Secondary prevention

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Implementing the Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS) 06/23/08

These three manuals help stakeholders implement, score, and report findings from the Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS). The survey, for parents of young children (3 years old and younger), assesses whether recommended preventive and developmental services are provided, and the degree to which parents’ informational needs are met.

  • The first manual provides comprehensive guidelines on how to implement the PHDS. The primary audience is State Medicaid agencies,...
Child Asthma Risk Assessment Tool© (CARAT) 06/10/08

This risk assessment tool rapidly provides a personal risk profile for a child with asthma. A detailed questionnaire looks at a variety of potential risks for a child and then reports on those factors affecting that child. It is designed to help clinicians, asthma counselors, and parents determine potential risks for children with asthma.

The remainder of the CARAT Web site provides details on what asthma is, what causes asthma symptoms, and what can be done to reduce exposure...

Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) 05/06/08

Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) is a comprehensive program that can dramatically reduce lower extremity amputations in individuals with diabetes mellitus, Hansen’s disease, or any condition that results in loss
of protective sensation in the feet.

The LEAP program consists of the following:

  • The five-step LEAP program
    • Annual foot screening
    • Patient education
    • Daily self inspection of the foot
    • Appropriate footwear...
Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) for Trauma Patients 03/19/08

This guide will help Level I and Level II hospital trauma centers implement an Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) Program. It may also benefit disaster-related substance abuse screening efforts.

Reye's Syndrome Bulletin 03/19/08

This fact sheet provides information about Reye’s Syndrome and its possible symptoms to aid health care providers in recognizing signs and symptoms of this very serious disease that is often misdiagnosed. Children and adults can develop it as they are recovering from a viral illness, such as the flu or chicken pox. Early diagnosis is crucial.

Screening and Assessment for Family Engagement, Retention, and Recovery (SAFERR) Guidebook 03/19/08

Caseworkers can use this tool to screen parents for potential substance use disorders in order to make decisions about children’s safety. It also provides guidance on developing collaborative efforts to improve outcomes for families.

The appendices contain a facilitators guide, fact sheets, examples of screening and assessment tools for substance use disorders, and examples of safety and risk assessments for use by child welfare staff.

Family History Cancer Risk Assessment: HealthLink 03/19/08

Health Link ® is an interactive tool that estimates cancer risk by reviewing patterns of cancer in a family. It is a free service designed to help individuals learn more about their cancer risk and steps they can take to focus prevention efforts.

MyGenerations 03/19/08

The Center for Medical Genetics has created MyGenerations to help patients document their family cancer history and determine their own risk of developing cancer. MyGenerations also serves as a guide as to whether patients should seek genetics consultation and consider genetic testing.

MyGenerations will:

  • Build your personal family tree
  • Record your family history of cancer
  • Provide a printout of your family tree including your family’s cancer history
  • ...
Improving Chlamydia Screening: Strategies from Top Performing Health Plans 03/19/08

This report provides practical examples of successful initiatives to increase chlamydia screenings. It includes three examples of chlamydia screening strategies of top performing health plans:

  • Profile A: Multifaceted approach to increasing chlamydia screening rates
  • Profile B: One-on-one OB/GYN training, “risky behavior” brochures
  • Profile C: Hosted annual chlamydia screening dinner with doctors and focus groups with members
Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit 03/19/08

The Diabetes Prevention and Management toolkit contains tools for adults, children, and health care providers.

The available tools include:

  • Tools for adults
    • Tools to help manage diabetes
      • Personal diabetes care card
      • Manage your diabetes brochure
    • Tools to help prevent diabetes
      • You have the power to prevent diabetes/the healthy plate handout
      • Am I at risk for type 2 diabetes? booklet
      • Your game...

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