May 30, 2024

Community Health Centers’ Role in Family Planning

  Lisa Maldonado, co-author of Community Health Centers’ Role in Family Planning [PDF], discusses her ACU Column, published in the May 2013 issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Maldonado serves as Executive Director of the Reproductive Health Access Project while her co-authors Ruth Lesnewski and Linda Prine are both affiliated with the Institute for Family Health and the Reproductive Health Access Project. Q. What are the lessons that you want other … [Read more...]

New Smartphone App on Tobacco Cessation

ACU has launched a new smartphone app that helps clinicians talk to patients about tobacco use. The app includes a six brief questions that clinicians can ask patients to measure their nicotine dependence. Release of the app coincides with the annual Great American Smokeout, a day when Americans are encouraged to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. The ACU Low Health Literacy Nicotine Addition Test scores the patient's responses to the six questions and … [Read more...]

Resources to Help with E-Prescribing

Are you considering an e-prescribing system? Check out this helpful guidance from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), including two toolsets, one for health care provider organizations, including safety net clinics, and the other for independent pharmacies. The toolsets offer advice on planning and getting started, troubleshooting common problems, and navigating more advanced practice and pharmacy services. Available on the AHRQ Implementation Toolsets for E-Prescribing … [Read more...]