Quality improvement strategies
This toolkit for health care professionals provides information and resources to help facilitate the care of premature infants and improve their outcomes. It is designed to aid communication between members of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and health care professionals in the outpatient setting and to improve the quality and continuity of follow-up care for premature infants. The toolkit is a compilation of practical tools and references for the management of premature infants upon...
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
This guide outlines efficient ways for medical practices to get eligible patients the colorectal cancer screening tests they need. It contains evidenced-based tools, sample templates, and strategies that can help practices improve their screening performance.
The guide includes the following tools:
- Phone scripts, reminder letters, postcards
- Preventive services schedules
- Audit and tracking sheets
- Brochures, pamphlets, posters
This library of resources for community-based organizations provides materials to help develop and implement evidence-based programs to promote healthy lives for older adults. The searchable library provides downloadable resources by State, topic, resource type, date, and keywords. Topics relevant to older adults include chronic disease, fall prevention, physical activity, behavioral health, self-management, and medication management.
This toolkit, from Access Community Health Centers in Madison, WI, presents an integrated model for improving primary care clinic physicians’ access to psychiatric and behavioral health consultants, making it easier for patients to receive mental health services in the primary care setting. The toolkit is intended for clinic directors, managers, primary care physicians, behavioral health consultants, and psychiatrists. It provides a framework for a team approach to addressing patients’...
The State Policy Toolkit for Advancing Fall Prevention is designed to give State and local coalitions the strategies, tools, and resources to prevent falls among older adults. It offers a rich compendium of suggested policy changes, measures, and resources to advance fall prevention, categorized under eight major goals designed to mobilize and coordinate across State and local public health programs, as well as home and community-based programs. It outlines the opportunities, strategies, and...
This toolkit provides resources for public health communicators when dealing with reports of suspected cancer clusters in a residential or community setting. Outlines the most essential communication needs surrounding cancer clusters and the most effective ways to address them.
The toolkit includes the following:
- Sample cancer cluster scenarios based on real-life case studies around the country
- Suggested outreach techniques for various audiences
This toolkit for hospitals provides information and resources to improve safety when newborns transition home from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Through a Health Coach Program, the toolkit offers coaches, parents, and families information to coordinate care, understand signs and symptoms of illness, manage medicines and immunizations, manage breathing problems, and feeding.
This manual is designed to be customized and adapted for any institution that cares for fragile...
This guide for care managers and State Medicaid agencies provides information on how to use predictive modeling tools to identify patients who are good candidates for care management. A list of key considerations can help States prioritize and effectively target populations for care management, and help guide decisionmaking for patient care. The guide helps agencies do the following:
- Understand which features of a predictive model are critical as well as how to enhance...