We regularly monitor information and knowledge dissemination services. This one comes from the Quality Tools website of the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This recent notification of updates provides an excellent example of packaging, summarizing, and disseminating specialized, best practice information.
The notice below, delivered automatically by email, provides links to several packages each addressing unique, but related issues for the target population. Selecting a link, such as the Supported Employment Implementation Resource Kit, leads to an overview page describing the goals, needs addressed, target populations, categories, source and other bibliographic information.
Next, the overview page links to the components of the specified toolkit organized in a table of contents format. Individual items address general information, implementation, workbook and supplementary materials. Each item is available in both HTML and PDF format. Some offer items in the ‘unofficial’ second language of the USA, Spanish.
The built in resource sharing module in Community Corner (Downloads) is designed to provide similar capabilities. There are resources availble to the public; others for members only; and some restricted to special groups of members.
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From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: March-26-07 4:06 PM
Subject: QualityTools Update Service: Monday, March 26, 2007
What’s New This Week
The QualityTools Web site, sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is updated regularly. The new tools are listed alphabetically by developer. To view a new Tool Summary, click on the tool title. To view a complete list of tools available at QualityTools, use the Tool Index.
March 26, 2007
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
Assertive Community Treatment Implementation Resource Kit
Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Resource Kit
Family Psychoeducation Implementation Resource Kit
Illness Management and Recovery Implementation Resource Kit
Supported Employment Implementation Resource Kit
This week QualityTools spotlights five Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Resource Kits from
the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for
Mental Health Services (CMHS).
These Resource Kits encourage the use of evidence-based practices in mental health and were developed as one of several SAMHSA/CMHS activities critical to its science-to-services strategy.