The Practice Facilitation Handbook is designed to assist in the training of new practice facilitators as they begin to develop the knowledge and skills needed to support meaningful improvement in primary care practices. It evolved from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Integrating Chronic Care and Business Strategies in the Safety Net toolkit. That toolkit was developed to aid safety net practices in implementing the Chronic Care Model, now commonly referred to as the...
These toolkits, designed for health care providers, administrators, and health care organizations, contain a variety of information about tobacco use and patient wellness.
The following toolkits are available:
- DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Toolkit for Healthcare Providers —This toolkit provides information about tobacco use, skills for engaging in tobacco cessation discussions, efficient methods for assessing an individual’s readiness to quit, and...
This supplemental appendix for the Translating Research into Practice for Postpartum Depression (TRIPPD) effectiveness study provides a set of tools to facilitate diagnosis, follow-up, and management of postpartum depression.
The tools available in the supplemental appendix include the following:
- Immediate action protocol
- Nurses follow-up call form
- Physician-to-nurse referral form
- Medication chart
- Sheet of medication side effects...
The Batz Guide for Bedside Advocacy is a tool that patients can use to organize their health care information, including telephone numbers, information about medications, and test results to bring to appointments. The guide is intended to make procedures or hospital stays as safe as possible by encouraging patients to ask questions during appointments and keep notes regarding their health concerns and treatment plans.
The guide is divided into the following sections:
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 toolkit provides strategies and templates to help multiple sclerosis (MS) centers and their clinicians implement a performance improvement project. The goal of this project is to help clinicians accurately and appropriately manage MS symptoms in their patients.
The toolkit includes the following components:
- Algorithm and instructions for toolkit implementation
- Sample data collection form and performance measures/calculation...
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
Coordinated-Transitional Care (C-TraC) is a low-resource, telephone-based, protocol-driven program designed to reduce 30-day rehospitalizations and to improve care transitions during the early posthospital period. The goal of this toolkit is to help hospital systems that serve populations with high rates of patient dispersion, cognitive impairment, and vulnerability improve care coordination and postdischarge outcomes such as reduced medication discrepancies.
This toolkit is...
This Web site provides tools and resources developed by the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) that can assist in carrying out quality improvement projects. The tools and resources are a combination of tools developed through VCHIP’s various projects, relevant Web pages, and key publications of active and completed projects.
The Web site is divided into the following sections:
- Early childhood
- School age and adolescence ...
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...