Resources for Health Care Clinicians
Monthly Prevention Topics
The Monthly Prevention Topic for November—
Be Tobacco Free is available for download.
This website provides healthcare resources for clinicians and others in healthcare.
On the site, you will find information for use in your practice and corresponding
information for Veterans and the public. Links to other VA program offices and programs
are also provided.
Information specific to VHA is located on the NCP intranet website.
Monthly Prevention Topics
All Monthly Prevention Topics include patient handouts to download and useful websites.
Many of the topics correlate with the National Health Observances. You can have
the handouts available in waiting rooms, health fairs and other educational forums.
Living Message Patient Handouts
Each Healthy Living Message may be downloaded to share with patients. They contain
information that is important for living a healthy life.
Partnership for Health
Your patients rely on you for accurate, up-to-date, preventive health information.
This series of fact sheets developed by NCP and the Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality (AHRQ) cover selected cardiovascular recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force
Clinician Fact Sheets
Office of Public Health
This site includes information for Veterans and health care clinicians for
Infection: Don't Pass
it On (IDPIO) Campaign, HIV/AIDS,
Hepatitis C, and
Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation.
An office within the Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards, this site
contains information about the health care and other needs of eligible women veterans.
VA National Center for PTSD
Information for Veterans, their families and health care clinicians including fact
sheets, videos, and more about trauma to help answer your questions about PTSD and
related issues. It also has the latest VA/DoD PTSD clinical practice guidelines.
Federal Government Resources
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Find links for clinical information, comparative effectiveness, news and events, research findings,
publications, and more.
US Preventive Services
Task Force is an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention
that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations
for clinical preventive services.
Department of Health and Human
Services Safety & Wellness Home Page
Find information and resources on eating right, physical activity, routine health
screenings, and more.
Health.gov is a portal to the web sites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives
and activities of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other
Federal departments and agencies.
The National Women's Health Information
The National Women's Health Information Center (OWH) is part of the US Department
of Health and Human Services. OWH works to improve the health and well-being
of women and girls in the United States through: its innovative programs,
educating health professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through
the dissemination of health information.
for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating
components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal
agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all
Americans and for providing essential human services.
CDC's Healthy Living Home Page
A vast variety of topics on healthy living and staying healthy throughout
2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA)
The 7th edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans
offers an evidence-based roadmap to help people make changes in eating plans to
improve health. The guidelines include 23 Key Recommendations for the general population
and six additional Key Recommendations for specific population groups, such as pregnant
women. Key Recommendations are the most important messages within the Guidelines
in terms of their implications for improving public health. The recommendations
promote shifts in food consumption patterns, encouraging people to eat more of some
foods and nutrients and less of others and places stronger emphasis on increasing
physical activity and reducing calorie consumption.
Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User's Guide
This manual was developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration but applies
to any situation when patients need good information to make sound choices.