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Become A Health Center Childhood Obesity Preventer!

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Supporting young patients in achieving and maintaining a healthy BMI and living healthy, active lives is critical to their ability to live full, healthy, and happy lives. Health centers improve the health of their patients and community by addressing child and adolescent weight.

The resources below are the product of a HRSA-MCHB collaboration, highlighting important evidence-based tools from Bright Futures as well as tools from HITEQ to improve the use of your EHR and health IT systems to support implementation of promising practice.

Visit the 4 part webinar series and their related resources linked below on this page and then fill out the submission form on the right and you will be rewarded with a Childhood Obesity Preventer badge!​ 

This is an official badge that is submitted by the HITEQ Center as a proof of completion to the blockchain. Your badge can be added to profiles such as LinkedIn and verified through accreditation services such as Accredible and Open Badge.

 

Health Center Childhood Obesity Preventer Resources

HIV-related Care Interactive Infographics

Opportunities for improvements in Health Centers

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From January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, 2,035,469 medical patients (8.54%) of the United States' 23,827,122 total medical patients served at health centers received HIV tests. In this article, we provide a number of dashboards and infographics that help states dig into their HIV related data and identify opportunities for improvement or benchmarking. 

Billing and Coding for HIV Prevention: PrEP, Screening, and Linkage to Care

Developed by NASTAD, updated in 2018

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As part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) cooperative agreement, NASTAD released a Billing Coding Guide for HIV Prevention: PrEP, Screening, and Linkage Services. The guide, developed in collaboration with a coding consultant and the HIV Medicine Association, was updated in 2018. It assists health departments and other providers (such as health centers!) to navigate billing and reimbursement for HIV prevention services. 

Risk Stratification Approach

Population Health Management Action Guide from NACHC

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Risk stratification enables providers to identify the right level of care and services for distinct subgroups of patients. It is the process of assigning a risk status to a patient and then using this information to direct care and improve overall health outcomes. NACHC's Action Guide lays out 4 steps to get you started with risk stratification as well as key related concepts and considerations. 

Key HITEQ Resources

A downloadable PDF handout introducing key tools from HITEQCenter.org

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This document highlights select tools and resources from the HITEQ Center and is intended to be shared with partners to introduce HITEQ's resources.

Enabling Services Data Collection

Templates and Implementation Guidance

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This Enabling Services Implementation Packet, from AAPCHO, serves as a guide for health centers who wish to codify and track enabling services. The packet was developed as a standardized data collection model to improve data collection on these essential services, and better understand them and their impact on health care access and outcomes.

Empanelment: Defining and Establishing Patient-Provider Relationships

Curated guidance from the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, AHRQ, Center for Care Innovations, and More

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Empanelment is the basis for population health management and the key to continuity of care. Accepting responsibility for a finite number of patients, instead of the universe of patients seeking care in the practice, allows the provider and care team to focus more directly on the needs of each patient. Inside, find guidance for establishing and maintaining patient panels.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Change Package

From National Assoc. of Community Health Centers and TMIT Consulting

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Tools and resources pertinent to colorectal cancer screening from authoritative resources on the topic and organized by the change package outline. Some of these approaches and tools were used in the NACHC Improving Data Integrity, Access, and Analysis Project, which focused on applying data-driven strategies to improve colorectal cancer screening.

Guide to Improving Care Processes and Outcomes in Health Centers

An approach to quality improvement

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The quality improvement (QI) approach outlined in this Guide can be used to augment current QI approaches used in your health center, or can serve as a placeholder QI methodology when there isn’t already a robust QI process in place.

It provides a framework and tools for documenting, analyzing, sharing and improving key workflows and information flows that drive performance on high-stakes care performance measures, and related improvement imperatives.

This webpage provides strategies and tools that health centers and their partners can use to enhance care processes and outcomes targeted for improvement, such as hypertension and diabetes control, preventive care, and many others.

Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

A Manual for Community Health Centers

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The goal of this manual is to offer evidence-based, expert-endorsed recommendations for planning and implementing strategies in CHCs to improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates. It provides step by step instructions for CHC teams to improve CRC screening and outcomes in practice and the appendices in this manual include a number of tested and proven tools.

Engaging the Data Creators

Involving Front-Line Staff in the Health IT Enabled QI Process

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This brief discusses the importance of including frontline staff such as front desk, intake staff, and medical assistants in Health IT Enabled QI process, as they are often the ‘data creators’ or the ones entering the information into the system. Real world examples as well as suggested approaches and further resources are included.

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Acknowledgements

This resource collection was cultivated and developed by the HITEQ team with valuable suggestions and contributions from HITEQ Project collaborators.

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The Quadruple Aim
Quadruple Aim

A Conceptual Framework

Improving the U.S. health care system requires four aims: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, reducing per capita costs and improving care team well-being. HITEQ Center resources seek to provide content and direction aligned with the goals of the Quadruple Aim

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