Primary care

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Cover Your Cough 11/13/08

These flyers and posters for health care facilities and community or public settings like schools and child care facilities teach people to stop the spread of germs by covering their cough. They also instruct how to clean hands after coughing or sneezing.

The posters are available in English and Spanish. The flyers are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Chinese, and a variety of other languages.

Vaccine Information Statements 11/13/08

Vaccine Information Statements are information sheets that public and private providers give to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives to explain the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Federal law requires that Vaccine Information Statements be handed out whenever certain vaccinations are given.

Downloadable Vaccine Information Statements include:

  • Multiple vaccines
  • Anthrax
  • Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (DTaP)
  • ...
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
Integrating Chronic Care and Business Strategies in the Safety Net: A Toolkit for Primary Care Practices and Clinics 10/31/08

This toolkit is for safety net providers interested in implementing the Chronic Care Model (CCM) effectively and sustainably at their organizations while attending to their financial realities. The toolkit provides a step-by-step practical approach to guide primary care teams through four phases of quality improvement.

The toolkit:

  • Sequences and describes the specific practice changes involved in CCM implementation
  • Integrates strategies designed to improve the...
RxFacts.org 10/24/08

RxFacts.org provides physicians with an evidence-based, non-commercial source of the latest findings about the drugs they prescribe. The site includes clinical topic summaries and resources for health professionals as well as information about common health conditions for patients.

healthfinder.gov 10/21/08

This gateway Web site provides information and tools to help consumers stay healthy. The site includes general health information as well as contact information and resources on a wide range of health topics from over 1,600 Government and non-profit organizations. The topics covered are related to the focus areas of Healthy People 2010.

The site, also available in Spanish, provides the following information:

  • Quick guide to health living
    • Eat healthy
    • Get...
Making Your Printed Health Materials Senior Friendly 10/15/08

This tip sheet offers details on the following suggestions for how to tailor health information so that it fits the needs of older readers. It covers the following key points:

  • When writing text for older adults:
    • Be precise
    • Keep it short
    • Make it easy to understand
    • Use everyday language
    • Focus on action steps
  • When designing text for older adults:
    • Keep the layout simple
    • Build in breaks for the eyes
    • ...
Animated Eagle Book Series 10/01/08

This series of four animated children's books promotes diabetes education and encourages a return to traditional ways, including physical activity and healthy eating. While the characters and books were originally designed to provide culturally based information for Native American children in kindergarten through fourth grade, the series may appeal to children and parents of all cultures.

The series of videos includes:

  • Through the Eyes of the Eagle (tells children...
Where to Seek Help--A Bright Futures Referral Tool for Providers 09/22/08

This guide helps health care providers create a customized, community-based list of referral resources.

The tool organizes referral resources by:

  • Education/special needs
  • Health and wellness
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Family support/parenting
  • Child care/early childhood education
  • Other resources
Community Services Locator: An Online Directory for Finding Community Services for Children and Families 09/22/08

The Community Services Locator is designed to help service providers and families find available national, State, and local resources that can address child and family needs. It includes resources on:

  • Child care/early childhood education
  • Education/special needs
  • Family support
  • Financial support
  • Health and wellness
  • Parenting

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