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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
  • ...
Caregiver Briefcase 02/02/12

This online tool, for psychologists and other health professionals, provides tools and resources to address the many challenges of improving the lives of contemporary family caregivers. The user-friendly briefcase contains a wide range of information, including common caregiving problems, assessment tools, and how to advocate for family caregivers.

The briefcase is divided into the following sections:

  • Caregiving facts
  • Practice
  • Research
  • Education...
Transportation and Health Toolkit 10/04/11

This online toolkit for public health professionals provides information on the links between health, equity, and transportation. The resources assist public health and transportation communities to coordinate in creating one common message about the concerns surrounding healthy communities and transportation systems.

The toolkit includes the following:

  • Training and guiding principles for health and transportation communications
  • Talking points
  • ...
Continuity of Care Document 07/06/11

This Continuity of Care Document (CCD) is part of the Health Information Technology Toolkit for Physician Offices. CCDs provide standard content and a structure for the exchange of health information. It provides for safe and appropriate patient care. Understanding CCD will help prepare physicians to electronically exchange information with other health care organizations.


Tool is listed under Section 2.2 Effective Use on site.

The Health Communicator's Social Media Toolkit 05/24/11

This toolkit for health communicators provides information on using social media to improve the reach of their health messages, increase access to their content, further participation with audiences, and advance transparency to improve health communication efforts. The toolkit is intended for a beginner audience, although some viewers with an intermediate level may find parts of the toolkit useful.

Topics covered include:

  • Social media introduction
    • Social...
Customized Common Industry Format Template for Electronic Health Record Usability Testing 03/02/11

This document can assist electronic health record (EHR) vendors, health care providers, and researchers in effectively communicating the results of EHR usability testing. It provides a template to guide EHR usability test administrators to meet the usability processes approach put forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The document also includes appendices that provide the following:

  • Sample recruiting screener
  • Participant...
NIST Guide to the Processes Approach for Improving the Usability of Electronic Health Records 02/23/11

The NIST Guide to the Processes Approach for Improving the Usability of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) provides practical guidance on methods relating to user-centered design (UCD) and usability testing. Specific information is provided, in the context of EHRs, on to how to recruit participants, develop the moderator ‘s guide, write tasks, conduct usability tests, record the data, develop the report, and, ultimately, improve the application.

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...
A New Way to Talk About the Social Determinants of Health 12/06/10

A New Way to Talk About the Social Determinants of Health represents a comprehensive effort at identifying ways of talking with the general public, including swing voters and opinion elites, about social determinants of health. This publication, developed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, describes a new framework to create more compelling, effective, and persuasive messages that resonate across the political spectrum.

Content includes:

  • Why we need...
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
  • ...

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