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Frequently Asked Questions - The Environment and Women's Health 12/17/07

This tool answers common questions on how the environment affects women’s health including the following topics:

  • The environment
  • Outdoor air pollution
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Workplace environment
    • UV radiation
    • Water contamination
    • Lead
    • Mercury
    • Pesticides
    • Environmental hormones
    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...
    A Planner's Guide: Infusing Principles, Content, and Themes Related to Cultural and Linguistic Competence Into Meetings and Conferences 12/17/07

    This eight-page guide is designed to help meeting and conference planners effectively integrate principles, content, and themes related to cultural and linguistic competence, no matter what the overall topic or goal of the meeting or conference. The guide addresses the following topics:

    • Suggestions for planning meeting content
    • Suggestions for planning meeting logistics
    • Evaluation questions
    • Definitions
    • Sources of additional information on cultural...
    Eat Better & Move More: A Guidebook for Community Programs 12/17/07

    This 36-page guidebook, part of the You Can! Steps to Healthier Aging Campaign, will help community organizations increase the number of older people who stay active and healthy by implementing a simple 12-week nutrition and walking program.

    The guidebook addresses the following topics:

    • Setting up your program
    • Week 1:
      • Eat better for health
      • Orientation and enrollment
    • Week 2:
      • Move more for health
      • Orientation to step...
    National Coalition for Food-Safe Schools 12/17/07

    This Web site is a one-stop gateway to school food safety information and resources. It includes the following information:

    Action Guide Tools: Use the tools to launch and build support for food-safe school programs, such as a how-to guide and video, motivational PowerPoint(r) presentation and administrator’s briefing brochure, and topical in-depth modules

    Assess: Assess your school’s food safety strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan for improvement using the Food-Safe...

    The Heart Truth: Questions to Ask Your Doctor/What's Your Risk? 12/17/07

    This tool presents questions that patients can ask their doctors about heart health, as well as a quiz for assessing heart attack risk. It is part of the Heart Truth campaign to raise awareness about heart disease among women.

    MyPyramid Food Guidance System Education Framework 12/17/07

    The MyPyramid Education Framework explains the key concepts of the MyPyramid food guidance system, an interactive tool that assists Americans in making healthy food and activity choices. These key concepts provide a framework of ideas from which professionals can develop consumer messages and materials.

    This 19-page framework includes the following information:

    • Background on MyPyramid
    • Overview of the MyPyramid food guidance system education framework
    • Key...
    Improving Cultural Competency in Children's Health Care: Expanding Perspectives 12/17/07

    This tool addresses disparities in children’s health care in an attempt to advance the ability of organizations to provide culturally competent care.

    The Cultural Competency Change Package presented in this report proposes strategies for change in each of the following six components in order to achieve culturally competent care:

    • Community resources
    • Health systems
    • Family and self-management support
    • Delivery system design
    • Decision support
    • ...
    Improving Preventive Care Services for Children: A Best Clinical and Administrative Practices Toolkit for Medicaid Health Plans 12/17/07

    This toolkit offers a structured approach for addressing quality improvement for preventive care services and a collection of “lessons learned” by a diverse group of health plans serving Medicaid members. It offers realistic approaches to help health plans develop or improve preventive care programs.

    This tool addresses the following topics:

    • How will this toolkit benefit your health plan?
    • Measuring for success: A process improvement strategy
    • A typology...
    Integrated Care Program: Performance Measures Recommendations, Resource Paper 12/17/07

    This 24-page report outlines recommendations for a manageable number of performance measures that States can use to assure the quality of integrated care in their contracts with special needs plans, which offer significant new opportunities to integrate Medicaid and Medicare coverage for beneficiaries who are dually eligible.

    This report addresses the following topics:

    • Overview of performance measurement for integrated care programs
    • Center for Health Care Strategies...

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