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Health Impact Assessment: A Practical Guide 06/22/12

This guide for community leaders and policymakers provides a practical approach to undertaking Health Impact Assessment (HIA). HIA helps ensure that planning projects, plans, programs, and policies contribute to the health of the community and do not have unanticipated negative impacts on health.

This guide focuses on established steps or stages of HIA: screening, scoping, identification, assessment, decisionmaking and recommendations, and evaluation and followup.

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AMA Weigh What Matters 06/07/12

This smartphone application (app), part of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Healthier Life Steps ™ initiative, encourages adult patients to work with their physicians to maintain a healthy weight, eat better, and increase physical activity. The app also calculates a user’s body mass index (BMI) score and provides a mechanism to view progress reports and e-mail them to their physician.

Key features allow users to:

  • Establish a weight goal
  • Establish daily...
SuperTracker: My foods. My fitness. My health. 05/29/12

The SuperTracker helps consumers get a personalized nutrition and physical activity plan, track their foods and physical activities to see how they stack up, and get tips and support to help them make healthier choices and plan ahead.

The SuperTracker includes the following features:

  • Food-a-Pedia: Look up nutrition info for more than 8,000 foods and compare foods side by side
  • Food Tracker: Track the foods you eat and compare to your nutrition targets...
Million Hearts™ Toolkits 05/21/12

Million Hearts toolkits were designed to help partners incorporate Million Hearts into their everyday work and enhance their heart disease and stroke prevention efforts. They are available for download and use as individual components or as an entire toolkit.

The following toolkits are available:

  • Partners Toolkit: Partners can use the resources in this toolkit to expand their existing heart disease and stroke prevention programs and to recruit...
Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care 05/21/12

This summary guide for health care personnel discusses recommendations for lowering the frequency of and preventing infection in outpatient (ambulatory care) settings. The guide distills existing infection prevention guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).

This summary guide:

  1. Provides basic infection prevention recommendations for outpatient settings
  2. ...
BodyWorks—A Toolkit for Healthy Teens and Strong Families 05/09/12

BodyWorks is a program designed to help parents and caregivers of adolescents improve family eating and activity habits. The program focuses on parents as role models and provides them with hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight.

The BodyWorks program uses a train-the-trainer model to distribute the toolkit through community-based organizations, state health agencies, nonprofit organizations, health clinics,...

Collaboration for Home Care Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP) Tools 05/08/12

The Collaboration for Home Care Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP) library provides actionable tools to help home health care professionals implement best practices in their agencies.

Tools in the CHAMP library can be searched by keyword and filtered by topic or type:

  • Topics:
    • Alcohol & substance misuse
    • Behavior change & adherence
    • Care coordination
    • Chronic pain management
    • Clinical coaching
    • Cognitive...
Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging 04/26/12

This guide, for adults 50 and older, describes the benefits of exercise and physical activity. It shows how to set exercise goals and stick to them. It also includes sample exercises for endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility and a list of resources.

The guide is organized into the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Get ready
  • Chapter 2: Get set
  • Chapter 3: Go!
  • Chapter 4: Sample exercises
  • Chapter 5: How am I doing?...
Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets 04/25/12

These fact sheets provide evidence-based summaries for health professionals and consumers on specific vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other dietary supplements. The fact sheets cover health effects, safety, recommended amounts, interactions with medicines, and other topics.

Several fact sheets and other resources are also available in Spanish.

Toolkits for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs 04/25/12

This series of toolkits offers tips and tools that families and providers could use to support quality improvement within systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs.

The following toolkits are available:

  • Toolkits for providers:
    • Providers serving children with epilepsy
    • Providers serving children with hearing loss
  • Toolkits for families:
    • General tools and tips for families of children and youth with...

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