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Prevent Pressure Ulcers 02/18/10

The Prevent Pressure Ulcers initiative is part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 5 Million Lives Campaign. This site offers resources that can help reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

The materials available for download include the following:

  • Getting started kit
  • Mentor hospitals: The organizations on the Mentor Hospital Registry have volunteered to provide support, advice, clinical expertise, and tips to hospitals...
Pressure Ulcer Clinical Tools & Resources 02/18/10

Information & Quality Healthcare works with nursing homes to reduce the number of patients with pressure ulcers. This site provides various resources on the assessment, treatment, and prevention of pressure ulcers.

The tools available for download include:

  • Pressure ulcer data tracking resources
  • Other pressure ulcer resources
    • Quick assessment of leg ulcers
    • Skin check form
    • Communication form
    • Skin care plan form...
Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care 12/11/09

This toolkit helps rural primary care providers apply suicide prevention practices and establish themselves as a member of a team that is fully equipped to reduce suicide risk among their patients. The information and tools provided help physicians with a variety of topics such as patient self-management of their own suicide risk and partnership development with mental health providers.

The toolkit contains the following sections:

  • Getting started
  • Educating...
California Fit Business Kit 08/20/09

The California Fit Business Kit is a collection of tools and resources to help employers develop and implement a workplace program to support healthy eating and physical activity among workers. The kit contains eight individual components that can be used individually or as part of a comprehensive worksite wellness program.

The kit includes:

  • Check for health
  • Wellness committee
  • Healthy meeting policies
  • Vending machine food and beverage...
Guide to Community Preventive Services 04/16/09

This guide is a resource for evidence-based recommendations and findings about what interventions work to improve public health. The guide helps public health professionals choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their community.

Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:

  • Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?
  • Are there effective interventions that are right for my community?
  • What...
Blueprint for Prevention of Childhood Obesity: A Call to Action 04/02/09

This countywide strategic plan to increase physical activity and improve nutrition among youth was developed by a task force in San Mateo County, CA, where childhood obesity has been identified as a key health priority. This report consists of quantitative and qualitative data, a description of the task force process, and an action plan. It is organized into the following sections:

  • Introduction letter
  • Executive summary
  • Background
  • Logic model...
Deploy Rapid Response Teams 03/15/09

These tools, which are part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 5 Million Lives Campaign, can help a hospital establish a rapid response team program. A rapid response team is composed of clinicians who bring critical care expertise to the patient bedside (or wherever it is needed) to prevent deaths in patients who are failing outside intensive care settings.

This site is organized into the following sections:
  • Getting started kit
  • Campaign mentor hospitals...
Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign 03/04/09

The Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign informs men and women aged 50 years or older about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests.

The central campaign messages include:

  • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States of cancers affecting both men and women
  • Screening saves lives
  • Colorectal cancer often can be prevented. Regular screening tests can find precancerous polyps so...
Learn the Signs. Act Early. 02/10/09

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early” campaign provides a variety of tools and materials to help parents recognize the signs of developmental disabilities such as autism. The campaign helps parents measure their children’s developmental progress by monitoring how they play, learn, speak, and act. The site also includes useful campaign materials for health care providers, child care providers, and campaign partners.

The site includes the following...

Kids' Quest on Disability and Health 02/10/09

The Kids’ Quest site is intended to get kids to think about people with disabilities and some of their experiences related to daily activities, health, and accessibility.

The quests include topics related to limitations people with disabilities face in participating in various activities. These limitations are grouped under motor, communication, personal care, and learning. Each quest contains the following:

  • A primary question
  • A set of related questions about...

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