Vulnerable populations


Field Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disasters 12/17/07

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:

  • Introduction
  • 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
    • ...
Pap Test Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Pap tests.

This fact sheet addresses the following questions about Pap tests:

  • What is a Pap test?
  • Why do I need a Pap test?
  • Do all women need Pap tests?
  • How often do I need to get a Pap test?
  • Who does not need regular Pap tests?
  • I had a hysterectomy. Do I still need Pap tests?
  • How can I reduce my chances of getting cervical cancer?
  • What should I...
Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue 12/17/07

The aim of this booklet is to provide accurate information about alcohol use and misuse by women of various ages.

The booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Women and drinking
    • How much is too much?
    • Moderate drinking: Benefits and risks
    • Heavy drinking
  • Alcohol in women’s lives: Safe drinking over a lifetime
    • Adolescence
    • Women in young and middle adulthood
    • Older women
  • ...
Home Health Compare 12/17/07

This tool gives detailed information about Medicare-certified home health agencies. Users can search for information by State, county, or zip code or by the name of the home health agency.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities 12/17/07

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...
Taking Care of Yourself with Arthritis 12/17/07

This questionnaire provides patients with information about managing their arthritis.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Getting the care you need
  • Talking to your doctor
  • Taking your medicine
  • Your body signs
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Dealing with stress
A Report Card on Quality Improvement For Children's Health Care 12/17/07

This study, published in the journal Pediatrics, involved a literature review and interviews with expert observers to assess the status of initiatives aimed at improving the quality of child health services.

This article includes the following sections:

  • Methods
    • Literature review
    • Interviews
  • Results
    • Literature review
      • Overview of literature
      • The methods of quality improvement (QI)
        • Guidelines/Pathways...
Genomic Tests for Ovarian Cancer Detection and Management, Evidence Report/Technology Assessment 12/17/07

This report assesses the evidence that the use of genomic tests for ovarian cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment leads to improved outcomes. The authors conducted a literature review and constructed a computer simulation model to test the impact of different assumptions about ovarian cancer natural history on the relative effectiveness of different strategies.

This report includes the following sections:

  • Introduction
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Approaches to...
2006 Community Resource Packet: Safe Children and Healthy Families Are a Shared Responsibility 12/17/07

This 53-page resource packet, available in English and Spanish, provides resources to support individuals, organizations, and communities in their efforts to promote safe children and healthy families.

This resource packet presents the following information:

  • Supporting families: Preventing child abuse
  • Promoting safe children and healthy families: What organizations can do
    • Building on strengths: Enhancing protective factors for children and families
    • ...
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Guidelines 12/17/07

This Web page provides seven guidelines for preventing exposure to carbon monoxide in the home.

A PDF version of this tool can be downloaded in English, as well as the following languages:

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hmong
  • Khmer
  • Haitian Creole
  • Kurdish
  • Lao
  • Portuguese
  • Somali
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese
  • Tigrinya


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