This toolbox for patients and consumers provides information on how consumers can make health care decisions that improve the quality of care that they receive. These presentations, fact sheets, guidelines, and surveys can assist consumers by helping them get high quality care.
The toolkit includes:
- Consumer principles on measurement and public reporting
- Patient experience survey
- Transparency: shedding light on health care quality
ER Is for Emergencies is a campaign in Washington State to help reduce preventable emergency room visits and redirect care to the most appropriate setting. The campaign Web site includes the following materials:
- One-page document outlining the Seven Best Practices
- Patient brochure to help redirect care to the most appropriate setting (also available in Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese)
- Educational videos and archived webinars
This tool allows users to search for cancer education materials in Asian or Pacific Islander languages. Users can search by language/ethnicity, cancer type, topic, author, and/or keyword.
Languages or ethnicities include the following:
These tools and resources from the VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry were developed as part of an effort to test innovations and decrease risk related to patient handling and movement.
The tools and resources provided include the following:
- Report on safe patient handling in inpatient psychiatry
- Safe patient handling program and facility design: Directive 2010-032
- Guidelines for the design and construction of health care facilities
The Public Health Performance Improvement Toolkit is an online collection of tools such as archived trainings, sample quality-improvement products, templates, and related resources. These tools have been developed by public health practitioners through their work in public health improvement and in preparation for national voluntary accreditation. The toolkit is continuously updated with new additions from the work of National Network of Public Health Institutes programs, members, and...
This Web site can help patients prepare for their medical appointments, ask questions, and talk with their doctor and other members of their health care team. The interactive site provides a path to encourage question development before, during, and after appointments so patients can better understand their condition and be more involved in their health care.
Tools and resources available include:
- Patient and clinician videos
- Be More Involved in Your...
Let's Go! is a community-based initiative to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children, youth, and families. The goal is to improve healthy eating and increase physical activity for children and youth—from birth to 18 years old.
The Let's Go! Web site offers toolkits for the following settings:
- School K-5
- Middle school and high school
- After school
- Health care
The Web site also...
The Medication Use Safety Training (MUST) for Seniors program is designed as an interactive, national initiative to promote safe and appropriate medicine use by enabling older adults to avoid medication misuse, recognize and manage common side effects, and improve medicine use knowledge, attitudes, and skills to avoid medication errors.
MUST for Seniors can be offered to community-based, ambulatory older adults. Older individuals and family caregivers are also encouraged to use...
This Web page provides programs and materials for organizations and families to incorporate the 5-2-1-Almost None message. The program promotes a healthy lifestyle that includes eating more fruits and vegetables, increasing physical activity, drinking less sugary beverages, and limiting screen time.
Available resources include:
- Healthy for life: A guide for families
- 5-2-1-Almost None fact sheets
- Bulletin boards
This toolkit was developed by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) to educate and assist these populations on how to adopt good habits that help them to prevent nutrition-related disease.
The toolkit contains the following:
- A nutrition education flip chart to communicate culturally relevant nutrition information to refugee communities. Case managers, ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, health clinic staff, trained volunteers, and other...