Preventive care processes
This Web site provides information and tools related to a 2-year study that is currently underway in the Partners HealthCare System (PHS), entitled Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety). The study aims to prevent patient falls in hospitals by identifying better ways to communicate information about a patient's risk for falls, and working with patients and family members to put a plan in place to prevent falls.
This multiphase study will result in the development...
The purpose of the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) is to promote specific improvements in patient safety. The goals highlight problematic areas in health care and describe evidence- and expert-based solutions to these problems. This tool reflects the revised NPSGs to reflect The Joint Commission’s continuing efforts to focus on topics that are of highest priority to patient safety and quality care.
Updates to implementation expectations are provided for...
This Web site provides numerous resources for those participating in the effort to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. It offers a selection of key resources to help inform activities to improve children’s and teens’ access to nutritious foods in school and at home, as well as initiatives to increase opportunities for physical activity in school and the surrounding community.
Resources include action guides, case studies, reports, and tools. They are available for the...
This guide was developed to address the U.S. obesity epidemic by transforming communities into places where healthy lifestyle choices are easily incorporated into everyday life. It describes 24 strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage and support healthy eating and active living. In addition, a single measure is provided for each strategy to help communities track their progress over time.
The 24 strategies and measures presented in...
Let’s Move! addresses the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that engages every sector impacting the health of children and provides schools, families, and communities simple tools to help kids be more active, eat better, and get healthy. This toolkit is designed to help faith-based and neighborhood organizations transform neighborhoods, engage communities, and promote healthy choices.
The toolkit provides concrete action steps that an...
This toolkit offers employers strategies to promote the importance of quitting and avoiding tobacco products and provides guidance on how to implement a smoke-free workplace policy. It can be used as part of a year-long health promotion or wellness program.
The toolkit is divided into the following sections:
- Addressing tobacco use within your company
- Benefits of a tobacco-free workplace policy
- A sample tobacco-free workplace policy
MedWatch is a free tool for providers and consumers that offers many ways to help them stay informed about the medical products they prescribe, use, or dispense every day. MedWatch provides safety alerts directly to users through the channel they select, such as mobile text messages or e-mail. Safety messages cover human drugs, medical devices, vaccines and other biologics, dietary supplements, and cosmetics.
Subscription is required. Standard text messaging rates apply for...
This tool for consumers helps them determine their risk for having prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Users are presented with a brief questionnaire and then provided an assessment, along with a link to more information about diabetes.
These resources can be used to educate patients on a wide range of health issues. The resources available include guides, brochures, flyers, and more.
Topics covered are:
- Brain and nerves
- Coumadin ® (also known as warfarin)
- Fall prevention
- Hip replacement
- Intravenous access
- Safety issues
- Self catheterization
This booklet is designed to help teenagers maintain a healthy weight through simple, small steps. The booklet provides basic facts about nutrition and physical activity, and offers practical tools that teenagers can use in everyday life.
Topics covered include:
- Healthy eating
- Physical activity
- Making it work
- Change occurs slowly