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Moving into Action: Promoting Heart-Healthy and Stroke-Free Communities 12/17/07

Moving into Action is a series of policy action items designed to help governors, State legislators, local officials, employers, and health care leaders promote heart-healthy and stroke-free communities. Each action suggests ways to encourage general interest and awareness of these health issues and specific policies that promote healthy behaviors and reduce risks associated with heart disease and stroke.

The policy actions revolve around five central themes:

  • Demonstrating...
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...
Chronic Dry Eye Toolkit 12/17/07

This toolkit presents information about chronic dry eye.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Job categories with workplace conditions most likely to aggravate dry eye
  • Chronic dry eye overview
    • What is chronic dry eye?
    • What factors contribute to dry eye?
    • How is chronic dry eye diagnosed?
    • How can dry eye be treated?
  • Fast facts
    • Chronic dry eye: What women should know
    • The...
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Safety Checklist Program for Schools 12/17/07

A safety checklist program can help administrators, coordinators, and teachers bring their schools into compliance with Federal or State Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. This information can also be used by colleges and universities with occupational safety and health programs. The checklists in this guide are based primarily on the regulations and standards of OSHA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other Federal agencies.

This tool...

Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension): DASH Eating Plan 12/17/07

This 64-page booklet, based on the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) research findings, tells about high blood pressure and how to follow the DASH eating plan to reduce the amount of sodium you consume. It offers tips on how to start and stay on the eating plan, as well as a week of menus and some recipes.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • What is high blood pressure?
    • Blood pressure levels for adults
  • What is the DASH eating...
Enhancing Child Development Services in Medicaid Managed Care--Toolkit: Best Clinical and Administrative Practices for Medicaid 12/17/07

This 66-page toolkit describes the experiences of 11 Medicaid managed care organizations in developing, pilot testing, and refining a Best Clinical and Administrative Practices (BCAP) initiative to improve early childhood screening and anticipatory guidance, with an emphasis on preventive pediatric care.

This toolkit addresses the following topics:

  • Enhancing child development services in Medicaid managed care
  • Enhancing child development services using the BCAP...
Diabetes: Easy Eating for Busy People 12/17/07

This brochure emphasizes the importance of a balanced diet for people managing their diabetes. It describes food groups using examples and demonstrates how to balance a meal.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Easy eating for diabetes
  • What to eat for lunch and dinner
    • Vegetables
    • Milk
    • Meats, poultry, soy products, and fish
    • Grains, breads, and starches
    • Fruit
    • Fiber
    • Fats
  • One idea for a...
Clean Hands Save Lives: Emergency Situations 12/17/07

This tool provides hand hygiene tips and suggestions for hand washing when running water is not available.

Tips are provided on:

  • When you should wash your hands
  • Using alcohol-based hand sanitizers
  • Washing with soap and water
Diabetes & Your Feet 12/17/07

This brochure gives patients with diabetes information about how to check their feet and tips to prevent foot injuries related to diabetes.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • How to check your feet
  • What to look for
  • How to care for your feet
  • Tips to remember
The tool is available in English, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Healthy Weight Menu Planner 12/17/07

The interactive menu planner is designed to guide daily food and meal choices based on one day’s calorie allowance.

This planner may be used in advance to plan a meal, or at the end of a day to add up total calories, as well as fat and carbohydrates consumed.

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