Asthma Medication Use
Child Health Care
Instant Child Immunization Schedule
Get the best protection for your child—make sure your child is immunized on schedule. For a complete list of recommended immunizations, just select your child’s birth date at the following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention link.
Bright Futures for Families
Family-friendly child health and development information and materials that can be downloaded or purchased, including checklists and pocket guides
SLSD Diabetes Brochure 2009 (PDF)
This brochure about Diabetes includes basic educational information and a helpful list describing regular services a person with diabetes should expect to receive and how often the services should be received
National Diabetes Education Clearinghouse
Reviewed and recommended by the Michigan Partners in Action Coalition, this site explains the importance of oral health for people with Diabetes.
Generic Medication Use
Centers for Disease Control
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Learn about heart disease prevention from the CDC, one of the major operating components of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
The Joint Commission
Presented by the Joint Commission, the organization that accredits hospitals, these downloadable “Speak Up” brochures on patient safety topics such as preventing errors and mistakes in your care, preventing infections and what you should know about pain management.
Improving Your Health
Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz
Did you know that certain vaccines are recommended for adults and adolescents? Take this quiz from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to find out which vaccines YOU may need. This quiz provides information for people age 11 years and older.
How can physicians and patients have the important conversations necessary to ensure the right care is delivered at the right time? Choosing Wisely® aims to answer that question.
An initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation, Choosing Wisely is focused on encouraging physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm. http://choosingwisely.org/. For a list of tests and treatments that patients and physicians should discuss, please visit http://choosingwisely.org/?page_id=13
Care About Your Care
An effort to raise awareness about what you can do to identify and get better health care. It includes this short video that lays out the quality crisis facing America and challenges viewers to ask themselves if they and their families are getting the highest quality care.
Ask Me 3
Patient education program designed to promote better communication between health care providers and patients in order to improve health outcomes. Includes downloadable brochures for patients, providers and employers; produced by the Partnership for Clear Health Communication at the National Patient Safety Foundation
AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Multiple guides and resources for patients and families on improving health care quality; topics include staying healthy, choosing quality health care, getting safe care, understanding diseases and conditions and comparing medical treatments; from the US Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHRQ - Consumer Guide to Health Insurance
Describes different kinds of health insurance and answers common questions; includes a glossary of health insurance terms and resources for more information; from the US Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Introduction to the Patient Centered Medical Home
A web-based educational program, describing an approach to providing comprehensive primary care that many doctors in Southeast Michigan and throughout the country are pursuing
Questions are the Answers
View videos seen on TV and find tips about talking with your care givers, planning for surgery and getting a prescription; produced by the US Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Michigan Steps Up
Tools to create a personal health plan, record daily achievements, update goals weekly and take a health risk assessment, from the Michigan Surgeon General and the Michigan Department of Community Health
How to find Trustworthy Health Information on the Web (PDF)
Brief informational brochure
New York Times Health Guide
A comprehensive library of medical topics, including in-depth articles on diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries and surgeries. The encyclopedic reference is frequently updated and reviewed by doctors, medical writers and editors and includes extensive links to The Times' own archive of news and features