Patient-centeredness

QualityTools

Bulimia Nervosa: A Summary of the Resource Guide for Family and Friends 12/17/07

This 12-page guide provides summary information on bulimia nervosa and treatment to help families and friends who want to support someone with the disorder. This tool summarizes an in-depth treatment resource guide and interactive Web site.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • What is bulimia nervosa?
  • Who develops bulimia nervosa?
  • What causes bulimia nervosa?
  • Risk factors for developing bulimia nervosa
  • Can bulimia be prevented?...
Think Cultural Health: Bridging the Health Care Gap through Cultural Competency Continuing Education Programs 12/17/07

This Web site, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural competency in health care. It includes free online courses accredited for continuing education credit, as well as supplementary tools to help health care providers and organizations promote respectful, understandable, and effective care. Free registration is required to access some of these tools.

This site includes the following training materials:

  • A...
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Center for Excellence: Rack Cards 12/17/07

These rack cards, available for home, office, or professional printing, advise mothers-to-be against drinking alcohol during their pregnancy. Rack cards are available in four styles and are available for download in color or black print.

Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 1--Series Overview and Methodology 12/17/07

This report (the first volume in a series) provides an overview of methods and theoretical underpinnings of the quality improvement (QI) field of study. A critical analysis of the existing literature on quality improvement strategies for a selection of 20 disease and practice priorities identified in a 2003 Institute of Medicine report was compiled to bring data to bear on this “quality gap” and the opportunities that exist to bridge it.

This volume presents the following information...

Healthy Youth! Physical Activity Brochures for Parents, Teachers, and Principals 12/17/07

These brochures are designed to help parents, teachers, and principals increase physical activity among elementary and middle school-aged youth.

  • The parent brochure includes a checklist parents can use to help decide what organized activities they would like their child to join. It is also available in Spanish and Chinese.
  • The teacher brochure includes tips and ideas for adding activity to lesson plans.
  • The principal brochure includes tips on how principals can...
Frequently Asked Questions About HIV and STD Testing 12/17/07

This tool provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing.

It addresses the following questions:

  • What is HIV and should I be tested?
  • What is viral hepatitis and should I be tested?
  • What are sexually transmitted diseases and should I be tested?
  • What puts me at risk for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and STDs?
  • ...
15+ Make Time to Listen--Take Time to Talk...About Bullying 12/17/07

This material is part of “15+ Make Time to Listen Take Time to Talk,” an initiative to promote healthy child development and prevent youth and school-based violence. The Web site provides interactive questions to encourage 15 or more minutes of undivided conversation per day between parents/caregivers and children. Schools, adults, and children can use these questions to start conversations about bullying and how to prevent it.

The Web site provides questions in the...

Pay Attention: Symptoms of Serious Health Conditions 12/17/07

This tool presents some signs and symptoms of serious health conditions, which should be checked by a doctor or nurse including:

  • Signs of a heart attack
  • Signs of a stroke
  • Symptoms of reproductive health problems
  • Symptoms of breast problems
  • Symptoms of lung problems
  • Symptoms of stomach or digestive problems
  • Symptoms of bladder problems
  • Symptoms of skin problems
  • Symptoms of muscle or joint problems
  • Symptoms of...
A Guide to Lung Transplantation: Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This 14-page patient guide provides information on many aspects of lung transplantation. The tool is divided into the following sections:

  • Why are lung transplants needed?
  • Diseases and conditions that affect the lungs
  • What kind of transplants can be considered?
  • Can you be considered for lung transplantation?
  • How will your transplant candidacy be evaluated?
  • Benefits and risks of lung transplantation
  • What will happen when you are...
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Consumer Summary 12/17/07

This consumer summary presents information for people with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who are being treated by a doctor or other health care provider.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • Do you have gastroesophageal reflux disease?
  • What kinds of medicines can I take for GERD?
  • Can surgery help?
  • What about the new endoscopic procedures?

Pages

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.