The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress. This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient-centeredness, and efficiency of care.
The 2011 report presents expanded analyses of care received by older Americans. It also...
The Dartmouth Atlas Project Web site provides data and information on how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide comprehensive information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as individual hospitals and their affiliated physicians. This research has helped policymakers, the media, health care analysts, and others improve their understanding of the health care system and forms the foundation for...
This toolkit, developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), can help guide efforts to improve care for children in the child welfare system. The toolkit presents the work of 9 managed care organizations that participated in a 3-year CHCS quality improvement collaborative. It provides details about the pilot efforts of each plan, including identification, stratification and outreach strategies developed, as well as obstacles faced and preliminary outcomes achieved.
The SNAP-Ed Connection is a dynamic online resource center for State and local SNAP-Ed Providers. It provides information on valuable training and continuing education resources for educators and facilitates access to educational materials developed specifically for SNAP participants and eligibles.
This section of the SNAP-Ed Connection Resource Library contains materials that can be downloaded and printed to help provide quality nutrition education for low-income audiences....
The goal of the Get Covered. Get in the Game. campaign is to help uninsured children get health insurance so they can participate in sports programs. Eligible children and teens can get no-cost or low-cost health coverage through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The campaign materials include a guide that provides strategies and outreach materials that can help schools and communities link youth athletes—and all eligible children and teens—to...
This collection of toolkits can help health care organizations become better informed consumers of telehealth technology. The interactive toolkits allow users to learn the fundamentals of how various technologies work, as well as how to assess them for use in telehealth programs.
The toolkits include:
- Digital cameras
- Desktop video applications
- Electronic stethoscopes
- Patient examination cameras
- Technology assessment 101
This toolkit was designed to help community-based organizations and community health centers develop organizational capacity to deliver diabetes prevention and control programs within Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. It addresses eight key components for capacity building:
- Community assessments
- Organizational support
- Building coalitions and partnerships
- Community outreach and inreach ...
This online toolkit for public health professionals provides information on the links between health, equity, and transportation. The resources assist public health and transportation communities to coordinate in creating one common message about the concerns surrounding healthy communities and transportation systems.
The toolkit includes the following:
- Training and guiding principles for health and transportation communications
- Talking points
This guide for hospital leaders presents the evidence for racial and ethnic disparities in health care and provides the rationale for addressing them with a focus on quality, cost, risk management, and accreditation. The guide also highlights case studies and model practices, and recommends activities and resources that can help hospitals identify and address disparities in order to achieve equity for patients.
The guide is divided into the following sections:
This Web site for researchers and policymakers provides data, tools, and results to better understand the long-term care system in areas of the United States and to achieve improvements. It allows users to customize and download maps and tables to gather information by state, county, or individual facility. Custom tables can include information on facility characteristics, locations, resident characteristics, local characteristics, facility staffing, admissions, quality, and long-term care...