This toolkit is designed to help your pediatric practice build a system for listening to this feedback by creating their own Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). The kit provides step-by-step guidance on how to effectively engage family perspectives in the design of services and to improve overall quality in the delivery of those services.
This report to Congress synthesizes the results and recommendations of four years of the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program (one part of NICHQ's Working to Improve Sickle Cell Healthcare project).
This issue brief details the use of LARC in preventing unplanned pregnancies, the current availability and education for women, barriers to prescribing LARC, and potential Medicaid reimbursement models to improve LARC access.
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 provides the rationale and resources to support community organizations, governmental agencies and local collaboratives in their efforts to reach out and engage healthcare professionals to become part of their childhood obesity community advocacy team.
Family Engagement Guide: The Role of Family Health Partners in Quality Improvement Within a Pediatric Medical Home
This guide will help pediatric practices determine if they are ready to work with families as improvement partners, how to recruit and work with family health partners and how to evaluate, sustain and improve the family health partners role and relationship.
Next Steps: A Practitioner's Guide For Themed Follow-up Visits For Their Patients to Achieve a Healthy Weight
The all-new Next Steps is a guide and flip chart for clinicians to aid in conversations with children and adolescents about reducing and managing weight. The guide outlines a series of planned follow-up visits designed to teach evidence-based weight management strategies that can lead to success for the practitioner and patient.
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.