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Focus on ADHD Software 05/09/12

This software program assists physicians in identifying the optimal medication dosage for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Used in conjunction with a clinical plan, physicians can modify medications to suit the child’s needs. The tool can also aid in conversations with family members regarding treatment.

The Focus software is written in Visual Basic to run in Microsoft Access. The software is designed to:

  • Perform calculations needed...
Collaboration for Home Care Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP) Tools 05/08/12

The Collaboration for Home Care Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP) library provides actionable tools to help home health care professionals implement best practices in their agencies.

Tools in the CHAMP library can be searched by keyword and filtered by topic or type:

  • Topics:
    • Alcohol & substance misuse
    • Behavior change & adherence
    • Care coordination
    • Chronic pain management
    • Clinical coaching
    • Cognitive...
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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Toolkits for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs 04/25/12

This series of toolkits offers tips and tools that families and providers could use to support quality improvement within systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs.

The following toolkits are available:

  • Toolkits for providers:
    • Providers serving children with epilepsy
    • Providers serving children with hearing loss
  • Toolkits for families:
    • General tools and tips for families of children and youth with...
txt4health 03/13/12

This free, mobile health program delivers personalized text messages to help individuals understand their risk for type 2 diabetes and become more informed about the steps they can take to lead healthy lives. Individuals who sign up for txt4health will receive text messages each week with timely, relevant information to help them improve and manage their health.

Types of messages include the following:

  • Risk profile
  • Connection to local resources
  • ...
Common Ground: Chronic Disease Management Toolkit 03/02/12

The Common Ground Project was designed to assist chronic disease and preparedness departments in public health agencies by documenting and defining business processes common to each of them and identifying the requirements for information systems that would support these processes. Nine chronic disease programs and six preparedness programs from local and State health collaborated to achieve consensus to describe their business processes and identify the requirements for information systems...

Effective Health Care Program: Tools and Resources 01/13/12

This section of the Effective Health Care Program Web site provides tools and resources to help consumers, clinicians, policymakers, and others make more informed health care decisions. The materials cover various health topics and are developed through patient-centered outcomes research. The site also provides materials for researchers and others interested in the systematic study of evidence and research methods.

Tools and resources include:

  • Patient decision...
Heart Attack Risk Calculator 01/13/12

This risk assessment tool, for people age 20 or older, provides information to assess a person’s risk for heart disease, heart attack, or other future heart problems. The tool uses information such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar levels to help determine a level of risk for heart problems. Upon completing the questionnaire, users can print various reports to help them make a plan with their doctor to reduce their risk.

This tool is also available in Spanish...

Effective Health Care Program: Research Summaries for Consumers, Clinicians, and Policymakers 01/13/12

These research summaries, for consumers, clinicians, and policymakers, provide information about the benefits and risks of different treatments for different health conditions. The summaries are based on comparative effectiveness reviews that cover numerous health topics. The summaries are not clinical recommendations or guidelines and should not be interpreted as such.

The covered health topics include:

  • Breathing conditions
  • Cancer
  • Developmental...
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Practice Guide 01/04/12

This guide presents the practical aspects of developing a remote diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) program along with general guidelines and recommendations for performing DRS based on experiences in community clinics in California.

It is organized into the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • The need for diabetic retinopathy screening programs
  • Guidelines for referring patients
  • Program validation—defining program goals and performance
  • ...

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