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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...
Fit Together: You & Your Family 03/01/11

Fit Together is a statewide campaign in North Carolina designed to raise awareness about the dangers of unhealthy weight and to equip individuals, families, and communities with the tools needed to get healthier. This section of the Fit Together Web site provides tools that can be used by individuals and families to help make healthy changes.

Tools available include:

  • Key information and suggestions for maintaining a healthy weight
  • Tips for families to...
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...
Refugee Nutrition Outreach Toolkit 02/16/11

This toolkit was developed by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) to educate and assist these populations on how to adopt good habits that help them to prevent nutrition-related disease.

The toolkit contains the following:

  • A nutrition education flip chart to communicate culturally relevant nutrition information to refugee communities. Case managers, ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, health clinic staff, trained volunteers, and other...
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) Healthy Living Toolkit 02/02/11

This consumer toolkit educates refugees and immigrants on how to become proactive health consumers and promoters in their communities. The materials help patients and health care–related professionals reduce the health disparities among refugees and immigrants.

Toolkits are available in the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, English, Farsi (Persian), French, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Karen, Kirundi, Nepali, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinian,...

WHO Surgical Safety Checklist and Implementation Manual 2009 Edition 01/17/11

The World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist reinforces accepted safety practices and fosters better communication and teamwork between clinical disciplines. The checklist is not a regulatory device or a component of official policy; it is intended as a tool for use by clinicians interested in improving the safety of their operations and reducing unnecessary surgical deaths and complications. These safety checks can be performed in any operating room. The checklist includes...

Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States: Implementation and Measurement Guide 12/20/10

This guide was developed to address the U.S. obesity epidemic by transforming communities into places where healthy lifestyle choices are easily incorporated into everyday life. It describes 24 strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage and support healthy eating and active living. In addition, a single measure is provided for each strategy to help communities track their progress over time.

The 24 strategies and measures presented in...

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