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HospitalBillHelp.org 05/08/14

This Web site helps uninsured and underinsured consumers in California navigate the application process for discounted care from hospitals. It also provides information about health insurance plans and pricing to protect against medical debt and underinsurance through policy change, public education, and legal assistance.

The Web site includes shared stories, an insurance calculator, and information in Spanish.

Whole Health Action Management: Peer Support Training Participant Guide 04/25/14

Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) is a training program and peer support group model designed to encourage resiliency, wellness, and self-management of physical and behavioral health among people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

The WHAM participant guide helps participants set a concise whole health goal, learn skills for whole health self-management, and understand “5 keys to success” for creating new health habits. The guide focuses on facilitating weekly...

Cancer Clusters: A Toolkit for Communicators 01/28/14

This toolkit provides resources for public health communicators when dealing with reports of suspected cancer clusters in a residential or community setting. Outlines the most essential communication needs surrounding cancer clusters and the most effective ways to address them.

The toolkit includes the following:

  • Sample cancer cluster scenarios based on real-life case studies around the country
  • Suggested outreach techniques for various audiences
  • ...
Act Against AIDS 01/13/14

Act Against AIDS is a 5-year national campaign to combat complacency about HIV/AIDS. The Act Against Aids Web site provides resources for campaigns targeted to the general public, at-risk populations, and health care professionals, including the following:

  • Campaigns targeted to the public
    • Let’s Stop HIV Together: raising awareness and fighting stigma
    • Reasons: encouraging Latino gay and bisexual men to get tested
    • Testing Makes Us...
Multi-Center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (MARQUIS) Toolkit 12/16/13

The goal of MARQUIS (Multi-Center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study) is to develop better ways for medications to be prescribed, documented, and reconciled accurately and safely at times of care transitions when patients enter and leave the hospital. This study, which was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, has produced a set of medication reconciliation tools to reduce medication errors that frequently occur during care transitions.

The...

Medication Safety Tools 11/19/13

These three online resources funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and developed by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) can help community pharmacies and outpatient settings improve medication safety and protect patients from the adverse effects of medication errors.

The following tools are available:

  • High-Alert Medications Consumer Leaflets are patient education checklists developed during a study of...
Behavioral Health and Wellness Program Toolkits 09/10/13

These toolkits, designed for health care providers, administrators, and health care organizations, contain a variety of information about tobacco use and patient wellness.

The following toolkits are available:

  • DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Toolkit for Healthcare Providers —This toolkit provides information about tobacco use, skills for engaging in tobacco cessation discussions, efficient methods for assessing an individual’s readiness to quit, and...
Community Provider Toolkit: Serving Veterans Through Partnership. Mental Health and Wellness (Mini-Clinics) 06/20/13

This Web site for clinicians features treatment tools to support the rehabilitation and recovery of military veterans with mental health issues. Each mini-clinic focuses on a different topic and highlights key tools in areas such as assessment, training, and education. Topics covered include the following:

  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Serious mental illness
  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Substance use
  • Suicide prevention
  • Women...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Adolescent and School Health: Sexual Risk Behavior Publications and Resources 03/06/13

This Web site offers resources to support HIV and sexually transmitted diseases prevention programs in schools. The resources provide education, training, and more to assist in decreasing sexual risk behaviors among students. Tools available include fact sheets, campaigns, guides, and curricula in the following areas:

  • Evidence-based prevention
  • Sexual health education
  • Counseling and testing
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
  • Social media...
Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014 02/25/13

The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services includes U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening, counseling, and preventive medication topics and includes clinical considerations for each topic. This new pocket guide is an authoritative source for making decisions about preventive services.

The 2014 guide covers USPSTF new and updated recommendations from 2004 through May 2014, topics in development, background about the USPSTF, and...

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