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Policy Opportunities Tool 08/05/10

The Policy Opportunities Tool is designed to showcase the various policy strategies that support healthy active living for children and families. This tool is designed for health care professionals who have experience in advocacy and are interested in focusing their advocacy efforts on obesity prevention.

The tool covers five levels at which advocates can work on positive policy change:

  1. Practice
  2. Community
  3. School
  4. State
  5. Federal
  6. ...
Clever Crazes for Kids: Toolkit for Educators 07/22/10

Clever Crazes for Kids (CCK) is a Web-based wellness program for children, ages 6 to 12, that uses animation, competitive games, valuable information, and educational challenges to help students increase daily physical activity, adopt healthy eating habits, maintain positive self-esteem and strong character, and develop environmentally friendly habits. The program is designed to be a safe and fun place for young people to learn more about healthy living.

CCK provides educational...

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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Get Connected! Toolkit: Linking Older Adults With Medication, Alcohol, and Mental Health Resources 05/27/10

The Get Connected! Toolkit was created to help aging service providers learn more about alcohol and medication misuse, and mental health problems in older adults to address these issues more effectively. It has been designed to help aging service providers undertake health promotion, advance prevention messages and education, and undertake screening and referral for mental health problems and the misuse of alcohol and medications. This toolkit helps coordinate these efforts and links...

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...
Aquí Para Ti/Here for You: Teen Parenting Toolkit 04/28/10

Aquí Para Ti/Here for You is a multidisciplinary, bicultural/bilingual youth program for Latino youths and their families. The program helps teens and families understand the language, needs, and culture of adolescents to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for them. The Teen Parenting Toolkit provides parents relevant information and tips on how to relate to teens and guide them to adulthood.

Pediatric Rules and Reminders 04/27/10

These tools for physicians and clinicians provide information needed to improve adherence to clinical guidelines in electronic health record systems. This type of clinical decision support can improve health care quality and safety.

The rules and reminders are based on guidelines at both the national and State level, as well as local expert consensus.

Reminders available for download are:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, overdue for followup
  • ...
America on the Move: Tools 04/06/10

America On the Move Foundation is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to improve health and quality of life by promoting healthful eating and active living among individuals, families, communities, and society. This Web site offers various tools for consumers and health care professionals to help make healthy eating and active living more convenient.

The tools are organized into the following categories:

  • General tools
  • Tools for the home
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Healthy Women Publications 04/01/10

This Web site provides many health information publications for women, covering topics from cancer to heart disease to reproductive health. The special health issues include guides and specialty booklets, tip/fact cards, and tip sheets to give the latest health information to female consumers. Select publications are available in English and Spanish.

4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes. For Life. 04/01/10

This booklet for consumers provides four steps to help diabetic patients manage their diabetes and live a long and active life. The steps include learning about diabetes, knowing the diabetes ABCs, managing diabetes, and getting routine care. The booklet provides ways for patients to work with their health care teams to create a diabetes care plan and how to make wise choices in diabetic care each day. The booklet is available in multiple languages.

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