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inSPOT 11/25/08

This free, peer-to-peer Web site for people diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease allows users to e-mail postcards notifying partners about a possible exposure. The e-mail postcards direct recipients to information on the site about where to get tested, treatment, and links to what recipients need to know. The e-cards can be sent anonymously or from a known e-mail address.

RxFacts.org 10/24/08

RxFacts.org provides physicians with an evidence-based, non-commercial source of the latest findings about the drugs they prescribe. The site includes clinical topic summaries and resources for health professionals as well as information about common health conditions for patients.

healthfinder.gov 10/21/08

This gateway Web site provides information and tools to help consumers stay healthy. The site includes general health information as well as contact information and resources on a wide range of health topics from over 1,600 Government and non-profit organizations. The topics covered are related to the focus areas of Healthy People 2010.

The site, also available in Spanish, provides the following information:

  • Quick guide to health living
    • Eat healthy
    • Get...
EthnoMed Web Site 10/01/08

The EthnoMed Web site provides medical and cultural information about cultural beliefs, medical issues, and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle (or the United States in general). The site is designed to be used in clinics by care providers before seeing a patient.

The site includes the following information:

  • Cross-cultural health:
    • Clinical topics
    • Community House Calls program
    • Immigration
    • ...
Community Services Locator: An Online Directory for Finding Community Services for Children and Families 09/22/08

The Community Services Locator is designed to help service providers and families find available national, State, and local resources that can address child and family needs. It includes resources on:

  • Child care/early childhood education
  • Education/special needs
  • Family support
  • Financial support
  • Health and wellness
  • Parenting
NICHD Neonatal Research Network: Extremely Preterm Birth Outcome Data 09/16/08

This Web site for the Neonatal Research Network is intended to better inform health care providers and families about possible outcomes for extremely preterm infants based on standardized assessments. It is not intended to be the only information that care decisions are based on, nor is it intended to be a definitive means of predicting infant outcomes. Users should keep in mind that every infant is an individual, and that factors beyond those used to formulate these standardized assessments...

HowsYourHealth Online Screening Tool 08/20/08

The HowsYourHealth Web site gives consumers evidence-based, user-friendly health information to help them become more actively involved in preventing and managing their health care problems. Patients are encouraged to complete a free, confidential, noncommercial, 10-minute survey. After completing the survey, patients are given a summary action form, which provides a snapshot of the individual and his/her situation. It includes information about problems, needs, concerns, health safety...

Lab Tests Online 08/20/08

Lab Tests Online is a searchable database that can help patients or family caregivers to better understand and talk with doctors about the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care, as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.

For medical professionals, this site can serve as a quick reference tool or as a resource for keeping up with advances in laboratory science.

The site includes a search box and menus to access...

Develop Your "Hospital At Home" Program 08/08/08

Hospital At Home is an innovative health care model that can provide hospital-level care in a patient’s home as a full substitute for acute hospital care until the patient is ready for discharge to their primary care physician.

The Web site contains the following information and tools for organizations that are considering starting their own program:

  • Is your organization ready for Hospital At Home?
    • Innovation readiness assessment
    • Readiness and...
About Mood Disorders 08/02/08

This site provides information on depression and bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression). The site also includes a Mental Health Screening Center, which offers the following mental health screening tools:

  • Confidential online depression screening
  • Confidential online mania screening
  • Confidential online anxiety screening
  • Child mania rating scale (for parents)

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