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  • implement
  • The report also describes some of the major actions and activities that agencies have undertaken to implement the HHS Disparities Action Plan since its original publication in April 2011. (hhs.gov)
  • As illustrated below, there are relevant benefit design and provider reimbursement features that could be grouped under each priority area as a way to reinforce and implement a health plan's quality improvement strategies. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Therefore, it has been recognized that HWF planning actions should focus on mental health promotion and consider improving the well-being of health professionals in order to implement appropriate strategic actions. (springer.com)
  • This person will be most effective if he or she has support from senior management, is empowered to work across organizational units, is supported by a workplace health council or committee, and has an annual operating budget and the authority to implement the workplace health improvement plan . (cdc.gov)
  • Establishing a site-level organizational structure, such as a workplace health committee or council can help implement the workplace health program. (cdc.gov)
  • As a road map both for policy-makers and managers of national programmes, the Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015 4 sets out the key actions needed to implement interventions to control tuberculosis, such as case-finding, treatment and preventive treatment for high-risk groups, 5 as well as actions needed for research and development of improved tools such as diagnostics, drugs and vaccines. (who.int)
  • Our findings can provide policymakers with some insight into how to successfully plan and implement clinical networks by ensuring strong clinical leadership, an inclusive organisational culture, adequate resourcing and localised decision-making authority. (springer.com)
  • Occupational Safety
  • The CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed as part of its WorkLife Initiative the Essential Elements document which identifies twenty components of a comprehensive work-based health protection and health promotion program and includes both guiding principles and practical direction for organizations seeking to develop effective workplace programs. (cdc.gov)
  • Organizational
  • One of the organizational metaphors of Morgan ( 1986 ) is the "organizations as organisms": It postulates that all organizations must be adaptive to the challenges and changes that occur in their given environment in order to maintain the homeostasis of the "organism" and thus successfully survive. (springer.com)
  • A broad and diverse representation of workplace health committee members including workers from multiple organizational units, human resources, supervisors, employee representatives (e.g., union officials), and representatives from community organizations will help ensure success. (cdc.gov)
  • framework
  • Through the HHS Disparities Action Plan, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides a coordinated framework for departmental agencies and offices to streamline and institutionalize programmatic and policy efforts, as well as promote integrated approaches and evidence-based programs, so that all Americans have the chance to live the healthiest lives possible. (hhs.gov)
  • After reviewing health plan strategies that may positively affect health and health care quality, we propose a framework that can be used to identify and develop measures and reporting requirements. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • In considering a framework to meet reporting requirements outlined in the Affordable Care Act, there are significant opportunities to align with the National Quality Strategy (NQS) in pursuit of improving population health, improving care experiences, and controlling per capita costs. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • The BPSS model serves as a framework or paradigm along with the concept of holistic health approach. (springer.com)
  • The report focuses on identifying the core elements of the framework essential for integrating these follow-up processes and for ensuring a sharper focus on implementation. (un.org)
  • The communication plan sets the information exchange framework for ICD-10-CM implementation. (aapc.com)
  • mental health s
  • In FY 2013, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) incorporated health disparity impact statements into all new Requests for Applications for grant programs. (hhs.gov)
  • Restructuring of mental health services" in our context relates to the formal organization designs that are set up (evolved/decided) at three levels of government: the national, specialist services and municipal services. (knowandpol.eu)
  • 1. Contrary to developments in mental health services in many other Western countries at the period of time there was, due to a favorable economic situation for the Norwegian state, a substantial expansion of mental health services. (knowandpol.eu)
  • effectively
  • The concept that a group of small businesses can band together to create an AHP and effectively spread the risk among far more employees certainly sounds appealing to those employers that incur greater costs and higher premiums for health care coverage simply as a result of being smaller and not having access to large group coverage options. (jdsupra.com)
  • A communication plan allows you to communicate most efficiently and effectively to various constituents and provides priorities and milestones while preventing the delivery of an incorrect message to departments and staff. (aapc.com)
  • This award recognizes the achievements of organizations that are effectively advancing the role of consumers as active participants in health care through health plan best practices. (prweb.com)
  • year's
  • This year's Best Practices Awards winners are recognized for their leadership in driving innovation for the health care industry," said Kylanne Green, president and CEO of URAC. (prweb.com)
  • quality
  • In 2008 Berwick, Nolan, and Whittington described pursuit of the Triple Aim as a strategy to improve the US health care system (1), and in 2011 the US Department of Health and Human Services adopted the National Quality Strategy as a driver for better, more affordable care for individuals and the community (2). (cdc.gov)
  • 2. Increase the availability, quality, and use of data to improve the health of minority popu-lations . (hhs.gov)
  • High-quality data is fundamental to HHS's ability to understand the causes of health disparities, design effective responses, and evaluate progress in reducing disparities. (hhs.gov)
  • Health Plan Quality Improvement Strategy Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act: Implementation Considerations, The Commonwealth Fund, April 2012. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • In addition, some health plans use their contracts with providers to encourage high-quality, high-value care. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Health workforce (HWF) is a cornerstone of every healthcare system and has a key role in the operation of high quality and safe healthcare provisions. (springer.com)
  • Factors underlying this renewed interest in the "pay-for-quality" (P4Q) concept include growing concern about the quality of health care in the United States, evidence that medical errors are occurring more frequently than many experts predicted, and steadily rising health care expenditures. (hret.org)
  • S. 1871, SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Act (Baucus) - SGR repeal, quality- and value-based payment reforms, MA Special Needs Plans, Cost Plans, QI and TMA programs. (opensecrets.org)
  • Family Health Network (FHN) was founded in 1995 with an important objective - bringing quality health insurance to those who need it the most. (prweb.com)
  • antitrust
  • The researchers' interviews with leaders of provider organizations revealed that concern about antitrust laws made payers are cautious about forming P4Q-related collaborations. (hret.org)
  • H.R. 99, Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act (Conyers) antitrust policy16. (opensecrets.org)
  • prevention
  • The Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) within the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has updated its Physical Activity Resource Guide (PARG). (health.gov)
  • priorities
  • This report provides an over-view of the four Secretarial priorities and five goals that make up this strategic plan. (hhs.gov)
  • The Regional action plan for viral hepatitis 2017-2021 aims to encourage Member States to develop country-specific national hepatitis response plans based on the needs and priorities of affected people and communities, as well as on the capacity of the national health sector to address these needs. (who.int)
  • Determination of priorities, stages to carry out Plan and propose the allocation of resources. (slideshare.net)
  • practices
  • Family Health Network and Sinai Urban Health Institute awarded Gold for industry best practices by Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC). (prweb.com)
  • strategic
  • Health policy often carries out strategic HWF development and planning and considers macro-level factors that might influence the operation and sustainability of the system. (springer.com)
  • There are several challenges that hinder progress in strategic HWF planning. (springer.com)
  • The primary purpose of the Transformational Leadership Council is to cultivate a strong professional practice at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica by means of strategic planning, advocacy and influence. (uclahealth.org)
  • employer
  • Both employer group health plans, including self-insured plans, individual market plans, and qualified health plans sold through the insurance exchanges are required to submit such reports (Appendix B). (commonwealthfund.org)
  • In response to these comments, the DOL determined that under the Final Rule, an AHP must have at least one 'substantial business purpose' unrelated to offering and providing health coverage or other employee benefits to its employer members and their employees. (jdsupra.com)
  • The workplace health council can play a key role in building a "culture of health" by helping the employer understand critical employee health problems and cost drivers, assessing current workplace health efforts, the work environment, and the health promotion needs and interests of employees, and developing a plan to guide actions to improve health, reduce costs and improve worker productivity. (cdc.gov)
  • Centre
  • I sat down with my own maternity doctor and with the AIDS Centre and made a plan with them about the delivery and how it would be managed, because there is a lot of stigma associated with HIV in Kyrgyzstan. (eatg.org)
  • evaluate
  • Evaluate the communication capacity the organization has, determine what staff can be used for the project, and consider the time involved. (aapc.com)
  • municipalities
  • However, this also created an uncoordinated service structure as the aggregated result of hundreds of "micro-decisions" on organization designs by municipalities and hospital trusts. (knowandpol.eu)
  • 2000
  • The partnership was established in 2000 to realize the goal of eliminating tuberculosis as a public health problem by 2050. (who.int)
  • programs
  • The implementation progress report is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all of the current research, policies, and programs the Department is supporting to improve minority health, but rather provide several illustrative examples of important work in this area. (hhs.gov)
  • 1. Assess and heighten the impact of all HHS policies, programs, processes, and resource decisions to reduce health disparities . (hhs.gov)
  • This priority supports monitoring HHS agencies' stra-tegic plans, programs, and regulations to ensure that the HHS Disparities Action Plan goals, strategies, and actions are included to the fullest extent possible in the agencies' work. (hhs.gov)
  • Most programs focus on preventive care and primary care of chronic conditions, reflecting the high health payoffs of preventive care and the high concentration of expenditures among persons with chronic conditions. (hret.org)
  • Involvement of employee representatives can have a significant influence on the establishment and acceptance of workplace health programs. (cdc.gov)
  • Safety programs in mental health and pediatrics were introduced during 2010 in either pilot or prototype form with a view to full national implementation in 2011-12. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • and Silver and Honorable Mention Best Practice Awards for the "Bridges to Health" and "Brighter Beginnings Perinatal" programs. (prweb.com)
  • URAC is a national accreditation leader, offering over 30 highly regarded accreditation programs that span the health care spectrum. (prweb.com)
  • public
  • would serve as a marker of the progress of the nation and its communities in improving health, it is important that it be implemented in data collection and public communication efforts at the federal, state, and local levels" (3). (cdc.gov)
  • Public health authorities keep records of syphilis testing and treatment since syphilis cases cluster and re-infection rates are high. (who.int)
  • The network of partners includes international organizations, countries, donors (from both the public and private sectors), individuals and governmental and nongovernmental organizations. (who.int)
  • Also before the Assembly is the Secretary-General's report on global road safety crisis (document A/58/228), which stresses that road traffic injuries now posed a global public-health crisis that required urgent action at the national and international levels. (un.org)
  • The NHS boards, which are regional health care planning and delivery organizations, meanwhile, report progress at public meetings. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • The latter includes insurance products that are obtained through public purchasers, such as the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and the California Public Employee Retirement System (CALPERS). (hschange.org)
  • system
  • Scotland is the first country in the world to mandate a structured safety improvement program for its whole health care system. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • By building on the current health care system while introducing other features and efficiencies, the Expanding Medical and Behavioral Resources with Access to Care for Everyone (EMBRACE) plan for universal health insurance coverage offers several advantages over alternative plans that have been proposed. (annals.org)
  • FHN partners with Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI), a member of Sinai Health System, to offer the Asthma CarePartners program. (prweb.com)
  • report
  • If individual health plans were to collect and report a uniform set of summary measures of health and well-being, they would make a significant contribution to implementing the recommendations made in the 2011 report For the Public's Health: The Role of Measurement in Action and Accountability . (cdc.gov)
  • This document is an implementation progress report of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Ser-vices (HHS) Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (HHS Disparities Action Plan). (hhs.gov)
  • The report analyses "Restructuring of mental health service provision" with a main focus on the formation and implementation of the Mental Health Action Plan 1998 - 2008. (knowandpol.eu)
  • interventions
  • The specificity provided by the new standards will allow for improved demographic data collections and tracking of health differences among these populations, as well as an increased ability to target interventions appropriately. (hhs.gov)
  • Amartya Sen recommends using an optimal planning process whereby interventions that can potentially be supplied are matched against ground-level explorations of what is feasible. (who.int)
  • These aims are to be achieved through the application of evidence-based interventions and IHI's improvement model, which includes conducting small tests of change through "plan-do-study-act" cycles. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • improve
  • Based on the latest science, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is an essential resource for health professionals and policymakers that provides recommendations on how everyone can improve their health through regular physical activity. (health.gov)
  • capita
  • The United States spends twice as much per capita on health care as other developed countries (1) but ranks in the bottom third for important measures, such as infant and maternal death rates and life expectancy (2) . (annals.org)
  • Coverage
  • these are distinct from coverage rules, which are determined by federal guidance on the definition of essential health benefits. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Mandates:  To address the need of Universal Health Coverage. (slideshare.net)
  • The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a Final Rule that aims to remove restrictions on the establishment of Association Health Plans (AHPs) in order to make affordable health care coverage more accessible to small businesses and self-employed individuals. (jdsupra.com)
  • An ERISA plan is subject to differing rules and regulations regarding coverage based on whether it is an individual, small group or large group. (jdsupra.com)
  • Large group plans are not required to provide coverage for certain essential health benefit categories, whereas small group plans must provide for all ten essential health benefits. (jdsupra.com)
  • Generally, AHPs that do not constitute a single ERISA plan are subject to the 'look through' doctrine, meaning that the association is disregarded and each member is evaluated to determine whether coverage is being obtained by an individual, small group or large group. (jdsupra.com)
  • Thus, the appeal of expanding AHPs that are considered single ERISA plans is the opportunity for small businesses and individuals to join together to benefit from the application of large group rules of coverage. (jdsupra.com)
  • This does not mean that providing health coverage cannot be the primary purpose, but it cannot be the only purpose. (jdsupra.com)
  • The group proposes a tiered plan, the core of which (Tier 1) would be lifetime, basic, publicly funded coverage for the entire population on the basis of the best evidence about which therapies are considered life saving, life-sustaining, or preventive. (annals.org)
  • principles
  • However, new professional groups, mainly at the municipal level, struggle to settle on a specific "mental health work approach" based on principles of normalization, integration and mastering as the knowledge they represent. (knowandpol.eu)
  • Hospital Organization, Basic principles of Hospital Administration. (docplayer.net)
  • important
  • The health and care sector is a broad and important sector of society in which new knowledge, new technologies and demographic development lead to rapid and comprehensive changes. (regjeringen.no)
  • 9. Why 12th Plan is Important? (slideshare.net)
  • 16 A population-based study of sexual health in China suggested that commercial sex is more important than casual sex in spreading STIs. (who.int)
  • For employers that have multiple business units or locations, it is important to cascade the workplace health program and goals down the enterprise. (cdc.gov)
  • As all health plans must meet ICD-10 compliance, it is important for them to think strategically and prepare with the right tools and training," said Julie Croly, President of Croly & Associates. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Identify
  • HealthPartners will use the summary measures to identify and address conditions and factors that have the greatest impact on the health and well-being of its patients, members, and community. (cdc.gov)
  • The first step toward a healthier workplace is to identify a qualified and motivated workplace health coordinator. (cdc.gov)
  • Identify the people or groups within the organization who will need information and determine their communication requirements. (aapc.com)
  • When creating your plan, identify and define the roles of people involved in the project. (aapc.com)