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Anxiety Disorders and Depression Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: Screening and Diagnostic tools, Patient related considerations for Depression/Anxiety medications, and dosing guidance on medications used to treat anxiety and depression. Updated: 09/2023
Healthy Children Toolkit for Primary Care – Central Region
This toolkit from PFK provides information and resources on the provision of preventive care services including well care visits, immunizations, and lead screening.
Prescription Contraceptives Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: This clinical pathway guides provider decision-making when assessing contraceptive readiness, selecting a contraceptive method and managing contraceptive use (e.g. approaches to managing undesired side effects). Updated: 06/2023
Constipation Guidelines for Primary Care Providers
A Central Region resource guideline on how to manage functional constipation in a primary care setting along with important information regarding medication coverage.
Partners For Kids Helps Managed Medicaid Payors Align Synagis Administration With RSV Rates
From The Collaboratory For Kids and Community Health - Published: April 2023
A Tool to Help Better Control Childhood Asthma
From The Collaboratory For Kids and Community Health - Published: March 2023
Influenza Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: Influenza treatment and prevention with helpful medication table for the influenza medication, oseltamivir (Tamiflu®), to view age and weight-based dosing regimens. Updated: 11/2022
Antipsychotic Metabolic Monitoring Tool
Use this tool to guide metabolic monitoring for patients receiving atypical antipsychotics. Updated: 12/2020
Empiric Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections
Use this tool for diagnosing and empirically treating a suspected sexually transmitted infection. Updated: 09/2022
Nicotine Dependence Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics includes Screening and diagnostic tools, first-Line behavioral modifications and external support, recommended medication and nicotine replacement therapies, and treatment time frame recommendations Updated: 10/2022
Pediatric Insomnia Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: Screening tools for insomnia, recommendations for behavioral modifications related to sleep, and safe use of medications for pediatric patients with insomnia. Updated: 07/2022
Acne Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: Treatment Goals; Treatment Considerations; Treatment Protocol Updated: 09/2021
Acute Otitis Externa and Otitis Media with Tympanostomy Tube Otorrhea Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topic included: Guidance for Selection of Topical Therapy Updated: 12/2021
Asthma Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: A clinical pathway detailing diagnosis, treatment and follow-up recommendations for asthma patients Updated: 01/2023
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: Treating ADHD, Long-acting Stimulant Conversion Guide, Patient-related Considerations for ADHD Medication, Stimulant and Non-Stimulant Medications for Treatment of ADHD Updated: 03/2022
Acute Respiratory Tract Infections Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Pharyngitis; Acute Otitis Media (AOM); Sinusitis; Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP); Choosing Augmentin™ Formulations Updated: 10/2022
Urinary Tract Infections Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: General Management; Treatment of UTI in Children; Follow-up of Urine Culture Results; When to Refer Updated: 9/2022
Satisfaction With Care Coordination for Families of Children With Disabilities
By Arielle H. Sheftall, PhD, Deena J. Chisolm, PhD, Emily R. Alexy, MPH, Laura J. Chavez, PhD, Rita M. Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH, Renee M. Ferrari, PhD, & Paula H. Song, PhD Published: May-June, 2019
Improving preferred ADHD medication prescribing in a large pediatric primary care network
By Yuexing Li, PharmD Candidate; Cathy Kuhn, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA; Jack A. Kopechek, MD; Sonya J. Sebastian, PharmD, BCACP; Christina Toth, MPH Published: February, 2018
Enhanced identification of maternal hepatitis C virus infection using existing public health surveillance systems
By Charitha Gowda; Samuel Kennedy; Catherine Glover; Mona R. Prasad; Ling Wang; Jonathan R. Honegger Published: July, 2018
Duration of Home Oxygen Therapy in Young Children Enrolled in an Accountable Care Organization
From Annals of the American Thoracic Society Published: July, 2018
AI: A Data Scientist Explains How Deep and Shallow Learning Can Work Together to Create Cost Savings
From Healthcare IT News Published: April, 2018
Pharmacist Involvement in Population Health Management for a Pediatric Managed Medicaid Accountable Care Organization
From Children Published: July, 2019
What Makes Health Services Usable?: Insights from a qualitative study of caregivers of children with disabilities
From Health Care Management Review Published: August, 2019
Pediatric Managed Medicaid ACO Touts the Role of Pharmacists
From AIS Health Published: August, 2019
Using Practice Facilitation to Improve Depression Management in Rural Pediatric Primary Care Practices
From Pediatric Quality and Safety Published: May, 2020
Fostering Quality Improvement Capacity in a Network of Primary Care Practices Affiliated With a Pediatric Accountable Care Organization
From Pediatric Quality and Safety Published: May, 2019
Improving Pediatrician’s Behavioral Health Competencies through the Project ECHO Teleconsultation Model
From Clinical Pediatrics Published: September, 2020
Readiness for Voice Assistants to Support Healthcare Delivery During a Health Crisis and Pandemic
By: Emre Sezgin, Yungui Huang, Ujjwal Ramtekkar and Simon Lin. From Digital Medicine Published: September, 2020
Partners For Kids Progress Report
Download the Partners For Kids Progress Report. Published: April 2020
Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders
By: Heather J. Walter, Md, MPH, Heather J. Walter, MD, MPH, Oscar G. Bukstein, MD, MPH, A. Reese Abright, MD, Helene Keable, MD, Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD, MPE, MBA, Jane Ripperger-Suhler, MD, Carol Rockhill, MD, PhD, MPH. From Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Published: October, 2020
A Machine Learning Approach to Uncovering Hidden Utilization Patterns of Early Childhood Dental Care Among Medicaid-Insured Children
By: Jin Peng, Xianlong Zeng, Janice Townsend, Gilbert Liu, Yungui Huang, and Simon Lin From Frontiers in Public Health Published: January, 2021
Contribution of Social Determinant of Health Factors to Rural-Urban Preventive Care Differences Among Medicaid Enrollees
By: Rose Hardy, Gilbert Liu, and Kelly Kelleher From Academic Pediatric Association Published: January-February, 2021
Preventive Visits Through Quality Improvement Initiatives in the Primary Care Setting
By: Megan Rose, Heather Maciejewski, Joshua Nowack, Brad Stamm, Gilbert Liu, and Charitha Gowda. From The Journal of Pediatrics Published: January, 2021
The Impact of COVID-19 on Preventive Oral Health Care During Wave One
By: Beau D Meyer and David O Danesh From Frontier's in Dental Medicine Published: February, 2021
Left Behind Again: Rural Home Health Services in a Medicaid Pediatric Accountable Care Organization
By: Rose Y. Hardy, Gilbert C. Liu, Kimberly J. Conkol, Sean P. Gleeson, and Kelly J. Kelleher From The Journal of Rural Health Published: 2021
Reproductive Health Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the adolescent reproductive health quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
Healthy Children Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the healthy children (well care) quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
Fluoride Varnish Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the fluoride varnish quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
Emergency Department Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the emergency department quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
Depression Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the depression quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices. Updated: April 2021
Asthma Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the asthma quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the ADHD quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
Quality Improvement Coaching for Behavioral Health
An overview of how Partners For Kids can provide a quality improvement program with on-site support, customized to fit your behavioral health practice.
Quality Improvement Coaching Program Rollout
Process for beginning a quality improvement coaching project in your practice.
Quality Improvement Coaching
An overview of how Partners For Kids can provide a quality improvement program with on-site support, customized to fit your practice.
Prioritizing On-Time Vaccination
Informational handout discussing helpful tips on how to identify patients who need vaccines and how PFK can help.
7 Day Follow Up Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the 7 Day Follow Up quality improvement coaching project for behavioral health organizations.
Patient Engagement in Psychosocial Services Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the Patient Engagement quality improvement coaching project for behavioral health organizations.