Telepsychology Guidelines 11/09/10

These guidelines are intended to provide a framework for the type of recommended conduct or practices psychologists need to be aware of when providing services using telepsychology. The Ohio Psychological Association, which developed the guidelines, defines telepsychology as the provision of non–face-to-face psychological services by distance communication technology such as telephone, e-mail, chat, and videoconferencing.

The guidelines are based upon the American Psychological...

HIMSS State HIT Dashboard 10/05/10

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) developed the State Health Information Technology (HIT) Dashboard to provide health care professionals and policymakers with easy access to information and resources on major HIT initiatives throughout the country.

The Dashboard includes:

  • A repository of State-specific HIT resources
  • Data on regional extension centers and health information exchanges
  • Tools to track HIT-related State...
POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) 09/10/10

POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is a form that states what kind of medical treatment patients want toward the end of their lives. It is intended to help give seriously ill patients more control over their end-of-life care.

The POLST form and its related resources, including a brochure and videos, are available in multiple languages.

Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Step-by-Step Guidance for Assessment and Intervention - Therapist Resource Guide 07/22/10

This Web site provides electronic versions of the documents from the book Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Step-by-Step Guidance for Assessment and Intervention . Clinicians, including psychologists and social workers, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and health care educators, can use these resources to build an integrated primary care service in various health settings. The tools cover multiple behavioral health issues and can be adapted or altered to...

HealthCare.gov 07/19/10

HealthCare.gov is a Federal Government Web site that is designed to provide health care consumers with comprehensive information regarding health insurance options and programs, health care quality, and prevention of illness and disease. The site provides information tailored for individuals, families with children, people with disabilities, seniors, young adults, and employers.

In particular, the site helps consumers:

  • Explore insurance coverage options by State...
The Safety Reporting Portal 06/28/10

The Safety Reporting Portal streamlines the process of reporting product safety issues to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The portal allows the public (manufacturer, health care professional, researcher, public health official, or concerned citizen) to submit a safety report about the food supply, medicines, and other products in the United States.

Reports can be submitted for safety issues involving the following:

Get Connected! Toolkit: Linking Older Adults With Medication, Alcohol, and Mental Health Resources 05/27/10

The Get Connected! Toolkit was created to help aging service providers learn more about alcohol and medication misuse, and mental health problems in older adults to address these issues more effectively. It has been designed to help aging service providers undertake health promotion, advance prevention messages and education, and undertake screening and referral for mental health problems and the misuse of alcohol and medications. This toolkit helps coordinate these efforts and links...

Community Resource Inventory Tool 05/26/10

This tool can help add value to a naturally occurring retirement community (NORC) program. A NORC is a community that was not originally built for seniors, but is now home to a significant proportion of older residents. It is an innovative model that coordinates a broad range of social and health care services to support the senior residents of a NORC. Using this worksheet, social service and health care providers can regularly inventory the community’s resources and identify untapped ones...

Prediction Tools 04/28/10

These tools are a set of computerized calculators to help patients and physicians decide among the major treatment choices for several cancers. The tools can be used to predict the chance of overall survival or cancer spread or assess risk for followup treatments or cancer recurrence.

These tools are available for the following types of cancer:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Gastric carcinoma...
Aquí Para Ti/Here for You: Teen Parenting Toolkit 04/28/10

Aquí Para Ti/Here for You is a multidisciplinary, bicultural/bilingual youth program for Latino youths and their families. The program helps teens and families understand the language, needs, and culture of adolescents to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for them. The Teen Parenting Toolkit provides parents relevant information and tips on how to relate to teens and guide them to adulthood.


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