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Building Your Medical Home 03/11/10

This toolkit for health care professionals helps develop a pediatric medical home and improve patient care. The elements in the toolkit help to increase outcomes, such as health status, timeliness of care, family centeredness, and family functioning in a medical home. Achieving the standards in the toolkit is a requirement to be in the National Committee for Quality Assurance Physician Practice Connections (r) Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition program.

The...

Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers and Health Care Professionals Working Together 01/21/10

Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers and Health Care Professionals Working Together is a campaign that provides information and advice to help family caregivers and health care providers plan safe and smooth transitions for patients when patients move from one care setting to another. Resources are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Topics covered include:

  • For family caregivers
    • Guides for all caregivers
    • Hospital stay and discharge planning...
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...
Smoke-Free Policies: Establishing a Smoke-Free Ordinance to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Indoor Worksites and Public Places--An Action Guide 08/06/09

Smoke-Free Policies: Action Guide is an evidence-based tool, based on recommendations from The Guide to Community Preventative Services (Community Guide) that aids health practitioners through steps to build support for and establish a community smoke-free ordinance. It focuses on a specific approach for putting a smoke-free policy into place–establishing a community-wide smoke-free ordinance targeting indoor worksites and public places.

This guide is organized into five main...

Infection Control: Learning Through Action to Reduce Infection 07/01/09

This is a quick, simple action tool to use when a patient has a confirmed infection such as a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium, Clostridium difficile ( C. diff ), or other life-threatening infections. It is based on the root cause analysis (RCA) approach, and it is primarily a learning exercise.

The process is organized as an action checklist in three stages:

  1. React
  2. Record
  3. Respond
Sustainability for Community Quality Collaboratives: An Overview of the Art & Science of Building Staying Power 06/10/09

This set of tools and resources for community leaders help to build, maintain, and refine an infrastructure that supports and advances the mission of organizations that are working together to transform health care at the local level.

Information and tools provided include:

  • Introduction
  • Life stages: Designing for the present and the future
  • Value is the core
  • Leading practices
  • Community quality collaborative business model insights
  • ...
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...
Guide to Community Preventive Services 04/16/09

This guide is a resource for evidence-based recommendations and findings about what interventions work to improve public health. The guide helps public health professionals choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their community.

Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:

  • Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?
  • Are there effective interventions that are right for my community?
  • What...
LIVESTRONG℠ Care Plan 04/08/09

The LIVE STRONG Care Plan, written for survivors of adult cancer, is a simple online questionnaire that patients or their caregivers can complete to provide cancer survivors with individualized information regarding the health risks they face as a result of cancer therapies, as well as a defined plan of action to maintain their health once they are out of treatment. The LIVE STRONG Care Plan is also available in Spanish.

Blueprint for Prevention of Childhood Obesity: A Call to Action 04/02/09

This countywide strategic plan to increase physical activity and improve nutrition among youth was developed by a task force in San Mateo County, CA, where childhood obesity has been identified as a key health priority. This report consists of quantitative and qualitative data, a description of the task force process, and an action plan. It is organized into the following sections:

  • Introduction letter
  • Executive summary
  • Background
  • Logic model...

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