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Women's Wellness Guide 04/21/11

This Web site is the online version of the Women’s Wellness Guide, a kiosk resource that provides critical health care information to women. The guide covers 19 different topics on diseases and conditions common in women and includes a resource page for free or reduced insurance options.

Each topic covers:

  • Disease signs and symptoms: What to look for
  • Disease prevention: What you can do to stay healthy
  • Questions to ask your doctor or health care provider...
Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care 04/21/11

This toolkit for health care professionals in hospitals provides ways to implement effective pressure ulcer prevention practices through an interdisciplinary approach to care. The document includes an implementation guide with tools and resources, organized under six major questions to be used by a team leading the effort to plan and put the strategies into practice. The tools and resources are designed to be used by multiple audiences and for different purposes.

The six...

My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Rural Young Women 04/14/11

This booklet shows young women living in rural areas how to build a healthy body, inside and out. It provides a self-assessment on their current eating habits and physical activity and offers facts and tools that can help them improve their health.

Included in the booklet:

  • Getting started
    • Questions to answer: Physical activity
    • Questions to answer: Healthy eating
  • Talking with my health care team
    • My questions about healthy eating...
REALtalkDC 04/14/11

The REALtalkDC campaign is geared towards young people in the District of Columbia (DC). The campaign reaches youth by providing sexual health information online and through a text messaging service that allows users to text “REALtalk” to 61827 to get information on where to get tested in DC. The REALtalkDC Web site also includes an interactive quiz for consumers and various resources for health care providers.

Resources cover the following topics:

  • Human...
My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Rural Adult Women 04/14/11

This booklet shows women who live in rural areas how simple changes in their eating habits and physical activity can make them feel better now and contribute to a healthier life.

Included in the booklet:

  • Getting started
    • Questions to answer: Physical activity
    • Questions to answer: Healthy eating
  • Talking with my health care team
    • My questions about healthy eating and physical activity
    • Examples of...
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...
Teen Source: The Hookup 03/28/11

The Hookup is a statewide text messaging service in California that aims to provide youth with relevant and accurate sexual and reproductive health information and a convenient, confidential resource for accessing local clinics that offer free or low-cost sexual and reproductive health services.

Messages were developed by health educators based on issues identified in youth focus groups in high schools and teen clinics.

Topics include:

  • Sexually transmitted...
Staying Healthy Through Education and Prevention (STEP) 03/25/11

The Staying Healthy Through Education and Prevention (STEP) implementation guide is a tool for continuing care retirement community staff to implement the STEP program. The STEP program is an evidence-based exercise program focusing on walking and strength training for seniors. This guide provides the information, tools, curricular material, and other resources needed to successfully implement the STEP program in continuing care retirement communities.

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...

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