Substance abuse

Innovations

Electronic System for Referring Tobacco Users to Quitline and Monitoring Their Progress Increases Physician Referrals and Enhances Access to Cessation Services 11/05/14

In partnership with Dean Health Systems, the State of Wisconsin enhanced its phone-based tobacco quitline by creating an electronic health record–based, or “eReferral,” system that allows...

Methadone Treatment Centers Provide Counseling, Onsite Testing and Vaccinations, and Case Management, Enhancing Access to Hepatitis Assessment and Treatment 10/31/14

As part of a clinical trial, methadone maintenance treatment centers in New York and San Francisco provided drug users with education and counseling based on principles of motivational...

Inclusive Design Process and Extensive Promotion and Support Generate Widespread Use of Health Information Exchange, Leading to Improvements in Health Outcomes 09/17/14

The Quality Health Network used an inclusive design process and invested significant time and resources in promoting and supporting use of its health information exchange, which serves patients...

Community Health Workers Embedded in Inpatient and Outpatient Clinical Teams Enhance Access to Primary Care and Improve Health Outcomes for Low-Income Patients 03/13/14

The University of Pennsylvania Health System embeds community health workers into its clinical teams at hospitals and medical offices. Following the Individualized Management for Patient-Centered...

State Provides Financial and Technical Support to Underserved Communities Designated as Health Enterprise Zones, Leading to Enhancements in Primary Care Capacity 03/11/14

Maryland's General Assembly passed legislation authorizing the State's Health Enterprise Zones initiative, which is administered jointly by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and...

QualityTools

Interagency Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain 01/13/16

The Interagency Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain offers a balanced approach to pain management that includes recommendations for using opioids when appropriate. This is an updated version of the 2010 guideline. The 2015 guideline expands...

Opioid Overdose Toolkit 01/13/16

The Opioid Overdose Toolkit provides communities and local governments with material to develop policies and practices to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. This toolkit contains resources and information for first responders,...

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...

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....

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