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Toward Improving Birth Outcomes Toolkit: Best Clinical and Administrative Practices for Medicaid Health Plans 12/17/07

This toolkit offers a structured approach for addressing quality improvement in prenatal care and a collection of “lessons learned” by health plans serving Medicaid members. It will help health plans review common barriers that Medicaid plans face in improving birth outcomes, develop strategies to overcome these barriers, review clinical and administrative strategies that other health plans have implemented, and measure incremental and long-term change.

This toolkit addresses the...

A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition 12/17/07

This 180-page guide addresses several important aspects of primary care and treatment for patients with HIV/AIDS. The 18 chapters in this guide were written by HIV/AIDS researchers and physicians at major U.S. medical centers. Using the recommended references and citations, the user can access in-depth information on topics of particular importance.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Primary care as chronic care
  • Approach to the patient
  • Core elements...
Early Child Development in Social Context: A Chartbook 12/17/07

This chartbook contains more than 30 key indicators of development and health for children ages 0 to 6 along with social factors in the family and neighborhood that affect these outcomes.

The following topics are addressed in the chartbook:

  • Introduction and overview
  • Indicators
    • Socioemotional development
      • Social competence
      • Behavioral self-control
      • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    • Intellectual development
      • ...
Dialysis Facility Compare 12/17/07

This Web site enables users to find and compare information about the services and quality of care provided at dialysis facilities in any State. It also provides a wide range of other information to help patients, their families, and providers learn more about chronic kidney disease and dialysis.

The Web site includes the following sections:

  • Find
    • How to use Dialysis Facility Compare
    • Patient tools
      • What to ask dialysis care providers
      • What to ask...
Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Chart 12/17/07

This chart enables women to record their basal (resting) body temperature to help them know their fertility pattern and see the changes from month to month.

To use this chart, women can do the following:

  • Plot their basal body temperature on the graph for each day of their menstrual cycle
  • Connect the dots from day to day to see a pattern, enabling them over time to see when they tend to ovulate
Building Strong Bones: Calcium Information for Health Care Providers 12/17/07

This fact sheet can be used by health care providers to educate their patients about the importance of calcium consumption in children and teenagers.

This fact sheet is part of Milk Matters, a public health education campaign to promote calcium consumption among tweens and teens, especially during the ages of 11 to 15, a time of critical bone growth.

This fact sheet answers the following questions:
  • How does pediatric bone...
The Cool Spot 12/17/07

The Cool Spot is a Web site aimed at teenagers. It provides them with facts about underage drinking. The Web site provides the following features:

  • Reality check: How much drinking is going on?
  • Facts about alcohol
  • Too much, too soon, too risky
  • Meet your expectations
  • Peer pressure
  • The right to resist
  • Real life
  • Teach and volunteer corner
Rural Information Center: Rural Health 12/17/07

The Rural Information Center (RIC) provides information and referral services to local, tribal, State, and Federal government officials; community organizations; rural electric and telephone cooperatives; libraries; businesses; and citizens working to maintain the vitality of America’s rural areas. The RIC Web site contains more than 2,500 links to current and reliable information on a wide variety of rural resources and funding sources on the following topics:

  • Agricultural safety...
Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness: Healthy Women Build Healthy Communities Toolkit for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating 12/17/07

This toolkit from the Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness (BFWHW) Initiative is for women who want to improve the health of their communities. It provides guidance to plan, carry out, and evaluate a physical activity and/or healthy eating event. It also includes real-life stories from women who took action in their communities to get people moving and eating healthier.

This toolkit is divided into 10 Building Blocks—ideas and tools to help women plan a community activity:...

Breast Cancer: A Resource Guide for Minority Women 12/17/07

This 32-page guide provides a list of breast cancer resources, including organizations, documents, programs, and other resources.

The resources in this guide are arranged in the following categories:

  • Risk factors
    • Unchangeable risk factors
    • Lifestyle-related risk factors
  • Statistics
  • Mammogram information
  • Federal agencies and programs
  • National organizations/programs
  • State programs
  • Community programs
  • ...

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