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Archived Learning Networks


The archived items listed below are completed projects from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Knowledge Transfer (KT)/Implementation program, which disseminates and implements products, tools, and research to specific target groups.


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Elders Prevention Learning Network
Hispanic Elders Learning Network
Indian Health Service Learning Network
Long-Term Care Quality Improvement Learning Network
Medicaid Care Management Learning Network
Medicaid Medical Directors' Learning Network
Medicaid Medical Directors' Learning Network (Phase 2)
MONAHRQ (My Own Network Powered by AHRQ) Learning Network
Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) Learning Network
Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) Learning Network (Phase 2)
Quality Indicators Learning Institute
Patient Safety Learning Network

Elders Prevention Learning Network

Description:

The Elders Prevention Learning Network assists six States (Illinois, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Ohio) in creating community-clinician linkages using evidence-based research that demonstrates how to best provide care for the elderly. Activities include two Learning Network meetings, conference calls, and technical assistance.

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Hispanic Elders Learning Network

Description:

The Hispanic Elders Learning Network supports the development of local, evidence-based intervention plans for reducing health disparities and improving the delivery of health care and related aging and social services for Hispanic elders. This project also seeks to foster the development of interdisciplinary teams/coalitions in eight communities with large populations of Hispanic elders (Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; McAllen, TX; Miami, FL; New York, NY; San Antonio, TX; and San Diego, CA), and linking them together in a learning network with a team of national experts in the areas of health disparities measurement, evidence-based programs, community health, and organization.

Select http://www.ahrq.gov/research/diabetesnetwork/ to access a report describing the development of a learning network project at community health centers to help reduce the diabetes disparity in the Hispanic population

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Indian Health Service Learning Network

Description:

This project provides AHRQ-related expertise to the Indian Health Service learning networks in primary care, medical homes, USPSTF recommendations/activities, and care coordination.

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Long-Term Care Quality Improvement Learning Network

Description:

To provide support to 20 long-term care (LTC) facilities participating in a high-intensity, quality improvement (QI) learning network. Using the AHRQ Readiness Assessment Tool to establish a QI baseline and to find commonalities among the facilities, nursing homes already engaged in varying levels of QI initiatives will learn new and proven strategies for improving leadership, communication, and teamwork.

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Medicaid Care Management Learning Network

Description:

The Medicaid Care Management Learning Network helps State Medicaid programs develop strategies for improving the quality of care in the following critical areas:

  • Helping patients become active in their care.
  • Encouraging provider participation in care management programs.
  • Developing program interventions and corresponding measurement strategies that impact patient care; and designing valid, reliable evaluations to determine the program's success.

States gain expertise in these areas by working collaboratively with AHRQ experts and each other at in-person meetings and on Web conferences and conference calls. Medicaid program officials from 18 States have been members of the Learning Network over the course of this project. The expertise and lessons learned during this project are described in Designing and Implementing Medicaid Disease and Care Management Programs: A User's Guide.

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Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network

Description:

This network provides a forum for clinical leaders of the State Medicaid programs to discuss their most pressing needs as policymakers. This project helps the Medicaid Medical Directors (MMDs) use relevant AHRQ products and related evidence to address their concerns and determine their needs for future research. Through this project, the MMDs connect with other organizations interested in using evidence-based medicine to make policy decisions that impact Medicaid programs.

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Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network (Phase 2)

Description:

The Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network provided a forum for clinical leaders of the State Medicaid programs to discuss their most pressing needs as policymakers. This project helped the Medicaid Medical Directors (MMDs) use relevant AHRQ products and related evidence to improve the quality of care delivered to the Medicaid population.

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MONAHRQ (My Own Network Powered by AHRQ) Learning Network

Description:

This network provides peer-to-peer learning on using MONAHRQ—a free, Microsoft® Windows®-based application that compiles and analyzes data on hospital quality, its cost, and how that care is used and creates a customized Web site based on that data. As part of this project, support is provided to a learning network that incorporates a series of meetings, Web conferences, and hands-on training for national, State, and regional organizations that are actively involved in quality reporting initiatives and are using, or are planning to use, MONAHRQ for their reporting efforts.

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Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) Learning Network

Description:

This network provides technical assistance to Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and associated hospitals on AHRQ tools to improve the quality and safety of health care delivery. The initial project will focus on venous thromboembolisms.

Select for a presentation on preventing venous thromboembolism in the hospital (PowerPoint® File, 2.3 MB; Free PowerPoint® Viewer Exit Disclaimer); Web Version).

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Quality Indicators Learning Institute

Description:

The Quality Indicators Learning Institute supports a forum for discussing and facilitating the use of the Quality Indicators (QIs) in statewide and regional programs that report hospital quality measures to the public. Institute members are leaders from State agencies/task forces, State hospital associations and/or coalitions that are directly involved with developing public reporting programs. Through peer learning and open exchange of information, the Institute helps those responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining public reporting programs.

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Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) Learning Network (Phase 2)

Description:

This network continues to provide technical assistance to Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and associated hospitals on AHRQ tools to improve the quality and safety of health care delivery.

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Patient Safety Learning Network

Description:

The purpose of the State-based Patient Safety Learning Networks was to create an ongoing collaborative relationship between AHRQ and hospital executives, physicians, nurses, quality improvement experts, and/or other stakeholders

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