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 compendium identifies promising practices and strategies used by participants in the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program (SCDTDP) to implement changes in their health systems related to improving access to care, increasing use of hydroxyurea and provider education.
The Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program 2017 Congressional Report details the many activities, outcomes, lessons learned and recommendations stemming from this work.
The Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Framework is a revised version of the supplement to ASTHO’s 2015 issue brief, How State Health Departments Can Use the Spectrum of Prevention to Address Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. The framework’s intent is to aid in structuring stakeholder discussions at the state level to better understand how collective efforts can prevent in-utero opioid exposure and impact the incidence of NAS.
This dynamic, interactive online program provides healthcare professionals with information about how they can become advocates for obesity prevention policy change, an opportunity to practice newly developed skills in a simulated community, access to a virtual Q&A system with videos from trained advocates, and guidance on how to create a personal Advocacy Plan to direct their advocacy work.
This interactive toolkit allows users to learn from participants in the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality (Infant Mortality CoIIN). Organized by topics from the initiative, this toolkit features change ideas, case studies, videos and key insights from teams who are working to reduce infant mortality throughout the country.
NICHQ's Pediatric Medical Home Framework was developed through years of experience helping to transform pediatric practices into medical homes. The framework captures what NICHQ believes to be the best, evidence-based approaches to medical home practice transformation. Since many medical homes seek NCQA recognition, this tool has been specifically designed to map tested change concepts in NICHQ's framework to the 2014 NCQA PCMH standards.
This interactive course teaches the fundamentals of quality improvement (QI) and how to use this methodology to create effective, beneficial change. Lessons and exercises go over important elements such as the Model for Improvement, Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles, implementation and spread.
A control chart is a statistical tool that can help users identify variation and use that knowledge to inform the development of changes for improvement. In this Introduction to Control Charts, learn about the purpose, components and how to interpret control charts to guide your improvement work.
NICHQ’s Care Team Role Builder enables pediatric practices to match up their practice activities--such as those associated with registration, population management or care coordination--with the appropriate care team member. Users can also assign the time in the visit cycle and the mode of communication. Get started today with this interactive online resource.