Volume 23, Number 3, August 2012, Supplement

Table of Contents

Evidence for Informing the Next Generation of Quality Improvement Initiatives: Models, Methods, Measures, and Outcomes

Foreword from Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Foreword from Associate Administrators of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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HRSA and NIH Guest Editors’ Preface

p. 3
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Progress Toward Reaching Better Health and Providing More Affordable Care for Vulnerable Populations

pp. 4-10
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Part I: Models and Methods

Commentaries

Redesigning the System from the Bottom Up: Lessons Learned from a Decade of Federal Quality Improvement Collaboratives

pp. 11-20
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The Healthy Weight Collaborative: Quality Improvement Methods Promoting Healthy Weight

pp. 21-33
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Hemoglobinopathy Learning Collaborative: Using Quality Improvement (QI) to Achieve Equity in Health Care Quality, Coordination, and Outcomes for Sickle Cell Disease

pp. 34-48
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Original Papers

Chronic Care Model Implementation for Cancer Screening and Follow-up in Community Health Centers

pp. 49-66
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Improved Quality of HIV Care over Time among Participants in a National Quality Improvement Initiative

pp. 67-80
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Retention: Building a Patient-Centered Medical Home in HIV Primary Care through PUFF (Patients Unable to Follow-up Found)

pp. 81-95
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Reports from the Field

The Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Collaborative: Improving Medication Use Systems for the Underserved

pp. 96-102
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Urban Health and Primary Care at Johns Hopkins: Urban Primary Care Medical Home Resident Training Programs

pp. 103-113
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Interprofessional Collaborative Model for Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services to Improve Health Care Access and Quality for Underserved Populations

pp. 114-124
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Brief Communication

Geographic Proximity of HRSA, VA, and DOD Clinics: Opportunities for Interagency Collaboration to Improve Quality

pp. 125-135
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Part II: Measures and Outcomes

Literature review

Electronic Health Records Improve the Quality of Care in Underserved Populations: A Literature Review

pp. 136-153
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Original Papers

Improving Care for Depression: Performance Measures, Outcomes and Insights from the Health Disparities Collaboratives

pp. 154-173
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Evaluation of Regional HIV Provider Quality Groups to Improve Care for People Living with HIV Served in the United States

pp. 174-192
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Disease Management of Early Childhood Caries: Results of a Pilot Quality Improvement Project

pp. 193-209
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Lessons Learned from a Quality Improvement Intervention with Homeless Veteran Services

pp. 210-224
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Commentary

National Performance Measures within a Changing Environment: How a Federal Agency Developed and Improved the Measurement for HIV Care and Treatment

pp. 225-235
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Reports from the Field

Collaborative Development of a Randomized Study to Adapt a Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiative for Federally Qualified Health Centers

pp. 236-246
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Preventing Diabetes among Fair Haven Families: A Community-Based Approach to Quality Improvement

pp. 247-254
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An Investigation of Asthma Care Best Practices in a Community Health Center

pp. 255-264
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Brief Communication

Safe Sobering: San Francisco’s Approach to Chronic Public Inebriation

pp. 265-270
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