Online links for health educators and clinicians
Take 2 to Save 2 from the American Stroke Association’s Power to End Stroke campaign provides a mix-and-match solution to sharing messages about stroke prevention with loved ones. Pick two messages and send them to two people. Then pick from all the ways we communicate with each other: email, text, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blog, or a phone call.
The Office of the Surgeon General website features efforts on behalf of the administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Here visitors will find information about First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative on childhood obesity and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin’s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation.
A link to the Surgeon General’s Family Health History Initiative is in the right corner of the home page. This tool provides a framework with which to gather information about family health history, information that can be invaluable for diseases and conditions that are hereditary.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and patient safety links found on this page include those related to technology, including electronic health records, medical errors and quality measures. There are links to assessments for providers and systems as well.
The Medical Library Association features A User’s Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web. It provides understandable content evaluation guidelines and then links to the top ten most useful consumer health websites as well as recommended cancer, diabetes, and heart disease websites. This page is information-dense with some of the best and most reliable health information sites on the web.
Quit Smoking TODAY! We can help is the greeting on Smokefree.gov. Direct your patients there to use the online quit guide, tools to help you quit, and sites studying quitting in nearby locations.
The quit guide takes smokers through the stages, from contemplating to quitting to remaining smoke-free. The online tools are quizzes and other bits of information to help smokers educate themselves about quitting. There are also links to a live chat and an 800 line with people who will support smokers in their efforts. You can even send a friend a smokefree e-card.