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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...
National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Age 50 and Older 12/17/07

This 21-page tool was developed to guide organizations, associations, and agencies in planning strategies to help people age 50 and older increase their physical activity.

This tool includes the following sections:

  • Executive summary
  • Section one
    • Background
    • Vision and guiding principles
    • A snapshot of America’s aging population
    • Types and benefits of physical activity
    • Demographic shifts
    • Chronic illness and the aging...
Rural Information Center: Rural Health 12/17/07

The Rural Information Center (RIC) provides information and referral services to local, tribal, State, and Federal government officials; community organizations; rural electric and telephone cooperatives; libraries; businesses; and citizens working to maintain the vitality of America’s rural areas. The RIC Web site contains more than 2,500 links to current and reliable information on a wide variety of rural resources and funding sources on the following topics:

  • Agricultural safety...
Developing Cultural Competence in Disaster Mental Health Programs: Guiding Principles and Recommendations 12/17/07

The purpose of this guide is to assist States and communities in planning, designing, and implementing culturally competent disaster mental health services for survivors of natural and human-caused disasters of all scales.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Culture and disaster
    • Understanding culture
    • Diversity among and within racial and ethnic minority groups
    • Cultural competence: Scope and terminology
    • The cultural competence continuum...
Quick Tips--When Talking with Your Doctor 12/17/07

This Web site provides recommendations to help patients become partners with their doctor to improve their health care.

Some topics addressed include:

  • Giving information to the doctor
  • Getting information from the doctor
  • Taking information home
  • Following up with the doctor
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: State-based Physical Activity Program Directory 12/17/07

This Web site provides information about physical activity programs involving State departments of health. The site can be used to research programs, gather ideas, and share information.

This site includes the following sections:

  • Search by State for ongoing programs involving State departments of health (choose to display inventory of programs or profile of State department of health)
  • Search by keyword (search by program setting, target population, primary program...
Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide 12/17/07

This guide provides information about Web sites that sell medications, offers tips when purchasing medications online, and offers suggestions for consumers looking for a safe Web site. The guide is available as both a Web page and a brochure, in both English and Spanish.

Common Screening and Diagnostic Tests 12/17/07

This tool provides information to women about common screening and diagnostic tests.

This tool provides a simple description of 26 screening and diagnostic tests including:

  • Angiogram
  • Barium enema
  • Biopsy
  • Blood test
  • Bone mineral density test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Clinical breast exam
  • Chest x-ray
  • Colonoscopy
  • Computed tomographic (CT or CAT) scan
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • ...
Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium: Diabetes Mellitus Patient Checklist - Version 2 12/17/07

This checklist is for providers treating patients with diabetes mellitus. It is based on the clinical practice guideline created by The Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium for the treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus, which applies to patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus and recommends specific interventions for periodic medical assessment, laboratory tests, and education to guide effective patient self-management.

Providers may use this checklist to keep track...

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center 12/17/07

This National Institute on Aging Web site provides current, comprehensive information and resources concerning Alzheimer’s disease (AD) for health professionals, people with AD, and their families.

This site includes the following sections:

  • Alzheimer’s information (includes links to numerous publications, some in easy-to-read and Spanish versions)
    • General information
    • Causes
    • Symptoms
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment (includes a link to an AD...

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