Preventive care


Tools for Building Clinic–Community Partnerships To Support Chronic Disease Control and Prevention 07/21/11

These tools are organized around the Framework for Building Clinic–Community Partnerships to Support Chronic Disease Control and Prevention. This framework suggests that partnerships, specifically clinic– community partnerships, are key to building community support for chronic disease care and management. It outlines how essential partnership characteristics build capacity necessary to achieve specified intermediate and long-term outcomes.

Although developed with diabetes in...

Resource Guide for Health Care Professionals Interested in Advocating for Children's Health 07/21/11

This guide is designed to assist health care professionals to take a stand in their communities and workplaces to advocate for healthy eating and active living for children and their families. The guide has the following resources to support health care professionals in their work outside of the office, including:

  • A snapshot of the obesity epidemic and how it is impacting children
  • A “how-to” for advocacy at community, State, and national levels
  • Strategies...
Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE): Building a Foundation of Knowledge to Prioritize Community Needs 07/21/11

Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE) is a data collection tool and
planning resource for community members who want to improve the health of their community. This tool walks community team members through the assessment process and helps define and prioritize possible areas of improvement.

To use the CHANGE tool, an Action Guide is provided, which walks through the step-by-step process for completing the tool. In addition, this Action Guide provides resources...

SPARK Physical Education Lesson Plans 07/05/11

This Web site provides a collection of free, research-based physical education (PE) lesson plans for physical educators and classroom teachers. These lesson plans are based on research supported by the Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and are designed to be more inclusive, active, and fun than traditional PE classes.

Sample lesson plans are available for:

  • Early childhood physical activity
  • Elementary physical education...
Medication Adherence Time Tool 06/22/11

This tool for physicians and clinical staff provides education surrounding patient/provider communication about medication use and adherence during a visit. It includes an executive summary of the most up-to-date information on delivering preventive services to patients in the context of a clinical visit. It also includes a clinical reference document that provides the evidence to support the tool.

The tool is accompanied by a patient guide that may be shared during a clinic visit and...

Partnering to Heal: Teaming up Against Health Care–Associated Infections 06/22/11

Partnering to Heal is a computer-based, video-simulation training program on infection control practices for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates. It highlights effective communication about infection control practices and ideas for creating a culture of safety in health care institutions to keep patients from getting sicker.

The training promotes these key behaviors:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Hand washing
  • ... 06/21/11

This Web site, for community leaders and organizers, helps build on the movement to reverse childhood obesity. The Web site connects individuals working to change policies and environments to help children and families eat well and move more, especially in communities at highest risk for obesity. It provides tools to help people organize more easily, more powerfully and with greater reach and awareness.

Free registration is required to gain full access to all of the tools and...

Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign Toolkit 06/21/11

The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign is a partnership between the League of California Cities and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. The program provides training and technical assistance to help city officials adopt policies that improve their communities’ physical activity and retail food environments.

The HEAL Cities Campaign toolkit contains six fact sheets and includes sample policies that can be adapted by cities in other states:

Let's Go! Toolkits & Promotional Items 06/21/11

Let's Go! is a community-based initiative to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children, youth, and families. The goal is to improve healthy eating and increase physical activity for children and youth—from birth to 18 years old.

The Let's Go! Web site offers toolkits for the following settings:

  • School K-5
  • Middle school and high school
  • After school
  • Childcare
  • Workplace
  • Health care

The Web site also...

The Health Communicator's Social Media Toolkit 05/24/11

This toolkit for health communicators provides information on using social media to improve the reach of their health messages, increase access to their content, further participation with audiences, and advance transparency to improve health communication efforts. The toolkit is intended for a beginner audience, although some viewers with an intermediate level may find parts of the toolkit useful.

Topics covered include:

  • Social media introduction
    • Social...


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