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What Peer Educators and Resident Advisors (RAs) Need to Know About College Drinking 12/17/07

This brochure, developed for college peer educators and resident advisors, contains highlights from the report, A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges . It can be used to help this group understand the extent of the problem of college drinking, speak knowledgeably about it, and be proactive in taking steps to address it at their schools.

Topics addressed in this brochure include:

  • A snapshot of annual high-risk college drinking...
Skin Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about skin cancer screening.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

  • Skin cancer incidence and mortality statistics and information about skin cancer risk factors
  • Skin cancer...
National Institutes of Health (NIH) SeniorHealth 12/17/07

This Web site makes aging-related health information easily accessible for adults 60 and older, as well as their family members and friends.

This Web site addresses the following topics:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Balance problems
  • Breast cancer
  • Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s
  • Cataract
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic retinopathy...
Five Steps to Safer Dental Care 12/17/07

This brochure offers suggestions to help patients improve the quality of their dental care.

This brochure presents the following five steps:

  1. Be an active member of your dental care team
  2. Tell your dentist about medical problems, medications, allergies, or bad reactions you have had in the past
  3. Talk openly with your dentist and the dental team about your care and treatment choices
  4. Make sure that when you need dental care, you and the dentist agree on...
Milk Matters: For Strong Bones . . . For Lifelong Health . . . 12/17/07

This booklet can help parents and caregivers learn more about milk and calcium so they can help their children and teenagers grow into strong, healthy adults.

This booklet is part of Milk Matters, a public health education campaign to promote calcium consumption among tweens and teens, especially during the ages of 11 to 15, a time of critical bone growth.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Growing needs for milk
  • Who needs the most calcium?...
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Center for Excellence: Rack Cards 12/17/07

These rack cards, available for home, office, or professional printing, advise mothers-to-be against drinking alcohol during their pregnancy. Rack cards are available in four styles and are available for download in color or black print.

Healthy Care for Healthy Kids Toolkit 12/17/07

This toolkit provides a variety of tools for primary care practice teams to deliver coordinated, integrated, and multidisciplinary services to both prevent obesity and improve care for children who are already overweight or at risk for being overweight.

This toolkit includes a section with parenting tips and patient education tools as well as the following sections for providers:

  • Prevention
  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Management and treatment - Office
  • ...
Quality of Health Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: A Chartbook--Focusing on the Elderly Living in the Community 12/17/07

This 186-page chartbook is based on a broad review of recently published studies and reports, conducted to present a coherent picture of the quality of health care for elderly Medicare beneficiaries living in the community. The results are presented in 60 charts.

The topics in this chartbook are presented as follows:

  • Summary and highlights
  • Introduction
    • Overview: Progress, gaps, and variations
    • Challenges in measuring quality for the elderly population...
A Parent's Quick Reference Card--Recognizing and Preventing Gang Involvement 12/17/07

This tool provides a list for parents of 10 warning signs that their child may be involved with a gang, as well as what parents can do to prevent gang involvement.

NCQA's (National Committee for Quality Assurance's) Quality Dividend Calculator™ 2008 12/17/07

This free, online tool from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) calculates how health care quality can affect the productivity and absenteeism of employees and affords employers and health care purchasers the opportunity to see how quality care can impact their company’s bottom line.

The Quality Dividend Calculator 2008 estimates the absenteeism, lost productivity, and related expenses that result from a specific set of chronic conditions: asthma, diabetes, heart...

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