Military/dependents/veterans

Innovations

Trained Peers Educate and Support Veterans in Self-Management of Hypertension, Leading to Improved Blood Pressure and Weight Loss 09/17/14

Through the Posts Working for Veterans’ Health (more commonly known as POWER) Program, trained peers educate and support veterans in managing their blood pressure during regularly scheduled...

Daily Bathing With Antiseptic Agent Significantly Reduces Risk of Hospital-Acquired Infections in Intensive Care Unit Patients 12/18/13

Nurses and nurse aids in intensive care units bathe patients each day using washcloths impregnated with an antiseptic agent (chlorhexidine gluconate). This practice significantly reduced hospital-...

Performance Feedback, Ultraviolet Cleaning Device, and Dedicated Housekeeping Team Significantly Improve Room Cleaning, Reduce Potential for Spread of Common, Dangerous Infection 06/24/13

The Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center tested a multicomponent strategy to improve room cleaning processes, with the aim of reducing the spread of Clostridium difficile...

Emergency Departments Identify and Support Veterans at Risk of Suicide, Enhancing Their Access to Outpatient Mental Health Services 06/18/13

Through the Suicide Assessment and Follow-Up Engagement: Veteran Emergency Treatment (more commonly referred to as SAFE VET) initiative, emergency departments at Veterans Affairs hospitals...

Self-Directed Budget Enhances Access to Home Health and Other Needed Services, Resulting in Fewer Unmet Needs, Better Health Outcomes, and High Satisfaction for Medicaid Beneficiaries 02/22/13

As a voluntary alternative to traditional agency-delivered home care, a joint public-private program known as Cash & Counseling gives Medicaid enrollees a monthly allowance for home...

QualityTools

POWER Program Curriculum 09/17/14

The POWER Program is an innovative project designed to help participating veterans manage high blood pressure and other chronic conditions. This Web site provides training materials for the peer health leaders who are the centerpiece of the...

Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool 06/26/14

The Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool (QUIET) is designed to help primary care and general neurology clinics benchmark the quality of care for adults with epilepsy. This tool can be useful for assessing the degree to which clinical...

Guide to Long Term Care for Veterans 07/29/13

This guide provides tools and resources for veterans, caregivers and families, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) providers and staff to explore long-term care options. The guide includes information about home- and community-based...

Community Provider Toolkit: Serving Veterans Through Partnership. Mental Health and Wellness (Mini-Clinics) 06/20/13

This Web site for clinicians features treatment tools to support the rehabilitation and recovery of military veterans with mental health issues. Each mini-clinic focuses on a different topic and highlights key tools in areas such as assessment,...

Coordinated-Transitional Care Toolkit 03/26/13

Coordinated-Transitional Care (C-TraC) is a low-resource, telephone-based, protocol-driven program designed to reduce 30-day rehospitalizations and to improve care transitions during the early posthospital period. The goal of this toolkit is to...

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