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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System 03/17/10

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System is a national survey of six areas of health risk behavior among youth and young adults. The priority areas are:

  1. Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  2. Tobacco use
  3. Alcohol and other drug use
  4. Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus infection
  5. Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  6. Physical...
Prevent Pressure Ulcers 02/18/10

The Prevent Pressure Ulcers initiative is part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 5 Million Lives Campaign. This site offers resources that can help reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

The materials available for download include the following:

  • Getting started kit
  • Mentor hospitals: The organizations on the Mentor Hospital Registry have volunteered to provide support, advice, clinical expertise, and tips to hospitals...
Pressure Ulcer Clinical Tools & Resources 02/18/10

Information & Quality Healthcare works with nursing homes to reduce the number of patients with pressure ulcers. This site provides various resources on the assessment, treatment, and prevention of pressure ulcers.

The tools available for download include:

  • Pressure ulcer data tracking resources
  • Other pressure ulcer resources
    • Quick assessment of leg ulcers
    • Skin check form
    • Communication form
    • Skin care plan form...
Latino Nutrition Coalition Resources 02/17/10

These nutrition resources for consumers and health professionals help Latinos increase their awareness on how to improve and maintain their health through traditional foods and living active lifestyles. This tool provides various educational materials, including handouts and presentations. All documents are available in English and Spanish.

ENACT: Environmental Nutrition and Activity Community Tool 02/03/10

The Environmental Nutrition and Activity Community Tool (ENACT) is a set of assessment and planning tools for organizations, coalitions, and communities to help improve nutrition and physical activity in their communities. The tools can evaluate past and current efforts and offer new priorities. The tools focus on the following environments:

  • Child care
  • School
  • After-school
  • Community
  • Workplace
  • Health care
  • Government

A free...

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...
Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users: Quit Smoking 01/21/10

This consumer guide is for people who have tried several times to quit smoking.

It covers the following:

  • Reasons for quitting
  • Getting ready to quit
  • Getting medicine
  • Getting help
  • Staying quit
Bypassing the Blues 01/13/10

This Web site for health professionals provides information and resources to incorporate post-coronary artery bypass graft depression screening and treatment programs into routine clinical care. It is based on a clinical trial that examined the impact of collaborative care for depression in a population with cardiac disease.

This site is divided into the following sections:

  • Bypassing the Blues study materials
  • Patient education and screening
  • Study...
Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care 12/11/09

This toolkit helps rural primary care providers apply suicide prevention practices and establish themselves as a member of a team that is fully equipped to reduce suicide risk among their patients. The information and tools provided help physicians with a variety of topics such as patient self-management of their own suicide risk and partnership development with mental health providers.

The toolkit contains the following sections:

  • Getting started
  • Educating...
A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals 12/07/09

The Compendium is a set of strategies designed for acute care hospitals to prevent six of the most common health care–associated infections: Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, central line-associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and surgical site infections. The strategies of basic infection surveillance, control, and prevention recommendations in hospitals can lead to...

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