This issue brief analyzes the perinatal regionalization as a system for improving risk-appropriate care, and how Medicaid funding can be used by states to better serve at-risk moms and connect them with the right treatment. The case studies from California and Georgia show how some states are already using Medicaid funding to achieve these goals.
This guide is designed for healthcare professionals already engaged in or starting their involvement in community advocacy efforts to bring about change in obesity rates. This guide teaches healthcare professionals how to effectively connect and partner with local and state organizations involved in community based education and advocacy to maximize the impact of efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
This Advocacy Resource Guide provides a snapshot of the obesity epidemic and how it is impacting children; a “how-to” for advocacy at the community, state and national levels; strategies for working with decision makers and the media to communicate a message; areas and opportunities for policy engagement; and tools and resources to help healthcare professionals plan and support their work.
In this paper, Cultivating Internal Change Agents for Medical Home Transformation, read about the Practice Transformation Facilitator (PTF) model including useful characteristics of PTFs, strategies for overcoming common challenges, and how the PTF model can be used to further the work of practice transformation.
This guide is a "nuts and bolts" manual about how to implement a healthy weight clinic in a primary care practice. A healthy weight clinic provides multi-disciplinary, community-oriented care within the medical home setting for children and adolescents who are overweight or obese.
This report describes provides recommendations for how best to create a healthcare system in which all children receive care that is safe, effective, efficient, timely and family centered, regardless of background or cultural differences.
In the Spread of Quality Improvement for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs: An integrated Systems Strategy for Building the Title V Infrastructure project, NICHQ was tasked with improving the health and well being of children and youth with special healthcare needs and their families through building the capacity of state Title V programs to create and sustain effective community-based systems of care for this population. This report documents NICHQ's learnings and impact.
The purpose of this model protocol is to provide clinicians, nurses, allied health professionals, community-based organizations and public health agencies with recommendations and strategies to improve care provided to individuals with sickle cell disease and trait.
This implementation guide was developed for healthcare providers who care for individuals with sickle cell disease in hematology programs and acute care settings such as the emergency departments and day hospitals. It provides insights and lessons learned from multidisciplinary teams across the country that have succeeded in improving the management of pain episodes in emergency departments or day hospitals for both pediatric and adult patients.
This report presents examples of how 10 teams in the Collaborate for Healthy Weight project brought together primary care providers, public health professionals and leaders of community organizations to work across traditional professional borders to address obesity at the community level.