Children

Innovations

Statewide Managed Care Plan for Foster Care Children Features Care Coordination and a Central Database, Leading to Improved Access and Mental Health Treatment 10/31/14

The Texas STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Health Program is a statewide managed care plan for children and young adults in foster care and young adults who have aged out of the foster care...

Emergency Department–Based Asthma Clinic Improves Self-Management Behaviors and Reduces Acute Episodes for Low-Income, Inner-City Children and Teenagers 09/17/14

Through a program known as IMPACT DC (Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia), Children's National Health System has an emergency department–based clinic that serves low-...

Managed Care Entity Funded By Public Agencies Reduces Institutionalization and Recidivism, and Improves School Attendance and Functional Ability Among Emotionally Disturbed Youth 03/30/14

Funded by and receiving referrals from the various public systems serving at-risk youth, Wraparound Milwaukee is a managed care entity that pays for and supports the provision of coordinated...

Citywide Collaborative Implements Multiple Initiatives That Reduce Appointment Wait Times, Readmissions, and Emergency Department Use for Low-Income Minority Patients 11/10/13

The Trenton Health Team is a not-for-profit, public–private partnership dedicated to expanding access to high-quality, coordinated care for vulnerable residents in Trenton, NJ. Governed by leaders...

Urban Healthy Start Program Offers Support at Each Stage of Childbearing Cycle, Leading to Fewer Low- and Very Low–Birthweight Babies 08/09/13

Baltimore Healthy Start, a nonprofit community-based organization, works to reduce infant mortality among the largely African-American population it serves by offering a comprehensive series of...

QualityTools

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...

2013 National Healthcare Disparities Report 06/26/14

The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time. This report measures...

2013 National Healthcare Quality Report 06/19/14

The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the Nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S....

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...

Young Child Risk Calculator 03/12/14

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...

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