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Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) Virtual Toolkit 05/27/10
This resource kit for health care providers and patients provides information about von Willebrand Disease (VWD), the most common hereditary bleeding disorder. Awareness of the signs and symptoms of VWD is available through pamphlets, brochures, fact sheets, a patient questionnaire, and links to other Web sites.
Community Resource Inventory Tool 05/26/10

This tool can help add value to a naturally occurring retirement community (NORC) program. A NORC is a community that was not originally built for seniors, but is now home to a significant proportion of older residents. It is an innovative model that coordinates a broad range of social and health care services to support the senior residents of a NORC. Using this worksheet, social service and health care providers can regularly inventory the community’s resources and identify untapped ones...

Prediction Tools 04/28/10

These tools are a set of computerized calculators to help patients and physicians decide among the major treatment choices for several cancers. The tools can be used to predict the chance of overall survival or cancer spread or assess risk for followup treatments or cancer recurrence.

These tools are available for the following types of cancer:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Gastric carcinoma...
Shared Decision Making Toolkits 04/28/10

These toolkits for clinicians help establish a health support center for assisting patients in making health care decisions. Each set provides guidelines and examples to be used in either primary or specialty care settings for the best decision support a patient would need.

Toolkits include:

  • Starting a shared decision making center
  • Decision support toolkit for primary care
  • Decision support toolkit for specialty care
    • Breast cancer
    • Hip and...
Healthy Women Publications 04/01/10

This Web site provides many health information publications for women, covering topics from cancer to heart disease to reproductive health. The special health issues include guides and specialty booklets, tip/fact cards, and tip sheets to give the latest health information to female consumers. Select publications are available in English and Spanish.

Reduce Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Health Care: Fact Sheet 03/23/10

This fact sheet describes the problems and highlights some of the solutions to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse in health care. It addresses the following topics:

  • What is the problem?
  • Eliminating fraud and abuse: What’s at stake?
  • How much does wasteful spending cost?
  • Wasteful spending and conflicts of interest
  • What can be done?
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System 03/17/10

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System is a national survey of six areas of health risk behavior among youth and young adults. The priority areas are:

  1. Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  2. Tobacco use
  3. Alcohol and other drug use
  4. Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus infection
  5. Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  6. Physical...
A Collaborative Partnership: Resources to Help Consumers Thrive in the Medical Home 03/11/10

This guide for health care organizations and stakeholders provides resources to improve consumer participation to help design and inform the needed patient focus of the patient-centered medical home. It includes four core elements:

  1. Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative activities and initiatives supporting consumer engagement
  2. Research and examples surrounding consumer engagement in patient-centered medical home demonstrations
  3. Tools for consumers and other...
Building Your Medical Home 03/11/10

This toolkit for health care professionals helps develop a pediatric medical home and improve patient care. The elements in the toolkit help to increase outcomes, such as health status, timeliness of care, family centeredness, and family functioning in a medical home. Achieving the standards in the toolkit is a requirement to be in the National Committee for Quality Assurance Physician Practice Connections (r) Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition program.

The...

Multicultural Health Care: A Quality Improvement Guide 02/19/10

This guide for health care organizations provides resources on how to deliver and arrange health care services to diverse patients. The guide has quality improvement initiatives and downloadable ready-to-use tools in the Resource Library to improve access to care and reduce health care disparities.

The information found in the Steps to Quality Improvement section of the guide is organized into the following four chapters that follow the steps of a basic quality improvement...

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