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September 2015 Excerpt

To-Do List 
for the Collaborative

It's time to complete your
Action Period 2 Report

To help us track your progress in the Collaborative, please answer a few questions about your team's activities.

Mark your calendar for
September 23 webinar

Have you completed your QAPI Survey?
Collaborative participants are required to submit a QAPI self-assessment at least once a year. If you have not yet completed this, please submit it soon.

Ten NHQCC nursing homes achieve composite quality measure goal!

Since the beginning of the Collaborative in April, 10 homes (five each in ID and WA) have attained the composite quality measure goal of 6.00. Our goal is to have at least 50% of teams reach this milestone by the end of the Collaborative in September 2016. Keep up the good work!


Start planning your flu vaccination campaign now

The CDC recommends getting vaccinated against flu by October of each year.

  • Use the CDC's toolkit to help improve vaccination rates among staff.

  • Racial/ethnic disparities in flu and pneumococcal vaccinations are present in nursing home residents nationwide. To discover any gaps, we recommend evaluating the vaccination rates of your residents according to race, ethnicity, and language.

Need to review how the vaccination Quality Measures are calculated? See these two webinars from the Texas Medical Foundation (about 14 minutes each):