Medical & Clinical Affairs: Resources

Clinical Protocol Resources
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse

    NGC is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines   

  • Cleveland Clinic Disease Management Project

    The Disease Management Project is an online medical reference, designed to provide nationally established treatment guidelines for the most commonly seen diseases and conditions. First published online on Clevelandclinicmeded.com in 2002, the guide was updated recently with new information and new chapters and also was published as a printed book "Current Clinical Medicine", Second Edition by Elsevier. Thousands of people access the material online every month and it remains the centerpiece of Clevelandclinicmeded.com.

  • American Dental Association Evidence Based Dentistry

    Developed under the sponsorship of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, clinical recommendations are useful tools that can be used by practitioners in conjunction with their clinical judgment and their patients' needs and preferences to make evidence-based treatment decisions.

Other Clinical Resources
  • Institute for Clinical Systems Improvements

    ICSI is a non-profit organization that brings together diverse groups to transform the health care system so that it delivers patient-centered and value-driven care.

  • Migrant Clinicians Network

    The Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1984 by clinicians working in migrant health. With over 5,000 constituents, the organization is a force for justice in health care for the mobile poor.

  • Healthcare Communities

    HealthcareCommunities.org (HC) is a web-based knowledge management system that provides multiple means for the healthcare quality improvement community to share knowledge and contribute to each others' QI work. This web-based system evolved out of the Health Disparities Collaboratives.

  • Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

    The PCPCC has created an open forum where healthcare stakeholders freely communicate and work together to improve the future of the American medical system. The Collaborative has developed model language for inclusion in health reform proposals to include the PCMH concept. It also acts as a key source for the continued education of congressional representatives, the federal and state governments, and individual practices on the PCHM model as a superior form of healthcare delivery.

  • Physician Oncology Education Program

    Founded in 1987 by TMA with a grant from the Texas Cancer Council (now the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas), the Physician Oncology Education Program (POEP) strives to provide Texas physicians, physicians-in-training, and those in training to become physicians (e.g., medical and undergraduate students) with the knowledge and the skills necessary to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality through collaboration among the public, private, and volunteer sectors of the state.

  • Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

    Texas voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in 2007 establishing the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and authorizing the state to issue $3 billion in bonds to fund groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs and services in Texas.  CPRIT's goal is to expedite innovation and commercialization in the area of cancer research and to enhance access to evidence-based prevention programs and services throughout the state.  Under the guidance of its governing body, the Oversight Committee, CPRIT accepts applications and awards grants for a wide variety of cancer-related research and for the delivery of cancer prevention programs and services by public and private entities located in Texas.

Dental Resources
  • National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)

    The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) is a nationwide network of dental providers who care for patients in safety-net systems. These providers understand that oral disease can affect a person's speech, appearance, health, and quality of life and that inadequate access to oral health services is a significant problem for low-income individuals. The members of NNOHA are committed to improving the overall health of the country's underserved individuals through increased access to oral health services. The NNOHA Web site is a collection of information, contacts, and resources for current and prospective members.

  • National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center

    The purpose of the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) is to respond to the needs of states and communities in addressing current and emerging public oral health issues. OHRC supports health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others with the goal of improving oral health services for infants, children, adolescents, and their families. The resource center collaborates with federal, state, and local agencies; national and state organizations and associations; and foundations to gather, develop, and share quality and valued information and materials.

Patient Education Resources
  • Influenza Materials

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides new and updated materials for each flu season.  All of the materials are free for downloading, and there is information targeted for multiple audiences.  The resources are available in Spanish and English.  You can find the materials here.

  • Whooping Cough Posters and Downloadable Fact Sheets

    As whooping cough takes a deadly toll across California and other parts of the United States, you are probably concerned about getting the word out about the vaccination. Infants are particularly vulnerable to this illness, and the only way to protect them is to be sure that older children and adults are fully vaccinated.  The CDC has a variety of educational information in both English and Spanish that can be used to help educate your patients about the importance of vaccination.  Resources can be found on the CDC website.

Professional Associations