Now Available: Slides from NQS Webinar on Innovative Community Health Initiatives
Now Available: Slides from National Quality Strategy Webinar on Innovative Community Health Initiatives
The National Quality Strategy (NQS) hosted a Webinar earlier this month featuring speakers from the Office of the Surgeon General of the United States and Boston Children’s Hospital who highlighted innovative community health initiatives that are improving the health of Americans. The Webinar slides and transcript are now available at the Working for Quality Web site.
AHRQ Chartbook on Effective Treatment and Related NQS Priority in Action Also Available
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report chartbooks are a family of documents and tools that report trends across measures of quality and disparities covering a broad array of health care services and settings. Each of the chartbooks reports on progress made across one of the six NQS priorities. This month, AHRQ released the Chartbook on Effective Treatment, with a focus on progress made to effectively prevent and treat cardiovascular disease and seven other leading causes of death in America.
The NQS co-publishes a series of Priorities in Action with the chartbooks to promote individual organizations that are improving care in the priority areas described by the correlating chartbooks. In conjunction with the release of the Chartbook on Effective Treatment, the National Quality Strategy published a Priority in Action on the Wind River Reservation, which used a 2009 grant award to create a community-clinical partnership on the reservation to address barriers to diabetes management and prevention as well as create a comprehensive system of care that provides education and support services to assist tribal members with or at-risk of diabetes to manage their condition and improve outcomes.
If you would like to share examples of ways that you and your organization are making efforts to align to the NQS aims, priorities, and levers, please feel free to email us atNQStrategy@ahrq.hhs.gov.
The National Quality Strategy is backed by the data published annually by the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR), an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality publication. The QDR reports on opportunities for improving health care quality and reducing health care disparities according to each of the six NQS priorities as well as access to care. The data in the Quality and Disparities Report present areas for improvement within the context of the six NQS priorities, focusing stakeholder attention where the greatest potential benefit can be achieved.