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Suicide: Taking Care of Yourself After an Attempt 12/17/07

This brochure offers information to help patients recovering from a suicide attempt move ahead after their treatment in the emergency department and provides resources for more information about suicide and mental illness.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • After the emergency department
  • Next steps: moving ahead and coping with future thoughts of suicide
    • Create a safety plan
    • Build a support system
    • Learn to live again
    • ...
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Tumor Markers for Gastrointestinal Cancers 12/17/07

This guide provides patients with information about the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 2006 Update of Recommendations for the Use of Tumor Markers in Gastrointestinal Cancer. This guide is organized into the following sections:

  • Tumors
  • Recommendations
  • What This Means for Patients
  • Questions to Ask the Doctor
  • Helpful Links and Resources
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Fertility Preservation 12/17/07

This three-page patient guide is based on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations about fertility preservation in people treated for cancer.

This patient guide addresses the following topics:

  • Cancer treatment and fertility
  • Options for preserving fertility before cancer treatment
    • For women
    • For men
  • What this means for patients
  • Questions to ask the doctor
Moving into Action: Promoting Heart-Healthy and Stroke-Free Communities 12/17/07

Moving into Action is a series of policy action items designed to help governors, State legislators, local officials, employers, and health care leaders promote heart-healthy and stroke-free communities. Each action suggests ways to encourage general interest and awareness of these health issues and specific policies that promote healthy behaviors and reduce risks associated with heart disease and stroke.

The policy actions revolve around five central themes:

  • Demonstrating...
Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers 12/17/07

This 145-page manual examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers. It describes the purposes, key decisions, and issues of each stage of the CPS process and covers strategies for casework supervision, training, and support. Best practices and critical issues in casework practice are underscored throughout.

This manual addresses the following topics:

  • CPS theory and practice
  • The helping relationship
  • Responsibilities of CPS...
Maternal and Child Health Library 12/17/07

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Library is a virtual guide to MCH information. It offers a combination of MCH information compiled by library staff and pathways to the best MCH information available on other Web sites, from organizations and libraries.

The MCH Library publishes the MCH Alert; produces databases; develops knowledge paths, bibliographies, and other information resources; maintains this Web site to provide access to key MCH-related data and information; and promotes...

Healthy Weight: Facts for Families, What if My Child Seems Overweight? 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses the assessment of overweight in children and provides recommendations for getting help.

This fact sheet includes the following sections:

  • Overweight or not?
  • Getting help losing weight
  • What to expect at the doctor’s office
  • Body mass index (BMI)-for-age example
  • What to do when a child is overweight
  • Spotting eating disorders
  • Treating eating disorders
  • Warning signs
  • Moving toward a healthy...
HPV and HPV Vaccine - Information for Health Care Providers 12/17/07

This fact sheet summarizes current recommendations on the use of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

It is divided into the following sections:

  • Overview
  • Provisional recommendations
  • Safety
  • Efficacy
  • Duration of protection
  • Delivery (provisional recommendations)
  • Cost
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Vaccination policies
  • Other vaccines in development
Home Health Compare 12/17/07

This tool gives detailed information about Medicare-certified home health agencies. Users can search for information by State, county, or zip code or by the name of the home health agency.

Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives Toolkit, Successful Treatment Outcomes: Using Motivational Incentives in Addiction Treatment 11/29/07

These tools provide information about science-based interventions that use motivational incentives (low- or no-cost reinforcements such as vouchers, prizes, and privileges) to help reduce drug use and enhance client retention in treatment programs.

The tool kit includes the following materials:

  • Video
  • PowerPoint presentations
    • Clinicians
    • Policymakers
  • Support materials
    • For program administrators
      • Sample policy and...

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