Tools for Serving Families
Here you will find practical tools to facilitate your work supporting mothers, infants, toddlers and families. Send comments and suggestions for additions to this collection to email@example.com
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The 10 Questions You Should Know-A simple question can help you feel better, let
you take better care of yourself, or save your life. Follow the link to discover the questions to get you started.
Understand Medical Words
This tutorial from
National Library of Medicine will be useful for non-clinicians, patients
and caregivers who need to understand and use the language of
Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine
This brief tutorial offers quick steps to check out the quality of a website.
Every household needs an internet connection to support family health and learning. Enter a zip code to find low cost internet connections, equipment and training.
Body Mass Index Calculator
Kilograms to Pounds Conversion Calculator
"Contraction Master" App
Nursing Master App
BMI Calculator App
LactMed App Need to know more about drugs and
breastfeeding? LactMed can help. Find information about maternal and
infant drug levels, possible effects on lactation and on breastfed
infants, and alternative drugs to consider.
New app from National Library of Medicine aids health literacy. Much
health literacy research has focused on patients' difficulty in
remembering what medicines they take for what and in taking them
according to instructions. Now a new phone app keeps your meds list at
hand and reminds you to take it. VIsit visit NLM’s Mobile Gallery
R3-an app that helps
health care providers recognize and respond to victims of domestic abuse
and refer them to help. Only
10 percent of physicians regularly screen for domestic violence, in
part because they lack an evidence-based screening tool and knowledge of
what to do if they identify someone in need. The R3 app gives providers a set of four questions that have been shown to effectively identify victims of abuse. An
automatic scoring function links to recommendations on what to do based
on a patient's score, and a resource locator identifies local providers
of domestic abuse services using the device's geolocation feature. The app also links to additional references and information, including videos and referral protocols.
team members are Carol Wick, Carlos Carbonell, Min Sun Kim, and Taylor Robertson. A demonstration is available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/Gwz5yhWE6Ew
Domestic Violence Hotline for teens and young adults
Text "love is" to 22522
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)
Healthline Health and Wellness Videos:
Healthline Reproductive System-Female 3D Body Map
Instant Childhood Immunization Schedule
You can use this tool to create a personalized immunization schedule for a child in your case load
Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information to help them care for their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE in Spanish) will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby's date of birth.
Pregnancy Weight Gain Advisor
from US Department of Agriculture : Enter height and pre-pregnancy
weight; get a recommended number of pounds to gain during pregnancy.
Find your Adverse Childhood Experience Score. These events are important. How have they affected you? You also can use the
questions to generate a reflective conversation with a mother about her
childhood experiences and their impacts.
Testing has shown the questions do not spur trauma or need for
professional help. Click here
to download the document.
The F.A.S.T. test helps spot symptoms of stroke.
HANDS UP for Health and Physical Literacy is a three part illustrated
video series that will teach children and youth about the importance of
physical and health literacy in a fun and engaging way.
Su Familia: The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline
Call for a referral to a health professional in your community or for
information in Spanish and English on a wide range of health topics.
Telephone: (866) SU-FAMILIA (783-2645) (English or Spanish).
National Hispanic Prenatal Helpline
Call for a referral to local prenatal care services that provide care
in English and Spanish. Call for culturally appropriate prenatal care
information in English and Spanish. Telephone: (800) 504-7081 (English or Spanish).
Health Hotlines is a compilation of health organizations
with toll-free telephone numbers. It includes a searchable database of 800
numbers that includes almost 400 organizations dealing with health issues from
AIDS to suicide prevention.