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Capacity Building for Diabetes Outreach: A Comprehensive Tool Kit for Organizations Serving Asian and Pacific Islander Communities 12/21/11

This toolkit was designed to help community-based organizations and community health centers develop organizational capacity to deliver diabetes prevention and control programs within Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. It addresses eight key components for capacity building:

  1. Community assessments
  2. Evaluation
  3. Organizational support
  4. Staffing
  5. Building coalitions and partnerships
  6. Funding
  7. Community outreach and inreach
  8. ...
DiabetesIQ 11/15/11

DiabetesIQ is a mobile application for patients and nonpatients to learn about diabetes and ways to manage it. Through quizzes and games, users can compete with others in their knowledge level of diabetes. Users can track glucose levels, blood pressure, weight, and exercise and share the information with health care professionals or caregivers.

Registration and download of the application is free.

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...
Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: Weighing the Options 11/04/11

This tool is an online continuing education program (CME) for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, case managers, health educators, and medical assistants. The course addresses key findings and clinical applications from a systematic review of comparative risks and benefits of therapies for clinically localized prostate cancer. This CME activity covers the core competencies and educational needs for medical knowledge, practice-based learning and...

Interactive Asthma Action Plan (iAAP) 10/26/11

The interactive Asthma Action Plan (iAAP) is a computerized clinical decision support tool for health care providers who treat asthma patients. It helps patients and physicians manage and prevent asthma symptoms, while providing information to the patient’s health care team. The iAAP program creates patient-specific treatment plans, which are available in English and Spanish.

The iAAP is available via a Web-based kiosk or can be downloaded to run either on a desktop or for...

Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Reducing the Risk of Primary Breast Cancer: Guidance for Shared Decision Making 10/12/11

This educational program for clinicians provides information about the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ’s) systematic review of the comparative effectiveness and safety of tamoxifen, raloxifene, and tibolone for reducing the risk of primary breast cancer in women. It guides clinicians in discussing AHRQ’s findings with women who may be candidates for FDA-approved therapies.

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • ...
NIDA Clinical Toolbox: Online Resources for Drug Abuse Counselors 09/30/11

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Toolbox: Online Resources for Drug Abuse Counselors is designed to provide practicing substance abuse counselors with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully implement cognitive behavioral therapy strategies and techniques in their clinical practice.

Some of the tools included are:

  • Problem Solving: Provides a basic strategy that can be applied to a range of problems...
Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor: A Treatment Improvement Protocol 09/29/11

The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series provide best practices guidance to clinicians, program administrators, and payors to help improve the treatment of substance use disorders.

This TIP focuses primarily on the teaching, coaching, consulting, and mentoring functions of clinical supervisors. It is organized into three parts:

  • Part 1 for substance abuse clinical supervisors focuses on providing appropriate supervision methods and frameworks.
  • Part 2 for...
Tobacco-Dependence Treatment Toolkit 09/14/11

The Tobacco-Dependence Toolkit provides a practical approach to treating tobacco dependence effectively. The toolkit approaches tobacco dependence as a severe chronic illness—like asthma—with exacerbations and remissions, and is based on the premise that chest physicians must be as actively and professionally engaged in treating tobacco dependence as they are with asthma. Effective tools, treatment algorithms, and strategies to obtain compensation for tobacco-dependence treatment services...

MOVE!® Weight Management Program 08/17/11

MOVE! is a national weight management program designed by the Veterans Health Affairs (VHA) National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention to help veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health.

This Web site contains information about the MOVE! program for veterans and health professionals, and includes program handouts, success stories, healthy living messages, and other resources.

Only veterans receiving care in the Veterans Affairs (...

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