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Health Literacy Kit 12/17/07

Health literacy is the ability to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions for treatment.

This kit for clinicians includes a clinician’s guide and videos.

The guide, “Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand” includes the following:


  • Health literacy
  • National Assessment of Adult Literacy
  • Population groups at risk...
Take Charge of Your Diabetes 12/17/07

This guide suggests ways for adults with diabetes to work with a health care team to prevent diabetes-related health problems. It emphasizes the importance of maintaining normal blood glucose levels and offers resource information.

The following topics are addressed in this guide:

  • Controlling your diabetes
  • Keeping track of your blood glucose
  • Feelings about having diabetes
  • Eye problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Heart and blood vessel problems...
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post Traumatic Stress: Module B Summary 12/17/07

This 15-page module summary on posttraumatic disorders in primary care is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Post Traumatic Stress, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It focuses on acute stress disorder (ASD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

This module summary addresses the following topics:

  • ASD and PTSD in primary care (algorithm)
  • Common symptoms after exposure...
American Cancer Society: Breast Cancer 12/17/07

This 106-page guide from the American Cancer Society provides detailed information about breast cancer, including information on risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • What is cancer?
  • What is breast cancer?
    • Normal breast structure
    • Benign breast lumps
    • Breast cancer general terms
    • Types of breast cancers
  • What are the key statistics about breast cancer?...
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: High Blood Cholesterol 12/17/07

This tool provides patient information about high blood cholesterol.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • What is cholesterol?
  • What is high blood cholesterol?
  • Other names for high blood cholesterol
  • What causes high blood cholesterol?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of high blood cholesterol?
  • How is high blood cholesterol diagnosed?
  • How is high blood cholesterol treated?
  • Key points
Healthy Care for Healthy Kids Toolkit 12/17/07

This toolkit provides a variety of tools for primary care practice teams to deliver coordinated, integrated, and multidisciplinary services to both prevent obesity and improve care for children who are already overweight or at risk for being overweight.

This toolkit includes a section with parenting tips and patient education tools as well as the following sections for providers:

  • Prevention
  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Management and treatment - Office
  • ...
Preventing Infections From Pets: A Guide for People With HIV Infection 12/17/07

This guide provides information to people with HIV infection about how to prevent infection from a pet. This information is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • Should I keep my pets?
  • What kinds of infections could I get from an animal?
  • What can I do to protect myself from infections spread by animals?
  • I have a job that involves working with animals. Should I quit?
  • Can someone with HIV give it to their pets...
Facts About Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) 12/17/07

This six-page fact sheet, part of the Stay in Circulation national awareness campaign, answers key questions about peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) and provides steps patients can take to reduce their risk.

This tool provides the following information:

  • What is P.A.D.?
  • What causes P.A.D.?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of P.A.D.?
  • How is P.A.D. diagnosed?
    • Medical and family history
    • Physical exam
    • Diagnostic tests
    ...
Flu Season and Schools 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses the prevention, spread, and treatment of the flu in schools.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Fast flu facts
  • Things to keep in mind for school-age children
  • Things for schools to keep in mind
Early Intervention: Communication and Language for Families of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Infants 12/17/07

This 12-page tool answers questions about hearing loss in infants, focusing on communication and language strategies for families.

The tool includes the following sections:

  • Our child has a hearing loss. What happens next? What is early intervention?
  • I didn’t know that an infant’s hearing could be tested.
  • Hearing in humans is very complex. There are many different types of hearing loss.
  • Your child’s hearing loss is unique.
  • What are some things...

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