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Medication Use Safety Training (MUST) for Seniors™ 03/03/11

The Medication Use Safety Training (MUST) for Seniors program is designed as an interactive, national initiative to promote safe and appropriate medicine use by enabling older adults to avoid medication misuse, recognize and manage common side effects, and improve medicine use knowledge, attitudes, and skills to avoid medication errors.

MUST for Seniors can be offered to community-based, ambulatory older adults. Older individuals and family caregivers are also encouraged to use...

Fit Together: You & Your Family 03/01/11

Fit Together is a statewide campaign in North Carolina designed to raise awareness about the dangers of unhealthy weight and to equip individuals, families, and communities with the tools needed to get healthier. This section of the Fit Together Web site provides tools that can be used by individuals and families to help make healthy changes.

Tools available include:

  • Key information and suggestions for maintaining a healthy weight
  • Tips for families to...
Nemours Health & Prevention Services: 5-2-1-Almost None Online Resources 03/01/11

This Web page provides programs and materials for organizations and families to incorporate the 5-2-1-Almost None message. The program promotes a healthy lifestyle that includes eating more fruits and vegetables, increasing physical activity, drinking less sugary beverages, and limiting screen time.

Available resources include:

  • Healthy for life: A guide for families
  • 5-2-1-Almost None fact sheets
  • Bulletin boards
  • ...
Refugee Nutrition Outreach Toolkit 02/16/11

This toolkit was developed by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) to educate and assist these populations on how to adopt good habits that help them to prevent nutrition-related disease.

The toolkit contains the following:

  • A nutrition education flip chart to communicate culturally relevant nutrition information to refugee communities. Case managers, ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, health clinic staff, trained volunteers, and other...
Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety) 02/16/11

This Web site provides information and tools related to a 2-year study that is currently underway in the Partners HealthCare System (PHS), entitled Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety). The study aims to prevent patient falls in hospitals by identifying better ways to communicate information about a patient's risk for falls, and working with patients and family members to put a plan in place to prevent falls.

This multiphase study will result in the development...

Care Coordination Measures Atlas 02/15/11

The Care Coordination Measures Atlas lists existing measures of care coordination, with a focus on ambulatory care, and presents a framework for understanding care coordination measurement. The atlas includes measures of patient and caregiver experiences with care coordination, as well as experiences of health care professionals and health system managers. It is intended for evaluators of projects aimed at improving care coordination and for quality improvement practitioners and researchers...

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Sample Forms 02/14/11

The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm program is designed to improve the quality of care people receive at the end of life. It is based on effective communication of patient wishes, documentation of medical orders, and a promise by health care professionals to honor these wishes.

A POLST Paradigm form is a brightly colored document that addresses issues such as pain management, resuscitation orders, feeding procedures, and other medical interventions...

Health Shack™ 02/01/11

Health Shack assists in the development of independent and emancipated youth by providing an electronic Personal Health Information System (PHIS) designed for and with these youth. It offers informational resources, as well as safe keeping and accessibility for important life documents.

This service allows its members to download and store important health information, so that when a member or a care provider needs the information, they can get it quickly. Health Shack members...

Improving Patient Safety in Hospitals: A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture 01/20/11

This document contains references to Web sites that provide practical resources hospitals can use to implement changes to improve patient safety culture and patient safety. This resource list is not exhaustive but is provided to give initial guidance to hospitals looking for information about patient safety initiatives. This document will be updated periodically.

The resources are organized into the following categories:

  • General resources
  • Resources by...
Diabetes Wellness Center 12/29/10

The Diabetes Wellness Center Web site, developed by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), is an online resource for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes. The site provides tools and tips to help diabetes patients become active partners in their care management.

Resources include:

  • Advice from clinicians
  • Patient success stories
  • Healthy eating and exercise tips
  • Access to free blood monitors
  • Downloadable...

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