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 Tools to Increase Knowledge and Use of Recommended Services

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There are 46 evidenced-based clinical preventive services recommendations that are updated regularly by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The document that identifies these 46 services is called the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. The tools in this section have been designed to facilitate knowledge and use of clinical preventive services.


Tools

Electronic Preventive Services Selector
This is a mobile device application designed to identify the most recently recommended screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for patients, such as women with disabilities. The ePSS is based on the current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and can be searched by specific patient characteristics, such as age, sex, and selected behavioral risk factors.

Audience: Primary care clinicians

To learn more, visit http://epss.ahrq.gov/PDA/index.jsp.

A Purchaser’s Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Moving Science into Coverage
This document is an electronic, portable and searchable compilation that provides guidance for the selection of clinical preventive services shown to be effective by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other authoritative organizations. It includes the scientific evidence and detailed benefit language needed to implement comprehensive and structured clinical preventive service benefits.

Audience: Employers and Insurance Providers

To learn more, visit http://www.businessgrouphealth.org/pub/f2f59214-2354-d714-5198-3a8968092869.

Making Preventive Health Care Work for You: A Resource Guide for People with Physical Disabilities
This learning kit is interactive, electronic, portable, searchable and user-friendly. It contains 5 modules that teach and test knowledge and application of the clinical preventive services recommendations.

Audience: People with physical disabilities

To learn more, download the PDF at http://webhost.westernu.edu/hfcdhp/wp-content/uploads/Preventive-Health-Care.pdf.


Related Resources 

Guide to Community Preventive Services
The Community Guide is an essential resource for people who want to know what works in public health. It provides evidence-based findings about public health interventions and policies to improve health and promote safety, and contains the findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force. The Guide can be used to develop public policy, plan programs and services, allocate resources, information surveillance and educate health professionals.

To learn more, visit http://www.thecommunityguide.org.

Other Tools for Using Recommendations in Primary Care Practice
Based on recommendations from the USPSTF, this page provides tools that are designed to help primary care clinicians access information at the point of care. It also includes resources to implement recommendations into health professions education.

To learn more, visit http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/tools.htm.

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