This educational program for clinicians provides information about the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ’s) systematic review of the comparative effectiveness and safety of tamoxifen, raloxifene, and tibolone for reducing the risk of primary breast cancer in women. It guides clinicians in discussing AHRQ’s findings with women who may be candidates for FDA-approved therapies.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
This Web site can help patients prepare for their medical appointments, ask questions, and talk with their doctor and other members of their health care team. The interactive site provides a path to encourage question development before, during, and after appointments so patients can better understand their condition and be more involved in their health care.
Tools and resources available include:
- Patient and clinician videos
- Be More Involved in Your...
This toolkit for home health agencies, private duty nursing services, home-based hospices, and other organizations providing health care services, provides resources and tools to plan and implement health information technology in the home health location.
Each tool includes a statement of purpose, instructions for use of the tool, and tool structure. The toolkit consists of seven stages categorized into three main sections:
- Section 1: Adopt
- Assess ...
MOVE! is a national weight management program designed by the Veterans Health Affairs (VHA) National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention to help veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health.
This Web site contains information about the MOVE! program for veterans and health professionals, and includes program handouts, success stories, healthy living messages, and other resources.
Only veterans receiving care in the Veterans Affairs (...
This toolkit, designed for small- and medium-sized health care practices and organizations, provides a workflow analysis for the planning, design, implementation, and use of health information technology (health IT). The analyses and redesign incorporates what is currently being used, what will be used during transition and the end result of implementing health IT to improve workflow.
Tools available in the kit include:
- Flowchart ...
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 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:
This document can assist electronic health record (EHR) vendors, health care providers, and researchers in effectively communicating the results of EHR usability testing. It provides a template to guide EHR usability test administrators to meet the usability processes approach put forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The document also includes appendices that provide the following:
- Sample recruiting screener
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...
This guide was developed to address the U.S. obesity epidemic by transforming communities into places where healthy lifestyle choices are easily incorporated into everyday life. It describes 24 strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage and support healthy eating and active living. In addition, a single measure is provided for each strategy to help communities track their progress over time.
The 24 strategies and measures presented in...