June 1, 2006 | Journal Article
April 1, 2009 | Report
This report discusses CHIPRA's new Express Lane Eligibility option, which lets states grant health coverage when information already in the hands of government agencies shows that children are eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program.
September 30, 2009 | Issue Brief
Aligning Forces for Quality, an RWJF national program, developed a checklist as a guide to help consumers prepare for medical visits. The checklist provides information for how to prepare for a doctor's appointment and what questions patients should ask their health care team.
September 1, 2009 | Issue Brief
Issue brief explores outreach effort under Maryland's Kids First Act and identifies lessons learned for other states.
Achieving Competence Today (ACT) Collaborative: Disseminating an Action-Based Inter-Professional Curriculum that Incorporates Quality Improvement
March 25, 2010 | Program Results Report
ACT created an interactive website and sample curricula for post–medical school physician training programs. Six hospitals adapted, institutionalized and expanded the ACT curriculum at their schools.
November 1, 2006 | Report
From 2004 to 2006 a team of consultants funded through the National Partnership for Women and Families in Washington researched business models capable of supporting physician performance reporting systems.
March 1, 2010 | Journal Article
This randomized trial paired pregnant women with a friend or relative and provided counseling for both the subject and the supporter the goal was to test the effects of mobilizing social support for pregnant women trying to quit smoking.
February 24, 2010 | Journal Article
In conjunction with other advances in treatments to address tobacco use and dependency, health professionals in clinical settings increasingly are talking to patients who smoke about quitting. Clinical systems, however, need to change to improve tobacco treatment implementation.
February 1, 2009 | Journal Article
There are many unanswered questions regarding the extent to which information on quality, such as report cards on health care plans and providers, effects consumer choice, according to this broad review of literature.
National RWJF SmokeLess States Program Helps Wisconsin Decrease Smoking Rates Among Middle and High School Students and Implement Tobacco-Control Efforts
October 4, 2005 | Program Results Report
The Wisconsin SmokeLess States project, with first the Tobacco-Free Wisconsin Coalition and then SmokeFree Wisconsin as the lead organization, conducted statewide activities to reduce tobacco use, particularly among children and youth.