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Identifying Children and Families at Risk 03/12/14

This Web page from the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) program offers tools and resources to help States identify families and children at risk. The ABCD program is designed to assist States in improving the delivery of early child development services for low-income children and their families by strengthening primary health care services and systems that support the healthy development of young children(ages 0 to 3).

Tools available include the following:...

Worker Safety in Hospitals 03/12/14

This suite of resources for hospitals provides health care workers and administrators ways to assess and understand workplace safety needs, implement safety and health management systems, and enhance their patient-handling programs to improve worker safety.

The resources are divided into the following sections:

  • Understanding the problem
  • Safety and health management systems
  • Safe patient handling

How To Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice: A Primary Care Clinician's Evidenced-Based Toolbox and Guide 03/06/14

This guide outlines efficient ways for medical practices to get eligible patients the colorectal cancer screening tests they need. It contains evidenced-based tools, sample templates, and strategies that can help practices improve their screening performance.

The guide includes the following tools:

  • Phone scripts, reminder letters, postcards
  • Preventive services schedules
  • Audit and tracking sheets
  • Brochures, pamphlets, posters

Center for Healthy Aging: Resource Library 02/12/14

This library of resources for community-based organizations provides materials to help develop and implement evidence-based programs to promote healthy lives for older adults. The searchable library provides downloadable resources by State, topic, resource type, date, and keywords. Topics relevant to older adults include chronic disease, fall prevention, physical activity, behavioral health, self-management, and medication management.

Cancer Clusters: A Toolkit for Communicators 01/28/14

This toolkit provides resources for public health communicators when dealing with reports of suspected cancer clusters in a residential or community setting. Outlines the most essential communication needs surrounding cancer clusters and the most effective ways to address them.

The toolkit includes the following:

  • Sample cancer cluster scenarios based on real-life case studies around the country
  • Suggested outreach techniques for various audiences
  • ...
Transitioning Newborns From NICU to Home: A Resource Toolkit 01/24/14

This toolkit for hospitals provides information and resources to improve safety when newborns transition home from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Through a Health Coach Program, the toolkit offers coaches, parents, and families information to coordinate care, understand signs and symptoms of illness, manage medicines and immunizations, manage breathing problems, and feeding.

This manual is designed to be customized and adapted for any institution that cares for fragile...

Predictive Modeling: A Guide for State Medicaid Purchasers 01/16/14

This guide for care managers and State Medicaid agencies provides information on how to use predictive modeling tools to identify patients who are good candidates for care management. A list of key considerations can help States prioritize and effectively target populations for care management, and help guide decisionmaking for patient care. The guide helps agencies do the following:

  • Understand which features of a predictive model are critical as well as how to enhance...
Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients (IA-ADAPT) 01/14/14

This Web site includes information and resources to help clinicians, providers, and consumers better understand how to manage problem behaviors and psychosis in people with dementia using evidence-based approaches. It includes brief lectures, written content, quick reference guides for clinicians and providers, and information for families or patients on the risks and benefits of antipsychotics for people with dementia. Continuing education credit is also offered for prescribers, nurses, and...

Alaska Community Health Aide Program: Cancer Education Resources 12/31/13

This Web page, developed by the Alaska Community Health Aide Program, provides cancer education resources for community health aides/practitioners, community health representatives, and other people interested in learning more about cancer. These resources focus on the Alaska Native community, but many of them can be adapted for other populations as well.

The resources are organized into the following sections:


  • Cancer movie connections
  • Cancer...
Multi-Center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (MARQUIS) Toolkit 12/16/13

The goal of MARQUIS (Multi-Center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study) is to develop better ways for medications to be prescribed, documented, and reconciled accurately and safely at times of care transitions when patients enter and leave the hospital. This study, which was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, has produced a set of medication reconciliation tools to reduce medication errors that frequently occur during care transitions.

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