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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...

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...

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...
Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers and Health Care Professionals Working Together 01/21/10

Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers and Health Care Professionals Working Together is a campaign that provides information and advice to help family caregivers and health care providers plan safe and smooth transitions for patients when patients move from one care setting to another. Resources are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Topics covered include:

  • For family caregivers
    • Guides for all caregivers
    • Hospital stay and discharge planning...
Rural Health IT Adoption Toolbox 01/21/10

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:

  • ...
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...
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...

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...

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