For outreach resources related to the Affordable Care Act, the new Health Insurance Marketplaces, and Medicaid, visit the National Outreach and Enrollment Resources page.
Outreach to Special Populations
- AHRQ Free Patient Education for Spanish-speaking patients
AHRQ has new patient guides in Spanish or English on gestational diabetes, elective induced labor, cholesterol medications, breast biopsy methods, breast cancer risk-reduction drugs, premixed insulins, and other topics. To see the guides in Spanish, click here
You can also order a new bilingual guide, Como cuidarme: Guia para cuando salga del hospital/Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital. For questions or to order, contact firstname.lastname@example.org (301) 427-1539.
- Health and Human Services Outreach Activities and Resources for Minorities
This website has information on how to do outreach to African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Hispanic Americans.
- National Library of Medicine (NLM) Outreach To Specific Populations Listserv
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the creation of a new “Outreach to Specific Populations” listserv. This free information system will provide health information professionals, students and others with an opportunity to share information and discuss outreach to specific populations through quality information, capacity building and community engagement. This discussion forum will enable participants to stay informed about health information resources, services and programs tailored to specific populations, as well as connect with colleagues in the field and benefit from discussions that address best practices, challenges and gaps associated with health information outreach to specific populations. Click here to read more.
Outreach Training Resources
- Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) resources for Community Health Workers
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality focuses on community health workers in September 12th issue of Health Care Innovations Exchange. Highlights include a toolkit to help rural communities evaluate opportunities for developing a community health worker program, and an instruction manual for training community health workers. Read about the development of a new staff position for community members who assist health care teams in primary care settings and after hospital discharge, and a Minnesota consortium that developed a scope of practice, a statewide curriculum, and a certificate program for community health workers.
- Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute
Patient Navigation was pioneered by Harold P. Freeman, M.D. in 1990 in Harlem, where he reduced disparities in access to diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The institute offers patient navigation training online and face-to-face.
- Patient Navigator Training Collaborative
The organization offers an online curriculum for patient navigators, face-to-face courses, and webinars.
- AHRQ Offers Free Communication Tools
To promote safer care and foster effective two-way communication between patients and clinicians, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is offering a free video, brochure, notepads and an interactive Question Builder tool. For more info, visit the AHRQ website. For free copies of the DVD, brochure and notepads, send an email requesting to AHRQpubs@ahrq.hhs.gov.
Reports and Briefs