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By Corey Waller | Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018
The worsening opioid crisis has pushed health care to develop interventions for treatment of opioid use disorder, but a persistent lack of addiction treatment presents a unique challenge for complex care programs.


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Cost Containment and Reduction, Behavioral Health
By America Bracho | Friday, Apr 06, 2018
America Bracho, MD, MPH, is the CEO of Latino Health Access, a center for health promotion and disease prevention in California. In this interview, she talks about how to look beyond the health care system for the answers to to chronic health problems like diabetes and obesity.


Tag(s): Chronic Condition, Equitable Care Delivery, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Triple Aim for Populations, Engage Patients and Families in Care, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement
By Michael Hanak | Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
Rush University Medical Center decided to analyze their own data to see if there were disparities in the care they were providing. What they learned led them to find out more from patients and communities about how Rush could partner with others to provide better care to more people.


Tag(s): Equitable Care Delivery, Measurement for Improvement, Triple Aim for Populations
By Santiago Narino | Friday, Mar 23, 2018
Using their quality improvement training, teams from Mexico have incorporated the human touch into their work to improve diabetes care. Targeted home visits, free instant messaging apps, nutrition education, and motivational workshops are just a few of the ways they've built relationships with patients and developed their capacity to better care for themselves at home.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Diabetes, Chronic Condition, Improvement Capability, Latin America, Engage Patients and Families in Care, Triple Aim for Populations
By Andrea Gushken | Monday, Feb 26, 2018
To address the nearly 10 percent prevalence of diabetes in Brazil, the Latin America team of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has been helping to build the improvement capability of the country’s local leaders, Ministry of Health, and hospital systems to improve diabetes care.


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Diabetes, Chronic Condition, Latin America, Quality Improvement
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