AETC National Resource Center Biweekly Update: November 16, 2011
|HIV/AIDS Clinician Toolkit|
Source: AETC National Resource Center
This CD-ROM contains key HIV-related U.S. federal treatment guidelines and recommendations paired with training slide sets and reference materials geared toward clinicians treating people with HIV. A limited supply is available.
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Source: AIDSVu, presented by the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
AIDSVu is an online tool that makes detailed, yet easy-to-understand, data on persons living with an HIV infection diagnosis in the United States accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. The site provides users with a visual way to understand HIV prevalence data -- that is, the number of people who have been diagnosed and are living with HIV -- in communities across the country. AIDSVu offers a new and unique way to understand HIV on both a national and local level. AIDSVu also cross-references HIV data with other important information, like population demographics, the location of HIV testing sites and the estimated proportion of HIV diagnoses that are made late in the course of HIV disease.
Please call 888.813.4822 or send an e-mail to: info@AIDSVu.org for further information or general inquiries.
|Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner's Guide|
Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and The American Academy of Pediatrics
This evidence-based, teen alcohol risk screening guide was released for health care professionals to help identify children and teenagers age 9 to 18 who are at risk for alcohol-related problems, provide brief counseling, and refer them to treatment resources if that is indicated. It includes a two-question risk assessment as well as links to resources for motivational interviewing. NIAAA developed the guide and supporting pocket guide in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Source: Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DSTDP Connect is the result of DSTDP's commitment to provide one unified newsletter, while still providing useful information to DSTDP staff and partners. DSTDP Connect is a new bimonthly newsletter that highlights the tremendous work being done in STD prevention. It will keep you up-to-date on the activities at DSTDP, including publications, upcoming events, web features, and information about the DSTDP realignment process.
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|Improving Health Literacy Within a State - Workshop Summary|
Source: Institute of Medicine and UCLA Anderson School of Management
Nearly half of all American adults lack health literacy. In order to improve knowledge among these 90 million people, the IOM's Roundtable on Health Literacy, along with the UCLA Anderson School of Management, held a workshop on November 30, 2010, to explore ways in which state-based organizations and individuals can work to improve health literacy. At the workshop, speakers discussed the clinical effects of health literacy improvement efforts, the economic outcomes of health literacy implementation, and the impact that various stakeholders can have on health literacy. The roundtable brings together leaders from the federal government, foundations, health plans, associations, and private companies to discuss challenges related to health literacy and to identify approaches to promote health literacy in both the public and private sectors. This document summarizes the workshop.
|Health Literacy: Free Online Course|
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
Unified Health Communication (UHC): Addressing Health Literacy, Cultural Competency, and Limited English Proficiency is free, on-line, go-at-your-own-pace training. Take the course any time to improve your ability to communicate with patients and overcome barriers that can keep patients from taking their medications according to your instructions, going to the emergency room when they would be better served in primary care or otherwise preventing them from getting the full benefit of the quality care you provide.
|Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Update|
Here Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, outlines some of the information and updates shared at the National Viral Hepatitis Technical Assistance Meeting. In this blog post from blog.aids.gov, he focuses mainly on the Federal actions that are underway to implement the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan.
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