National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Health Care

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Note: Documents in the library are organized by issue area — and PDFs require Adobe Reader (free download/upgrade available).

 

 

Principles for Patient Centered Care (Basis for Consumer Platform for Health IT)

As organizations representing a broad and diverse array of consumer interests, we believe that the following set of principles should guide the development and implementation of the medical home model of care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Rhode Island

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 104,000 older women in Rhode Island – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in North Dakota

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 53,000 older women in North Dakota – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in West Virginia

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 182,000 older women in West Virginia – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Pennsylvania

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 1.2 million older women in Pennsylvania – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Texas

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 1.6 million older women in Texas – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Patients and Health Care Teams: Building Successful Partnerships - Presenter Manual

The Patient Empowerment Training Module is designed to be an interactive presentation between a presenter and a single patient or group of patients, families and caregivers. These sessions ideally last about 45 minutes to an hour and should include discussion.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in California

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 2.6 million older women in California – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Missouri

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 555,000 older women in Missouri – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in South Dakota

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 71,000 older women in South Dakota – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Illinois

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than one million older women in Illinois – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Myths & Facts about Comparative Effectiveness Research

Patients and health care providers make better medical decisions when they have access to the latest research comparing the effectiveness and safety of different treatment options. Armed with better information, patients and their doctors can choose the course of action that is right for them and their situation.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in the District of Columbia

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 46,000 older women in D.C. – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Tennessee

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 571,000 older women in Tennessee – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Florida

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 2 million older women in Florida – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Patients and Health Care Teams: Building Successful Partnerships - Attendee Manual

Patients and Health Care Teams: Building Successful Partnerships - ATTENDEE MANUAL


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Connecticut

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 289,000 older women in Connecticut – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Louisiana

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 390,000 older women in Louisiana – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Maryland

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 428,000 older women in Maryland – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Cost-Effective Screening and Treatment for Chlamydia Can Avert Severe Health Consequences

Chlamydia remains the most commonly reported infectious disease in the United States, yet up to 90% of women and a large percentage of men with chlamydial infection are asymptomatic. If left untreated, chlamydia can cause severe health consequences, including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) – a leading cause of infertility.


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