EWM Health Systems Change

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​​Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Nebraska participate with Every Woman Matters doing Health Systems Change which means that the centers assess current clinic processes and procedures for identifying:

  • Women at risk for breast and cervical cancer with an emphasis on women 40-74
  • Women at risk for uncontrolled hypertension with an emphasis on women 40-74
  • Men and women 50-74 at risk for colon cancer

 

Health Systems Change Resources

DHHS Website Review Recording

Breast and Cervical cancer resources:
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Posts
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Posts
Cervical Cancer - Early Detection Costs Image
Cervical Cancer - Cancer Is Costly Image

Cholesterol Resources

Guide to Lowering Cholesterol
Your Cholesterol Score Explained
Your Cholesterol Score Explained (Spanish)
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Questions to Ask Your Doctor (Spanish)
Cholesterol Myths and Facts
Cholesterol Myths and Facts (Spanish)
How Can I Improve My Cholesterol?
How Can I Improve My Cholesterol? (Spanish)
Foods to Choose to Lower Your Cholesterol
Dimensions of Patient Engagement Infographic
How Can Physical Activity Become a Way of Life?
How Can Physical Activity Become a Way of Life? (Spanish)
How Can I Cook Healthfully?
How Can I Cook Healthfully? (Spanish)
How Do I Understand the Nutrition Facts Label?
How Do I Understand the Nutrition Facts Label? (Spanish)
Nutrition: How to Make Healthier Food Choices
Nutrition: How to Make Healthier Food Choices (Spanish)
Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol
Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol (Spanish)


Cardiovascular disease and diabetes resources:
Best Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs
Check. Change. Control. Implementation Guidance
Diabetes Self-Management Education: NE Background, Benefits and Insurance Coverage
Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring:  Action Steps for Clinicians
"Train and Take" Blood Pressure Management Workplace Policy Examples 
Million Hearts -standardized, evidenced-protocols for use in health care settings
Prevent Type2 Diabetes: A guide to refer patients to diabetes prevention programs

Colorectal cancer resources:
Increasing Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening
Stool-Based Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening
Increasing Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening and Promoting Screen Quality

Inflatable Colon Rental Information

 
Tobacco resources:

EWM Provider Training. Referring EWM Clients to the Tobacco Quitline.
Tobacco Free Nebraska Fax Referral Form
Tobacco Free Nebraska Fax Referral Instructions
Tobacco Free Nebraska Frequently Asked Questions Spanish (PDF) 
Tobacco Free Nebraska Cessation Resources List Spanish (PDF) 
Tobacco Free Nebraska Quitline Order Form
Quitting Chew Resource (English)  Spanish (PDF)
Diabetes & Tobacco


Evidence Based Intervention Resources:

EBI Frequently Asked Questions
EBI Success Stories
Community Clinical Linkages Infographics and Information
Environmental Approaches Inforgraphic
Data Driven Decision Making Infographic
Using EBIs Infographics
Screen Out Cancer:  EBI Infographics
EBI Resources

Dimensions of Patient Engagement Infographic
Community Tool Box database of Best Practices
BUILD Health Challenge​ bold, upstream, integrated, local, data driven community interventions
Putting Public Health Evidence in Action Training Workshop
Practical Playbook
Integrating Evidence Based Clinical and Community Strategies to Improve Health 
Evaluation Toolkit Resource
MIYO (Make It Your Own) -make professional grade health materials on your own

Increasing Cancer Screening Among Attendees of Community Health Centers 
Health in All Policies
Clinical Community Linkages for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Disease
Creating Clinical Community Linkages Between Physicians and Community Pharmacists
Health Impact Pyramid
How to Increase Preventive Screening Rates in Practice

CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator -one-stop-shop that offers community stakeholders expert-vetted tools and resources for:


Trainings and continuing education resources

EWM Training Opportunities - see the most up to date training webinars on Every Woman Matters and the Nebraska Colon Cancer Screening Program.  Trainings include Enrollment, Screening, State Pap Plus Program, Diagnostic Enrollment and Referring Clients to the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline. 

Health Equity and Prevention Primer - web-based training series for public health practitioners and advocates interested in achieving health, safety and health equity through policy advocacy, community change, and 
multi-sector engagement.

CANCERcare.org - dedicated to providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance. 

PeerView Institute - dedicated to improving clinical competence and performance, patient outcomes and ultimately public health through the provision of continuing education (CME and professional development activities.  Credits are available FREE of charge for physicians and nurses.  Many classifications of topics are available.

American Academy of CME, Inc. - recognizes the importance of continuing education for professional development for healthcare professionals and the need to address clinical practice gaps that impact patient care.  The Academy provides certified continuing education to physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers/case managers, transplant coordinators and other healthcare professionals.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - clinical practice guidelines and resources are housed on this site.
Public Health and Primary Care Collaboration: A Practice-Based Approach 
The University of Minnesota is offering a one-hour course that challenges learners to discuss similarities and differences between public health departments and primary care clinics, identify problems, solutions, and design action steps to promote collaboration using a process-based perspective.