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AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange

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The Innovations Exchange aims to increase awareness of innovative strategies and activities among health care providers in a timely manner.

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DATA2010: The Healthy People 2010 Database

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DATA2010 is an interactive database system developed by staff of the Division of Health Promotion Statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics, and contains the most recent monitoring data for tracking Healthy People 2010. Data are included for all the objectives and subgroups identified in the Healthy People 2010: Objectives for Improving Health.

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Cultural Competency Toolkit: Ten Grant Sites Share Lessons Learned

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This toolkit provides an overview of and lessons learned from the Cultural Competency Initiative, which was launched in 2000. The Initiative assisted mental health organizations create and implement culturally competent services by providing funding and technical assistance as well as by disseminating information about innovative minority outreach programs.

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Questions Are the Answer

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This project out of AHRQ is designed to help patients improve the care provided to them by their clinicians by taking an active role and asking questions. This website includes videos, resources, a glossary of medical terms, tips and lists of questions that patients should ask their providers before any medical procedure.

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Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)

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The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) program out of AHRQ was developed to assess patients' and consumers' experiences within the health care system. Through the use of surveys in both ambulatory care systems and facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes, CAHPS provides usable, relevant information on quality of care.

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Developing a Self-Assessment Tool for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Local Public Health Agencies: Final Report

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This report presents the results of an Office of Minority Health (OMH) project to construct an organizational self-assessment tool for Local Public Health Agencies (LPHAs) that offers sound measures of culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS).

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Clear Communication: An NIH Health Literacy Initiative

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Clear Communication is an NIH initiative focused on improving health literacy by providing information, educational products, research, and lessons learned on health literacy to improve cultural competence.

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