Prevention and wellness

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Natural Disaster Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and Podcasts 02/02/12

This toolkit features public service announcements (PSAs) and podcasts that provide messages with safety tips on how to protect consumers during a natural disaster. Health officials and state and local health departments can tailor messages based on local needs and distribute them through emergency messaging systems.

The PSAs address the following topics:

  • Staying safe after the storm
  • Food and water
  • Prescription drugs
  • Cleanup
  • ...
Caregivers Count Too!: A Toolkit to Help Practitioners Assess the Needs of Family Caregivers 02/01/12

This toolkit is a step-by-step resource filled with practical information and resources to assess caregiver needs in service delivery settings. It designed for program administrators and practitioners to serve two purposes: (1) sharpen their awareness of caregivers as an at-risk population, whose own needs should be determined by an assessment; and (2) add to their knowledge and skills, helping to equip them for developing and implementing an appropriate caregiver assessment process in their...

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...
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...

Ensuring the Seventh Generation: A Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Tribal Child Welfare Programs 01/05/12

The purpose of this toolkit is to help tribal child welfare workers and care providers play an effective role in the prevention of suicide among the children and youth they serve. It addresses several questions that the tribal child welfare worker needs to consider to be effective. In addition, the toolkit contains background reading on the issue of suicide in Indian Country and the use of cultural approaches to prevention and community healing. Several resources are also listed for further...

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
  • ...
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. ...
A Toolkit for the Well Child Screening of Military Children 11/23/11

This toolkit can help in the early identification of children coping with the unique, significant challenge of a parent's military deployment. It can be integrated into primary care and pediatric practices to support resiliency in children dealing with a parent's deployment and return home. Intended for use during the well-child visit, it will also identify early children and parents who can be appropriately referred for a child psychiatry consultation.

The toolkit is designed...

The Aging Network and Care Transitions: Preparing Your Organization Toolkit 11/23/11

Developed for States, area agencies on aging, aging and disability resource centers, tribal organizations, and other local service providers within the National Aging Network, the Administration on Aging Care Transitions Toolkit is targeted to organizations that are interested in learning more about how to prepare their organization for a role in care transitions programs. It provides tools and resources to assist in developing partnerships with health care providers or programs that span...

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