The STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) Initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and The Commonwealth Fund aims to reduce avoidable rehospitalizations and is focused on two components:
- A multistate learning community to improve transitions of care
- Targeted technical assistance to address systemic barriers to reducing avoidable rehospitalizations
The project Web site includes the following materials:
These tools are organized around the Framework for Building Clinic–Community Partnerships to Support Chronic Disease Control and Prevention. This framework suggests that partnerships, specifically clinic– community partnerships, are key to building community support for chronic disease care and management. It outlines how essential partnership characteristics build capacity necessary to achieve specified intermediate and long-term outcomes.
Although developed with diabetes in...
This Web site provides a collection of free, research-based physical education (PE) lesson plans for physical educators and classroom teachers. These lesson plans are based on research supported by the Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and are designed to be more inclusive, active, and fun than traditional PE classes.
Sample lesson plans are available for:
- Early childhood physical activity
- Elementary physical education...
The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign is a partnership between the League of California Cities and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. The program provides training and technical assistance to help city officials adopt policies that improve their communities’ physical activity and retail food environments.
The HEAL Cities Campaign toolkit contains six fact sheets and includes sample policies that can be adapted by cities in other states:
Let's Go! is a community-based initiative to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children, youth, and families. The goal is to improve healthy eating and increase physical activity for children and youth—from birth to 18 years old.
The Let's Go! Web site offers toolkits for the following settings:
- School K-5
- Middle school and high school
- After school
- Health care
The Web site also...
The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) is a system of regional children's mental health consultation teams designed to help primary care providers (PCPs) meet the needs of children with psychiatric problems.
Some of the MassHealth-approved screening tools for children younger than 21 are:
- Primary Care Behavioral Health Toolkit
- CRAFFT Toolkit
- Diagnosis specific screens for:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The REALtalkDC campaign is geared towards young people in the District of Columbia (DC). The campaign reaches youth by providing sexual health information online and through a text messaging service that allows users to text “REALtalk” to 61827 to get information on where to get tested in DC. The REALtalkDC Web site also includes an interactive quiz for consumers and various resources for health care providers.
Resources cover the following topics:
The mission of the Make School a Moving Experience initiative is to help school staff and afterschool care providers work toward the goal of incorporating 150 minutes of physical activity into the school week for elementary students.
This Web page provides many tools and resources that staff can use to implement the Make School a Moving Experience initiative at their school. Materials include:
- Planning and monitoring tools
- Physical activity action plan...
The Hookup is a statewide text messaging service in California that aims to provide youth with relevant and accurate sexual and reproductive health information and a convenient, confidential resource for accessing local clinics that offer free or low-cost sexual and reproductive health services.
Messages were developed by health educators based on issues identified in youth focus groups in high schools and teen clinics.
- Sexually transmitted...
As part of the Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, the KidsHealth Web site provides parents, kids, and teens with easy-to-understand information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. It also provides families with perspective and advice about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens. Content includes featured articles, questions and answers on hot topics, and interactive quizzes...