Quality improvement strategies
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 (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...
The Roadmap for Hospitals was developed by The Joint Commission to inspire hospitals to integrate concepts from the communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care fields into their organizations. This guide provides recommendations to help hospitals address unique patient needs, meet patient-centered communication standards, and comply with related Joint Commission requirements.
Roadmap chapters address the following components of the care continuum:...
The Common Formats, authorized by the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, facilitate Patient Safety Organization (PSO) collection of patient safety work product from health care providers in a standardized manner. Use of these forms will assure consistency of reporting among PSOs as they begin to aggregate patient safety event information. The formats are being used by health care providers and PSOs to report a comprehensive range of patient safety concerns, capturing both...
This toolkit is intended to help primary care practices link to community resources for improving the care of patients struggling with obesity. It can help practices learn what resources are available and establish productive partnerships with community organizations. The toolkit also provides guidance on improving patient flow, developing a bidirectional referral process, and increasing patient engagement.
The OpenNotes Toolkit provides step-by-step strategies to help health care providers implement open notes in their health systems. The toolkit also offers tips for both patients and clinicians on maximizing the benefits of open notes.
The toolkit is divided into the following sections:
- Why implement open notes at your institution?
- How will open notes work for your institution?
- What do open notes look like at other sites?
- Tools for...
This guide provides information for hospitals on how to sustain and spread improvements they have made since adopting interventions from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 5 Million Lives Campaign.
This guide identifies well-tested approaches for pursuing those goals:
- Sustainability: Locking in the progress that hospitals have made and continually building on it
- Spread: Actively disseminating best practices...
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
The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) in Ontario, Canada, provides products and services to facilitate knowledge translation and evidence-informed decisionmaking for public health practitioners, policymakers, and researchers.
This Web site from NCCMT includes the Registry of Methods and Tools, a searchable, online collection of methods and tools for knowledge translation in public health. The Registry’s goals are to help public health practitioners do the...
The Young Child Risk Calculator shows the percentage of young children in a State who face selected risk factors, multiple risks, and risks combined with economic hardship. These risk factors—household without English speaker, large family, low parent income, residential mobility, single parent, teen mother, unemployed parent(s)—are associated with poor health, school, and developmental outcomes. Users can select a State, an age group, any number of individual risks, and a level of economic...