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Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness (BFWHW): Administrator's Handbook, Training, and Implementation of BFWHW Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Guides 12/17/07

The Bright Futures for Women’s Health and Wellness (BFWHW) initiative is a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of Women’s Health. The mission of BFWHW is to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a variety of culturally competent consumer, provider, and community-based products for all women across their lifespan—including underserved and minority women. The Bright Futures materials help to promote women’s...

Promoting Cultural and Linguistic Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Settings 12/17/07

This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity, cultural competence, and linguistic competence in early childhood settings. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of practices that foster such an environment.

This checklist can be used to assess cultural and linguistic competence in the following areas:

  • Physical environment, materials, and resources
  • Communication styles
  • ...
Chlamydia Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This fact sheet answers the following common questions about chlamydia:

  • What is chlamydia and how common is it?
  • How do you get chlamydia?
  • What are the symptoms of chlamydia?
  • How is chlamydia diagnosed?
  • Who should get tested for chlamydia?
  • What is the treatment for chlamydia?
  • What should I do if I have chlamydia?
  • What health problems can result from untreated chlamydia?
  • How can chlamydia be prevented?
  • Links to...
Risk Management and Quality in Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS): Individual Risk Planning and Prevention, System-wide Quality Improvement 12/17/07

This report explores the topic of effective individual risk management in community-based services among States engaged in risk planning for Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) waiver participants. Administrators from 11 State operating agencies, representing a range of waiver types and geographic areas, were interviewed for this report. These agencies served at least one of four waiver populations (the elderly, people with physical disabilities, people with mental retardation...

Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension): DASH Eating Plan 12/17/07

This 64-page booklet, based on the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) research findings, tells about high blood pressure and how to follow the DASH eating plan to reduce the amount of sodium you consume. It offers tips on how to start and stay on the eating plan, as well as a week of menus and some recipes.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • What is high blood pressure?
    • Blood pressure levels for adults
  • What is the DASH eating...
Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) Training Manual and Coding Guide 12/17/07

This Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) training manual has been designed to assist with the administration and coding of the CAM, and to provide supplementary information for interested clinical investigators.

The CAM improves the identification and recognition of delirium in geriatric patients. CAM enables non-psychiatrically trained clinicians to identify delirium quickly and accurately in both clinical and research settings on the basis of an interview with the patient that...

Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the genetics of breast and ovarian cancer. This tool contains sections on:

  • General information
  • Family history as a risk factor for breast cancer
  • Family history as a risk factor for ovarian cancer
  • Autosomal dominant inheritance of breast/ovarian cancer...
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool 12/17/07

This Web page features an interactive tool, designed for use by health professionals, to estimate a woman’s 5-year and lifetime risk of developing invasive breast cancer. Patients who use the tool are encouraged to discuss the results of this assessment and their personal risk of breast cancer with their health care professional.

In addition to the tool, this Web page includes the following information:

  • About the tool
    • Explaining the questions used in the tool...
Building Strong Bones: Calcium Information for Health Care Providers 12/17/07

This fact sheet can be used by health care providers to educate their patients about the importance of calcium consumption in children and teenagers.

This fact sheet is part of Milk Matters, a public health education campaign to promote calcium consumption among tweens and teens, especially during the ages of 11 to 15, a time of critical bone growth.

This fact sheet answers the following questions:
  • How does pediatric bone...
Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Audiologist 12/17/07

This wallet card explains what an audiologist is and lists questions that parents/guardians may want to ask their child’s audiologist. It provides space for information about the audiologist and test to be performed and lists questions, which are organized in the following topic areas:

  • Questions about my/our child’s hearing loss
  • Questions about hearing aids and cochlear implants
  • Questions about communication options and education
  • Questions about support...

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