Prevention and wellness

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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 (...

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...
iTriage 12/27/10

This Web application provides consumers with efficient access to actionable health care information. It helps them understand the symptoms they are experiencing and guides them to an appropriate medical provider using GPS technology. The tool allows users to search for symptoms, diseases, procedures, and providers.

iTriage services include the following:

  • Information on more than 300 symptoms, 1,000 diseases, and 350 medical procedures
  • Nationwide directory of...
Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States: Implementation and Measurement Guide 12/20/10

This guide was developed to address the U.S. obesity epidemic by transforming communities into places where healthy lifestyle choices are easily incorporated into everyday life. It describes 24 strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage and support healthy eating and active living. In addition, a single measure is provided for each strategy to help communities track their progress over time.

The 24 strategies and measures presented in...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Resources & Tools 12/20/10

This Web site provides numerous resources for those participating in the effort to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. It offers a selection of key resources to help inform activities to improve children’s and teens’ access to nutritious foods in school and at home, as well as initiatives to increase opportunities for physical activity in school and the surrounding community.

Resources include action guides, case studies, reports, and tools. They are available for the...

Let's Move! Toolkit for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Organizations 12/14/10

Let’s Move! addresses the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that engages every sector impacting the health of children and provides schools, families, and communities simple tools to help kids be more active, eat better, and get healthy. This toolkit is designed to help faith-based and neighborhood organizations transform neighborhoods, engage communities, and promote healthy choices.

The toolkit provides concrete action steps that an...

Diet Wheel to Ensure Correct Patient Diets and Reduce Errors 12/09/10

This diet wheel, developed for dietary and nursing staffs, provides correct patient diet orders as directed by physicians. The wheel, posted outside patient rooms, helps to improve communication and educate families and staff about the patient’s proper dietary needs.

The Tobacco-Free Workplace Toolkit 11/24/10

This toolkit offers employers strategies to promote the importance of quitting and avoiding tobacco products and provides guidance on how to implement a smoke-free workplace policy. It can be used as part of a year-long health promotion or wellness program.

The toolkit is divided into the following sections:

  • Addressing tobacco use within your company
  • Benefits of a tobacco-free workplace policy
  • A sample tobacco-free workplace policy
  • Workplace...
The Options Counselor 11/22/10

The Options Counselor is a self-guided program for consumers to plan for their quality of life, now and in the future. The information and tools assist individuals in making sound decisions about their care needs as they age. It also provides resources for those helping someone else with a health concern or a disability

Topics and resources include:

  • Caregiving
  • Civic engagement in your community
  • Emotional well-being
  • Financial planning
  • ...
Health Risk Assessments 11/22/10

These free assessments for consumers present information about various health conditions and the risks connected with them. Users will receive a Personal Health Report, which includes a summary of their results, information about their specific risk factors, and ways to improve their health.

The assessments cover the following health issues:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Weight
  • Stroke
  • Vascular disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer...

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