The Public Health Check-Up Tool provides frontline health organizations with an opportunity to improve the health of the communities they serve. This tool can help programs identify their public health quality strengths, which they can share with their partners, funders, and policymakers. In addition, the tool helps programs identify their quality improvement goals, which can be used for strategic planning. The tool comprises a 15-minute online assessment that guides frontline health...
This set of searchable databases can help researchers and evaluators efficiently identify and select the most appropriate instruments and measures in four key areas of primary care services: care coordination, clinical–community relationships, team-based care, and behavioral health integration. The databases include conceptual frameworks for measurement in each area, profiles of existing instruments that include information about validation and use, and other information designed both to...
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
This online tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is designed to help small and medium-sized health care provider organizations conduct information security risk assessments required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. Risk assessment helps an organization ensure it is complying with HIPAA’S administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. Assessment also helps reveal areas where an organization’s protected health...
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.
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
Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue is a clinical toolkit that provides evidence-based strategies, resources, best practices, and change implementation tools for reducing the impact of environmental alarms, thereby improving patient safety and increasing workplace effectiveness.
Alarm fatigue materials include the following:
- Managing Alarm Fatigue: New Approaches and Best Practices
- American Association of Critical-Care Nurses practice alert: Alarm...
This toolkit provides strategies and templates to help long-term care facilities and their clinicians implement projects to enhance the quality of care for elderly residents with Alzheimer’s disease.
The toolkit includes the following components:
- Algorithm and instructions for toolkit implementation
- Sample data collection form and quality measures/calculation instructions
- PowerPoint slides used during Stage B clinical inservice meetings
This Web page from the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) program offers tools and resources to help States identify families and children at risk. The ABCD program is designed to assist States in improving the delivery of early child development services for low-income children and their families by strengthening primary health care services and systems that support the healthy development of young children(ages 0 to 3).
Tools available include the following:...
This suite of resources for hospitals provides health care workers and administrators ways to assess and understand workplace safety needs, implement safety and health management systems, and enhance their patient-handling programs to improve worker safety.
The resources are divided into the following sections:
- Understanding the problem
- Safety and health management systems
- Safe patient handling