Patient Decision Aids 06/08/10

These decision aids for patients provide facts, options, and evidence to help them talk with their doctor when making a treatment decision. These tools are meant to serve as a complement to counseling from a health practitioner rather than as a replacement for it.

The Web site includes a searchable A to Z inventory of decision aids on particular health topics, as well as a general decision guide that can be used for any health or social decision. It also includes guides for...

Get Connected! Toolkit: Linking Older Adults With Medication, Alcohol, and Mental Health Resources 05/27/10

The Get Connected! Toolkit was created to help aging service providers learn more about alcohol and medication misuse, and mental health problems in older adults to address these issues more effectively. It has been designed to help aging service providers undertake health promotion, advance prevention messages and education, and undertake screening and referral for mental health problems and the misuse of alcohol and medications. This toolkit helps coordinate these efforts and links...

Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) Virtual Toolkit 05/27/10
This resource kit for health care providers and patients provides information about von Willebrand Disease (VWD), the most common hereditary bleeding disorder. Awareness of the signs and symptoms of VWD is available through pamphlets, brochures, fact sheets, a patient questionnaire, and links to other Web sites.
Aquí Para Ti/Here for You: Teen Parenting Toolkit 04/28/10

Aquí Para Ti/Here for You is a multidisciplinary, bicultural/bilingual youth program for Latino youths and their families. The program helps teens and families understand the language, needs, and culture of adolescents to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for them. The Teen Parenting Toolkit provides parents relevant information and tips on how to relate to teens and guide them to adulthood.

Healthy Women Publications 04/01/10

This Web site provides many health information publications for women, covering topics from cancer to heart disease to reproductive health. The special health issues include guides and specialty booklets, tip/fact cards, and tip sheets to give the latest health information to female consumers. Select publications are available in English and Spanish.

A Collaborative Partnership: Resources to Help Consumers Thrive in the Medical Home 03/11/10

This guide for health care organizations and stakeholders provides resources to improve consumer participation to help design and inform the needed patient focus of the patient-centered medical home. It includes four core elements:

  1. Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative activities and initiatives supporting consumer engagement
  2. Research and examples surrounding consumer engagement in patient-centered medical home demonstrations
  3. Tools for consumers and other...
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.


Latino Nutrition Coalition Resources 02/17/10

These nutrition resources for consumers and health professionals help Latinos increase their awareness on how to improve and maintain their health through traditional foods and living active lifestyles. This tool provides various educational materials, including handouts and presentations. All documents are available in English and Spanish.

Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users: Quit Smoking 01/21/10

This consumer guide is for people who have tried several times to quit smoking.

It covers the following:

  • Reasons for quitting
  • Getting ready to quit
  • Getting medicine
  • Getting help
  • Staying quit
Bypassing the Blues 01/13/10

This Web site for health professionals provides information and resources to incorporate post-coronary artery bypass graft depression screening and treatment programs into routine clinical care. It is based on a clinical trial that examined the impact of collaborative care for depression in a population with cardiac disease.

This site is divided into the following sections:

  • Bypassing the Blues study materials
  • Patient education and screening
  • Study...


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