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Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE): Building a Foundation of Knowledge to Prioritize Community Needs 07/21/11

Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE) is a data collection tool and
planning resource for community members who want to improve the health of their community. This tool walks community team members through the assessment process and helps define and prioritize possible areas of improvement.

To use the CHANGE tool, an Action Guide is provided, which walks through the step-by-step process for completing the tool. In addition, this Action Guide provides resources...

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...

National Commission on Correctional Health Care: Chronic Disease Clinic Followup Form 06/07/11

This form can help correctional health care professionals effectively manage diseases commonly found in jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities. It is used to follow a patient with a single or multiple chronic diseases. The sheet documents the chronic disease(s) for which the patient is being followed, as well as medications, symptoms, immunizations, test results, and more.

Medication Use Safety Training (MUST) for Seniors™ 03/03/11

The Medication Use Safety Training (MUST) for Seniors program is designed as an interactive, national initiative to promote safe and appropriate medicine use by enabling older adults to avoid medication misuse, recognize and manage common side effects, and improve medicine use knowledge, attitudes, and skills to avoid medication errors.

MUST for Seniors can be offered to community-based, ambulatory older adults. Older individuals and family caregivers are also encouraged to use...

Customized Common Industry Format Template for Electronic Health Record Usability Testing 03/02/11

This document can assist electronic health record (EHR) vendors, health care providers, and researchers in effectively communicating the results of EHR usability testing. It provides a template to guide EHR usability test administrators to meet the usability processes approach put forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The document also includes appendices that provide the following:

  • Sample recruiting screener
  • Participant...
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Sample Forms 02/14/11

The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm program is designed to improve the quality of care people receive at the end of life. It is based on effective communication of patient wishes, documentation of medical orders, and a promise by health care professionals to honor these wishes.

A POLST Paradigm form is a brightly colored document that addresses issues such as pain management, resuscitation orders, feeding procedures, and other medical interventions...

myPHR 01/31/11

This Web site provides resources to help consumers create their own personal health record (PHR) to collect, track, and share their past and current health information. It should be maintained by the patient or caregiver, and can be used to provide medical care providers with more insight and information into personal health. It can also help patients avoid the time and expense of repeating the information during office visits.

The site includes PHR forms for children and adults (...

Behavioral Health Practitioner Communication Form 01/21/11

This form aids physicians in communicating vital information about patients to behavioral health practitioners when referring them. The form details relevant health information such as medication use (to avoid contraindications), past and present medical conditions, allergies, relevant lab results, and contact information for the referring physician. It can also aid in discussions about treatments and provide a full picture of past treatments and methodologies with patients.

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Barriers to Care Map 01/17/11

This Web site contains materials from a poster presentation about barriers to care that was presented at the Seventh National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations. Downloadable materials include:

  • A poster that presents the concept of barriers to health care from the patient’s point of view, depicting the various system interface points at which patients can encounter barriers, with examples and suggestions for eliminating each barrier
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Diabetes Wellness Center 12/29/10

The Diabetes Wellness Center Web site, developed by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), is an online resource for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes. The site provides tools and tips to help diabetes patients become active partners in their care management.

Resources include:

  • Advice from clinicians
  • Patient success stories
  • Healthy eating and exercise tips
  • Access to free blood monitors
  • Downloadable...

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