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Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking: A Guide to Action for Families 12/17/07

This Guide to Action for Families highlights key issues related to underage drinking found in the complete Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking. It provides families with steps they can take against underage drinking in one’s home, family, community, and across the country.

Prostate Cancer Prevention - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides information to health care professionals on prostate cancer prevention.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Benefits from finasteride chemoprevention
    • Harms from finasteride chemoprevention
    • Benefits and harms of other prevention interventions
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
  • Risk factors for prostate cancer development
    • ...
Checklist of Hand Hygiene Interventions 12/17/07

This checklist offers interventions to increase overall compliance with hand hygiene guidelines in a health care setting.

The interventions on this checklist address the following areas:

  • Making changes on the walls and countertops and in the supply closet
  • Actions for infection control professionals, patient safety managers, quality managers, nurses, and supply personnel
  • Required policies/rules/training/awareness
  • Promoting culture change
  • Agency...
The Community Tool Box 12/17/07

The Community Tool Box (CTB) is a free, Internet-based service that can help communities address health and development issues. It offers over 7,000 pages of practical guidance in community capacity building in an effort to bring about change and improvement in communities. The CTB connects people with resources for learning the many skills required for this work and applying this knowledge in diverse cultures and contexts.

The CTB’s nearly 300 different sections providing...

Human Papillomaviruses and Cancer: Questions and Answers 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides answers to questions on human papillomaviruses (HPVs) and cancer.

Questions include:

  • What are HPVs and how are they transmitted?
  • What are genital warts?
  • What is the association between HPV infection and cancer?
  • Are there specific types of HPVs that are associated with cancer?
  • What are the risk factors for HPV infection and cervical cancer?
  • How are HPV infections detected?
  • How are cervical cell...
2006 Community Resource Packet: Safe Children and Healthy Families Are a Shared Responsibility 12/17/07

This 53-page resource packet, available in English and Spanish, provides resources to support individuals, organizations, and communities in their efforts to promote safe children and healthy families.

This resource packet presents the following information:

  • Supporting families: Preventing child abuse
  • Promoting safe children and healthy families: What organizations can do
    • Building on strengths: Enhancing protective factors for children and families
    • ...
A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice 12/17/07

This manual addresses the definition, scope, causes, and consequences of child abuse and neglect. It presents an overview of prevention efforts and the child protection process, from identification and reporting through investigation and assessment, to service provision and closure. It also describes the roles and responsibilities of various community members (including health care providers) in conducting these activities and working collaboratively.

This manual addresses the...

KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School 12/17/07

This guide teaches communities how to organize and implement the KidsWalk-to-School program, which aims to get children to walk and bicycle to and from school in groups accompanied by adults. This gives kids a chance to be more physically active, to practice safe pedestrian skills, and to learn more about their environment. At the same time, KidsWalk-to-School encourages people to change their neighborhoods for the better, working together, to make walking a safe and enjoyable part of...

MyPyramid Food Guidance System Education Framework 12/17/07

The MyPyramid Education Framework explains the key concepts of the MyPyramid food guidance system, an interactive tool that assists Americans in making healthy food and activity choices. These key concepts provide a framework of ideas from which professionals can develop consumer messages and materials.

This 19-page framework includes the following information:

  • Background on MyPyramid
  • Overview of the MyPyramid food guidance system education framework
  • Key...
Prostate Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about prostate cancer screening.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Digital rectal examination and prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
      • Benefits
      • Harms
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
    • Risk factors
  • Evidence of benefit...

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