These resources, developed by the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, are intended to provide primary care physicians with practical guidance on the approach to the obese child. They include resources for physicians as well as informational handouts for them to share with their patients’ families.
The resources for physicians include:
- Primary care pocket guide to pediatric obesity management
- Child and adolescent healthy weight and nutrition tips
Map My Community is an interactive mapping tool that consumers can use to locate federally supported health and social programs for youth in their communities. Users can search by full address or ZIP code to find programs. If programs are found, the location is marked on a map and further information is provided, including the program title, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number, department, funding agency, recipient name, and full address. Results can be filtered by topic and...
This Web site offers several health games that can help kids and their parents learn about health the fun way. These games emphasize nutrition and exercise as a way to healthy living.
Teachers can also use these games as learning tools for their students. Each game provides teacher guides that include the following:
- Classroom activities
- Answer keys
Clever Crazes for Kids (CCK) is a Web-based wellness program for children, ages 6 to 12, that uses animation, competitive games, valuable information, and educational challenges to help students increase daily physical activity, adopt healthy eating habits, maintain positive self-esteem and strong character, and develop environmentally friendly habits. The program is designed to be a safe and fun place for young people to learn more about healthy living.
CCK provides educational...
This training guide helps experienced parents teach other parents of asthmatic children what they know about the disease and how to manage it. It includes sample presentation slides and a manual (also available in Spanish) that provides information on how to reduce asthma symptoms and attacks and improve the quality of life for both parents and children.
Topics covered include:
- Why asthma is such an important issue for American children
Think Like a Pancreas is an educational Web site for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. This site contains information, tips, and quizzes on how diabetes and the pancreas interact.
Topics covered include:
- Controlling sugars
- Lifestyle issues
- Staying healthy
- Helpful sites
Cavity Free at Three is a 3-year statewide initiative aimed at preventing oral disease in young children. Over the course of the project, communities will receive technical assistance, training, supplies, and materials to implement the Cavity Free at Three oral disease prevention program.
Included as free downloads on this Web site are training and program materials to help:
- Assess pregnant women’s and new mother’s oral health
- Educate mothers on promoting their...
These templates for acute and chronic conditions can assist providers when documenting a visit in an electronic health record by increasing the efficiency with which a visit is documented and enhancing adherence to clinical guidelines for those conditions. The templates are based on national guidelines and may be modified to suit a particular clinical practice’s needs.
Template examples available for download:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis and...
Aquí Para Ti/Here for You is a multidisciplinary, bicultural/bilingual youth program for Latino youths and their families. The program helps teens and families understand the language, needs, and culture of adolescents to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for them. The Teen Parenting Toolkit provides parents relevant information and tips on how to relate to teens and guide them to adulthood.
These tools for physicians and clinicians provide information needed to improve adherence to clinical guidelines in electronic health record systems. This type of clinical decision support can improve health care quality and safety.
The rules and reminders are based on guidelines at both the national and State level, as well as local expert consensus.
Reminders available for download are:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, overdue for followup ...