The Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns initiative aims to reduce preterm births and improve outcomes for newborns and pregnant women. This toolkit provides action-oriented resources for health care providers and community-based organizations to use in helping expectant mothers get safe, evidence-based care, and improve their newborn’s chances for good physical and developmental health.
Resources include the following:
- Patient safety checklists
This nationwide program aims to lower blood pressure and prevent hypertension through patient–pharmacist engagement. The videos and resources on this page can help patients, pharmacists, and health care providers better understand high blood pressure and the steps they can take to prevent or treat it.
Resources include the following:
- Blood pressure journal
- Medication tracker wallet card
- Pocket discussion tool
- Drug Adherence Work-up (DRAW ©) tool...
The Health Reform Toolkit Series provides an indepth look at Massachusetts’ experience implementing State-based health reform and provides timely insight for others nationwide. The toolkits are designed to share experiences, materials, templates, and lessons learned from the state’s planning and creation of its exchange with other states as they begin health care reform implementation.
The five-part series includes toolkits on: building an effective exchange Web site,...
ER Is for Emergencies is a campaign in Washington State to help reduce preventable emergency room visits and redirect care to the most appropriate setting. The campaign Web site includes the following materials:
- One-page document outlining the Seven Best Practices
- Patient brochure to help redirect care to the most appropriate setting (also available in Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese)
- Educational videos and archived webinars
The Health Workforce Information Center (HWIC) provides free access to the most recent resources on the nation's health workforce in one easy-to-use online location. Resources available through HWIC's Web site will help health providers, educators, researchers, and policymakers around the nation develop strategies to meet future workforce demands.
HWIC's online library provides updated information on the following:
- Health workforce programs and funding sources...
This free, mobile health program delivers personalized text messages to help individuals understand their risk for type 2 diabetes and become more informed about the steps they can take to lead healthy lives. Individuals who sign up for txt4health will receive text messages each week with timely, relevant information to help them improve and manage their health.
Types of messages include the following:
- Risk profile
- Connection to local resources
The goal of the Get Covered. Get in the Game. campaign is to help uninsured children get health insurance so they can participate in sports programs. Eligible children and teens can get no-cost or low-cost health coverage through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The campaign materials include a guide that provides strategies and outreach materials that can help schools and communities link youth athletes—and all eligible children and teens—to...
This toolkit features public service announcements (PSAs) and podcasts that provide messages with safety tips on how to protect consumers during a natural disaster. Health officials and state and local health departments can tailor messages based on local needs and distribute them through emergency messaging systems.
The PSAs address the following topics:
- Staying safe after the storm
- Food and water
- Prescription drugs
MOVE! is a national weight management program designed by the Veterans Health Affairs (VHA) National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention to help veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health.
This Web site contains information about the MOVE! program for veterans and health professionals, and includes program handouts, success stories, healthy living messages, and other resources.
Only veterans receiving care in the Veterans Affairs (...
The Period of PURPLE Crying ® is the phrase used to describe the point when babies cry more than any other time in their life. This Web site was developed by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) to educate parents about the normalcy of infant crying and the dangers of shaking an infant.
The Web site contains an online handbook and includes information and articles for parents on the following topics: