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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...
OrganDonor.gov 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.

Family Health History Toolkit 03/19/08

Health problems that run in families increase the chance of developing the problem. The Family Health History Toolkit will help patients talk about their family health history, write down what they learn, and then share it with their doctor and family members.

The Family Health History Toolkit includes:

  • 10 questions to ask your family
  • Questions and answers
  • Genealogy resources
  • When to see a genetic counselor
  • Fun ideas to get your family talking...
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do 03/19/08

This booklet describes what parents and family members can do to help children who experience trauma due to violence or disaster.

This booklet provides the following information:

  • Coping with trauma after violence and disasters
  • What is trauma?
  • Helping young trauma survivors
  • How parents can help
  • Help for all people in the first days and weeks
  • How children react to trauma
    • Children age 5 and under
    • Children...
American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Resource Kit 03/19/08

 

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. The materials in this resource kit were specially designed to help American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities (also called “Native communities”) understand and prevent FASD....

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Community Members Can Do 03/19/08

This booklet describes what teachers, clergy, and other adults in the community can do to help children who experience trauma due to violence or disaster.

This booklet provides the following information:

  • Coping with trauma after violence and disasters
  • What is trauma?
  • Helping young trauma survivors
  • How community members can help
  • Help for all people in the first days and weeks
  • How children react to trauma
    • Children...
Partnering with Your Doctor: A Guide for Persons with Memory Problems and Their Caregivers 03/19/08

Partnering with Your Doctor: A Guide for Persons with Memory Problems and Their Caregivers will help patients learn about memory problem diagnosis. It is also helpful for caregivers assisting someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related illness. Providers can give this guide to patients to help them learn about a memory problem and to caregivers who assist individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related illness.

The guide provides information about:

  • When is memory...
Diabetes: Easy Eating for Busy People 12/17/07

This brochure emphasizes the importance of a balanced diet for people managing their diabetes. It describes food groups using examples and demonstrates how to balance a meal.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Easy eating for diabetes
  • What to eat for lunch and dinner
    • Vegetables
    • Milk
    • Meats, poultry, soy products, and fish
    • Grains, breads, and starches
    • Fruit
    • Fiber
    • Fats
  • One idea for a...
The Cool Spot 12/17/07

The Cool Spot is a Web site aimed at teenagers. It provides them with facts about underage drinking. The Web site provides the following features:

  • Reality check: How much drinking is going on?
  • Facts about alcohol
  • Too much, too soon, too risky
  • Meet your expectations
  • Peer pressure
  • The right to resist
  • Real life
  • Teach and volunteer corner

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