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Pediatric Documentation Templates 04/28/10

These templates for acute and chronic conditions can assist providers when documenting a visit in an electronic health record by increasing the efficiency with which a visit is documented and enhancing adherence to clinical guidelines for those conditions. The templates are based on national guidelines and may be modified to suit a particular clinical practice’s needs.

Template examples available for download:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis and...
Aquí Para Ti/Here for You: Teen Parenting Toolkit 04/28/10

Aquí Para Ti/Here for You is a multidisciplinary, bicultural/bilingual youth program for Latino youths and their families. The program helps teens and families understand the language, needs, and culture of adolescents to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for them. The Teen Parenting Toolkit provides parents relevant information and tips on how to relate to teens and guide them to adulthood.

Pediatric Rules and Reminders 04/27/10

These tools for physicians and clinicians provide information needed to improve adherence to clinical guidelines in electronic health record systems. This type of clinical decision support can improve health care quality and safety.

The rules and reminders are based on guidelines at both the national and State level, as well as local expert consensus.

Reminders available for download are:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, overdue for followup
  • ...
America on the Move: Tools 04/06/10

America On the Move Foundation is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to improve health and quality of life by promoting healthful eating and active living among individuals, families, communities, and society. This Web site offers various tools for consumers and health care professionals to help make healthy eating and active living more convenient.

The tools are organized into the following categories:

  • General tools
  • Tools for the home
  • ...
Healthy Women Publications 04/01/10

This Web site provides many health information publications for women, covering topics from cancer to heart disease to reproductive health. The special health issues include guides and specialty booklets, tip/fact cards, and tip sheets to give the latest health information to female consumers. Select publications are available in English and Spanish.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System 03/17/10

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System is a national survey of six areas of health risk behavior among youth and young adults. The priority areas are:

  1. Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  2. Tobacco use
  3. Alcohol and other drug use
  4. Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus infection
  5. Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  6. Physical...
A Collaborative Partnership: Resources to Help Consumers Thrive in the Medical Home 03/11/10

This guide for health care organizations and stakeholders provides resources to improve consumer participation to help design and inform the needed patient focus of the patient-centered medical home. It includes four core elements:

  1. Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative activities and initiatives supporting consumer engagement
  2. Research and examples surrounding consumer engagement in patient-centered medical home demonstrations
  3. Tools for consumers and other...
Building Your Medical Home 03/11/10

This toolkit for health care professionals helps develop a pediatric medical home and improve patient care. The elements in the toolkit help to increase outcomes, such as health status, timeliness of care, family centeredness, and family functioning in a medical home. Achieving the standards in the toolkit is a requirement to be in the National Committee for Quality Assurance Physician Practice Connections (r) Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition program.

The...

Medical Home Practice-Based Care Coordination Workbook 03/04/10

The Medical Home Practice-Based Care Coordination Workbook includes the tools and supports needed for a primary care practice to develop its capacity to offer a pediatric care coordination service, particularly for children with special health care needs.

The workbook goals and objectives are as follows:

  • Goal: To put forth a practice-based medical home care coordination framework from which practices can select and suitably customize. Contents...
Latino Nutrition Coalition Resources 02/17/10

These nutrition resources for consumers and health professionals help Latinos increase their awareness on how to improve and maintain their health through traditional foods and living active lifestyles. This tool provides various educational materials, including handouts and presentations. All documents are available in English and Spanish.

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