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Let's Go! Toolkits & Promotional Items 06/21/11

Let's Go! is a community-based initiative to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children, youth, and families. The goal is to improve healthy eating and increase physical activity for children and youth—from birth to 18 years old.

The Let's Go! Web site offers toolkits for the following settings:

  • School K-5
  • Middle school and high school
  • After school
  • Childcare
  • Workplace
  • Health care

The Web site also...

Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project: Screening Tools 05/04/11

The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) is a system of regional children's mental health consultation teams designed to help primary care providers (PCPs) meet the needs of children with psychiatric problems.

Some of the MassHealth-approved screening tools for children younger than 21 are:

  • Primary Care Behavioral Health Toolkit
  • CRAFFT Toolkit
  • Diagnosis specific screens for:
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Anxiety...
Make School a Moving Experience: Tools & Resources 03/30/11

The mission of the Make School a Moving Experience initiative is to help school staff and afterschool care providers work toward the goal of incorporating 150 minutes of physical activity into the school week for elementary students.

This Web page provides many tools and resources that staff can use to implement the Make School a Moving Experience initiative at their school. Materials include:

  • Planning and monitoring tools
    • Physical activity action plan...
Nemours Health & Prevention Services: Publications 03/17/11

This Web page from Nemours Health & Prevention Services offers free downloads of their published materials regarding overweight children, emotional health, and public health promotion. It includes toolkits, guides, and reports on how to prevent and treat children with weight and nutrition issues.

Materials available include:

  • Tools for early childhood professionals
    • Sesame Street ® Healthy Habits for Life
    • Best Practices for Healthy Eating...
KidsHealth 03/16/11

As part of the Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, the KidsHealth Web site provides parents, kids, and teens with easy-to-understand information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. It also provides families with perspective and advice about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens. Content includes featured articles, questions and answers on hot topics, and interactive quizzes...

2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report 03/04/11

The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time. The report uses a set of measures, which are categorized across four dimensions of quality: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient-centeredness. The 2010 report presents expanded analyses of care across the urban–rural continuum. It also summarizes...

2010 National Healthcare Quality Report 03/03/11

The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress. The 2010 report addresses three questions critical to guiding Americans toward the optimal health care they need and deserve:

  • How have health care quality and disparities changed over time?
  • What is the status of health care quality and...
Nemours Health & Prevention Services: 5-2-1-Almost None Online Resources 03/01/11

This Web page provides programs and materials for organizations and families to incorporate the 5-2-1-Almost None message. The program promotes a healthy lifestyle that includes eating more fruits and vegetables, increasing physical activity, drinking less sugary beverages, and limiting screen time.

Available resources include:

  • Healthy for life: A guide for families
  • 5-2-1-Almost None fact sheets
  • Bulletin boards
  • ...
Childhood Obesity: It's Everyone's Business 02/23/11

This toolkit provides employers with a range of options that may be implemented in their own company to address childhood obesity. Throughout the toolkit, employer case studies and examples illustrate how strategies in place may be modified, expanded, or marketed to promote healthy weight for children.

The toolkit includes:

  • Childhood obesity: fact or fiction: An overview of the problem, including the latest statistics and key causes of the...
Lead Poisoning Prevention in Newly Arrived Refugee Children: Tool Kit 02/17/11

This toolkit was developed in response to the increasing number of refugee children entering in the United States and subsequently developing elevated blood lead levels. It provides information and resources about lead poisoning prevention and how to educate the refugee population.

The toolkit is divided into three sections:

  • Refugee resettlement worker module
    • This self-guided module provides information about the importance of identifying and determining...

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