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Below are links to information related to health care, including ambulatory medical care, hospitalizations, medications, and other issues. Click on the right menu or scroll down to view general information and programs, research, statistics and guidelines on this topic.

Research, Recommendations and Guidelines

2012

Partner Services for Medical Providers and Referring Providers (3/302012)
This module provides an overview of the principles that guide effective practice in discussing a referral to Partner services with patients. It is a beta version (pending final CDC clearance.) On completion, you will be asked to evaluate the module.

2011

A Framework for Patient-Centered Health Risk Assessments (12/29/2011)
Final health risk assessment recommendations, published in A Framework for Patient-Centered Health Risk Assessments -- Providing Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Services to Medicare Beneficiaries, are now available online. The framework includes guidance for health-care providers and others in the design and application of health risk assessments and follow-up interventions that research suggests are effective in reducing some high-risk health behaviors.

CDC Announces New Effort to Boost Number of Baby-Friendly Hospitals (11/3/2011)
CDC has awarded nearly $6 million over three years to the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality to help hospitals nationwide make quality improvements to maternity care to better support mothers and babies to be able to breastfeed. The goal of the project is to accelerate the number of U.S. Baby-Friendly hospitals.

Hospitals Need Better Maternity Care Practices (9/16/2011)
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative recommends 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Find out how better maternity care practices can help mothers start and continue breastfeeding.

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