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iTriage 12/27/10

This Web application provides consumers with efficient access to actionable health care information. It helps them understand the symptoms they are experiencing and guides them to an appropriate medical provider using GPS technology. The tool allows users to search for symptoms, diseases, procedures, and providers.

iTriage services include the following:

  • Information on more than 300 symptoms, 1,000 diseases, and 350 medical procedures
  • Nationwide directory of...
Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States: Implementation and Measurement Guide 12/20/10

This guide was developed to address the U.S. obesity epidemic by transforming communities into places where healthy lifestyle choices are easily incorporated into everyday life. It describes 24 strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage and support healthy eating and active living. In addition, a single measure is provided for each strategy to help communities track their progress over time.

The 24 strategies and measures presented in...

The Options Counselor 11/22/10

The Options Counselor is a self-guided program for consumers to plan for their quality of life, now and in the future. The information and tools assist individuals in making sound decisions about their care needs as they age. It also provides resources for those helping someone else with a health concern or a disability

Topics and resources include:

  • Caregiving
  • Civic engagement in your community
  • Emotional well-being
  • Financial planning
  • ...
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.

Be In CHARGE! Child Manual 11/08/10

Be In CHARGE! (Behavior Intervention for Change Around Growth & Energy!) is an intervention that combines behavioral strategies and nutrition information to increase the energy intake and growth rates of children with cystic fibrosis. The intervention utilizes a group treatment approach in which children and parents attend separate group workshops.

This Child Manual and the accompanying Parent Manual are designed to be used by health professionals in leading group...

Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers 10/27/10

This booklet is designed to help teenagers maintain a healthy weight through simple, small steps. The booklet provides basic facts about nutrition and physical activity, and offers practical tools that teenagers can use in everyday life.

Topics covered include:

  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Making it work
  • Change occurs slowly
Eldercare Locator 10/13/10

The Eldercare Locator Web site provides users with information and tools to help older persons live independently and safely in their homes and communities for as long as possible. As a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it offers many useful resources for older adults, caregivers, and aging professionals, including:

  • A nationwide database designed to link those who need assistance with State and local agencies on aging and...
Aging Well in Communities: A Toolkit for Planning, Engagement & Action 10/13/10

Few communities are prepared to meet the needs of older residents or to engage these residents in civic life. The Aging Well in Communities Toolkit addresses this challenge by giving local governments the resources they need to successfully plan for aging well in their communities.

The toolkit:

  • Breaks down the aging well planning process into manageable steps and gives specific guidance for each step
  • Provides a structured process for gathering different types...
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...
We Can!® (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) Tools and Resources 10/05/10

We Can! is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. This Web site provides families and communities with a variety of materials, tools, tracking sheets, training, and other information to encourage a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

The tools and resources are divided into the following categories:

  • Weight management
  • Nutrition
  • Physical...

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