Quality Center Resources
The Quality Center offers a range of resources for health centers, primary care associations, and health center-controlled networks:
- Health Center Organizational Assessment: This tool allows health center staff and leaders to reflect on their organization’s progress in the 15 change areas of the Value Transformation Framework. It is intended to be completed by multiple staff across the organization, with results shared and discussed, so that teams can gain insights from multiple vantage points.
- Health Center Individual Self-assessment: This tool helps health center staff who engage in, or lead, QI and transformation efforts to reflect on their personal skills in core competencies for quality improvement and value transformation. Scores are private and intended to guide professional development.
- PCA/HCCN QI Coach Self-Assessment: This tool allows QI coaches to self-assess their strengths and weaknesses on the change areas of the Value Transformation Framework and access learning resources to address their skill gaps. The Self-Directed Learning Engine (SDLE) is a professional development tool for QI coaches at primary care associations and health center-controlled networks. (It mirrors the same 15 change areas as the health center-level assessments.) The Quality Center holds bi-annual enrollment periods for the SDLE.
- Diabetes Change Package: NACHC’s Diabetes Change Package offers tools, strategies, and interventions for health centers to transform their diabetes-related care. It supports assessing and addressing body mass index (BMI) more effectively to prevent new onset diabetes and promotes better HbA1c control in patients with diabetes to prevent complications. As NACHC develops a portfolio of tools and resources to help health centers prevent and treat diabetes, this Change Package specifically focuses on a limited set of evidence-based interventions that health centers can readily and quickly implement.
- Case studies from the Cancer Transformation Project: Read about the experiences of three health centers that participated in the Quality Center’s pilot Cancer Screening Transformation Project funded by the CDC. The case studies profile two health centers in Georgia and one in Iowa, highlighting their unique challenges and successes improving cancer screening rates through the project, and key lessons learned. Coming soon.
- Colorectal Cancer Screening Workflow and Documentation Guides for Health Centers: NextGen & eClinicalWorks. These guides provide focused documentation to assist users of NextGen and eClincalWorks software to improve the process of assessing, documenting, tracking, and following up on colorectal cancer screening. The NextGen guide, developed by NACHC in partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS), pays particular attention to assessment of personal and family risk and the tracking and follow-up of screening results that are not addressed in the standard NextGen guidance documents. The eClinicalWorks (eCW) guide, developed by Health Center Network of New York with support from NACHC, ACS, and National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, identifies best practice workflows that support appropriate CRC screening and follow up in the EHR.
- 6|18 Resources: NACHC developed four resources that support the CDC’s 6|18 Initiative that focuses on six common, costly, and preventable health conditions (tobacco use, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes prevention, asthma, unintended pregnancies, and healthcare-associated infections) and 18 evidence-based interventions to address them.
- Policies and Procedures: Coastal Community Health Services creates three policies and procedures as they relate to: screening for colorectal cancer, screening for cervical cancer, and management of diabetes mellitus.