Behavioral Health Screening Tools

OHCA has created a one-page comprehensive screening tool, mental health and substance abuse, with a documentation checklist on the back which is quick and easy to use (one for pediatrics and one for adults). Patient Centered Medical Home Behavioral Health Screening

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Health Equity

Increasing awareness about eHealth among underserved communities Improving access to culturally appropriate or universally designed eHealth tools Connecting the needs of underserved communities with the developer community The Institute for eHealth Equity

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Tips for a Safer Surgery

This tip sheet will help you know what to ask. One way you can help lower your risk for problems from your surgery is to talk with a member of your surgical care team before surgery about the type of care you should receive. Your care team includes your surgeon, your anesthesiologist and your nurses. […]

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Speak Up – Self-care Advocacy Campaign from The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission’s award winning Speak Up™ program urges patients to take an active role in preventing health care errors by becoming involved and informed participants on their health care team. First launched as a print campaign in March 2002 with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (Materials are available in Spanish) Joint Commission

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Patient Tip Sheet – Prepare for your Appointment

Patients who get involved with their health care get better results. When you speak up, ask questions, and communicate honestly and directly with your doctor, the risk of errors and misunderstanding goes down. Remember, as the patient, you are the most important person in the room! The following tips will help ensure a successful visit with your doctor. […]

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CDC Guidelines to Reduce Gap in Preventive Services for Older Adults

This new report, Enhancing Use of Clinical Preventive Services Among Older Adults – Closing the Gap, calls attention to the use of potentially lifesaving preventive services by our nation’s growing population of adults aged 65 years and older. By presenting and interpreting available state and national self-reported survey data, the Report aims to raise awareness among public health […]

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