Beginnings Guides 06/05/09

The Beginnings Guides offer prenatal and parent education materials that are easy-to-read and easy-to-understand.

  • The Beginnings Pregnancy Guide translates the health promotion content of prenatal care into easy-to-read practical guidance for a healthy pregnancy.
  • The Beginnings Parent’s Guide translates the science of early child development into easy-to-understand practical guidance for parents of 0- to 3-year-olds.

The guides are available in English...

Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC) Toolkit 05/08/09

This toolkit helps primary care providers decide whether and how to implement the Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC) into their practice. It was designed to be user-friendly and applicable to real-world primary care practices.

The first section, “GLAD-PC Guidelines,” contains the guideline recommendations and a flow chart, which depicts how best to manage adolescent depression in the primary care setting.

The following two sections, “...

Practicing Safety 05/08/09

Practicing Safety focuses on expanding anticipatory guidance on seven “new morbidities” that, if discussed by the pediatric staff and implemented by the parent, can help to reduce child abuse and neglect.

The site offers guidance on the following:

  • Coping with crying
  • Parenting
  • Safety in other’s care
  • Family environment
  • Effective discipline
  • Sleeping and eating
  • Toilet training
Asthma Action Plan 04/29/09

Patients can use this template with their doctor to help manage their asthma on a daily basis and during an attack. It also includes a list of possible asthma triggers and ways to avoid them.

This action plan is divided into color-themed zones with which the health care provider can indicate specific instructions for when the patient is doing well (green), getting worse (yellow), or needs medical assistance (red). Each section lists the following types of information:

Pediatric Symptom Checklist 04/29/09

The Pediatric Symptom Checklist is a psychosocial screening tool for use by health care professionals to help recognize cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems in children. Early detection of possible problems will aide professionals and parents in identifying appropriate interventions.

Two versions are available:
  • Parent-completed version (PSC)
  • Youth self-report (Y-PSC)
Quick Reference Guide: Inhaled Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Chronic Asthma in Adults and in Children Aged 12 Years and Over 04/16/09

The quick reference guide on corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic asthma in adults and children aged 12 years and over presents recommendations for health professionals.

It includes:

  • Guidance for individuals with chronic asthma in whom treatment with an
    • Inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) is appropriate
    • ICS and long-acting beta-2 agonist is considered appropriate
  • Links to implementation tools
Guide to Community Preventive Services 04/16/09

This guide is a resource for evidence-based recommendations and findings about what interventions work to improve public health. The guide helps public health professionals choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their community.

Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:

  • Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?
  • Are there effective interventions that are right for my community?
  • What...
AH! Asthma Health Program 04/13/09

The goal of the AH! (Asthma Health) Program is to improve the quality of life for people with asthma living in Maine. AH! emphasizes the importance of education and self-care, and the coordination of asthma care between people with asthma and their families; the asthma educator; and the physicians, nurses, and practitioners who provide medical care. People in the AH! Program experience fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits, and fewer days missed from work and school due to asthma...

Blueprint for Prevention of Childhood Obesity: A Call to Action 04/02/09

This countywide strategic plan to increase physical activity and improve nutrition among youth was developed by a task force in San Mateo County, CA, where childhood obesity has been identified as a key health priority. This report consists of quantitative and qualitative data, a description of the task force process, and an action plan. It is organized into the following sections:

  • Introduction letter
  • Executive summary
  • Background
  • Logic model...
Autism A.L.A.R.M. 02/16/09

Autism A.L.A.R.M. teaches primary caregivers and medical personnel how to spot autism in young children.

The fact sheet outlines:

  • General guidelines on developmental screening for children
  • The prevalence of autism
  • The importance of listening to parents
  • Tips about identification and intervention

The tool also contains a surveillance and screening algorithm for autism spectrum disorders.


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