Secondary prevention

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Investing in Health: Evidence-Based Health Promotion Practices for the Workplace 08/10/09

Investing in Health: Proven Health Promotion Practices for Workplaces was developed to provide employers with guidance that can improve employee health by controlling tobacco use, promoting cancer screening and early detection, and encouraging physical activity and healthy eating.

More specifically, guidance is provided on how to:
  • Implement tobacco-free policies
  • Offer proven tobacco-use treatment benefits through your health plan
  • Improve access to telephone quit...
Men: Stay Healthy at 50+, Checklists for Your Health 05/26/09

Men can use the checklists in this flyer to help them stay healthy at age 50 and older.

The checklists help answer questions about:

  • What daily steps men can take for good health
  • Whether they need medicines to prevent disease
  • Which screening tests they need and when to get them

The PDF version in Spanish is new to the site.

Women: Stay Healthy at 50+, Checklists for Your Health 05/20/09

Women can use the checklists in this flyer to help them stay healthy at age 50 and older. The checklists help answer questions about what daily steps women can take for good health, whether they need medicines to prevent disease, and which screening tests they need and when to get them.

The Spanish version of the tool is a new addition.

Pediatric Symptom Checklist 04/29/09

The Pediatric Symptom Checklist is a psychosocial screening tool for use by health care professionals to help recognize cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems in children. Early detection of possible problems will aide professionals and parents in identifying appropriate interventions.

Two versions are available:
  • Parent-completed version (PSC)
  • Youth self-report (Y-PSC)
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale 04/13/09

This 10-question scale is a valuable and efficient way of identifying patients at risk for postnatal depression. It is easy to administer and has proven to be an effective screening tool.

Mothers who score above 13 are likely to be suffering from a depressive illness of varying severity. The score should not, however, override clinical judgment; a careful clinical assessment should be carried out to confirm the diagnosis. The scale indicates how the mother has felt during the...

Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign 03/04/09

The Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign informs men and women aged 50 years or older about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests.

The central campaign messages include:

  • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States of cancers affecting both men and women
  • Screening saves lives
  • Colorectal cancer often can be prevented. Regular screening tests can find precancerous polyps so...
Depressionscreen.org 03/04/09

This Web site educates visitors about clinical depression, offers them a confidential way to get screened for symptoms of the illness, and guides them toward appropriate professional help if necessary.

It includes information about:

  • Symptoms and treatments
  • Personal stories
  • A confidential depression-screening self-test
  • Sources of help
Autism A.L.A.R.M. 02/16/09

Autism A.L.A.R.M. teaches primary caregivers and medical personnel how to spot autism in young children.

The fact sheet outlines:

  • General guidelines on developmental screening for children
  • The prevalence of autism
  • The importance of listening to parents
  • Tips about identification and intervention

The tool also contains a surveillance and screening algorithm for autism spectrum disorders.

Mental Health Screening: A Quick Reference Guide for HIV Primary Care Clinicians 11/11/08

This reference card helps primary care clinicians conduct mental health screening assessments of HIV-infected patients. It includes sections on:

  • Mental health screening
  • Triggers that may exacerbate mental distress for people with HIV
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Screening and managing suicidal or violent patients
  • When to refer to a mental health professional
  • Prescribing considerations
  • Resource
The STAndards for BipoLar Excellence (STABLE) Resource Toolkit 09/22/08

The STABLE Resource Toolkit is part of the The STAndards for BipoLar Excellence (STABLE) Project. The toolkit provides quality improvement resources to assist clinicians in the identification and management of bipolar disorder. The resources in the kit include assessment instruments, documentation templates, flow charts, and checklists.

Topics covered include:

  • How to use the toolkit
  • Depression screening
  • Bipolar disorder screening
  • ...

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