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Latino Nutrition Coalition Resources 02/17/10

These nutrition resources for consumers and health professionals help Latinos increase their awareness on how to improve and maintain their health through traditional foods and living active lifestyles. This tool provides various educational materials, including handouts and presentations. All documents are available in English and Spanish.

Diabetes Tools & Resources 02/03/10

These tools are a set of instruments to help patients create personalized action plans to lead a healthier lifestyle. The strategies given help patients keep their diabetes under control while managing it from different directions.

Tools available are:

  • Diabetes-friendly recipes
  • My diabetes health assessment
  • Diabetes quiz
  • Personal stories
  • More personal stories
  • Diabetes and other educational brochures...
ENACT: Environmental Nutrition and Activity Community Tool 02/03/10

The Environmental Nutrition and Activity Community Tool (ENACT) is a set of assessment and planning tools for organizations, coalitions, and communities to help improve nutrition and physical activity in their communities. The tools can evaluate past and current efforts and offer new priorities. The tools focus on the following environments:

  • Child care
  • School
  • After-school
  • Community
  • Workplace
  • Health care
  • Government

A free...

Cancer Care Patient Navigation Tools for Community Cancer Centers 01/21/10

These tools can help community cancer centers establish a comprehensive patient navigation program. The Web site includes downloadable materials to engage and support implementation through assessment tools, job descriptions, and standard operating procedures.

Resources included are:

  • Patient navigation levels I–III
  • Preassessment tool
  • Patient navigator responsibilities and core functions
  • Sample patient navigator job descriptions
  • ...
Bypassing the Blues 01/13/10

This Web site for health professionals provides information and resources to incorporate post-coronary artery bypass graft depression screening and treatment programs into routine clinical care. It is based on a clinical trial that examined the impact of collaborative care for depression in a population with cardiac disease.

This site is divided into the following sections:

  • Bypassing the Blues study materials
  • Patient education and screening
  • Study...
A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals 12/07/09

The Compendium is a set of strategies designed for acute care hospitals to prevent six of the most common health care–associated infections: Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, central line-associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and surgical site infections. The strategies of basic infection surveillance, control, and prevention recommendations in hospitals can lead to...

Flu.gov 11/23/09

This Web site provides comprehensive government-wide information on seasonal, H1N1 (swine), H5N1 (bird), and pandemic influenza for the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policymakers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities. It also provides news, tools, fact sheets, videos, and links to social networking Web sites for the public to connect to local information.

This site is organized into the following sections:...

Hearing Aid Online Guide 11/23/09

This online guide for consumers presents general information on hearing aids and types of hearing loss, as well as how to get a hearing evaluation, how to choose a device, and how to have it properly adjusted.

The guide includes the following topics and resources:

  • Hearing loss
  • Types of hearing aids
  • Benefits and safety issues
  • Hearing aids and cell phones
  • How to get hearing aids
  • Checklist
  • Other products and devices to...
On the CUSP: Stop Blood Stream Infections - Resources 10/15/09

The resources from the Stop Blood Stream Infections (“Stop BSI”) program aim to eliminate catheter-related bloodstream infections and their associated costs. Similar efforts in Michigan were successful in nearly eliminating these infections by reducing the median rate of catheter-related bloodstream infections to zero. 

The Stop BSI program includes a variety of resources including:

  • Educational sessions
  • The Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Toolkit,...
Oral Health, Cancer Care, and You 09/25/09

This publication series can help health care providers and patients learn more about steps that can be taken before, during, and after cancer treatment to reduce the risk and impact of side effects on oral health. Some of the patient publications are also available in Spanish.

Information for health professionals includes:

  • Dental provider’s oncology pocket guide
  • Oncology pocket guide to oral health
  • Oral complications of cancer treatment: What the...

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