News and Updates for Healthcare Professionals

New PCD Collection: NCCDPHP Program Evaluation

The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) has a rich portfolio of public health efforts to reduce the risks of developing chronic disease and to improve the health and quality of life for those living with chronic disease. This collection from Preventing Chronic Disease features 10 articles that offer insights into the development, implementation, and evaluation of population-based interventions to prevent chronic diseases and to control their effects on quality of life, morbidity, and mortality.

The NCCDPHP Program Evaluation collection shares important evaluation findings and lessons learned from public health and clinical interventions implemented by NCCDPHP, its partners, and its awardees.

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Toward Evidence-Based Policy Making to Reduce Wasteful Health Care Spending

In this issue of JAMA, Shrank and colleagues report a thorough review of studies published over the past decade to provide updated estimates on the proportion of US health care spending that is wasteful, defined in 6 broad categories: ...
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Health Care Systems, Public Health, and Communities: Population Health Improvements

Risk factors for chronic disease are multiple and interrelated, having roots in individuals, families, and communities and requiring coordinated strategies across multiple levels and sectors to create conditions that promote and sustain optimal health.

This collection places emphasis on the fact that public health cannot reduce chronic disease rates alone, and neither can health care. Instead, this collection features 16 articles that explore a wide array of new approaches for improving systems and addressing upstream causes, sharing early outcomes and identifying changes in workflows to ease implementation and promote sustainability of improvements.

AHRQ Releases New Resources for Providing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

AHRQ’s Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (MAT for OUD) Playbook serves as a comprehensive guide for implementing MAT in primary care and other ambulatory care settings. The online, interactive playbook contains the latest guidance, tools and resources to address MAT implementation.
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AHRQ 20 years

After 20 Years of Improving America’s Healthcare, AHRQ Makes Bold Plans for Future Successes
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AHRQ Advances Pain Management

AHRQ Advances Pain Management Through Greater Use of Digital Technology
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AHRQ National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Report

2018 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
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Did you Double Check? Communicating with Older Adults

After communicating with older adults and addressing health literacy barriers, take one last step and check your work. Ask yourself have I:

  • considered their comfort with technology and online health information
  • researched the health literacy issues for my older adult population

For more of these tips, visit the Clear Communication Checklist on our website.

1,402,582 Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions under an Accountable Care Organization - reported care management and coordination efforts fall short:


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