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COPD: Learn More Breathe Better 12/17/07

This Web site provides patients and health care professionals with information about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including materials for public and professional outreach.

This Web site provides the following information for patients:

  • What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
    • How does COPD affect breathing?
    • Symptoms
    • Getting tested
    • Taking action
  • Am I at risk?
    • Smoking
    • Environmental...
Infection: Don't Pass It On, Respiratory Etiquette Posters 12/17/07

This tool provides links for downloading 14 campaign posters on respiratory hygiene tips for reducing the risk of infection. These posters are intended to promote respiratory hygiene to both clinical and general audiences in health care settings.

The Community Tool Box 12/17/07

The Community Tool Box (CTB) is a free, Internet-based service that can help communities address health and development issues. It offers over 7,000 pages of practical guidance in community capacity building in an effort to bring about change and improvement in communities. The CTB connects people with resources for learning the many skills required for this work and applying this knowledge in diverse cultures and contexts.

The CTB’s nearly 300 different sections providing...

MyPyramid Food Guidance System Education Framework 12/17/07

The MyPyramid Education Framework explains the key concepts of the MyPyramid food guidance system, an interactive tool that assists Americans in making healthy food and activity choices. These key concepts provide a framework of ideas from which professionals can develop consumer messages and materials.

This 19-page framework includes the following information:

  • Background on MyPyramid
  • Overview of the MyPyramid food guidance system education framework
  • Key...
Infection: Don't Pass It On, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Posters 12/17/07

This tool provides links for downloading five campaign posters that emphasize the importance of personal protective equipment and handwashing as a means to reduce the risk of infection in health care settings. These posters are intended for both clinical and general audiences. Two of the posters are also available in Spanish.

Insure Kids Now! 12/17/07

This Web site provides information about this national campaign to link the Nation’s 10 million uninsured children–from birth to age 18–to free and low-cost health insurance. It provides the following:

  • Information to help consumers learn more about health insurance for infants, children, and teens in their State
  • Questions and answers about applying for low-cost or free health insurance for children
  • Information to help spread the word to eligible families who may...
MyPyramid: USDA's New Food Guidance System PowerPoint Presentation 12/17/07

This PowerPoint presentation was developed for health professionals to educate others in the nutrition field. It details the background and development of MyPyramid.

This presentation addresses the following topics:

  • History of USDA’s food guidance
  • Reasons for revising—Updating the science
  • Reasons for revising—Improving implementation
  • Dietary reference intakes
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005
  • Guiding principles—Unchanged...
VERB. It's What You Do. 11/29/07

The VERB Web site offers many interactive features that will help “tweens” get active. It offers fun games, interesting facts, photo journals, and blogs.

Color-coded Wristband Standardization in Arizona Implementation Toolkit 11/29/07

This toolkit can help hospitals implement a standardized color-coded wristband system, using Arizona's model. In 2006, Arizona hospitals began a Statewide initiative to use color-coded wristbands to help hospital workers identify at-risk patients, including those who have do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, allergies, or who are at risk for falls. Since many health care workers practice at more than one hospital, standardized wristband colors help them avoid confusion and possible medical error...

Hurricane Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and Podcasts 11/29/07

This Web site provides access to public service announcements (PSAs) and podcasts on topics related to hurricane safety. Users can download PSAs and podcasts directly from the site or subscribe to receive a different hurricane podcast each week during hurricane season. The site includes scripts for all messages, as well as audio files for most. Some messages are also available in video and/or American Sign Language format. All messages are also available in Spanish.

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