Minnesota

Innovations

Community Paramedic Works Onsite in Homeless Shelter, Significantly Reducing Unnecessary 911 Calls and Connecting Residents to Primary Care 04/27/16

A community paramedic works onsite at Harbor Light Shelter, a homeless shelter, during afternoon and evening hours 4 days a week during periods when an onsite primary care clinic is not open. The...

State Uses Financial Incentives To Fund Nursing Home–Initiated Quality Improvement Projects Through Competitive Bidding Process, Leading to Better Care 11/07/13

Authorized in 2006 by the State legislature, Minnesota's Performance-Based Incentive Program funds nursing home–initiated quality improvement projects for 1 to 3 years through increases of up to 5...

Medical Home for Patients With Disabilities and Chronic Conditions Improves Access and Self-Management Skills, Leading to More Healthy Days, Fewer Hospitalizations 11/04/13

The Courage Kenny Advanced Primary Care Clinic in Golden Valley, MN, provides a primary care medical home (commonly referred to as a “health care home” in Minnesota) to patients with disabilities...

Clinics Offer Culturally Tailored Diabetes Education and Culturally Appropriate Care to Ethiopian Patients, Leading to More Engagement, Better Outcomes, and Reduction of Health Disparities 07/29/13

As part of a broader initiative to address health disparities in underserved communities, HealthPartners (a large Minnesota-based health system) offered a diabetes outreach and education program...

Care Coordinators Engage in Culturally Sensitive Discussions About Advance Directives With Seniors, Increasing Completion Rates and Reducing Disparities Between African Americans and Whites 07/11/13

As part of an organization-wide initiative to reduce disparities, HealthPartners (an integrated health care financing and delivery system based in Minneapolis) employs a culturally sensitive,...

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