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Health Guides A to Z for Teen Girls 06/30/08
These guides provide easy-to-understand health information for teen girls. The guides can be browsed alphabetically or by topic.

Topics include:
  • Nutrition and fitness
  • Sexuality and sexual health
  • General health and development
  • Gynecology and reproductive health
  • Emotional health
  • Parent guides

The tool also includes quizzes on the following health topics:

  • General health
  • Nutrition and fitness
  • ...
Inner-City Asthma Study Questionnaires 06/24/08

These questionnaires were used in the Inner City Asthma Study (ICAS) to evaluate the effectiveness of two types of interventions to reduce asthma morbidity and severity among inner-city children, ages 5-11, with moderate to severe asthma.

Questionnaires include:

  • Adult baseline clinical evaluation form–Completed at study enrollment by the adult caretaker of the child
  • Child baseline clinical evaluation form–Completed at study enrollment by the...
Academy for Infection Management (AIM) Case Studies 06/13/08

This section of the Academy for Infection Management (AIM) Web site provides a selection of case studies that can be used as interactive case-based learning tools to educate clinicians about prevention and management of infections to improve patient outcomes. The case studies highlight the importance of using appropriate antibiotics early in nosocomial infections and the potentially serious consequences of using inappropriate therapy.

The tool includes:

  • AIM case...
Child Asthma Risk Assessment Tool© (CARAT) 06/10/08

This risk assessment tool rapidly provides a personal risk profile for a child with asthma. A detailed questionnaire looks at a variety of potential risks for a child and then reports on those factors affecting that child. It is designed to help clinicians, asthma counselors, and parents determine potential risks for children with asthma.

The remainder of the CARAT Web site provides details on what asthma is, what causes asthma symptoms, and what can be done to reduce exposure...

Consumer Health Information in Many Languages Resources 06/02/08

This Web site provides health resources in multiple languages. Visitors can browse resources with items in multiple languages, or resources in specific languages. Users can also search the Web sites on the page using the customized search engine.

Languages included are:

  • Arabic
  • Cambodian/Khmer
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hmong
  • Korean
  • Laotian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese
Health Literacy Improvement 05/30/08

This Web site provides health literacy tools, Government resources, research, and reports to help improve materials so individuals can better obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions.

Tools include:

  • Sample action plan to improve health literacy
  • Quick guide to health literacy
  • Quick guide to health literacy and older adults
  • Toolkit for trainers: Teaching older adults how to...
Re-mission.net 03/19/08

This Web site was designed for teenagers and young adults with cancer to help them fight their disease. It includes a state-of-the-art video game called Re-Mission, which takes the player on a journey through the body of young patients with different kinds of cancer. The game is designed to be cool and fun, while helping players increase their personal knowledge about cancer and improve their confidence in their ability to manage their disease. The Web site also includes community forums,...

National Diabetes Education Program 12/17/07

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is a federally-sponsored initiative that involves public and private partners to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, to promote early diagnosis, and to prevent the onset of diabetes. The NDEP’s objectives are to:

  • Increase awareness of the seriousness of diabetes, its risk factors, and strategies for preventing diabetes and its complications among at-risk groups
  • Improve understanding about diabetes and...
FindYouthInfo Program Directory 12/17/07

The FindYouthInfo Program Directory features evidence-based programs whose purpose is to prevent and/or reduce delinquency or other problem behaviors in young people . This searchable database provides information about program designs that successfully deal with risky behaviors in youth so they can be replicated to meet local needs.

Program tools can be viewed as follows:

  • By risk factor
  • By protective factor
  • By keyword
  • All programs
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) Division of Workplace Programs 12/17/07

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Division of Workplace Programs provides centralized access to information about drug-free workplaces and related topics.

Following is a list of the topics addressed:

  • Drug testing
    • For Federal agencies and employees
    • For labs
    • For specimen collectors
    • For Medical Review Officers
    • Drug Testing Advisory Board
    • ...

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