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The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Resource Guide for Integrating Comprehensive Medication Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes (Second Edition) 03/13/12

This guide for payers, plans, provider groups, patient advocacy groups, and all medication therapy management service providers discusses the rationale for including comprehensive medication management services in integrated patient-centered care. It provides the key steps necessary to promote best practices and achieve meaningful quality improvements for patients, while reducing costs associated with poor quality outcomes. The guide focuses on the decisions surrounding the comprehensive...

Caregiver Briefcase 02/02/12

This online tool, for psychologists and other health professionals, provides tools and resources to address the many challenges of improving the lives of contemporary family caregivers. The user-friendly briefcase contains a wide range of information, including common caregiving problems, assessment tools, and how to advocate for family caregivers.

The briefcase is divided into the following sections:

  • Caregiving facts
  • Practice
  • Research
  • Education...
Caregivers Count Too!: A Toolkit to Help Practitioners Assess the Needs of Family Caregivers 02/01/12

This toolkit is a step-by-step resource filled with practical information and resources to assess caregiver needs in service delivery settings. It designed for program administrators and practitioners to serve two purposes: (1) sharpen their awareness of caregivers as an at-risk population, whose own needs should be determined by an assessment; and (2) add to their knowledge and skills, helping to equip them for developing and implementing an appropriate caregiver assessment process in their...

Effective Health Care Program: Tools and Resources 01/13/12

This section of the Effective Health Care Program Web site provides tools and resources to help consumers, clinicians, policymakers, and others make more informed health care decisions. The materials cover various health topics and are developed through patient-centered outcomes research. The site also provides materials for researchers and others interested in the systematic study of evidence and research methods.

Tools and resources include:

  • Patient decision...
Heart Attack Risk Calculator 01/13/12

This risk assessment tool, for people age 20 or older, provides information to assess a person’s risk for heart disease, heart attack, or other future heart problems. The tool uses information such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar levels to help determine a level of risk for heart problems. Upon completing the questionnaire, users can print various reports to help them make a plan with their doctor to reduce their risk.

This tool is also available in Spanish...

Ensuring the Seventh Generation: A Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Tribal Child Welfare Programs 01/05/12

The purpose of this toolkit is to help tribal child welfare workers and care providers play an effective role in the prevention of suicide among the children and youth they serve. It addresses several questions that the tribal child welfare worker needs to consider to be effective. In addition, the toolkit contains background reading on the issue of suicide in Indian Country and the use of cultural approaches to prevention and community healing. Several resources are also listed for further...

Always Events® Toolbox 12/08/11

This toolbox contains tools and strategies to assist health care professionals in implementing Always Events ® initiatives and meeting their patient- and family-centered care goals. Always Events ® are defined as “those aspects of the patient and family experience that should always occur when patients interact with healthcare professionals and the delivery system.”

These tools and strategies were developed by numerous health care professionals from...

Center for Health IT Tutorials 12/08/11

These tutorials are informational resources and interactive tools to help health care professionals and administrators learn more about electronic health records (EHRs) and health information technology (HIT). The tutorials cover the basics of preparing for, selecting, implementing, and maintaining an EHR in various health care settings. The content offers basic information about how to prepare for an EHR, selecting the right system, redesigning office workflow, and maintaining and improving...

A Toolkit for the Well Child Screening of Military Children 11/23/11

This toolkit can help in the early identification of children coping with the unique, significant challenge of a parent's military deployment. It can be integrated into primary care and pediatric practices to support resiliency in children dealing with a parent's deployment and return home. Intended for use during the well-child visit, it will also identify early children and parents who can be appropriately referred for a child psychiatry consultation.

The toolkit is designed...

DiabetesIQ 11/15/11

DiabetesIQ is a mobile application for patients and nonpatients to learn about diabetes and ways to manage it. Through quizzes and games, users can compete with others in their knowledge level of diabetes. Users can track glucose levels, blood pressure, weight, and exercise and share the information with health care professionals or caregivers.

Registration and download of the application is free.

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