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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.

Rural Health IT Adoption Toolbox 01/21/10

This health information technology (IT) toolbox provides rural health providers and decision makers with tools to improve the effectiveness of their institutions through the use of technology. Each of the modules focuses on rural health providers and contains a range of resources relevant to the various stages of considering, planning, executing, and evaluating the implementation of health IT in rural settings.

The toolbox includes these following modules:

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Health Information Technology for Children Toolbox 11/16/09

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health Information Technology (IT) for Children Toolbox promotes children’s health and well-being through health IT. This resource is designed to provide concrete health IT tools to families, public and private organizations, and clinicians who provide services to children and their families.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Health IT for Children: This module provides a general...
Is the Community Oriented Correctional Health Services Program Right for Your Community? 10/27/09

Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) is a program that fosters partnerships between local correctional facilities and local health care providers to provide quality care inside a correctional facility, and to connect returning inmates to their local community health centers for continued care after release. The questionnaire helps interested parties determine whether the COCHS program is suitable for their jurisdiction.

Health Literacy Measurement Tools 10/20/09

This set of clinician tools helps physicians quickly assess the health literacy of patients and how much they understand information to make appropriate health decisions. The tools can be used in multiple settings such as hospitals or physician offices, or for research studies.

The following tools measure a patient’s understanding:

  • Rapid estimate of adult literacy in medicine—short form (REALM-SF)
  • Short assessment of health literacy for Spanish adults (...
Healthy People 2010 Oral Health Toolkit 09/21/09

The Healthy People 2010 Oral Health Toolkit provides guidance, technical tools, and resources to help States, territories, tribes, and communities develop and implement successful oral health components of Healthy People 2010 plans as well as other oral health plans. These plans are useful for:

  • Promoting, implementing, and tracking oral health objectives
  • Educating the public and policymakers about oral health needs and disparities
  • Leveraging resources for...
Accessible Health Information Technology (IT) for Populations With Limited Literacy: A Guide for Developers and Purchasers of Health IT 08/03/09

This guide and checklist are intended for developers and purchasers of health information technology (IT) that is designed to be accessed and used by consumers. As most health IT developers have little knowledge of populations with limited literacy and of the technical standards and aspects of accessible health IT design, this guide and checklist provide a structure, strategies, and other resources for the development of these technologies. Similarly, purchasers of health IT (e.g., health...

National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children With Special Needs Tools/Resources 06/28/09

This Web site includes a variety of tools for families, youth, providers, insurers, communities, and States working to provide medical homes for children with special needs. Many materials are available for immediate download through this site. Users are encouraged to adapt these tools to best meet the needs of their child, patient, or client.

Health Information in Multiple Languages 06/22/09

This service, linked from the MedlinePlus Web site, benefits people who prefer to read consumer health information in their native language. It also helps the information professionals and health care providers who serve them.

IDEALL Health Project: Improving Diabetes Efforts Across Language and Literacy: Automated Telephone Disease Management (ATDM) Protocol 05/15/09

This protocol from the Improving Diabetes Efforts Across Language and Literacy (IDEALL) Health Project helps facilitators implement the Automated Telephone Diabetes Management (ATDM) support component. The tool is used for the two forms of support–automated telephone diabetes management and group medical visits–which were implemented for a group of patients with poor control of type 2 diabetes.

The topics covered include:

  • Overview
  • Survey details
  • Data...

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