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24-Hour Mobile Mental Health Crisis Team Reduces Hospitalization for Children with Complex Behavioral and Emotional Needs 4/9/2014
A rapid response team defuses crisis situations for children with complex behavioral needs.
Coping Skills Training Helps Adolescents Improve Quality of Life and Ability to Manage Their Diabetes 4/9/2014
A coping skills training program for adolescents with type 1 diabetes teaches communication and social problem-solving skills, leading to better disease management skills and blood glucose control.
Electronic Medical Record–Facilitated Workflow Changes Enhance Quality and Efficiency, Generating Positive Return on Investment in Small Pediatrics Practice 4/9/2014
Four Seasons Pediatrics, a three-physician group in upstate New York, improved its workflow, reduced staffing costs, and enhanced quality of care while adopting an electronic medical record.
Hospital-Based Day Treatment Program Provides Family-Centered Services to Children With Chronic Illnesses and Emotional Issues as an Alternative to Outpatient and Inpatient Care 4/9/2014
The Hasbro Children’s Partial Hospital Program—a medical treatment day program for children ages 6 to 18 years old who have chronic medical illnesses and emotional issues—has demonstrated sustained positive outcomes of treatment on several measures, including quality of life, emotional symptoms, and family beliefs about illness.
Hospital-Based Program Educates and Arranges Community-Based Support for Young Victims of Violence, Leading to Fewer Repeat Episodes 4/9/2014
A hospital-based program for young victims of penetrating trauma identifies those at risk of future violence, educates them about the need to change behaviors to reduce those risks, and connects them to community-based organizations that can help them in doing so, leading to fewer repeat episodes.
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Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking: A Guide to Action for Communities 3/12/2014
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking explains why underage alcohol use is a major public health and safety issue.
Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking: A Guide to Action for Educators 3/12/2014
This guide provides educators and other school personnel with steps they can take to stop underage drinking.
Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking: A Guide to Action for Families 3/12/2014
This guide provides families with steps they can take against underage drinking in one's home, family, community, and across the country.
National Survey of Children's Health: Data Resource Center 2/12/2014
This data query tool provides immediate access to the National Survey of Children's Health data, as well as resources and assistance for interpreting and reporting findings.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - Fact Sheet for Parents 2/12/2014
This consumer fact sheet presents information on the symptoms of pertussis, as well as the benefits and risks of vaccination.

Last updated: April 09, 2014.