This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence when working with individuals and families affected by sudden infant death syndrome and other infant death. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of practices that foster such an environment.
This checklist can be used to assess cultural and linguistic competence in the following areas:
- Physical environment, materials, and...
This summary for patients addresses breast cancer treatment in women who are pregnant, nursing, or have just given birth.
The summary addresses the following topics:
- General information about breast cancer and pregnancy
- Stages of breast cancer
- Treatment option overview
- Treatment options by stage
- Early stage breast cancer (stage I and stage II)
- Late stage breast cancer (stage III and stage IV)
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...
This summary provides patients with information about colorectal cancer screening.
This summary addresses the following topics:
- What is screening?
- General information about colorectal cancer
- Colorectal cancer screening
- Tests commonly used to screen for colorectal cancer
- New tests being studied in clinical trials
- Risks of colorectal cancer screening
Health literacy is the ability to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions for treatment.
This kit for clinicians includes a clinician’s guide and videos.
The guide, “Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand” includes the following:
- Health literacy
- National Assessment of Adult Literacy
- Population groups at risk...
This tool suggests activities to help children, following exposure to a disaster or traumatic event, share recovery feelings and experiences at home.
This tool presents at-home interventions for parents to engage in with their children. Interventions are provided for children in the following age groups:
- Elementary age children
- Preadolescents and adolescents
This survey solicits feedback from program participants with brain injury about the services and supports they receive under the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver program. States can use these data to calculate performance indicators for monitoring quality within their waiver programs, to guide quality improvement projects, and to use in conjunction with other quality management strategies.
This survey addresses these priority areas:
- Program supports
This Small Steps. Big Rewards. GAME PLAN kit describes the steps that consumers can take to prevent diabetes and live a longer, healthier life. It is based on the lifestyle modification strategies used in the diabetes prevention program, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
This kit includes the following information and tools:
- Overview of the Small Steps. Big Rewards. GAME PLAN
- Am I at risk for type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes?
The Weight-control Information Network (WIN) is a national information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). WIN was established in 1994 to provide health professionals and consumers with science-based information on obesity, weight control, and nutrition.
WIN provides the following resources:
- Publications: including fact sheets, brochures, article reprints, and conference and workshop...
This brochure for people with diabetes emphasizes the importance of vaccinations against influenza (flu) and pneumonia. It also describes flu-related complications.
This brochure addresses the following topics:
- Preserve your life
- Consider these odds
- Take control
- Do I need a flu shot every year?
- Can a flu shot give me the flu?
- Does my family need flu shots too?
- Pneumonia: Another killer
- Where do I get a flu shot? ...