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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) Division of Workplace Programs 12/17/07

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Division of Workplace Programs provides centralized access to information about drug-free workplaces and related topics.

Following is a list of the topics addressed:

  • Drug testing
    • For Federal agencies and employees
    • For labs
    • For specimen collectors
    • For Medical Review Officers
    • Drug Testing Advisory Board
    • ...
Facility-Assessment: Checklists for Delirium 12/17/07

Nursing home staff can use this self-assessment checklists to use assess processes related to delirium in the facility, in order to identify areas that need improvement.

This tool includes checklists on the following delirium-related topics:

  • Delirium assessment
  • Delirium care plans
  • Delirium screening
  • Assessing staff education and training
Ovarian Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about ovarian cancer screening.

This summary includes the following sections:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Cancer antigen (CA) 125 levels, transvaginal ultrasound, and pelvic examinations
      • Statement of benefit
      • Statement of harms
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
    • Factors...
National Rehabilitation Information Center's (NARIC) Information for the Public: Publications 12/17/07

The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) provides many publications produced by staff members or by other National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) grantees intended for use by the public.

Publications from this tool are organized as follows:

  • RehabWire: A semi-monthly newsletter featuring NIDRR research projects and documents on specific topics
  • NARIC information brochures: 10 free brochures listing librarian-...
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community 12/17/07

The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community provides an interdisciplinary vehicle and forum by which scholars, practitioners, and observers of family violence in the African American community have the continual opportunity to articulate their perspectives on family violence through research findings, the examination of service delivery and intervention mechanisms, and the identification of appropriate and effective responses to prevent/reduce family violence in the...

Health Literacy Kit 12/17/07

Health literacy is the ability to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions for treatment.

This kit for clinicians includes a clinician’s guide and videos.

The guide, “Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand” includes the following:


  • Health literacy
  • National Assessment of Adult Literacy
  • Population groups at risk...
Child Health Care Quality Toolbox: Measuring Quality in Children's Health Programs 12/17/07

This Web site contains concepts, tips, and tools for evaluating the quality of health care for children. This online resource can help to answer the following (and related) questions about measuring health care quality in child health programs:

  • How can you tell whether children are receiving quality health care?
  • How do you know when a health program is functioning effectively?
  • Where can you find tools to help answer these questions?
  • If the right tool is not...
A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice 12/17/07

This manual addresses the definition, scope, causes, and consequences of child abuse and neglect. It presents an overview of prevention efforts and the child protection process, from identification and reporting through investigation and assessment, to service provision and closure. It also describes the roles and responsibilities of various community members (including health care providers) in conducting these activities and working collaboratively.

This manual addresses the...

Focus on Ability: Interviewing Applicants with Disabilities 12/17/07

This tool provides tips to assist employers in interviewing people with disabilities.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Preparing for the interview
  • Conducting the interview
  • Resources to assist
National Sexual Violence Resource Center: General Resources 12/17/07

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) collects information and resources to assist those working to end sexual violence and to improve resources, outreach, and responses.

NSVRC resources include:

  • Materials: Information on types of sexual violence, outreach and prevention strategies/responses
  • Organization: Links and information on programs working to end sexual violence
  • Library: Online access to NSVRC’s database of print and electronic...

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