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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...

Questions Are the Answer 10/04/11

This Web site can help patients prepare for their medical appointments, ask questions, and talk with their doctor and other members of their health care team. The interactive site provides a path to encourage question development before, during, and after appointments so patients can better understand their condition and be more involved in their health care.

Tools and resources available include:

  • Patient and clinician videos
  • Be More Involved in Your...
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
    • ...
    Resource Guide for Health Care Professionals Interested in Advocating for Children's Health 07/21/11

    This guide is designed to assist health care professionals to take a stand in their communities and workplaces to advocate for healthy eating and active living for children and their families. The guide has the following resources to support health care professionals in their work outside of the office, including:

    • A snapshot of the obesity epidemic and how it is impacting children
    • A “how-to” for advocacy at community, State, and national levels
    • Strategies...
    Reducing Care Fragmentation: A Toolkit For Coordinating Care 07/06/11

    This toolkit has been designed for patient-centered medical homes aiming to transform how their clinics manage patient referrals and transitions, and its goal is to provide clinical practice resources to support coordinated care. The toolkit introduces four key concepts for enabling change, and offers activities, tools, and case studies to support their implementation.

    The toolkit is divided into the following sections:

    • Introduction
    • The care coordination...
    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...
    Nemours Health & Prevention Services: Publications 03/17/11

    This Web page from Nemours Health & Prevention Services offers free downloads of their published materials regarding overweight children, emotional health, and public health promotion. It includes toolkits, guides, and reports on how to prevent and treat children with weight and nutrition issues.

    Materials available include:

    • Tools for early childhood professionals
      • Sesame Street ® Healthy Habits for Life
      • Best Practices for Healthy Eating...
    Care Coordination Measures Atlas 02/15/11

    The Care Coordination Measures Atlas lists existing measures of care coordination, with a focus on ambulatory care, and presents a framework for understanding care coordination measurement. The atlas includes measures of patient and caregiver experiences with care coordination, as well as experiences of health care professionals and health system managers. It is intended for evaluators of projects aimed at improving care coordination and for quality improvement practitioners and researchers...

    Behavioral Health Practitioner Communication Form 01/21/11

    This form aids physicians in communicating vital information about patients to behavioral health practitioners when referring them. The form details relevant health information such as medication use (to avoid contraindications), past and present medical conditions, allergies, relevant lab results, and contact information for the referring physician. It can also aid in discussions about treatments and provide a full picture of past treatments and methodologies with patients.

    ...

    Implementing High Quality Telephone Care in Pediatric Practice 12/28/10

    This presentation, available in audio and slideshow formats, provides pediatricians and their staff with information about the use of telephone care in pediatric practice, citing examples for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma. Associated handouts available for download include sample telephone care plans and forms for selected conditions.

    This presentation is part of a series provided by the Quality Improvement Innovation Network, a program of the American...

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