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Diabetes Risk Test 11/10/10

This tool for consumers helps them determine their risk for having prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Users are presented with a brief questionnaire and then provided an assessment, along with a link to more information about diabetes.

Step Up to Stop Falls Toolkit™ 10/06/10

This toolkit contains a variety of fall prevention resources for older adults and the caregivers and health care professionals who work with them. Content can be downloaded directly from the Web site, including manuals, guides, presentations, and videos. Examples of available resources include:

  • Video exercises to improve strength and balance
  • A home safety self-assessment checklist
  • Professional screening and competency guides
  • Prevention and risk...
Text4baby 09/08/10

Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.

Resources for Managing Pediatric Obesity 08/26/10

These resources, developed by the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, are intended to provide primary care physicians with practical guidance on the approach to the obese child. They include resources for physicians as well as informational handouts for them to share with their patients’ families.

The resources for physicians include:

  • Primary care pocket guide to pediatric obesity management
  • Child and adolescent healthy weight and nutrition tips
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Helping Smokers Quit: A Guide for Clinicians 08/11/10

This guide for clinicians is based on the Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. The guide provides action-oriented recommendations to assist providers in helping smokers quit, and presents a brief summary of the five A's:

  • Ask about tobacco use at every visit
  • Advise all tobacco users to quit
  • Assess readiness to quit
  • Assist tobacco users with a quit plan
  • Arrange follow up...
Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Step-by-Step Guidance for Assessment and Intervention - Therapist Resource Guide 07/22/10

This Web site provides electronic versions of the documents from the book Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Step-by-Step Guidance for Assessment and Intervention . Clinicians, including psychologists and social workers, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and health care educators, can use these resources to build an integrated primary care service in various health settings. The tools cover multiple behavioral health issues and can be adapted or altered to...

Partners In Health: Mental Health, Primary Care And Substance Use Inter-Agency Collaboration Tool Kit, 2nd Edition 07/22/10

The purpose of this tool kit is to help primary care clinics, mental health agencies, and substance abuse programs work together seamlessly, coordinating needed care for the whole person, not just a portion, for easier access, greater consumer satisfaction, and better outcomes. It was developed by the Integrated Behavioral Health Project, whose ultimate goal is to enhance access to behavioral treatment services, improve treatment outcomes for underserved populations, and reduce the stigma...

Creating a Personal Medical Record 07/05/10

This educational video for consumers provides information regarding the benefits of creating a personal medical record and offers tips for how to create one. It features experts, including Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, discussing how to create a personal medical record, including what information should be included, who should have access to it, and new technologies that may help patients create and store their information.
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Mills Depression and Anxiety Checklist 06/28/10

This checklist, for women who have recently given birth, provides a list of symptoms and feelings they may experience to evaluate depression or anxiety. The self-evaluation can provide a basis for conversation with a health care provider for treatment, if needed.

Get Connected! Toolkit: Linking Older Adults With Medication, Alcohol, and Mental Health Resources 05/27/10

The Get Connected! Toolkit was created to help aging service providers learn more about alcohol and medication misuse, and mental health problems in older adults to address these issues more effectively. It has been designed to help aging service providers undertake health promotion, advance prevention messages and education, and undertake screening and referral for mental health problems and the misuse of alcohol and medications. This toolkit helps coordinate these efforts and links...

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