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Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action 12/17/07

This 162-page resource guide is designed to help States assess their quality of diabetes care and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions.

This resource guide is divided into six modules:

  • Module 1: Background (making the case for diabetes care quality improvement)
  • Module 2: Data (understanding the foundation of quality improvement)
  • Module 3: Information (interpreting State estimates of diabetes quality)
  • Module 4: Action (...
The Provider's Guide to Quality & Culture 12/17/07

This Web site is designed to assist health care organizations throughout the United States in providing high-quality, culturally competent services to multi-ethnic populations.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Getting started
    • What is cultural competence?
    • Evaluating oneself
    • Avoiding stereotypes
    • Cultural competence pointers
    • Provider perspectives
  • Patient/provider interaction
    • ...
National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs: Data Resource Center--Your Data. . . Your Story 12/17/07

This Web site from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) provides an interactive data query of State, regional, and national survey results from 2001 and 2005/2006 on the number of children and youth with special health care needs (CSHCN). It also provides information about the survey and its uses.

This Web site includes the following features:

  • Start a data query
    • Interactive data search of the 2005/2006 NS-CSHCN results
      • ...
A Guide to the Clinical Care of Women With HIV/AIDS, 2005 Edition 12/17/07

This guide is a comprehensive clinical manual that addresses the primary care needs unique to women infected with HIV. The target audience is clinicians who provide primary care to women, as well as those seeking a more in-depth understanding of how to care for women with HIV/AIDS.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Epidemiology and natural history of HIV infection in women
  • Approach to the patient
  • Prevention of HIV
  • Primary medical care
  • ...
Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC): Cancer Fact Sheets 12/17/07

The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) Cancer Fact Sheets were created because medically underserved populations, such as racial and ethnic minorities, experience disproportionately greater suffering and compromised health from cancer compared to the U.S. population as a whole.

The following cancer fact sheets are available:

  • African Americans and cancer
  • American Indians/Alaska natives and cancer
  • Asian Americans and cancer
  • Hispanics/Latinos and...
Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Workbook for State Action 12/17/07

This workbook is a learning tool for all State officials who want to improve the quality of health care. In conjunction with the Resource Guide, which uses State-level data on diabetes care from the 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report, this workbook is designed to help States assess the quality of care in their States and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions.

This workbook takes users through a series of written exercises that will help them begin to...

Teaching Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Review of Current Concepts, Policies and Practices 12/17/07

The purpose of this report is to synthesize findings regarding the concepts, policies, and teaching practices with respect to culturally competent health care. The information prescribed provides family physicians with a context and rationale for cultural competence; information specifically relating to the three main culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) themes—culturally competent care, language access services, and organizational supports—and information related to...

Improving the Quality of Home and Community Based Services and Supports, Work Book 12/17/07

This workbook helps States improve the quality of home- and community-based programs and supports (HCBS) programs. It will help users understand, design, implement, document, and monitor the components of a quality improvement (QI) process for HCBS programs.

This workbook is arranged into the following chapters:

  • Getting started
  • Preliminary assessment
  • Select a topic for the QI project
  • Identify barriers and actions
  • Define measures and data...
Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports to Children with Disabilities and Special Health Needs and Their Families 12/17/07

This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence when working with children with disabilities and special health needs and their families. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of values and practices that foster such an environment.

This checklist can be used to assess cultural and linguistic competence in the following areas:

  • Physical environment, materials, and resources...
National Institute on Aging: Health Information 12/17/07

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) provides leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people.

This Web site includes the following:
  • Publications: Information and tips on healthy aging, care giving, medications, dietary supplements, and diseases
  • Clinical trials: Federally and privately supported clinical research with human volunteers
  • Related sites: A list of National Institutes of...

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