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HCUP Online Tutorial Series 06/22/11

This series of free, interactive courses provide Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data users with information about HCUP data and tools, and training on technical methods for conducting research with HCUP data. The online courses are modular, so users can either move through an entire course, or access sections that interest them the most.

The courses include the following:

  • HCUP overview course
  • Load and check HCUP data
  • Calculating...
Medication Adherence Time Tool 06/22/11

This tool for physicians and clinical staff provides education surrounding patient/provider communication about medication use and adherence during a visit. It includes an executive summary of the most up-to-date information on delivering preventive services to patients in the context of a clinical visit. It also includes a clinical reference document that provides the evidence to support the tool.

The tool is accompanied by a patient guide that may be shared during a clinic visit and...

PreventObesity.net 06/21/11

This Web site, for community leaders and organizers, helps build on the movement to reverse childhood obesity. The Web site connects individuals working to change policies and environments to help children and families eat well and move more, especially in communities at highest risk for obesity. It provides tools to help people organize more easily, more powerfully and with greater reach and awareness.

Free registration is required to gain full access to all of the tools and...

Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign Toolkit 06/21/11

The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign is a partnership between the League of California Cities and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. The program provides training and technical assistance to help city officials adopt policies that improve their communities’ physical activity and retail food environments.

The HEAL Cities Campaign toolkit contains six fact sheets and includes sample policies that can be adapted by cities in other states:

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Let's Go! Toolkits & Promotional Items 06/21/11

Let's Go! is a community-based initiative to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children, youth, and families. The goal is to improve healthy eating and increase physical activity for children and youth—from birth to 18 years old.

The Let's Go! Web site offers toolkits for the following settings:

  • School K-5
  • Middle school and high school
  • After school
  • Childcare
  • Workplace
  • Health care

The Web site also...

Clinical Team Training 05/09/11

This is a communication program for health care provider teams to improve patient care by enhancing interaction and exchange of information when providing care. The references and learning materials can be applied in various health care settings to improve patient outcomes through more effective communication and teamwork.

Women's Wellness Guide 04/21/11

This Web site is the online version of the Women’s Wellness Guide, a kiosk resource that provides critical health care information to women. The guide covers 19 different topics on diseases and conditions common in women and includes a resource page for free or reduced insurance options.

Each topic covers:

  • Disease signs and symptoms: What to look for
  • Disease prevention: What you can do to stay healthy
  • Questions to ask your doctor or health care provider...
REALtalkDC 04/14/11

The REALtalkDC campaign is geared towards young people in the District of Columbia (DC). The campaign reaches youth by providing sexual health information online and through a text messaging service that allows users to text “REALtalk” to 61827 to get information on where to get tested in DC. The REALtalkDC Web site also includes an interactive quiz for consumers and various resources for health care providers.

Resources cover the following topics:

  • Human...
Performance Measurement Network Q&A Forum 03/31/11

The Performance Measurement Network Q &A Forum is a Joint Commission Web site that offers users the ability to browse and search Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and to pose new questions regarding The Joint Commission's ORYX ® initiative, performance measurement requirements, and measure specifications. It also provides links to measure specifications manuals for the National Quality Core Measures and National Hospital Quality Measures.

Users can search the...

Teen Source: The Hookup 03/28/11

The Hookup is a statewide text messaging service in California that aims to provide youth with relevant and accurate sexual and reproductive health information and a convenient, confidential resource for accessing local clinics that offer free or low-cost sexual and reproductive health services.

Messages were developed by health educators based on issues identified in youth focus groups in high schools and teen clinics.

Topics include:

  • Sexually transmitted...

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