Information for clinicians and other health care providers regarding preventive care and clinical practices, including oral health and HIPAA.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc., (AAAHC) is a private, non-profit organization that accredits organizations in a wide variety of ambulatory health care settings. AAAHC participates in the BPHC Health Centers Accreditation Initiative.
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
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Behavioral Health Integration Into Primary Care
This resource is a comprehensive guide to the Veteran's Administration's mental health services.
This document highlights the importance of mental health promotion and mental illness prevention in a public health context.
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions’ Standard Framework for Levels of Integrated Healthcare helps primary and behavioral healthcare provider organizations improve outcomes by helping them understand where they are on the integration continuum.
This document seeks to identify to what degree health centers have attained integration of services.
CIHS promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in specialty behavioral health or primary care provider settings.
SAMHSA’s 10x10 Campaign aims to improve the life expectancy of people with mental illnesses by 10 years in 10 years. This resource is a brochure that covers the basics of how the 10x10 goal is to be achieved.
The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) strives to advance its members’ ability to deliver integrated healthcare. Members of the National Council are healthcare organizations and healthcare management entities offering treatment and supports to adults and children living with mental illness and addiction disorders.
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A joint EPA-CDC-ATSDR initiative for community initiatives to improve environmental health at a local level. This resource contains mapping tools, data, and many other resources related to environmental health.
The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) offers environmental health and medicine education products for health professionals, community members, and interested members of the public. These materials are designed to increase awareness and knowledge of how the environment interacts with human health and includes tools to promote the positive health aspects and prevent and/or minimize the known adverse health impacts of these interactions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information to understand the impact of the disease, influence health outcomes, and improve access to quality health care.
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) published this State Health Policy Briefing that features lessons and best practices from 14 FQHCs selected across 7 states with leading rates for cervical cancer screening.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has compiled a complete list of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
The ePSS is an application designed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to help primary care clinicians identify clinical preventive services that are appropriate for their patients. Use the tool to search and browse U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on the web or on your PDA or mobile device.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides many resources related to infectious disease transmitted in health care settings.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides many resources related to CFS, including tools to help providers better diagnose and treat the disease.
The Community Health Association of the Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS) developed this Web page to address the quality improvement, clinical research, patient and provider education, and resource development needs of health center clinicians.
The Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) provides resources for best clinical documentation practices in migrant and community health centers.
PCDC transforms primary care in underserved communities through high-impact financing, innovative services, and policy leadership that help providers improve health outcomes, lower health costs, and reduce disparities.
HHS provides resources from Federal agencies for the general public and their communities about vaccines across the lifespan.
Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tips from Former Smokers campaign that launched May 22, 2013, this website provides free resources that are easy for health care providers to use when talking with their patients about quitting smoking.
The Spanish-language version of Should You Talk to Someone About a Drug, Alcohol, or Mental Health Problem? is a consumer brochure that contains a series of questions people can ask themselves to help them decide whether to seek help for a mental or substance use disorder (or both).
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resource Center is a collection of training materials and resources for professionals working to reduce teen pregnancy in the United States.
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) established this tool kit for the purpose of providing high quality care to individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has developed a slide presentation for physicians, advising them on how to screen patients for intimate partner violence, how to assess patients’ safety, and where to refer patients for additional help.
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) equips communities and local governments with material to develop policies and practices to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths.
This blog post from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri raises awareness for viral hepatitis in the African American community.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides many resources related to the flu, including tools to help providers to better prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease.
HRSA developed this website to address accidental poisoning with chemicals, medicine, or household items.
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The National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University, with support from BPHC, designed this on-line self-assessment and educational tool to enhance the delivery of high quality services to culturally and linguistically diverse individuals and underserved communities.
This Web library, sponsored by the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ), provides access to 36 training activities that provide free, accredited continuing medical education and continuing education credits for safety net healthcare professionals in medically under-served communities.
Medscape, LLC provides continuous professional development opportunities, comprising 30+ specialty-focused websites offering free CME/CE courses and not-for-credit activities for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
The AHEC Veterans Mental Health Project – a partnership between HRSA’s Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – provides continuing education (CE) to civilian primary care, mental and behavioral health, and other healthcare providers serving veterans in the private sector. The initiative is designed to better serve veterans, reservists, and their families who are coping with post deployment mental and behavioral health issues.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides information about the National Incident Management System (NIMS), identifying concepts and principles to manage emergencies from preparedness to recovery regardless of their cause, size, location or complexity.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides tools to assist businesses in developing a preparedness program that addresses the impact of many hazards.
The Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS) compiled resources to help providers and emergency health care personnel plan for, and respond to, natural disasters, terrorism, or public health emergencies.
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) compares components of different emergency preparedness plans.
The American Red Cross presents the approved Disaster Mental Health (DMH) interventions used to support individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities across the continuum of disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) compiled tools that health centers can utilize to develop an emergency management plan.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established this National hotline to provide crisis counseling and support to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters.
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HHS developed this page to explain which entities must comply with the Privacy and Security Rules, the requirements of the rules, and guidance available to help covered entities implement and maintain compliance with these requirements.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed this page as a repository for resources related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
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HHS developed this Web page to share information about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
HHS offers access to the latest, federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public.
HRSA has developed complementary clinical protocols and practices that provide detailed information on the effective delivery of HIV care.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded the Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Project, a 3-year demonstration project, to maximize the impact of HIV prevention in the 12 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) with the highest AIDS prevalence in the United States.
The Technical Assistance Resources, Guidance, Education & Training (TARGET) Center website is the central source of technical assistance (TA) and training resources for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. The site is the one-stop shop for tapping into the full array of TA and training resources funded by the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), which administers Ryan White services.
HRSA developed this Web page to help individuals find the nearest location for treatment, counseling, and education related to HIV/AIDS.
The U.S. Administration on Aging developed this toolkit that contains helpful resources and materials specifically designed to inform older adults about the risks of HIV/AIDS, and to encourage older adults to know their status.
The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) examined the level of collaboration between state health department HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis programs and community health centers through a one-day consultation and a survey of all state and territorial health departments.
The National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center aims to supply health care providers with a national resource to obtain timely, expert and appropriate responses to clinical questions related to: treatment of persons with HIV infection via the National HIV Telephone Consultation Service (Warmline); health care worker exposure to HIV and other blood-borne pathogens via the National Clinicians' Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPline); and treatment of HIV-infected pregnant women and their infants via the National Perinatal HIV Consultation and Referral Service (Perinatal Hotline).
The National Quality Center has developed an internet-based modular learning program on quality improvement. The currently available tutorials stress quality improvement theories and methodologies, real world examples from other HIV providers, and methods for applying this information in HIV programs.
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors this website to connect callers to the closest Lifeline crisis center.
The White House established this website in support of the Violence Against Women Act. It includes links to mobile applications and other resources to educate, prevent and address domestic violence and abuse.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created a repository of resources related to mental health and substance abuse services and treatment.
Military OneSource offers counseling options to active-duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their families. Select Counseling Options on the homepage to access these resources.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) developed this publication to equip senior living staff with resources to promote mental health and prevent suicide and encourage active participation among residents.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) developed this guide to provide practical advice on how to deal with the effects that financial difficulties can have on physical and mental health.
This public education program helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) introduces SBIRT and provides related resources.
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There is an HHS-wide effort to improve the Nation’s oral health by realigning existing resources and creating new activities. This new effort seeks to improve coordination and integration among programs to maximize outputs.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides many resources related to oral health.
The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) has compiled a collection of forms in use by safety-net oral health programs across the country.
The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) developed this publication about health center oral health practice management.
OHRC gathers, develops, and shares information and materials with the goal of improving oral health services for infants, children, adolescents, and their families.
The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA), in partnership with the Baylor College of Dentistry, conducted a salary and retention survey of Health Center dentists and dental hygienists in 2009, and the final report was published in 2010.
This manual was a collaboration between the Ohio Department of Health, the Indian Health Service, and the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. It is designed to help safety net dental clinic staff with all aspects of clinic development and ongoing operations.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) presents an overview of physical, mental, and behavioral challenges common in patients with developmental disabilities and offers strategies for providing oral care. Providers may receive 2 hours of free continuing education credit by completing a test.
The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) coordinates a job bank to help connect safety-net dental openings with candidates looking for a career in service to underserved patients.
This special supplement to Public Health Reports presents findings from the Special Projects of National Significance Innovations in Oral Health Care Initiative, funded by HRSA. The research presented in this supplement shows that innovative program models can engage and retain people who are living with HIV/AIDS into oral health-care services.
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Patient Centered Medical Home
The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) developed this fact sheet, which highlights enabling services as a critical factor that should be included in the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model.
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) provides PCMH resources to help practices improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the care they deliver.
The American Academy of Pediatrics developed this resource for health professionals, families, and anyone interested in creating a medical home for all children and youth.
NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2011 is an innovative program for improving primary care. In a set of standards that describe clear and specific criteria, the program gives practices information about organizing care around patients, working in teams and coordinating and tracking care over time.
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has compiled resources to aid in the adoption of patient-centered care across the U.S.
The website is dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). It has publications, webinars, and other resources on adopting the PCMH model.
This website, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), provides policymakers and researchers with access to evidence-based resources about the medical home and its potential to transform primary care and improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of U.S. health care.
This Web page, developed by the Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS), is designed to aid CHCs who are brand new to PCMH, those who have started the process of becoming a PCMH, and those who have already applied to become a recognized/accredited PCMH and require additional tools to successfully complete the process.
Community Care of North Carolina designed this workbook to help practices in their PCMH recognition process.
The Commonwealth Fund published this report to outline and describe the changes that most medical practices would need to make to become patient-centered medical homes.
The California Healthcare Foundation published this report that focuses on six building blocks of a patient-focused team model of health care delivery: data-driven improvement, empanelment and panel size management, team-based care, population management, continuity and availability of care, and prompt access to care.
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Preventive and Primary Care Guidelines
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) launched a website to support implementation of the National Prevention Strategy (NPS), a guide for the Nation in the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Prevention/Care Management Portfolio works to improve the delivery of primary care services in order to meet the needs of the American population for high quality, safe, effective, and efficient clinical prevention and chronic disease care.
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on how to assure that health promotion materials reflect the principles and practices of cultural and linguistic competence.
This website introduces Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs), which are family-staffed organizations that assist families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and the professionals who serve them.
Futures Without Violence, with funding from the Administration for Children and Families, developed this toolkit. It offers providers, health plan administrators, domestic violence advocates, and others the tools to implement the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations, and identify and support patients facing abuse.
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With support from the HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy, RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.
The University of Missouri-Columbia, in collaboration with Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska, maintain this website to provide unbiased analysis and information on the challenges, needs, and opportunities facing rural America.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has compiled resources related to rural health.
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This Toolbox was created for maternal and child health programs that target women with disabilities and special health care needs. This site serves to centralize health information and links to existing tools that were designed to increase the use of clinical preventive services among women with disabilities.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Research on Women’s Health provides educational materials to key audiences to help women, their partners, and their health care providers better understand this complex chronic pain disorder.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office on Women's Health (OWH) provides resources for consumers and clinicians in order to empower women to live healthier lives.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation developed this fact sheet that provides state-by-state data on the uninsured rate, as well as rates of private insurance coverage and Medicaid coverage, among women nationally, in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The Heart Truth is a national awareness and prevention campaign about heart disease in women sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Heart Truth campaign includes the following three components: professional education, patient education, and public awareness.
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