This guide provides health care professionals with information and tools to improve the delivery of chlamydia screening to patients; make chlamydia screening and care a routine part of a medical practice; provide confidential care to adolescents; and take a sexual history with adolescent and adult patients.
- Chlamydia screening recommendations
- Screening and diagnostic tests for chlamydia
- Coding for screening and counseling
These tools are organized around the Framework for Building Clinic–Community Partnerships to Support Chronic Disease Control and Prevention. This framework suggests that partnerships, specifically clinic– community partnerships, are key to building community support for chronic disease care and management. It outlines how essential partnership characteristics build capacity necessary to achieve specified intermediate and long-term outcomes.
Although developed with diabetes in...
Group medical visits for conditions caused or affected by poor fitness habits offer an opportunity to provide patients with accurate information on nutrition, physical activity, and emotional well-being. This guide provides physicians with detailed information about group visits and includes instructions, tips, and checklists to assist in preparing, conducting, and billing for group visits.
In addition, the guide includes samples of the following materials:
This Web site provides a collection of free, research-based physical education (PE) lesson plans for physical educators and classroom teachers. These lesson plans are based on research supported by the Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and are designed to be more inclusive, active, and fun than traditional PE classes.
Sample lesson plans are available for:
- Early childhood physical activity
- Elementary physical education...
This Web site, for community leaders and organizers, helps build on the movement to reverse childhood obesity. The Web site connects individuals working to change policies and environments to help children and families eat well and move more, especially in communities at highest risk for obesity. It provides tools to help people organize more easily, more powerfully and with greater reach and awareness.
Free registration is required to gain full access to all of the tools and...
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
- Health care
The Web site also...
This flowsheet can help correctional health care professionals effectively manage diseases commonly found in jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities. It is designed to be used for a nursing chronic disease visit that occurs between a clinician’s chronic disease visits. The form allows tracking of vital signs, nursing history, and data (e.g., labs, medications) to be viewed over time to assess clinical trends.
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.
The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) is a system of regional children's mental health consultation teams designed to help primary care providers (PCPs) meet the needs of children with psychiatric problems.
Some of the MassHealth-approved screening tools for children younger than 21 are:
- Primary Care Behavioral Health Toolkit
- CRAFFT Toolkit
- Diagnosis specific screens for:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
This Web site is the online version of the Women’s Wellness Guide, a kiosk resource that provides critical health care information to women. The guide covers 19 different topics on diseases and conditions common in women and includes a resource page for free or reduced insurance options.
Each topic covers:
- Disease signs and symptoms: What to look for
- Disease prevention: What you can do to stay healthy
- Questions to ask your doctor or health care provider...