May is National Mental Health Month, a time to recognize the importance of preventing and treating mental illnesses. In recognition, this issue of QIO News looks at how the QIO Program and its national and community partners are working to increase access to mental and behavioral health services for beneficiaries. We also explore how improvements to long-term care have had a positive impact on older adults’ mental and physical health.
QIOs in Action
Health Quality Headlines
An introduction from Dennis Wagner, Director, and Jeneen Iwugo, Deputy Director, Quality Improvement and Innovation Group (QIIG), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
With the goal of creating healthy populations among diverse communities , Health Services Advisory Group is teaching diabetes self-management classes in many different languages.
Miami Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Peer Coaches share how they reduced their rate of 94.8 percent of long-term residents on antipsychotic medications in 2011 to zero percent in 2015.
Engaging residents in quality-improvement discussions and soliciting their feedback on care, services, and activities can be a valuable way to get an insider’s point of view.