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:
- Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
- Tobacco use
- Alcohol and other drug use
- Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus infection
- Unhealthy dietary behaviors
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.
This health information technology (IT) toolbox provides rural health providers and decision makers with tools to improve the effectiveness of their institutions through the use of technology. Each of the modules focuses on rural health providers and contains a range of resources relevant to the various stages of considering, planning, executing, and evaluating the implementation of health IT in rural settings.
The toolbox includes these following modules:
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
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.
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:...
This learning unit consists of videos of mini-lectures that are designed to educate nursing students about integrating primary and mental health care services.
This course includes the following videos:
- Welcome and Introduction to Nurse Managed Health Centers and Integrated Health Care
- Overview and Cultural Considerations
- Integrated Care
- Coordinating Integrated Care: System Issues and Community Resources
These interactive health education resources from the Patient Education Institute use animated graphics to explain a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. The tutorials are also available in an audio format.
Some examples of the tutorials include:
- Diseases and conditions
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Breast cancer
- Tests and diagnostic procedures
- Barium enema
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,...
This free booklet and video educate consumers about blood thinner medicines.
The 24-page booklet explains how blood thinners can help prevent dangerous blood clots from forming and what to expect when taking these medicines. It includes the following information:
- About your blood thinner
- How to take your blood thinner
- Check your medicine
- Using other medicines
- Possible side effects
- Stay safe while taking your blood...