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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...
Creating a Personal Medical Record 07/05/10

This educational video for consumers provides information regarding the benefits of creating a personal medical record and offers tips for how to create one. It features experts, including Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, discussing how to create a personal medical record, including what information should be included, who should have access to it, and new technologies that may help patients create and store their information.
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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...

Cavity Free at Three 05/18/10

Cavity Free at Three is a 3-year statewide initiative aimed at preventing oral disease in young children. Over the course of the project, communities will receive technical assistance, training, supplies, and materials to implement the Cavity Free at Three oral disease prevention program.

Included as free downloads on this Web site are training and program materials to help:

  • Assess pregnant women’s and new mother’s oral health
  • Educate mothers on promoting their...
Diabetes Tools & Resources 02/03/10

These tools are a set of instruments to help patients create personalized action plans to lead a healthier lifestyle. The strategies given help patients keep their diabetes under control while managing it from different directions.

Tools available are:

  • Diabetes-friendly recipes
  • My diabetes health assessment
  • Diabetes quiz
  • Personal stories
  • More personal stories
  • Diabetes and other educational brochures...
Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work 11/16/09

This Web site educates pharmacists, health care providers, and the general public about the importance of appropriate antibiotic use and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.

This site includes the following information and resources:

  • Respiratory illnesses: When antibiotics are and aren’t needed for specific upper respiratory infections
  • A chart to know which common illnesses are usually viral or bacterial and when antibiotics are necessary
  • ...
iGuard.org 10/02/09

iGuard.org is a Web-based medication monitoring service for consumers that helps monitor the safety of medications (including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, nutritional supplements, and herbal extracts).

iGuard.org helps patients stay safer by:

  • Routinely checking the safety of medications, screening for drug-drug and drug-disease interactions
  • Alerting patients and their doctor (optional) as important safety information arises about the...
Oral Health, Cancer Care, and You 09/25/09

This publication series can help health care providers and patients learn more about steps that can be taken before, during, and after cancer treatment to reduce the risk and impact of side effects on oral health. Some of the patient publications are also available in Spanish.

Information for health professionals includes:

  • Dental provider’s oncology pocket guide
  • Oncology pocket guide to oral health
  • Oral complications of cancer treatment: What the...
Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely 09/21/09

This free booklet and video educate consumers about blood thinner medicines.

The 24-page booklet explains how blood thinners can help prevent dangerous blood clots from forming and what to expect when taking these medicines. It includes the following information:

  • About your blood thinner
  • How to take your blood thinner
  • Check your medicine
  • Using other medicines
  • Possible side effects
  • Stay safe while taking your blood...

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