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Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

  • Incidence
  • Cellular classification
  • Clinical presentation
  • Stage information
  • Treatment options
Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers 12/17/07

This 145-page manual examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers. It describes the purposes, key decisions, and issues of each stage of the CPS process and covers strategies for casework supervision, training, and support. Best practices and critical issues in casework practice are underscored throughout.

This manual addresses the following topics:

  • CPS theory and practice
  • The helping relationship
  • Responsibilities of CPS...
Improving Managed Care for Children with Special Needs: A Best Clinical and Administrative Practices Toolkit 12/17/07

This toolkit provides resources for policymakers, health plans, and clinicians and addresses the gap between what can be delivered to children with special health care needs and what is actually received.

This toolkit includes the following sections:

  • Foreword: Who are children with special needs?
  • Improving quality for children with special needs
    • The challenge of serving children with special needs
    • Opportunities to enhance services for children with...
Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT) 12/17/07

The Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT) is a screening instrument that identifies children who are at risk for social-communication disorders. This tool is a short questionnaire that is completed by the parents and a primary health care worker at the child’s 18-month developmental checkup.

Improving Preventive Care Services for Children: A Best Clinical and Administrative Practices Toolkit for Medicaid Health Plans 12/17/07

This toolkit offers a structured approach for addressing quality improvement for preventive care services and a collection of “lessons learned” by a diverse group of health plans serving Medicaid members. It offers realistic approaches to help health plans develop or improve preventive care programs.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • How will this toolkit benefit your health plan?
  • Measuring for success: A process improvement strategy
  • A typology...
Parental Depression Screening for Pediatric Clinicians: An Implementation Manual 12/17/07

The manual teaches pediatric health providers how to routinely screen for parental depression and how to refer parents to professionals for help.

The manual contains the following sections:

  • Section one: Summary of the parental well-being project experience
  • Section two: Role of the pediatric provider in the screening process
  • Section three: Implementation of parental depression screening at the practice level
  • Section four: Guide for organizations...
Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Getting a Diagnosis 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and the importance of early diagnosis.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • What are fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)?
  • How can I recognize FASD?
  • Why is diagnosis important?
  • How is FASD detected?
  • Where can I go for a diagnosis?
  • How do I prepare for an assessment?
  • What do I do with the results?
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
  • ...
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: The Basics 12/17/07

These slides are an education tool that provides accurate information on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

These slides present the following information:

  • Understanding FASD
    • Terminology
    • FASD facts
    • Cause of FASD
    • FASD and alcohol
    • Alcohol and women
    • FASD and the brain
    • Number of people with an FASD
  • Prevention and risk reduction
    • Prevention is the...
Quality of Health Care for Children and Adolescents: A Chartbook 12/17/07

This chartbook is the first comprehensive national report on the quality of pediatric care. The researchers reviewed over 500 studies and synthesized this information into 40 charts that provide a portrait of the current state of pediatric health care.

The chartbook finds dramatic progress in some areas–such as reductions in hospital-acquired infections in pediatric intensive care units–and serious challenges in many others–such as gaps in preventive care and developmental services. It...

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