Quality Diagnostic Tools for States

The Quality Diagnostic Tools for States program consists of events and technical assistance opportunities that disseminate and encourage the use of Quality Improvement tools from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), created to support State policymakers with their health care quality improvement efforts.

Goal: To increase State policymakers' use of the following Quality Improvement tools: State Snapshots, HCUPnet, Diabetes Workbook Summary, Asthma Workbook Summary, Asthma Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator, Preventable Hospitalization Costs and Mapping Tool, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Chronic Disease Cost Calculator. Technical assistance for the tools includes workshops, audio and Web conferences, and hands-on technical assistance with individual States to encourage and facilitate use of the tools. Explore the Quality Improvement tools below and learn more about activities related to the tools.

Who Should Participate?

Quality Improvement Tools

Technical Assistance

Implementing U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations

This document was developed as part of an AHRQ initiative to increase the use of USPSTF recommendations and resources in campus and community-based health professions educational programs. It is a resource that organizations that are affiliated with academic institutions, such as Area Health Education Centers' (AHECs), can share with community faculty and other educators to promote preventive services training and practice. Using examples of lesson plans and teaching activities from instructors at academic institutions who have successfully integrated the USPSTF recommendations into their curricula, this document provides guidance for AHECs interested in promoting the use of USPSTF recommendations and resources in learning activities.

Audio Conference and Web Conference Materials

Archived Quality Diagnostic Tools for States

For more information, contact: Margie Shofer (Margie.Shofer@ahrq.hhs.gov).

Page last reviewed November 2017
Page originally created September 2012
Internet Citation: Quality Diagnostic Tools for States. Content last reviewed November 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/ockt/kt/tools/index.html
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