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Designing Incentives to Improve Care: Tools from the Leapfrog Group

May 4, 2006 - Resources from the Leapfrog Group offer guidance to employers, health plans, states, and other payers in designing and implementing pay-for-performance and other incentive programs.

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Healthy Steps: Preventive Care for Young Children

April 21, 2006 - Healthy Steps for Young Children, a national initiative aimed at enhancing the quality of preventive health care for infants and toddlers, now offers educational materials on the Fund's Web site.

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Modeling and Measuring Nursing Home Reform: Workbook and DVD

April 4, 2006 - A DVD and accompanying workbook, "A Tale of Transformation: Four Stages Tell the Story," offer learning points and inspiration for teams working to change the culture of nursing homes. These resources are designed to work hand in hand with the Culture Change Staging Tool.

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Implementing the Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS)

April 3, 2006 - The Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS) can be used to assess the quality of preventive and developmental care provided to young children. Check out three manuals that provide comprehensive guidelines to state officials, physician practices, and health systems on how to implement the PHDS.

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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: Training Modules on Clinical Issues in Primary Care

March 13, 2006 - These 24 training modules for physician faculty explore common developmental and behavioral pediatric issues relevant to primary care for children ages 0–5 and their families.

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Ensuring Safety: Informed Consent for Patients with Limited Health Literacy

February 22, 2006 - A new National Quality Forum user's guide suggests ways to help patients--particularly those with low health literacy--understand their health care choices.

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Twenty Common Nursing Home Problems —and How to Resolve Them

January 24, 2006 - This booklet describes common practices that violate federal law and offers strategies that residents' families and advocates can use to address them.

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Champions for Care: A Workbook for Long-Term Care Providers

January 24, 2006 - This workbook is designed to help long-term care facility staff members build teams and take on leadership roles in a way that enables them to develop a resident-centered culture for their facility.

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The Patient Safety Toolbox for States

January 12, 2006 - This online toolbox can help state officials improve data collection, analysis, and feedback from adverse event reporting systems.

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Guidance for Bathing Patients with Dementia: Bathing Without a Battle

December 8, 2005 - The "Bathing Without a Battle" CD and video offers practical techniques that families and caregivers can use to improve the experience of bathing people with dementia.

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Preventing Delirium in Older Adults: Hospital Elder Life Program

November 29, 2005 - The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is designed to prevent delirium in older, hospitalized adults.

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Modeling and Measuring Nursing Home Reform: The Culture Change Staging Tool

November 29, 2005 - The Culture Change Staging Tool is a free, Web-based tool that enables nursing homes to assess their progress in transforming resident care.

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National Standards for Medical Interpreters

November 15, 2005 - For the first time, national standards of practice for health care interpreters have been established to improve the quality and consistency of interpreting in U.S. hospitals, health plans, and other medical settings.

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Enhancing Child Development Services in Medicaid Managed Care

November 1, 2005 - This report, a resource for health plans and other organizations, presents a quality framework for improving developmental services for low-income children. It highlights strategies for improving the delivery of these services, including the early identification of developmental problems in infants and young children.

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TACCT: Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training

October 13, 2005 - The Association of American Medical Colleges has produced a tool that medical schools can use to improve cultural competency training.

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