Middle-aged adult (45-64 years)
Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging. It is designed to help adults 50 and older fit exercise and physical activity into their daily lives. The Go4Life Web site provides materials that health care professionals can share with their patients.
The materials include the following:
- Tip sheets
- Success stories
- Exercise guide
- Bookmarks and posters
- Motivational flyers
The Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool (QUIET) is designed to help primary care and general neurology clinics benchmark the quality of care for adults with epilepsy. This tool can be useful for assessing the degree to which clinical care in these settings addresses the complexity of epilepsy treatment.
QUIET addresses the following aspects of care:
- Evaluation of initial seizure
- Initial diagnosis and treatment
- Chronic epilepsy care
The Universal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Decolonization Protocol combines a comprehensive implementation readiness assessment with scientific rationale and training tools for implementation of a universal decolonization strategy to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and bloodstream infections in adults. It is intended for use by acute care hospitals that serve critically ill adults in dedicated ICUs. This enhanced protocol provides a scientific foundation for...
This guide, for adults 50 and older, describes the benefits of exercise and physical activity. It shows how to set exercise goals and stick to them. It also includes sample exercises for endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility and a list of resources.
The guide is organized into the following sections:
- Chapter 1: Get ready
- Chapter 2: Get set
- Chapter 3: Go!
- Chapter 4: Sample exercises
- Chapter 5: How am I doing?...
This booklet shows women who live in rural areas how simple changes in their eating habits and physical activity can make them feel better now and contribute to a healthier life.
Included in the booklet:
- Getting started
- Questions to answer: Physical activity
- Questions to answer: Healthy eating
- Talking with my health care team
- My questions about healthy eating and physical activity
- Examples of...
The Medical Home Practice-Based Care Coordination Workbook includes the tools and supports needed for a primary care practice to develop its capacity to offer a pediatric care coordination service, particularly for children with special health care needs.
The workbook goals and objectives are as follows:
- Goal: To put forth a practice-based medical home care coordination framework from which practices can select and suitably customize. Contents...
Men can use the checklists in this flyer to help them stay healthy at age 50 and older.
The checklists help answer questions about:
- What daily steps men can take for good health
- Whether they need medicines to prevent disease
- Which screening tests they need and when to get them
The PDF version in Spanish is new to the site.
Women can use the checklists in this flyer to help them stay healthy at age 50 and older. The checklists help answer questions about what daily steps women can take for good health, whether they need medicines to prevent disease, and which screening tests they need and when to get them.
The Spanish version of the tool is a new addition.
The Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign informs men and women aged 50 years or older about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests.
The central campaign messages include:
- Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States of cancers affecting both men and women
- Screening saves lives
- Colorectal cancer often can be prevented. Regular screening tests can find precancerous polyps so...
This interactive calculator is designed for use by health professionals and patients. It estimates the risk of developing colorectal cancer for non-Hispanic white men and women ages 50 to 85 during the next 5-year and 10-year period up to age 90. The risk calculator uses the respondent’s answers about risk and preventive factors to calculate that person’s absolute risk for developing colorectal cancer for a specific time period.