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Road to Health Toolkit Evaluation Guide 10/09/12

This toolkit for community health workers, diabetes educators, and health educators presents easy-to-use tools for collecting key pieces of data in evaluations. The evaluation tools assist in determining how the Road to Health Toolkit is being implemented and if any changes are needed for participants at risk for type 2 diabetes.

The toolkit includes three forms to collect data:

  • Road to Health Intervention Tracking Form: Group Sessions
  • Road to Health...
A Guide To Improving Children's Oral Health Care: Tools for the Head Start Community 08/27/12

This guide for Early Head Start/Head Start (EHS/HS) staff provides information to coordinate and establish dental homes and improve oral health care for high-risk, low-income children. Included are resources to support EHS/HS children’s use of dental examinations and treatment and their practice of healthy dental habits at home and in the classroom. This toolkit is part of the New Jersey Smiles Initiative. It is arranged as follows:

  • Section I: Provides an...
Severe Sepsis Practice Alert and Tools 07/13/12

This Practice Alert from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) provides brief, vital instructions to improve management and prevent mortality in patients with severe sepsis. AACN Practice Alerts TM are short directives designed for easy reference. The first part of the Practice Alert is the clinical information followed by references to support the clinical statements.

This Practice Alert also includes the following tools:

  • Severe...
Pediatric Asthma Initiative: Environmental History Form 04/26/12

This form, for health care practitioners, gathers initial information on triggers commonly overlooked with children already diagnosed with asthma. It can help physicians and families make possible connections between behavior, conditions in the home and school, and pediatric asthma. The questions on the form related to the child's home also apply to other indoor environments where the child spends time, including school, daycare, car, school bus, work, and recreational facilities.
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Guide to Reducing Unintended Consequences of Electronic Health Records 02/02/12

This online guide, for health care providers, information technology specialists, and system administrators, helps in planning and avoiding possible problems when implementing and using an electronic health record (EHR). Developed to provide practical, troubleshooting knowledge and resources for all types of health care organizations, the guide is based on the research literature, other practice-oriented guides for EHR implementation and use, research by its authors, and interviews with...

Public Health Performance Improvement Toolkit 12/08/11

The Public Health Performance Improvement Toolkit is an online collection of tools such as archived trainings, sample quality-improvement products, templates, and related resources. These tools have been developed by public health practitioners through their work in public health improvement and in preparation for national voluntary accreditation. The toolkit is continuously updated with new additions from the work of National Network of Public Health Institutes programs, members, and...

Heart Failure Toolkit for Providers 11/15/11

This toolkit offers a comprehensive set of resources to assist providers in managing heart failure (HF). It focuses on several key areas in the management of HF with downloadable documents. The tools are organized by their source: Veterans Affairs (VA), non-VA, or other.

Tools are available in the following categories:

  • HF practice guidelines
  • HF clinical pathways
  • HF clinical algorithms
  • HF screening forms and chart reminders
  • HF admission...
Partnering with Patients and Families to Enhance Safety and Quality: A Mini Toolkit 11/04/11

This toolkit for health care leaders, clinicians, and staff demonstrates ways to partner with patients and families to enhance quality and safety. It provides tools and resources that support efforts to ensure patient care is safe and responsive to the needs, priorities, goals, and values of patients and their families.

The materials found in the toolkit include:

  • Patients and families as advisers in enhancing safety and quality: broadening our vision
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Questions Are the Answer 10/04/11

This Web site can help patients prepare for their medical appointments, ask questions, and talk with their doctor and other members of their health care team. The interactive site provides a path to encourage question development before, during, and after appointments so patients can better understand their condition and be more involved in their health care.

Tools and resources available include:

  • Patient and clinician videos
  • Be More Involved in Your...
Health Information Technology Toolkit for Home Health Agencies 09/01/11

This toolkit for home health agencies, private duty nursing services, home-based hospices, and other organizations providing health care services, provides resources and tools to plan and implement health information technology in the home health location.

Each tool includes a statement of purpose, instructions for use of the tool, and tool structure. The toolkit consists of seven stages categorized into three main sections:

  • Section 1: Adopt
    • Assess
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