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Providers and communities have used several types of interventions to improve the care coordination and transition of older adults across multiple settings. Many of these contributed to national declines in readmission and admission rates in hospitals across the country.

atom Alliance continues this work with providers in their communities to help select evidence-based interventions associated with known causes of readmission. These include, among other, the following:

Browse our resources below for more information on interventions. We also invite you to join one of many communities using these interventions.

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IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy
The mission of the Roundtable is to inform, inspire, and activate a wide variety of stakeholders to support the development, implementation, and sharing of evidence-based health literacy practices and policies.
IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy: Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations
Discussion paper highlights findings to determine ten attributes of health-literate healthcare organizations
In Plain Words
Creating easy-to-read handouts
HRSA’s Unified Health Communication (UHC): Addressing Health Literacy, Cultural Competency, and Limited English Proficiency
Online health literacy course offered by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration
The Harvard School of Public Health: Health Literacy Studies
Information and tools on developing and assessing innovative materials
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, National Library of Medicine: Health Literacy
Health literacy resources
CDC Toolkit for Long-Term Care Employers: Seasonal Flu
Provides resources to help long-term care facility, agency or corporation owners and administrators provide access to influenza vaccination for their workforce and to help any employer of workers in long-term care understand the importance of influenza vaccination for their employees
HHS/Healthy People 2020: Social Determinants of Health
Resource offers an overview of Healthy People 2020 objectives, as well as national and local resources and data on key determinants of health.
National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2014 Update
Activities outlined in the plan vary in scope and impact to include: (1) immediate actions that the Federal Government will take; (2) actions toward the goals that can be initiated by the Federal Government or its public and private partners in the near term; and (3) longer-range activities that will require numerous actions to achieve.
AHRQ Quality Indicators™ Toolkit for Hospitals
This toolkit is designed to help hospitals understand the Quality Indicators (QIs) from AHRQ and use them to successfully improve quality and patient safety.
Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) commissioned this guide to identify ways evidence-based strategies to reduce readmissions can be adapted or expanded to better address the transitional care needs of the adult Medicaid population.
Eldercare Locator
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families
Health Information in Multiple Languages: MedlinePlus
Offers access to high quality health information for patients in 40 languages; more than 2,500 links to nearly 250 health topics
Transitional Care Model
Multidisciplinary, comprehensive in-hospital planning and home follow-up
Better Outcomes for Older Adults through Safe Transitions (BOOST)
BOOSTing Care Transitions implementation toolkit with materials to help optimize the discharge process
Continuity of Care for Suicide Prevention: The Role of Emergency Departments
Paper highlights key steps emergency department (ED) providers can take to establish continuity of care for patients at risk for suicide
Advance Care Planning, Preferences for Care at the End of Life
Research from AHRQ that helps physicians and ohealth care professionals guide patient decision making for care at the end of life
Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living
The National Consumer Voice
INTERACT 3.0
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Community-Based Care Transition Program
Hospital Compare
Nursing Home Compare
Taking Charge of Your Healthcare
The Conversation Project
AHRQ Health Literacy
The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition
The Empowered Patient Coalition
Project RED
Care Transitions Program
Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) Campaign
Center to Advance Palliative Care
National Transitions of Care Coalition
The Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare
Medline Plus: Health Information in Multiple Languages
Medline Plus: End of Life Issues
Ask Me 3
Speak Up Initiative
IHI Hospital to Home: Excellence in Transitions
Why Not the Best: QI Resources for Healthcare Professionals
The Gift Initiative
The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living
Renal Failure Zone Tool
Renal Failure Zone Tool

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Sepsis Zone Tool
Sepsis Zone Tool

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Sepsis Zone Tool Spanish
Sepsis Zone Tool Spanish

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Medication Safety Workgroup Starter Pack (Bundle)
Medication Safety Workgroup Starter Pack (Bundle)

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4.65 MB | Last Updated: February 9, 2016

ADE SMART Goals Worksheet (Interactive)
ADE SMART Goals Worksheet (Interactive)

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PDSA Worksheet for Testing Change (Interactive)
PDSA Worksheet for Testing Change (Interactive)

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ADE Fishbone Diagram (Interactive)
ADE Fishbone Diagram (Interactive)

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2016 Tennessee Care Coordination Communities Directory
2016 Tennessee Care Coordination Communities Directory

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1.61 MB | Last Updated: February 4, 2016

The Care Transitions Project
The Care Transitions Project

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925.14 KB | Last Updated: March 10, 2015

Home Health Interventions Checklist
Home Health Interventions Checklist

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1.03 MB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

Readmissions Work Sheet
Readmissions Work Sheet

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Communication Needs Assessment
Communication Needs Assessment

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371.06 KB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

Care Transitions Project Inpatient Facility Interventions
Care Transitions Project Inpatient Facility Interventions

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1.06 MB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

Rehospitalization Audit
Rehospitalization Audit

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491.07 KB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

National Quality Strategy Toolkit
National Quality Strategy Toolkit

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1.95 MB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

National Quality Strategy Lever Fact Sheet
National Quality Strategy Lever Fact Sheet

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304.38 KB | Last Updated: August 21, 2015

National Quality Strategy Fact Sheet
National Quality Strategy Fact Sheet

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343.86 KB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

Decreasing Readmissions, A Small Hospital
Decreasing Readmissions, A Small Hospital's Story - MS Success Story

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Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine - Short Form (REALM-SF)
Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine - Short Form (REALM-SF)

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Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish Adults (SAHLSA-50)
Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish Adults (SAHLSA-50)

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131.77 KB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

Universities & Geriatric Education Centers in the South
Universities & Geriatric Education Centers in the South

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1.36 MB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

Care Coordination Fact Sheet
Care Coordination Fact Sheet

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Nursing Home Staff Interview
Nursing Home Staff Interview

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Figaro: Donna, Nicki & Bill – Caregiver Assistance
AARP’s contest-winning video tells the story of family caregiving through a short film.
AHRQ Patient Safety Videos – Featuring CUSP and TeamSTEPPS
KATS: Kentucky Appalachian Transition Services
See how one community of healthcare providers in Kentucky is focused on reducing hospital readmissions for patients with Medicare and is succeeding in improving patient care.
What Is Palliative Care?
atom Alliance Pinterest Board: Hospital Readmissions & Care Coordination
QIO Program Progress Infographic 2011-2014
QIO Program Progress Infographic 2011-2014

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1.68 MB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

atom Alliance Communities Map
atom Alliance Communities Map

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WalterINFO100x100Infographic: Walter’s Story: A Readmission Timeline

 

CMS Equity Plan
CMS Equity Plan

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Logic Models
The QIO Program helps you embrace data in your healthcare setting
Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
The QIO Program shares 5 steps in the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to anticipate potential problems before they occur
Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
The QIO Program demonstrates how to identify the root cause of a problem using The 5 Whys
An Illustrated Look at QI in Healthcare
QIO Documentary
Learn about the history of the QIO Program, from 1966 through today.
IHI Whiteboard: Model for Improvement, Clip 1
IHI Whiteboard: Model for Improvement, Clip 2
IHI Whiteboard: PDSA Cycles, Part 1
IHI Whiteboard: PDSA Cycles, Part 2
IHI Whiteboard: Cause & Effect Diagrams

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  • What You Need to Know About Hospice and Palliative Care

    What You Need to Know About Hospice and Palliative Care

    What You Need to Know About Hospice and Palliative Care   Studies show that most Americans agree that having a conversation about end of life (EOL) wishes is important, and the majority of those individuals would prefer to die in the home, if possible. Despite this, statistics show that the opposite is actually occurring. It… Read More »
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    Indiana County Receives Assistance for Targeted Opioid Reduction

    Indiana County Receives Assistance for Targeted Opioid Reduction Memphis, Tenn. – Clinton County, Indiana, will soon receive a boost in its ongoing effort to combat the opioid epidemic. The atom Alliance, a partnership between Memphis-based Qsource in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana; Information & Quality Healthcare (IQH) in Mississippi; and AQAF in Alabama was recently named the… Read More »

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