Preventive care


Interactive Asthma Action Plan (iAAP) 10/26/11

The interactive Asthma Action Plan (iAAP) is a computerized clinical decision support tool for health care providers who treat asthma patients. It helps patients and physicians manage and prevent asthma symptoms, while providing information to the patient’s health care team. The iAAP program creates patient-specific treatment plans, which are available in English and Spanish.

The iAAP is available via a Web-based kiosk or can be downloaded to run either on a desktop or for...

Transportation and Health Toolkit 10/04/11

This online toolkit for public health professionals provides information on the links between health, equity, and transportation. The resources assist public health and transportation communities to coordinate in creating one common message about the concerns surrounding healthy communities and transportation systems.

The toolkit includes the following:

  • Training and guiding principles for health and transportation communications
  • Talking points
  • ...
NIDA Clinical Toolbox: Online Resources for Drug Abuse Counselors 09/30/11

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Toolbox: Online Resources for Drug Abuse Counselors is designed to provide practicing substance abuse counselors with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully implement cognitive behavioral therapy strategies and techniques in their clinical practice.

Some of the tools included are:

  • Problem Solving: Provides a basic strategy that can be applied to a range of problems...
Guide to the Elimination of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections 09/26/11

This guide, for use by infection preventionists and quality improvement teams, provides step-by-step guidance to facilitate the bedside implementation of relevant clinical evidence and best practices for eliminating catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs). It presents simple, practical implementation strategies, tools, and resources to prevent infections, and strategies for process improvement.

Topics covered include:

  • Background
  • Purpose and objectives...
Health Care–Associated Infections: Prevention Toolkits 09/26/11

These toolkits were designed to reduce health care–associated infections (HAIs) that patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions within a health care setting. The toolkits provide information on improvements in clinical practice, medical procedures, and the ongoing development of evidence-based infection control guidance and prevention successes to detect infections and develop new strategies to prevent health care–associated infections.


Destination Tobacco-Free: A Practical Tool for Hospitals and Health Systems 09/14/11

This tool is designed to help hospital executives and others develop best practices in tobacco use policies and protocols.

The 32-page Destination Tobacco-Free: A Practical Tool for Hospitals & Health Systems, was vetted by hospital administrators and clinicians from across the United States. It contains step-by-step directions, examples, and tools that can help hospitals achieve their missions, improve care, bolster employee health, and boost the bottom line.


Heart360® 09/01/11

Heart360 ® is a tool that provides a convenient and secure way to help patients track and monitor their blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, diet, and physical activity. It also provides access to additional information and resources on how to be heart healthy, and allows patients to share their results with their provider.

Providers can use this tool to connect with their patients and monitor their health progress.

Free registration is required...

MOVE!® Weight Management Program 08/17/11

MOVE! is a national weight management program designed by the Veterans Health Affairs (VHA) National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention to help veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health.

This Web site contains information about the MOVE! program for veterans and health professionals, and includes program handouts, success stories, healthy living messages, and other resources.

Only veterans receiving care in the Veterans Affairs (...

Period of PURPLE Crying®: A New Way To Understand Your Baby's Crying 08/16/11

The Period of PURPLE Crying ® is the phrase used to describe the point when babies cry more than any other time in their life. This Web site was developed by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) to educate parents about the normalcy of infant crying and the dangers of shaking an infant.

The Web site contains an online handbook and includes information and articles for parents on the following topics:

  • Crying
  • Sleeping
  • ...
Why Screen for Chlamydia? An Implementation Guide for Healthcare Providers 07/28/11

This guide provides health care professionals with information and tools to improve the delivery of chlamydia screening to patients; make chlamydia screening and care a routine part of a medical practice; provide confidential care to adolescents; and take a sexual history with adolescent and adult patients.

    Contents include:

    • Chlamydia screening recommendations
    • Screening and diagnostic tests for chlamydia
    • Coding for screening and counseling
    • ...


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