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Permanent Supportive Housing Evidence-Based Practices 10/27/10

This kit, for mental health stakeholders and community leaders, outlines the essential components of supportive housing services and programs for people with mental illness. It discusses how to develop new programs within mental health systems that are grounded in evidence-based practices (EBP).

The kit includes the following booklets:

  • Getting started with evidence-based practices
  • Building your program
  • Training frontline staff
  • Evaluating your...
Eldercare Locator 10/13/10

The Eldercare Locator Web site provides users with information and tools to help older persons live independently and safely in their homes and communities for as long as possible. As a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it offers many useful resources for older adults, caregivers, and aging professionals, including:

  • A nationwide database designed to link those who need assistance with State and local agencies on aging and...
Aging Well in Communities: A Toolkit for Planning, Engagement & Action 10/13/10

Few communities are prepared to meet the needs of older residents or to engage these residents in civic life. The Aging Well in Communities Toolkit addresses this challenge by giving local governments the resources they need to successfully plan for aging well in their communities.

The toolkit:

  • Breaks down the aging well planning process into manageable steps and gives specific guidance for each step
  • Provides a structured process for gathering different types...
Step Up to Stop Falls Toolkit™ 10/06/10

This toolkit contains a variety of fall prevention resources for older adults and the caregivers and health care professionals who work with them. Content can be downloaded directly from the Web site, including manuals, guides, presentations, and videos. Examples of available resources include:

  • Video exercises to improve strength and balance
  • A home safety self-assessment checklist
  • Professional screening and competency guides
  • Prevention and risk...
Diabetes Education Toolkit 10/05/10
This toolkit contains several diabetes education tools that primary care physicians can use to strengthen their partnership with patients and improve the quality of diabetes care.

The tool includes:
  • Physician order for outpatient diabetes education form
  • Doctor/patient agreement
  • Certified diabetes educator list
  • Doctor visit checklist
  • Blood sugar/diet diabetes tracker
  • Self-care checklist
  • Talking to your doctor about diabetes care...
Your Heart, Your Life: A Lay Health Educator's Program 10/04/10

The Your Heart, Your Life program for lay health educators can help them learn about heart health and how to teach others. The program includes two Web-based training courses that will help educators acquire the knowledge, skills, and motivating factors to help them take action against heart disease.
It will also help them develop skills for leading sessions about heart health in their community.

This program is also available in Spanish.

POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) 09/10/10

POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is a form that states what kind of medical treatment patients want toward the end of their lives. It is intended to help give seriously ill patients more control over their end-of-life care.

The POLST form and its related resources, including a brochure and videos, are available in multiple languages.

Text4baby 09/08/10

Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.

Resources for Managing Pediatric Obesity 08/26/10

These resources, developed by the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, are intended to provide primary care physicians with practical guidance on the approach to the obese child. They include resources for physicians as well as informational handouts for them to share with their patients’ families.

The resources for physicians include:

  • Primary care pocket guide to pediatric obesity management
  • Child and adolescent healthy weight and nutrition tips
  • ...
Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP): Resources for Professionals 08/19/10
The Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP) provides a community-driven asthma management program that is comprehensive and sustainable. The classes for children are led by teens and college students who are peer educators and who are trained to use the curriculum. The goal in using a “train the trainer” model is to leave neighborhoods and communities with lay asthma experts and, in this way, sustain asthma prevention efforts.

Some of the resources and tools that are available...

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