The influenza-fecal immunochemical test (FLU-FIT) and influenza–fecal occult blood test (FLU-FOBT) Programs allow health care providers to increase access to colorectal cancer screening by offering home tests to patients at the time of their annual influenza shots. This Web page offers information and program materials to help providers implement a FLU-FIT or FLU-FOBT Program.
The downloadable materials are provided in an editable format so you can customize them for your...
This how-to guide was developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to support organizations interested in starting a practice facilitation program for primary care transformation with the goal of improving health and patient experience and lowering costs. The guide is intended for future and existing directors of facilitation programs to use as they make important decisions about the startup and administration of their own programs. Through the tools and links provided in the...
This toolkit, for physicians and health care teams, presents a systems approach to redesigning an office practice to provide the highest quality care possible to patients who speak limited English. It provides a guide to assist in taking small steps toward a complete language access system. The guide includes many options and resources so that practices can tailor their language access program to their particular needs.
This guide is organized around three steps that will help...
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Wellness Initiative aims to inspire individuals to improve one physical health behavior while exploring their talents, skills, interests, social connections, and environment to incorporate other dimensions of wellness. The tools on the site include free downloadable posters, fact sheets, brochures, and slide presentations that highlight the eight dimensions of wellness and provide information to consumers and providers on...
This guide, for physicians, is an explanation of the essential elements required for any successful accountable care organization (ACO) and a step-by-step guidance on how to achieve each element. The toolkit is divided into two parts: The ACO Guide and Executing the Accountable Care Strategic Plan. Part One of the guide includes the necessary elements for a successful ACO and implementation guidance. Part Two applies strategies and practical step-by-step guidance, with concrete examples for...
This Web site offers an online course to train primary care providers to deliver oral health preventive services to young children during well-child checks. The course addresses:
- Screening and assessing risk for dental disease
- Applying fluoride varnish
- Sharing oral health tips with families
- Referring patients to a dentist
The site also provides a collection of related resources for providers and staff including fact sheets, guides...
The purpose of the Medical Respite Tool Kit is to provide information and tools to help organizations and advocates plan, develop, and sustain medical respite programs. Medical respite care is acute and postacute medical care for homeless persons who are too ill or frail to recover from a physical illness or injury on the streets but who are not ill enough to be in a hospital. This approach provides a safe alternative to hospitals and for individuals in need of postdischarge medical care. It...
This Web site offers a collection of information and resources on HIV testing from the New York Department of Health AIDS Institute. The resources, for health care professionals, include reports, toolkits, forms, training, and health screening information.
The tools and resources are organized into the following sections:
- Public health law
- HIV testing algorithm
- Consent forms
- HIV/STD testing sites
The HIV Care Coordination Tools resource page offers information, tools, and other educational materials for HIV-related health care, housing, and supportive service providers.
Resources include the following:
- Care coordination protocol and tools
- Provider pocket guide
- Patient workbook
- Fact sheet
- Client journal wallet card
Select materials are also available in Spanish....
This assessment tool helps in identifying and addressing diabetes patients' biggest quality-of-life concerns. Completed just before each visit, the tool asks patients to identify their biggest concern, complete a checklist that helps define specific aspects of that concern, and rank various aspects of their perceived well-being. Based on the patient's responses, the tool generates a list of interventions that could help the patient, including treatment modifications and referrals to locally...