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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...
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...

DiabetesIQ 11/15/11

DiabetesIQ is a mobile application for patients and nonpatients to learn about diabetes and ways to manage it. Through quizzes and games, users can compete with others in their knowledge level of diabetes. Users can track glucose levels, blood pressure, weight, and exercise and share the information with health care professionals or caregivers.

Registration and download of the application is free.

Heart Failure Toolkit for Providers 11/15/11

This toolkit offers a comprehensive set of resources to assist providers in managing heart failure (HF). It focuses on several key areas in the management of HF with downloadable documents. The tools are organized by their source: Veterans Affairs (VA), non-VA, or other.

Tools are available in the following categories:

  • HF practice guidelines
  • HF clinical pathways
  • HF clinical algorithms
  • HF screening forms and chart reminders
  • HF admission...
Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: Weighing the Options 11/04/11

This tool is an online continuing education program (CME) for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, case managers, health educators, and medical assistants. The course addresses key findings and clinical applications from a systematic review of comparative risks and benefits of therapies for clinically localized prostate cancer. This CME activity covers the core competencies and educational needs for medical knowledge, practice-based learning and...

Taking Charge of Your Healthcare: Your Path to Being an Empowered Patient 10/26/11

Health care providers can use this toolkit during hospital discharge to help patients leave the hospital with confidence. It includes the tools and information patients need to make a smooth transition to their next destination.

Elements of the toolkit are:

  • Staying Safe When You Leave the Hospital: A journal-like bifold booklet that guides patients and family members to collect their thoughts and ask the right questions.
  • Talking to...
Interactive Asthma Action Plan (iAAP) 10/26/11

The interactive Asthma Action Plan (iAAP) is a computerized clinical decision support tool for health care providers who treat asthma patients. It helps patients and physicians manage and prevent asthma symptoms, while providing information to the patient’s health care team. The iAAP program creates patient-specific treatment plans, which are available in English and Spanish.

The iAAP is available via a Web-based kiosk or can be downloaded to run either on a desktop or for...

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