This Web site provides a wide range of resources on HIV/AIDS research, clinical trials, prevention, and treatment. It offers quick access to federally approved HIV/AIDS-related information for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families and friends; health care providers; researchers; and national and community organizations. Much of the information is available in both English and Spanish.
This Web site includes the following major sections:
- Clinical Guidelines portal...
This survey solicits feedback from elderly and disabled program participants about the services and supports they receive under the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver program. States can use these data to calculate performance indicators for monitoring quality within their waiver programs, to guide quality improvement projects, and to use in conjunction with other quality management strategies.
This survey addresses these priority areas:
- Access to care ...
This chart lists recommended screenings and immunizations for women aged 18-39, 40-49, 50-64, and 65 and older.
This chart includes recommendations in the following areas:
- General health
- Heart health
- Bone health
- Breast health
- Reproductive health
- Mental health screening
- Colorectal health
- Eye and ear health
- Skin health
- Oral health
This 79-page toolkit from the Center for Health Care Strategies offers a structured approach for addressing quality improvement in asthma care for health plans serving Medicaid members. This toolkit offers practical approaches for identifying common barriers to achieving better care for members with asthma, developing strategies to overcome these barriers, reviewing clinical and administrative strategies that other health plans have implemented, and measuring incremental and long-term change...
This field manual provides specific and practical suggestions for mental health workers and other human service providers who assist survivors following a disaster.
Topics addressed in this guide include:
- Key concepts of disaster mental health
- Survivors’ needs and reactions
- Disaster counseling skills
- Establishing rapport
- Active listening
- Some dos and don’ts
- Problem solving
- A word of caution
This 12-page tool answers questions about hearing loss in infants, focusing on communication and language strategies for families.
The tool includes the following sections:
- Our child has a hearing loss. What happens next? What is early intervention?
- I didn’t know that an infant’s hearing could be tested.
- Hearing in humans is very complex. There are many different types of hearing loss.
- Your child’s hearing loss is unique.
- What are some things...
The Emory University Reynolds Program has established the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Pocket Card to be used as a teaching module reference for providers caring for geriatric patients.
This pocket card addresses the following topics:
- Basics in Geriatrics “Big 10” - 10 principles that differentiate the care of older patients from other patient populations
- Recommendations for Geriatric Assessment - a chart plotting the Big...
This guide provides information about tuberculosis (TB) to people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, specifically, what it is, how it is spread, and how it can be avoided. This tool is also available in Spanish.
This guide addresses the following questions:
- What is TB?
- How is TB spread?
- How can I avoid TB?
- How do I know if I might have active TB?
- Does TB affect only the lungs?
- Am I at greater risk of getting TB because...
This Web site provides information to the Nation on children and youth with disabilities; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; Individuals with Disabilities Education ACT (IDEA), the Nation’s special education law; No Child Left Behind, the Nation’s general education law; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.
Information is presented on:
- Specific disabilities
- Early intervention...
This tool provides information to women about HIV/AIDS research and clinical trials.
The following topics are addressed:
- Women’s Interagency HIV Study—Designed to investigate the history and course of HIV infection in women
- Clinical trials—Research studies designed to find out if new drugs, vaccines, or other treatments are safe and if they work
- Microbicide research—Research studies on microbicides, which are gels, creams, or foams that are applied to prevent...