ENACT: Environmental Nutrition and Activity Community Tool 02/03/10

The Environmental Nutrition and Activity Community Tool (ENACT) is a set of assessment and planning tools for organizations, coalitions, and communities to help improve nutrition and physical activity in their communities. The tools can evaluate past and current efforts and offer new priorities. The tools focus on the following environments:

  • Child care
  • School
  • After-school
  • Community
  • Workplace
  • Health care
  • Government

A free...

Rural Health IT Adoption Toolbox 01/21/10

This health information technology (IT) toolbox provides rural health providers and decision makers with tools to improve the effectiveness of their institutions through the use of technology. Each of the modules focuses on rural health providers and contains a range of resources relevant to the various stages of considering, planning, executing, and evaluating the implementation of health IT in rural settings.

The toolbox includes these following modules:

  • ...
Transparency Health Care Prices in Virginia 11/23/09

These reports offer information for consumers on the health care costs of various services provided by doctors, emergency rooms, hospitals, diagnostic centers, and surgical centers. The reports show the average dollar amount health insurance companies allow for 31 health care services. Patients can use this information to compare prices before they get care.

The guide includes reports in the following areas:

  • Preventive health
  • Emergency room visits
  • ...
Development of the Artifacts of Culture Change Tool 08/10/09

The Artifacts of Culture Change Tool is a nursing home self-evaluation questionnaire containing 79 items to evaluate progress in changing culture to improve care processes in areas such as:

  • Care practice
  • Environment
  • Family and community
  • Leadership
  • Workplace practices
  • Outcomes

The tool is accompanied by a detailed report, Development of the Artifacts of Culture Change Tool, that describes the questionnaire...

National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children With Special Needs Tools/Resources 06/28/09

This Web site includes a variety of tools for families, youth, providers, insurers, communities, and States working to provide medical homes for children with special needs. Many materials are available for immediate download through this site. Users are encouraged to adapt these tools to best meet the needs of their child, patient, or client.

Blueprint for Prevention of Childhood Obesity: A Call to Action 04/02/09

This countywide strategic plan to increase physical activity and improve nutrition among youth was developed by a task force in San Mateo County, CA, where childhood obesity has been identified as a key health priority. This report consists of quantitative and qualitative data, a description of the task force process, and an action plan. It is organized into the following sections:

  • Introduction letter
  • Executive summary
  • Background
  • Logic model...
Using Telehealth to Improve Quality and Safety: Findings From the AHRQ Health Information Technology Portfolio 02/03/09

This report provides an overview of technical and organizational findings from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) health information technology (IT) grantees. It is the hope of AHRQ and its National Resource Center for Health Information Technology that others who wish to implement and use telehealth can learn from the experiences of these AHRQ projects.

The report is organized into the following sections:

  • Background
    • What is...
Hablamos Juntos: Using Symbols 01/16/09

This Web site helps health and hospital administrators, facilities managers, architects, and designers of health care wayfinding systems eliminate language barriers and improve the quality of health care for people with limited English proficiency through the use of health care symbols in wayfinding systems. Universal symbols help create dynamic systems where patients and visitors feel more comfortable and confident while navigating in a health care facility.

Resources on the... 11/25/08

This free online resource for managers, occupational health providers, benefits and human resource managers, and employees helps companies assess the impact of diabetes and the need for education in the workplace. Information on the Web site also helps employees with or at risk for diabetes manage their diabetes while at work and teaches them how to reduce their risk for further complications.

The site includes the following information:

  • Getting started
    • Making...
Hispanic Diabetes Disparities Learning Network in Community Health Centers 11/25/08

This report describes the Decreasing Disparities Strategy Workgroup's development of a learning network project that included interventions and needs assessments at community health centers to help reduce the diabetes disparity in the Hispanic population.
The report includes:

  • Project description
  • Structure of the learning network
  • Evaluation design
  • Self-management training for Montgomery County Primary Care Coalition clinics
  • Appendixes...


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