
  • Patient waiting room survey...
Mobile Health Roadmap 07/16/14

The Mobile Health Roadmap provides guidance to professionals, organizations, corporations, and health systems on the adoption of mobile and mHealth (mobile health) devices. Mobile devices are becoming increasingly present in the health community for providers and patients alike. The roadmap gives background information on each topic, followed by the current state of adoption and possible future improvements.

This roadmap has the following sections:

  • New care models
  • ...
Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae 07/14/14

This toolkit was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help health care facilities protect patients from carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and to prevent transmission of CRE. Expanding on 2009 CDC recommendations, the toolkit offers prevention strategies for acute and long-term care facilities, as well as regional prevention strategies for health departments. It includes measures based on history of identified CRE (none, rare, or common).
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Wisconsin Quality of Life Index Instruments 07/10/14

The Wisconsin Quality of Life Index (W-QLI) is a multidimensional model for measuring patients’ quality of life. It takes into account the different perspectives of the patient, the patient’s family, and the clinician, both currently and over time. The W-QLI Web site provides five instruments, an assessment manual, coding and scoring books, and validation papers.

The following instruments are available to download:

  • Caregiver questionnaire
  • Client...
Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool 07/08/14

The Oral Health Risk Assessment (OHRA) Tool helps pediatricians and other medical providers understand risk factors, protective factors, and clinical findings related to dental caries in young children.

Accompanying the OHRA Tool is the Self-Management Goal Sheet for Parents and Caregivers, outlining simple lifestyle and diet changes that can improve a family’s oral health.

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
  • ...

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