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    DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

    DSHS strives to respond to all email requests in a timely manner. It is important to note, however, that messages that you send to us by email may not be secure and may be intercepted by a third party. Therefore, we recommend that you do not send any confidential health information to us by email.

Helpful Websites for QM

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Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

  • www.hrsa.gov [HRSA]: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable
  • http://hab.hrsa.gov/ [HRSA]: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Program

Quality Improvement Organizations & Programs

  • www.NationalQualityCenter.org [National Quality Center]: The National Quality Center is funded by HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau to provide technical assistance on quality improvement to grantees of all Titles. For more information on the National Quality Center or to request on-site technical assistance
  • www.ihi.org/IHI/ [IHI]: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is a non-for-profit organization leading the improvement of health care throughout the world. IHI was founded in 1991 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • www.ihi.org/IHI/Topics/HIVAIDS/HIVDiseaseGeneral/Tools/QualityManagementProgramAssessmentTool.htm [IHI]: National Quality Center (NQC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (Quality Management Assessment Tools for Title I and Title II). National HIVQUAL Project (QM Assessment Tool for Titles III and IV). New York, New York, and Rockville, Maryland, USA
  • www.ncqa.org [NCQA]: National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) website which is an organization that performs quality accreditation for HMOs
  • www.careacttarget.org [NQC]: The National Quality Center (NQC) will hold free national TA web conference calls on Quality Management and HRSA Expectations
  • www.healthypeople.gov [CDC]: Healthy People 2010
  • www.qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov/whatsnew/whatsnew_measureindex.aspx [AHRQ]: The National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ (NQMC), sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides a Measure Index, a complete list of measure summaries available through the NQMC Web site. The listing is organized alphabetically, by measure developer and/or submitter name (measure developers and submitters include both organizations and individuals)
  • www.globalhealthfacts.org [KFF]: More HIV data by the Kaiser Family Foundation
  • www.statehealthfacts.kff.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi [KFF]: Kaiser Family Foundation health care data
  • http://iceforhealth.org/home.asp [ICE]: ICE is a volunteer, multi-disciplinary team of providers, health plans, associations, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies working collaboratively to improve health care regulatory compliance through education of the public. It has numerous helpful documents in their library
  • https://cahps.ahrq.gov/ [AHRQ]: The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) program has standardized survey tools to: Assess the patient-centeredness of care; Compare and report on performance; and Improve quality of care

HIV Clinical Resources

Department of State Health Services-helpful information

Other State, Federal and Professional Organizations

Other HIV/STD-related links


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Last updated November 20, 2013