Health Care and Health Disparities
This category contains resources and information around health care for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. This category also includes research around health disparities and novel solutions for health care for all individuals.
"Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home," a clinical report by the AAP, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians, appears in the July issue of Pediatrics. An algorithm walks physicians through the transition process for all youth in their practice, including those with chronic conditions, to the care of an adult medical home.
The "Autism Case Training: A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum" is designed to educate future healthcare providers on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders through real life scenarios.
A new resource page has been added to the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange: Honing Cultural and Linguistic Competence. This page features innovative programs and quality tools for improving cultural and linguistic competence as well as reducing health care disparities for vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minorities.
This Blueprint for Teaching Cultural Competence in Physical Therapy Education is intended as a guide to assure that core knowledge, attitudes, and skills specific to developing cultural competence are being addressed in the education programs. The primary goal of the curriculum blueprint is to enable faculty to prepare future physical therapy practitioners to meet the health care needs of diverse consumers in a culturally competent manner. (June 2008)
for Primary Care Providers
This site is for primary care providers considering or planning to start screening children for developmental needs using a validated tool. Whether you know you should change but don?t know where to start, or are still thinking about how this change could work in your setting, this website will help. Objective information about several tools is offered, with references and links where more detail is available. We share our experiences at Children?s Hospital Boston so you can benefit from what we did right and what we did wrong, though we know that every office has its own specific needs.
CDC Learn the Signs. Act Early
You can view or download the various materials for the "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Campaign designed for parents and health care professionals. You can follow your child?s development by watching how he or she plays, learns, speaks, and acts. Look inside for milestones to watch for in your child and how you can help your child learn and grow.
Learning to deliver culturally effective care is considered by many to be a lifelong journey. The new AAP Culturally Effective Care Toolkit is a practical, hands-on resource to help practicing pediatricians and their office staff provide culturally effective care to their patients and families. Information, resources, and tools are included for the following topics are included in this free online toolkit: -What is culturally effective care? -Health beliefs and practices -Nutrition, feeding, and body image perspectives -Behavior and child development -Interpretive services -Literacy and health literacy -Medical education -Tips, tools, and resources for implementation in an office setting -Continuing Medical Education opportunities
This toolkit was developed to support health care professionals in the identification and ongoing management of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in the medical home. The toolkit is divided in to the following sections listed below. Please choose a section for specific information and tools that can be found in the toolkit.
Book: Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment
Book Chapter: A feeding disorder is identified when a child is unable or refuses to eat or drink a sufficient quantity or variety of food to maintain proper nutrition (Babbitt et. al., 1944). The greatest period of risk from poor nutrition occurs in early infancy, a time of rapid physical growth and brain development. Without sufficient nutrition, the child may experience the negative side effects of malnutrition and/or dehydration. In addition, insufficient calories or nutrients place the child at long-term risk for behavioral and developmental problems (Scrimshaw, 1998).
Disability and the Muslim Perspective: An Introducation for Rehabilitation and Health Care Providers
As communities become increasingly multicultural and multilingual, professionals in the disability and health care fields face both tremendous challenges and great opportunities as they work with individuals from diverse and complex Muslim backgrounds. This monograph offers an introduction to and overview of a broad spectrum and diversity of Muslims with disabilities and chronic health conditions who come from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances.