Prevention and wellness

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Toolkit for Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates 06/23/16
The Toolkit for Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates presents several evidence-based strategies that health care provider organizations can use to increase colorectal cancer screening among their patients. This toolkit also provides a variety of resources—such as guidelines, electronic health record screenshots, processes, templates, Web links—to support implementing the improvement strategies.   
 
The toolkit covers the following topics:
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Improving Adult Vaccination Practices Toolkit 05/06/16

This toolkit provides strategies and templates to help clinicians and other health care professionals increase vaccination rates for influenza and pneumococcal disease in high-risk and older adults, in order to reduce the risk of disease outbreaks, serious illness, hospitalization, and deaths, as well as related medical costs.

The toolkit includes the following components:
  • Algorithm and instructions for toolkit implementation
  • Sample data collection...
Chartbook on Healthy Living 03/03/16

This Healthy Living chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of healthy living from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of healthy living.

The complete chartbook is available for download, along with the individual sections. Users can also download PowerPoint versions for presentations.

The chartbook is organized into...

Planning and Implementing Screening and Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use: A Step-by-Step Guide for Primary Care Practices 08/11/15

This guide provides a process and resources to help primary care practice staff plan and implement an alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) to identify and assist patients who may be drinking too much. Alcohol SBI is a clinical preventive service recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for all adult patients. The guide lays out each of the steps required to plan, implement, and continually improve this preventive service as a routine element of standard practice. It...

Pneumonia Vaccination Toolkit for Senior Housing Settings 01/08/15

This toolkit provides strategies and templates to help health care professionals reduce the incidence of vaccine-preventable pneumonia and related morbidity and mortality in senior housing settings. The goal of this quality improvement project is to increase awareness and rates of pneumococcal vaccination among residents and staff in these settings.

The toolkit includes the following resources:

  • Algorithm and instructions for toolkit implementation
  • Sample data...
Wisconsin Quality of Life Index Instruments 07/10/14

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
  • Client...
Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool 07/08/14

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.

Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue 06/05/14

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...
Latch On NYC 05/09/14

Latch On NYC is a citywide initiative designed to support mothers who choose to breastfeed. The initiative includes a public awareness campaign highlighting the health benefits of breast milk, such as reducing the risk of ear infections, diarrhea, and pneumonia.

The Latch On NYC Web site provides the following materials:

  • Initiative description
  • Subway ads
  • Hospital posters
  • Myths and facts about Latch On NYC
  • Latch On NYC hospital...
Whole Health Action Management: Peer Support Training Participant Guide 04/25/14

Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) is a training program and peer support group model designed to encourage resiliency, wellness, and self-management of physical and behavioral health among people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

The WHAM participant guide helps participants set a concise whole health goal, learn skills for whole health self-management, and understand “5 keys to success” for creating new health habits. The guide focuses on facilitating weekly...

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