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
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IMPACT (Improving Mood: Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment for Late-Life Depression) 12/11/09

The IMPACT Tools page is an online resource of materials and information designed to help clinicians and organizations implement a model for depression care for older adults in a variety of settings. The program works to improve quality of life, physical and social functioning, and decrease pain among the elderly. Clinicians can learn skills by using a combination of audio-annotated PowerPoint presentations, streaming video, case studies, and reference manuals.

Materials available... 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:...

Is the Community Oriented Correctional Health Services Program Right for Your Community? 10/27/09

Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) is a program that fosters partnerships between local correctional facilities and local health care providers to provide quality care inside a correctional facility, and to connect returning inmates to their local community health centers for continued care after release. The questionnaire helps interested parties determine whether the COCHS program is suitable for their jurisdiction.

Health Literacy Measurement Tools 10/20/09

This set of clinician tools helps physicians quickly assess the health literacy of patients and how much they understand information to make appropriate health decisions. The tools can be used in multiple settings such as hospitals or physician offices, or for research studies.

The following tools measure a patient’s understanding:

  • Rapid estimate of adult literacy in medicine—short form (REALM-SF)
  • Short assessment of health literacy for Spanish adults (...
Care Notebook 08/20/09

The Care Notebook is a tool for families of children with special health care needs to organize information about their child’s chronic health condition. The notebook contains sections that can be filled out as a reference about the child’s health and treatments. It is a transportable tool that can be taken and shared with doctors, other health care professionals, or school or child care personnel.

Parents can use the Care Notebook for the following:

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Development of the Artifacts of Culture Change Tool 08/10/09

The Artifacts of Culture Change Tool is a nursing home self-evaluation questionnaire containing 79 items to evaluate progress in changing culture to improve care processes in areas such as:

  • Care practice
  • Environment
  • Family and community
  • Leadership
  • Workplace practices
  • Outcomes

The tool is accompanied by a detailed report, Development of the Artifacts of Culture Change Tool, that describes the questionnaire...

Smoke-Free Policies: Establishing a Smoke-Free Ordinance to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Indoor Worksites and Public Places--An Action Guide 08/06/09

Smoke-Free Policies: Action Guide is an evidence-based tool, based on recommendations from The Guide to Community Preventative Services (Community Guide) that aids health practitioners through steps to build support for and establish a community smoke-free ordinance. It focuses on a specific approach for putting a smoke-free policy into place–establishing a community-wide smoke-free ordinance targeting indoor worksites and public places.

This guide is organized into five main...

Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture 06/30/09

This set of assessment surveys and tools can be used by nursing home providers and staff to:

  • Assess their patient safety culture
  • Track changes in patient safety over time
  • Evaluate the impact of patient safety interventions

The Nursing Home Survey Toolkit includes:

  • Survey form
  • Survey items and dimensions
  • Survey user's guide
  • Nursing home survey feedback report template
  • Comparative database
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National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children With Special Needs Tools/Resources 06/28/09

This Web site includes a variety of tools for families, youth, providers, insurers, communities, and States working to provide medical homes for children with special needs. Many materials are available for immediate download through this site. Users are encouraged to adapt these tools to best meet the needs of their child, patient, or client.


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