Secondary prevention

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A Toolkit for the Well Child Screening of Military Children 11/23/11

This toolkit can help in the early identification of children coping with the unique, significant challenge of a parent's military deployment. It can be integrated into primary care and pediatric practices to support resiliency in children dealing with a parent's deployment and return home. Intended for use during the well-child visit, it will also identify early children and parents who can be appropriately referred for a child psychiatry consultation.

The toolkit is designed...

Heart Failure Toolkit for Providers 11/15/11

This toolkit offers a comprehensive set of resources to assist providers in managing heart failure (HF). It focuses on several key areas in the management of HF with downloadable documents. The tools are organized by their source: Veterans Affairs (VA), non-VA, or other.

Tools are available in the following categories:

  • HF practice guidelines
  • HF clinical pathways
  • HF clinical algorithms
  • HF screening forms and chart reminders
  • HF admission...
Interactive Asthma Action Plan (iAAP) 10/26/11

The interactive Asthma Action Plan (iAAP) is a computerized clinical decision support tool for health care providers who treat asthma patients. It helps patients and physicians manage and prevent asthma symptoms, while providing information to the patient’s health care team. The iAAP program creates patient-specific treatment plans, which are available in English and Spanish.

The iAAP is available via a Web-based kiosk or can be downloaded to run either on a desktop or for...

Why Screen for Chlamydia? An Implementation Guide for Healthcare Providers 07/28/11

This guide provides health care professionals with information and tools to improve the delivery of chlamydia screening to patients; make chlamydia screening and care a routine part of a medical practice; provide confidential care to adolescents; and take a sexual history with adolescent and adult patients.

    Contents include:

    • Chlamydia screening recommendations
    • Screening and diagnostic tests for chlamydia
    • Coding for screening and counseling
    • ...
    Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project: Screening Tools 05/04/11

    The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) is a system of regional children's mental health consultation teams designed to help primary care providers (PCPs) meet the needs of children with psychiatric problems.

    Some of the MassHealth-approved screening tools for children younger than 21 are:

    • Primary Care Behavioral Health Toolkit
    • CRAFFT Toolkit
    • Diagnosis specific screens for:
      • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
      • Anxiety...
    REALtalkDC 04/14/11

    The REALtalkDC campaign is geared towards young people in the District of Columbia (DC). The campaign reaches youth by providing sexual health information online and through a text messaging service that allows users to text “REALtalk” to 61827 to get information on where to get tested in DC. The REALtalkDC Web site also includes an interactive quiz for consumers and various resources for health care providers.

    Resources cover the following topics:

    • Human...
    Lead Poisoning Prevention in Newly Arrived Refugee Children: Tool Kit 02/17/11

    This toolkit was developed in response to the increasing number of refugee children entering in the United States and subsequently developing elevated blood lead levels. It provides information and resources about lead poisoning prevention and how to educate the refugee population.

    The toolkit is divided into three sections:

    • Refugee resettlement worker module
      • This self-guided module provides information about the importance of identifying and determining...
    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...

    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...
    Newborn Screening Coding and Terminology Guide 10/07/09

    This guide for State health officials and physicians promotes and facilitates the use of electronic health data standards in recording and transmitting newborn screening test results. The Web site provides physicians with standard codes and terminology for newborn tests and the conditions infants are screened for to reduce variations in how screenings are conducted and results are recorded.

    Use of these standards can:

    • Speed the delivery of newborn screening reports...

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