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Public Health Detailing Action Kits

Detailing Action Kits - contain clinical tools, resources for providers and patient education materials, which promote evidence-based best practices and chronic disease management.. These materials are available for health care providers and their practices to help improve patient care related to key public health challenges Clinical topics have been chosen largely because of their anticipated impact on morbidity and mortality. Click on the images below to view the contents of the Public Health Detailing Action Kits.

Click here to Download the Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Action Kit

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Action Kit
Alcohol-related problems are common in patients seen by primary care providers. Although most adults drink safely, some 25,000 New Yorkers are hospitalized for alcohol-related illness and injury each year, and more than 1,500 die. An estimated 15% of adult New Yorkers—nearly 900,000 people—report excessive drinking. Most of these individuals (about 70%) see a physician regularly. You and other primary care providers are uniquely positioned to intervene and help excessive drinkers cut down or stop using alcohol.
  Download the Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Action Kit

 

Click here to Download the Asthma Action Kit

Asthma Action Kit
In New York City almost 1500 people die each year from colon cancer. The best way to test for – and prevent – colon cancer is colonoscopy. Many more people are getting colonoscopies; however 4 in 10 eligible patients are still not optimally screened for this largely preventable cancer.
  Download the Asthma Action Kit

 

Click here to Download the Breastfeeding Action Kit

Breastfeeding Action Kit
Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of an infant's life has many short- and long-term health benefits for babies and mothers, including a reduction in infectious diseases and mortality during infancy, improved bonding, and maternal postpartum weight loss. Despite these benefits, relatively few women breastfeed for the recommended time period. In NewYork City (NYC), nearly 85% of postpartum women initiate breastfeeding, but at 2 months only 32% are still exclusively feeding their infant breast milk.
  Download the The Bronx Knows HIV Testing Action Kit

 

Click here to Download the Colon Cancer Action Kit

Colon Cancer Action Kit
Colorectal cancer causes more cancer deaths among nonsmokers than any other form of cancer. It is estimated that 10% of New Yorkers age 50 and over have undetected adenomatous colon polyps. Without early detection and treatment, it is estimated that approximately 13,000 to 19,000 of these New Yorkers will develop cancer in the next 20 years. The best way to test for – and prevent – colon cancer is colonoscopy. Many more people are getting colonoscopies; however 4 in 10 eligible patients are still not optimally screened for this largely preventable cancer.
  Download the Colon Cancer Action Kit

 

Click here to Download the Contraception Action Kit

Contraception Action Kit
Unintended pregnancies can have significant adverse effects on the health of women and children. Contraception Action Kit is a serious health problem that affects up to 26% of adult women and 16% of adult men. IPV refers to a broad pattern of coercive or violent tactics used by one partner to establish and maintain power and control over the other. These tactics can include physical, sexual, psychological, and economic abuse by a current or former partner (partners may include common-law spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, lovers, or dating partners).
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Click here to Download the Cholesterol Action Kit

Cholesterol Action Kit
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of preventable illness and death in New York City, causing more than 25,000 deaths and more than 130,000 hospitalizations each year. Elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is a major ��� but modifiable ��� risk factor for cardiovascular disease; however, two-thirds of New Yorkers (approximately 400,000 people) who have atherosclerotic disease or diabetes have not met their LDL goal of <100 mg/dL.
  Download the Cholesterol Action Kit

Click here to Download the Depression Action Kit

Depression Action Kit
Depression is one of the most commonly seen conditions in primary care. One in 4 women and 1 in 10 men will suffer from a major depressive episode during their lifetime. Nearly 6%, or 380,000, of all adult New Yorkers each year report clinically significant emotional distress. Depressive disorders play an important role in the etiology, course and outcomes associated with chronic diseases, and if untreated, depression can lead to increased disability and suicide.
  Download the Depression Action Kit

Click here to Download the Diabetes Action Kit

Diabetes Action Kit
This Diabetes Action Kit provides valuable tools and information to help your patients with diabetes "Know and Control the ABCs." We hope you use these materials and talk with your patients about managing their diabetes.
  Download the Diabetes Action Kit

Click here to Download the Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Action Kit

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Action Kit
Access to accurate, up-to-date information is critical for medical care, but the collection and exchange of information is often slow, fragmented and error-prone. Clinicians report that in 14% of office visits, key information is lacking in patient files. Research has shown that when electronic health records (EHRs) are appropriately designed and implemented, they can help capture important patient information and improve the quality of care.
  Download the Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Action Kit

Click here to Download the HIV Testing Online Provider Tool Kit

HIV Testing Online Provider Tool Kit
As of September 1, 2010, New York State legislation amending the public health law, Article 27F, requires the routine offer of an HIV test to all patients, ages 13 to 64, in primary care settings, emergency departments and inpatient settings, with limited exceptions. This Kit provides useful resources for HIV testing. You will find resources to assist with making the offer of an HIV test, obtaining consent for HIV testing, providing HIV test results, appropriately billing for HIV testing services and linking HIV positive individuals to care.
  Download the the HIV Testing Online Provider Tool Kit

Click here to Download the Obesity Action Kit

Hypertension Action Kit
Hypertension is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. One out of every four individuals in New York City reports having high blood pressure, and hundreds of thousands are living with it unknowingly. Even when diagnosed, rates of control are poor. National studies estimate that 70% of U.S. adults with hypertension do not have their blood pressure under optimal control. In New York City, one-third of adults reporting high blood pressure say that they are not taking blood pressure-lowering medications.
  Download the Hypertension Action Kit

Click here to Download the Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Kit

Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Kit
In 2006, New York City���s Administration for Children���s Services (ACS) investigated 63,000 reports of child abuse and neglect. Reports often involve more than one child, so approximately 90,000 children come to the attention of ACS each year. During each investigation, ACS assesses a child���s safety and takes action, as necessary, to prevent child abuse and/or neglect.
  Download the Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Kit


Click here to Download the Obesity in Children Action Kit

Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination 2009-2010 Action Kit
Every year influenza-related illness, including pneumonia, causes 36,000 deaths nationwide. Here in New York City, influenza causes an estimated 1,100 deaths per year, and respiratory infections as a whole cause more than 2,000. Health care practices should ensure that at-risk patients – and all staff – receive both the seasonal vaccine and the novel H1N1 vaccine this fall. For more information, please also go to www.nyc.gov/flu throughout the entire flu season for updates and surveillance data.
  Download the Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination 2009-2010 Action Kit

Click here to Download the Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) refers to a pattern of physical, psychological, sexual and/or economic abuse by a current or former partner. Also known as domestic violence, IPV is a serious public health problem. Every year, approximately 4,000 women and 900 men are treated in NewYork City emergency rooms for IPV. Almost half (44%) of women killed in NYC each year are killed by their intimate partners. Aside from the risk of injury and death, IPV significantly increases the risk of other mental and physical health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, stroke and asthma.
  Download the Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Click here to Download the Medication Adherence Action Kit

Medication Adherence Action Kit
Almost 50% of Americans take at least one prescription drug. Only half of these patients take their medication correctly and many patients who receive drug prescriptions fail to fill them. Good medication adherence can prevent strokes, heart attacks, renal failure and other complications from poorly controlled diseases. Poor adherence, especially in patients with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease, is associated with increased risk of hospitalization and death.
  Download the Medication Adherence Action Kit


Click here to Download the Obesity in Children Action Kit

Obesity in Children Action Kit
In New York City (NYC), 43% of elementary school children are at an unhealthy weight; more than half of these children are obese. This is a much larger proportion than expected based on the national rate. In our public high schools, 28% of the students are either overweight or obese . Overweight children have many risks, including hyperlipidemia, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, social stigmatization, and psychosocial difficulties. Providers should monitor weight status and consistently offer counseling on healthy eating and exercise to all children and adolescents, even those who are at a healthy weight.
  Download the Obesity in Children Action Kit

Click here to Download the Obesity Action Kit

Obesity-Action Kit
Overweight and obesity are epidemic in New York City (NYC) and across the country. About two thirds of the US population are overweight or obese, including more than half (3,000,000) of the adults in NYC. Fortunately, obesity is preventable and as obesity rates decrease, so will chronic disease and associated mortality. In fact, even modest weight loss of 5%-7% (about 10 pounds) can improve health and decrease disease risk.
  Download the Obesity-Action Kit

Click here to Download the Opioid Analgesic Action Kit

Opioid Analgesic Action Kit
The rate of opioid analgesic overdose deaths among New Yorkers increased by 65% between 2005 and 2011. More than one overdose death involving an opioid analgesic occurred every other day on average in New York City (NYC) in 2011. Health care providers can play a central role in reversing the epidemic of opioid analgesic misuse and overdose deaths. Because of this, the Health Department is conducting door-to-door outreach to physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants on the safe and judicious prescribing of opioid analgesics.
  Download the Opioid Analgesic Action Kit


Click here to Download the Oral Health and Smoking Quit Kit

Oral Health and Smoking Quit Kit
The New York State Education Department has expanded the scope of dental practice to include smoking cessation treatment. This means that, as a dentist, you are now able to prescribe cessation medications preventively, before signs of oral disease occur.
  Download the Oral Health and Smoking Quit Kit

Click here to Download the PrEP and PEP Action Kit

PrEP and PEP Action Kit
The PrEP and PEP Action Kit includes provider and patient resources. It is structured around these core HIV prevention practices:

  • Take a thorough sexual history
  • Screen sexually active patients
  • Talk about PrEP and PEP
  • Prescribe PrEP and PEP
  Download the PrEP and PEP Action Kit

Click here to Download the Smoking Cessation to Mental Health Providers
 Kit

Smoking Cessation to Mental Health Providers
Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States (US). Up to one half of life-long smokers, depending on age, are expected to die of tobacco-related diseases. Smokers who die of tobacco-related diseases lose an average of 14 years of life. In New York City (NYC), smoking kills about 8,000 people a year, a third of them before age 65. Quitting at any age reduces the risk of tobacco-related diseases and prolongs life.
  Download the Smoking Cessation to Mental Health Providers Kit

Click here to Download the Tobacco Quit Kit

Tobacco Quit Kit
Smoking doubles the risk of death in every age group, killing 10,000 New Yorkers every year. More than two thirds of smokers want to quit, and more than half try to stop every year; however, fewer than 10% are successful over the long term without assistance. Quitting smoking is the single most important thing New Yorkers can do for their health.
  Download the Tobacco Quit Kit