Patient self-management


HIV/AIDS: A Manual for Faith Communities 05/19/08

This training manual for leaders of African American faith communities can be used to educate community members about the health threat of HIV/AIDS.

Topics include:

  • HIV-prevention training in your faith community
  • Personal risk pretest
  • What is HIV/AIDS?
  • Three ways to get HIV
  • Three ways to prevent it
  • HIV testing and treatment
  • Personal risk post-test
  • Program/course evaluation questionnaire
Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) 05/06/08

Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) is a comprehensive program that can dramatically reduce lower extremity amputations in individuals with diabetes mellitus, Hansen’s disease, or any condition that results in loss
of protective sensation in the feet.

The LEAP program consists of the following:

  • The five-step LEAP program
    • Annual foot screening
    • Patient education
    • Daily self inspection of the foot
    • Appropriate footwear...
Diabetes Recipe and Meal Planner Guide 05/05/08

The Diabetes Recipe and Meal Planner Guide offers steps to healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle to control and manage diabetes.

The guide includes:

  • How to create a healthy meal plan
  • What is the diabetes food pyramid?
  • What is the right number of servings for you?
  • Recipes
  • Spanish guide
  • References
Chronic Dry Eye Toolkit 05/02/08

This toolkit presents information about chronic dry eye. It includes the following:

  • Dry eye hot jobs fact sheet
  • Chronic dry eye overview
    • What is chronic dry eye?
    • What causes dry eye?
    • How do I know if I have dry eye?
    • How is chronic dry eye diagnosed?
    • How can I treat my dry eyes?
    • When should I talk to my eye doctor about my dry eyes?
  • Fast facts
    • The basics of dry eyes
    • What causes chronic dry eye...
How to Create a Pill Card 05/02/08

This guide will help patients, parents, or anyone who has a hard time keeping track of their medicines create an easy-to-use “pill card.” Step-by-step instructions, sample clip art, and suggestions for design and use will help to customize a reminder card.

This guide is organized into the following sections:

  • How to create a pill card
  • Why create a pill card?
  • What you will need to create a pill card
  • Getting ready to create a personalized...
Helping Older Adults Search for Health Information Online: A Toolkit for Trainers 04/16/08

These training materials can be used to help older adults find reliable, up-to-date, online health information on their own. Trainers can use the toolkit with beginning and intermediate students of the Web.

This toolkit includes the following:

  • Introductory video
  • Lesson plans
    • For beginning students with little computer experience:
      • Module 1: Internet basics
    • For beginning students with some Internet experience:
      • ...
Time to Talk Campaign 04/16/08

This campaign, launched by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), encourages patients and providers to discuss the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

This Web site includes the following:

  • For patients:
    • Tips to talk to your health care provider
    • Patient packet
      • Backgrounder: The backgrounder provides information about the importance of health care providers and their patients talking...
MRSA Toolkit for Childcare Programs 03/19/08

This toolkit has been designed to help prevent and stop or reduce the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections at childcare centers.

This toolkit includes the following materials:

  • For childcare workers
    • How to use the toolkit
    • Assessment of policies and procedures
    • PowerPoint presentation
    • Cleaning and sanitizing list
    • MRSA poster
    • The rule of ones poster
    • How to wash hands poster... 03/19/08

This Web site provides basic information on organ donation in the United States.

The site is organized into the following sections:

  • Why donate
  • Becoming a donor
  • About donation & transplantation
  • How you can help
  • Materials & resources
Flu Materials for the 2007-08 Flu Season 03/19/08

The 2007-2008 flu season’s materials reflect outreach to high-risk groups, including caregivers and parents of infants, parents of children with asthma and diabetes, adults who live with at-risk seniors, and Spanish language materials emphasizing protecting the family.


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