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Health screenings are tests that look for diseases before symptoms may appear. These screenings can diagnose diseases early which may allow for easier and more effective treatment. Which tests are needed may depend on your age, gender, and family history. But some experts say that screenings can sometimes do more harm than good and that… Read More »
Through a partnership between the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children, was produced. This resource provides information to help parents, friends, and the community better understand and better equipped to help transgender children as they explore their gender… Read More »
More care is not always better care. Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. The Choosing Wisely campaign aims to help patients and doctors talk about what’s truly needed. The ABIM Foundation has joined with more than 70… Read More »
The Health Education and Literacy (HEAL) Program® from Literacy for Life addresses health literacy through classes for adults seeking to improve their health care knowledge and thorough training for medical professionals. The HEAL presentations engage medical providers in a discussion about health literacy, and the HEAL classes focus on patient engagement and empowerment. The 45-minute presentation… Read More »
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Earlier this month the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced two new models from the CMS Innovation Center. The Beneficiary Engagement and Incentives (BEI) Models — the Shared Decision Making Model and the Direct Decision Support Model — which will test different approaches to shared decision making, acknowledging that beneficiaries make decisions regarding… Read More »
To learn more about how clinicians use “teach-back” to improve communication with patients, access AHRQ’s Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients. The new resource features evidence-based interventions for implementing the teach-back technique in primary care practices. With teach-back, clinicians ask patients or family members to explain in their own… Read More »
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