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Theory at a Glance: A Guide for Health Promotion Practice (Second Edition) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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The Theory at a Glance: A Guide for Health Promotion Practice (Second Edition) describes influential theories of health-related behaviors, processes of shaping behavior, and the effects of community... More > and environmental factors on behavior. It complements existing resources that offer tools, techniques, and model programs for practice. Theory at a Glance makes health behavior theory accessible and provides tools to solve problems and assess the effectiveness of health promotion programs. For nearly a decade, public health and health care practitioners have consulted the original version of Theory at a Glance for guidance on using theories about human behavior to inform program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Theory at a Glance can be used as a stand-alone handbook, as part of in-house staff development programs, or in conjunction with theory texts and continuing education workshops.< Less
Contracting for Managed Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services: A Guide for Public Purchasers (TAP 22) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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It is generally agreed that strong contracts between purchasers of health care services and managed care organizations (MCOs) form the foundation upon which managed behavioral health systems are... More > built. Unfortunately, some public purchasers have left themselves and their clients vulnerable to poor quality services and restricted access due to poorly conceptualized and poorly written RFPs and contracts. This guide provides information that will help public purchasers develop RFPs and contracts for managed behavioral health care so as to achieve programmatic success. Although this guide is intended to assist public purchasers in their managed care contracting efforts it should not be used as a substitute for expert legal or financial guidance. Any recommendations put forth here should be carefully considered by purchasers and adapted with appropriate guidance to meet the needs of the specific State or locality.< Less
A Treatment Improvement Protocol - Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services - Tip 57 By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs) are developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and HumanServices (HHS). Each TIP... More > involves the development of topic-specific best practice guidelines for the prevention and treatment of substance use and mental disorders. TIPs draw on the experience and knowledge of clinical, research, and administrative experts of various forms of treatment andprevention. TIPs are distributed to facilities and individuals across the country. Published TIPs can be accessed via the Internet at http://store.samhsa.gov. Although each consensus-based TIP strives to include an evidence base for the practices it recommends, SAMHSA recognizes that behavioral health is continually evolving, and research frequently lags behind the innovations pioneered in the field. A major goal of each TIP is to convey “front-line” information quickly but responsibly. If research supports a particular approach, citations are provided.< Less
Treating Alcohol and Other Drug Abusers in Rural and Frontier Areas (TAP 17) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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The purpose of this paper is to describe the innovative programming of the Our Home, Inc. Inhalant Abuse Treatment Program and to review its outcomes. This project has implemented a comprehensive... More > treatment program for rural, inhalant abusing youth. Prior to this effort, affected youths did not have access to treatment services. Thus, the overall project significance rests in the accomplishment of unlocking the doors of treatment for this special population. This paper does the following: Summarizes the program's distinctive treatment procedures Defines the objective methods used to assess outcomes Highlights the test and retest procedures used to obtain neurocognitive and academic achievement outcome measures Reviews patient utilization and retention data Related literature indicates that inhalant abuse is an increasing concern in the United States. The literature also indicates that it is a severe form of substance abuse.< Less
Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP 50) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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This TIP is divided into three parts that are bound and produced separately. Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment, Part 1, is for substance abuse counselors. It... More > provides the “what” and “why” and “how” of working with clients in substance abuse treatment with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. It covers background information about suicide and substance use disorders, including risk factors and warning signs for suicide and a four-step process for addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in substance abuse treatment, summarized by the acronym GATE (Gather information, Access supervision, Take responsible action, and Extend the action). It also includes a set of competencies counselors should incorporate to work effectively with clients who are suicidal. Chapter 2 of Part 1 represents the heart of the “how-to” for counselors. It consists of representative vignettes of counseling sessions with clients who have suicidal thoughts and behaviors.< Less
Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice: Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP 49) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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TIP 49, Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice, provides clinical guidelines for the proper use of medications in the treatment of alcohol use disorders. The underlying... More > objective is to expand access to information about the effective use of these medications, not only in specialty substance abuse treatment programs but also in physicians’ offices and other general medical care settings. The TIP includes discussions of acamprosate, disulfiram, oral naltrexone, and extended-release injectable naltrexone. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved these medications for treating alcohol use disorders. The TIP explains each medication’s history, the reasons for its use, how to use it, who should use it, and other clinical information about the medication. Most of the fundamental research that forms the evidence basis for this TIP is not provided in the TIP itself.< Less
Substance Abuse Treatment For Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders: Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP 42) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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This TIP, Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders, revises TIP 9, Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. The... More > revised TIP provides information about new developments in the rapidly growing field of co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and captures the state-ofthe- art in the treatment of people with co-occurring disorders. The TIP focuses on what the substance abuse treatment clinician needs to know and provides that information in an accessible manner. The TIP synthesizes knowledge and grounds it in the practical realities of clinical cases and real situations so the reader will come away with increased knowledge, encouragement, and resourcefulness in working with clients with co-occurring disorders.< Less
ICT in the Health Care By Sonsoles Rodríguez González et al.
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ICT (Information Communication Technology) has changed the lives of millions of people in Britain and all over the world. Now, it is unusual to find a family who do not own a computer. Computers... More > in the home can be used for many different tasks and reasons. The Internet (www-world wide web) holds millions of websites, which can be accessed and can be used to find out information on almost any subject. Word processing programmes can be used to type up and print out work, which would have normally been handwritten. Graphics programs can be used to design many types of documents including leaflets, business cards and posters.< Less
Where to Write for Vital Records (Updated October 2016) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services & National Center for Health Statistics
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As part of its mission to provide access to data and information relating to the health of the Nation, the National Center for Health Statistics produces a number of publications containing reference... More > and statistical materials. The purpose of this publication is solely to provide information about individual vital records maintained only on file in State or local vital statistics offices. An official certificate of every birth, death, marriage, and divorce should be on file in the locality where the event occurred. The Federal Government does not maintain files or indexes of these records. These records are filed permanently either in a State vital statistics office or in a city, county, or other local office. To obtain a certified copy of any of the certificates, write or go to the vital statistics office in the State or area where the event occurred. Addresses and fees are given for each event in the State or area concerned.< Less
Healthful Changes: Proven Strategies for Taking Charge of Your Life By Poonam Sharma
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An ebook written by a psychologist, allowing you to access some powerful tools from psychology to take charge of your health and your life. You can continue "adding" to the ebook by... More > subscribing to the newsletter that inspired the book at http://www.healthfulchanges.com/newsletter.htm.< Less

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