To help individuals and organizations learn more about improving the quality of health care we have created this Resources section. Here's a brief overview of what you can find here:
Promotional materials, products and tools were created to help organization get fully engaged in the campaign. Also, scroll down to find the RAM Document Index, the Community Tool Box, and deliverable from PBS stations, QIOs and RAM coalitions.
Local RAM Coalitions
See what they did in their community.
About Remaking American Medicine Campaign Newsletters
Read the latest RAM campaign news.
Promotional Flyer - Recently Updated!
Promotional Flyer (PDF file)
Customizable Flyer (Word File)
We provided flyers that could be duplicated and easily distributed at local RAM coalition meetings or to people in your community. (It could be printed front and back on an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper and fold over.)
Leadership Guide - This Guide was meant to serve as an informational and organizational tool that supported the national promotional campaign. Specifically, it was designed to serve as a resource for the scores of community based RAM coalitions that were assembling across the country. The entire document can be downloaded or just sections.
Patient- and Family-centered Care White Paper
One of the over-arching themes of the series and campaign. This document includes a series of strategies and tactics that helped coalitions engage their communities in a constructive dialogue as well as provide impetus for sustainable coalitions. Find out more.
On October 25, 2005 more than 50 people participated in the call, which highlighted some of the work local RAM coalitions are doing as part of the RAM campaign.
Read an edited version of the teleconference transcript Here:
View the accompanying Power Point presentation
PBS Primer - PDF Document
This PBS Primer was intended to help National Partners and QIOs plan an effective public outreach campaign in partnership with your local PBS and NPR stations. This Guide provided inspiration and assistance as organizations planned to work with your local stations and the PBS system to leverage local resources for a more effective campaign. We anticipated that this document would be refined and expanded as organizations worked with stations in coalition building, programming, promotion and outreach efforts.
Other resources for PBS stations.
PBS/QIO RAM Campaign Programming and Collateral Materials
Find out what QIOs and PBS stations did with Remaking American Medicine in their local communities.
The index contains an extensive list of quality improvement products and tools developed by National Partners, Quality Improvement Organizations and other experts. As we learn about new products and tools that advance the quality improvement movement we will list them here.
Provides over 6,000 pages of practical information to support your work in promoting community health and development. This web site is created and maintained by the Work Group on Health Promotion and Community Development at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas and was developed in collaboration with AHEC/Community Partners in Amherst, Mass. Funding for the Tool Box was provided by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The site has been on line since 1995, and it continues to grow on a weekly basis.
This will take you to the site's searchable database. You can search state by state to find organizations that participated in Remaking American Medicine coalitions, as well as best practice examples.
Here you will find the names and contact information for National Partners, Quality Improvement Organizations and PBS stations that were involved in the campaign. You can access links to these various organizations; many offer valuable tools and products on their individual Web sites.
A list of Quality Improvement Organizations