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Diabetes Education Toolkit 10/05/10
This toolkit contains several diabetes education tools that primary care physicians can use to strengthen their partnership with patients and improve the quality of diabetes care.

The tool includes:
  • Physician order for outpatient diabetes education form
  • Doctor/patient agreement
  • Certified diabetes educator list
  • Doctor visit checklist
  • Blood sugar/diet diabetes tracker
  • Self-care checklist
  • Talking to your doctor about diabetes care...
Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP): Resources for Professionals 08/19/10
The Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP) provides a community-driven asthma management program that is comprehensive and sustainable. The classes for children are led by teens and college students who are peer educators and who are trained to use the curriculum. The goal in using a “train the trainer” model is to leave neighborhoods and communities with lay asthma experts and, in this way, sustain asthma prevention efforts.

Some of the resources and tools that are available...
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians 08/10/10

The Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians summarizes the strategies and recommendations from the Public Health Service–sponsored Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update .

The guideline provides a description of the development process, thorough analysis and discussion of the available research, critical evaluation of the assumptions and knowledge of the field, and more complete information for health care decisionmaking. Decisions to...

Asthma Return-on-Investment Calculator 08/05/10

The Asthma Return-on-Investment (ROI) Calculator is a tool for exploring potential financial returns from quality improvement and disease management programs for populations diagnosed with asthma.

This tool provides estimates based on an analysis of 52 research studies on improving asthma care and what those studies imply for cost savings. It also provides:

  • Information on how asthma-related costs are likely to change for:
    • Emergency department visits...
Parents Helping Parents Fight Asthma 07/22/10

This training guide helps experienced parents teach other parents of asthmatic children what they know about the disease and how to manage it. It includes sample presentation slides and a manual (also available in Spanish) that provides information on how to reduce asthma symptoms and attacks and improve the quality of life for both parents and children.

Topics covered include:

  • Why asthma is such an important issue for American children
  • Sharing...
Diabetes Management 07/21/10

This bilingual booklet (in Cantonese and English), developed by the Chinese Community Health Resource Center, can help educate Chinese patients about the risk factors and symptoms of diabetes.

The booklet is divided into the following sections:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Types of diabetes
  • Diagnosis of diabetes
  • Symptoms of diabetes
  • Risk factors of diabetes
  • Complications of uncontrolled diabetes
    • Management of diabetes
    • ...
Treating Congestive Heart Failure With Beta Blockers: What You Can Do To Make Yourself Feel Better 07/06/10

This brochure can help patients and their families understand congestive heart failure and current treatments, focusing on the use of a group of medications called beta blockers.

The brochure is divided into the following sections:

  • Introduction
    • Purpose of brochure
    • Tips to help you manage your congestive heart failure
  • Congestive heart failure
    • What is congestive heart failure?
    • Common causes
    • Signs and...
Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention 07/05/10

This pocket guide is derived from the guideline, Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, developed by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). It provides information for health care professionals on the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and is available in multiple languages.

This pocket guide addresses the following:

  • What is...
Think Like a Pancreas: A Guide to Managing Your Diabetes 06/28/10

Think Like a Pancreas is an educational Web site for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. This site contains information, tips, and quizzes on how diabetes and the pancreas interact.

Topics covered include:

  • Controlling sugars
  • Lifestyle issues
  • Staying healthy
  • Troubleshooting
  • Helpful sites
Community Resource Inventory Tool 05/26/10

This tool can help add value to a naturally occurring retirement community (NORC) program. A NORC is a community that was not originally built for seniors, but is now home to a significant proportion of older residents. It is an innovative model that coordinates a broad range of social and health care services to support the senior residents of a NORC. Using this worksheet, social service and health care providers can regularly inventory the community’s resources and identify untapped ones...

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