Vulnerable populations


NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) InfoFacts: Science-Based Facts on Drug Abuse and Addiction 11/29/07

This tool is a collection of fact sheets on drug abuse and addiction.

These fact sheets are organized in the following categories:

  • Effects of drug abuse
  • Health effects of specific drugs
  • Prevention and treatment
  • Survey data
These fact sheets are also available in Spanish.
SNAP--School Network for Absenteeism Prevention Toolkit 11/29/07

SNAP (School Network for Absenteeism Prevention) is a grassroots, education-based effort to improve health by making hand cleaning an integral part of the school day.

The SNAP toolkit is organized into the following sections:

  • About the SNAP program
  • Clean hands: A critical issue
  • Getting real and making it happen
  • Integrating hand cleaning into the curriculum
  • Step-by-step project planning guide
  • About the National Recognition Program...
Diagnosing the Cause of Status Epilepticus in Children: American Academy of Neurology Guideline Summary for Patients and Their Families 11/29/07

The American Academy of Neurology guideline summary provides patients and their families with information about tests that help physicians identify the cause of status epilepticus in children.

The guideline summary is organized into the following sections:

  • What is a seizure?
  • What is status epilepticus (SE)?
  • Diagnosing the cause of SE
    • Laboratory tests
    • Metabolic and genetic testing
    • Electroencephalography
    • Brain...
Customized State Medicaid Fact Sheets 11/29/07

This tool produces customized Medicaid fact sheets by comparing each State to the United States or to any other
State in terms of demographics, health resources, and Medicaid enrollment. Other options include:

  • Download, e-mail, or print a PDF of the Medicaid fact sheet
  • Create Medicaid fact sheets for all 50 States and D.C.
  • Create a Medicaid fact sheet with State lows and highs

The topics displayed on the fact sheet are automatically updated when...

Prevention for HIV+ Patients Brochure 11/29/07

This brochure for Veterans Administration (VA) health care providers describes secondary prevention activities for patients with HIV.

This brochure answers the following questions:

  • What is secondary HIV prevention?
  • What are the goals of secondary HIV prevention?
  • Who in VA medical centers, clinics, and Vet Centers can conduct secondary HIV prevention activities?
  • Why should VA health care providers practice secondary HIV prevention activities with...
Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide, 2nd Edition 11/29/07

This guide is an evidence-informed modular approach for assisting people in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism, to reduce initial distress and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning. It is for use by mental health specialists, including first responders, incident command systems, primary and emergency health care providers, school crisis response teams, faith-based organizations, disaster relief organizations, Community Emergency Response Teams, Medical Reserve...

VERB. It's What You Do. 11/29/07

The VERB Web site offers many interactive features that will help “tweens” get active. It offers fun games, interesting facts, photo journals, and blogs.

Food Safety for Moms-to-Be Toolkit 11/29/07

This educational kit is intended for nurses, midwives, and other educators who make presentations on food safety for pregnant women. The materials are available in English and Spanish.

The tool kit contains the following materials:

  • Educator’s resource guide
    • Pregnancy and foodborne illness: Frequently asked questions
    • Four simple steps to food safety
    • Foodborne risks for moms-to-be
    • Special precautions for moms-to-be
    • ...
Color-coded Wristband Standardization in Arizona Implementation Toolkit 11/29/07

This toolkit can help hospitals implement a standardized color-coded wristband system, using Arizona's model. In 2006, Arizona hospitals began a Statewide initiative to use color-coded wristbands to help hospital workers identify at-risk patients, including those who have do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, allergies, or who are at risk for falls. Since many health care workers practice at more than one hospital, standardized wristband colors help them avoid confusion and possible medical error...

Care Transitions Program Toolkit 11/29/07

Through this 4-week program, patients with complex care needs receive specific tools, are supported by a “transition coach,” and learn self-management skills to ensure their needs are met during the transition from hospital to home.

The tool kit includes the following:

  • Intervention tools
    • Protocol manual
    • Discharge preparation checklist
    • Personal health record
    • Sample transition coach charting form
    • Coach database
    • ...


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