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NCQA's (National Committee for Quality Assurance's) Quality Dividend Calculator™ 2008 12/17/07

This free, online tool from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) calculates how health care quality can affect the productivity and absenteeism of employees and affords employers and health care purchasers the opportunity to see how quality care can impact their company’s bottom line.

The Quality Dividend Calculator 2008 estimates the absenteeism, lost productivity, and related expenses that result from a specific set of chronic conditions: asthma, diabetes, heart...

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 12/17/07

The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.

MEPS collects data on the specific health services that Americans use, how frequently they use them, the cost of these services, and how they are paid for, as well as data on the cost, scope, and breadth of...

Fruits and Veggies--More Matters 12/17/07

This Web site is the next generation of the 5-A-Day Program, a national initiative to increase consumption of fruit and vegetables. The site offers the following:

  • A calculator to find out how many fruits and vegetables you need each day, based on your daily caloric needs
  • Tips on how to include fruits and vegetables in your daily diet
    • Information on new fruits and vegetables to try
    • Recipes
  • Interactive tools such as “Analyze My Plate,” which...
Smokefree.gov 12/17/07

Smokefree.gov provides information and professional assistance to support those who want to quit smoking.

The Web site allows users to choose the help that best fits their needs. Available assistance includes:

  • An online step-by-step cessation guide
  • Local and State telephone quitlines
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI’s) national telephone quitline
  • NCI’s instant messaging service
  • Publications, which may be downloaded, printed, or ordered
  • ...
National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) 12/17/07

This Web-accessible database provides access to evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. The National Guideline Clearinghouse’s (NGC’s) mission is to provide physicians, nurses, health care providers and professionals, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers, and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use.

Key components of NGC include:...

National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month 12/17/07

This Web site focuses on National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, which promotes the societal benefits of alcohol and drug use treatment, lauds the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the message that recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders in all its forms is possible. Developed by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Recovery Month activities have been held each September since 1998.

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National Center for Farmworker Health 12/17/07

The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) is dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families by providing information services and products to a network of more than 500 migrant health center service sites in the United States as well as other organizations and individuals serving the farmworker population.

The NCFH Web site highlights programs, products, and services in support of its mission including:

  • Leadership development and training
  • ...
National Institute on Aging: Health Information 12/17/07

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) provides leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people.

This Web site includes the following:
  • Publications: Information and tips on healthy aging, care giving, medications, dietary supplements, and diseases
  • Clinical trials: Federally and privately supported clinical research with human volunteers
  • Related sites: A list of National Institutes of...
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities 12/17/07

This Web site provides information to the Nation on children and youth with disabilities; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; Individuals with Disabilities Education ACT (IDEA), the Nation’s special education law; No Child Left Behind, the Nation’s general education law; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.

Information is presented on:

  • Specific disabilities
  • Early intervention...
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

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