Think Cultural Health: Advancing Health Equity at Every Point of Contact

This site, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural and linguistic competency in health care. You may access free and accredited continuing education programs as well as tools to help you and your organization provide respectful, understandable and effective services. https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/about

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Payment Reform to Improve Health Care

This paper is a result of a meeting convened by the Center for American Progress to evaluate payment reform proposals, identify where there is sufficient evidence, consensus, and capacity to move forward, and develop recommendations for action in health reform legislation to move toward a value-based system. Read More

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National Healthcare Disparities Report 2013

As in previous years, the 2013 NHQR and NHDR track more than 200 health care process, outcome, and access measures, covering a wide variety of conditions and settings. Data years vary across measures; most trend analyses include data points from 2000-2002 to 2010-2011. It is important to note that the reports provide a snapshot of […]

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HRSA: About Health Literacy

Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions and services needed to prevent or treat illness. Read More

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Prospects for Care Coordination Measurement Using Electronic Data Sources

This report presents an assessment of the potential for measuring care coordination processes using data from electronic data sources, in particular from existing and emerging health information technology (IT) systems such as electronic health records (EHR), health information exchanges (HIE), and all-payer claims databases (APCD). This assessment relies on background research and input from individual […]

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Improving Evaluations of the Medical Home

Primary care clinicians, health care systems, insurers, State governments, families, and communities are turning to the primary care patient-centered medical home (PCMH) as a solution to many of the troubles of the fragmented U.S. health care system. The PCMH model is a way of organizing and delivering primary health care that is patient- and family-centered, […]

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Integrating Mental Health Treatment into PCMH

Efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of primary care have recently focused on the concept of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Given that primary care serves as a main venue for providing mental health treatment, it is important to consider whether the adoption of the PCMH model is conducive to delivery of such […]

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