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Health Shack™ 02/01/11

Health Shack assists in the development of independent and emancipated youth by providing an electronic Personal Health Information System (PHIS) designed for and with these youth. It offers informational resources, as well as safe keeping and accessibility for important life documents.

This service allows its members to download and store important health information, so that when a member or a care provider needs the information, they can get it quickly. Health Shack members...

Implementing High Quality Telephone Care in Pediatric Practice 12/28/10

This presentation, available in audio and slideshow formats, provides pediatricians and their staff with information about the use of telephone care in pediatric practice, citing examples for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma. Associated handouts available for download include sample telephone care plans and forms for selected conditions.

This presentation is part of a series provided by the Quality Improvement Innovation Network, a program of the American...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Resources & Tools 12/20/10

This Web site provides numerous resources for those participating in the effort to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. It offers a selection of key resources to help inform activities to improve children’s and teens’ access to nutritious foods in school and at home, as well as initiatives to increase opportunities for physical activity in school and the surrounding community.

Resources include action guides, case studies, reports, and tools. They are available for the...

Let's Move! Toolkit for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Organizations 12/14/10

Let’s Move! addresses the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that engages every sector impacting the health of children and provides schools, families, and communities simple tools to help kids be more active, eat better, and get healthy. This toolkit is designed to help faith-based and neighborhood organizations transform neighborhoods, engage communities, and promote healthy choices.

The toolkit provides concrete action steps that an...

Be In CHARGE! Parent Manual 11/08/10

Be In CHARGE! (Behavior Intervention for Change Around Growth & Energy!) is an intervention that combines behavioral strategies and nutrition information to increase the energy intake and growth rates of children with cystic fibrosis. The intervention utilizes a group treatment approach in which children and parents attend separate group workshops.

This Parent Manual and the accompanying Child Manual are designed to be used by health professionals in leading group...

Be In CHARGE! Child Manual 11/08/10

Be In CHARGE! (Behavior Intervention for Change Around Growth & Energy!) is an intervention that combines behavioral strategies and nutrition information to increase the energy intake and growth rates of children with cystic fibrosis. The intervention utilizes a group treatment approach in which children and parents attend separate group workshops.

This Child Manual and the accompanying Parent Manual are designed to be used by health professionals in leading group...

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Resources on Meaningful Use 10/14/10

On July 13, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services released its Final Rule on Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHR). This rule establishes the criteria with which eligible pediatricians, other health providers, and hospitals must comply to qualify for the incentive payments that are available to clinicians through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The American Academy of Pediatrics developed several resources to guide pediatricians and their...

We Can!® (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) Tools and Resources 10/05/10

We Can! is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. This Web site provides families and communities with a variety of materials, tools, tracking sheets, training, and other information to encourage a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

The tools and resources are divided into the following categories:

  • Weight management
  • Nutrition
  • Physical...
Text4baby 09/08/10

Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.

Preventing Childhood Obesity: A School Health Policy Guide 09/01/10

This guide offers policymakers and administrators the latest policy updates and recommendations about how to promote physical education, physical activity, and healthy eating policies in schools. It is based on the National Association of State Boards of Education’s Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: A School Health Policy Guide, a comprehensive document developed in cooperation with the Division of Adolescent and School Health of the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control and...

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