Resources

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.
This website allows Clinicians the ability to quickly locate the latest evidence-based guidelines for providing preventive services to patients.
ECRI Guidelines Trust™ is a publicly available web-based repository of objective, evidence-based clinical practice guideline content. Its purpose is to provide physicians, nurses, other clinical specialties, and members of the healthcare community with up-to-date clinical practices to advance safe and effective patient care. This centralized repository includes evidence-based guidance developed by nationally and internationally recognized medical organizations and medical specialty societies.

Rural Health Information Hub

If you're looking for information, opportunities, and resources on rural health, this is a comprehensive and easy to navigate website.
 
The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), formerly the Rural Assistance Center, is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. RHIhub is  committed to supporting healthcare and population health in rural communities.
 
The RHIhub is your guide to improving health for rural residents—the website provides access to current and reliable resources and tools to help you learn about rural health needs and work to address them.

 




Dental Resources for Health Centers
 

Smiles for Life*
Smiles for Life is an oral health curriculum for primary care providers that provides educational resources for clinicians to promote integration of oral health and primary care:
 
*Clark MB, Douglass AB, Maier R, Deutchman M, Douglass JM, Gonsalves W, Silk H, Tysinger JW, Wrightson AS, Quinonez R. Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum. 3rd Edition. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. 2010[JB1] .
 


Cronic Disease Self-management Resources

WV Health Connection
Clinic Community Linkages: WV Health Connection is a collaborative effort led by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease. WV Health Connection is a system for patients to discover community wellness programs that are convenient and accessible. To do this, WV Health Connection links healthcare providers to local chronic disease prevention services and connects patients to health-promotion programs.

Diabetes Treatment Resources for Health Centers
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is a professional community of physicians specializing in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. We’re committed to enhancing our members’ knowledge, education, and practice management skills so they can focus on providing the highest quality of patient care. We also advocate for the profession to create understanding of the value of our community to patients, organizations and the public. For the latest Diabetes treatment guidelines, click here: http://outpatient.aace.com/type-2-diabetes/treatment
 
The American Diabetes Association has a plethora of resources for both clinicians and patients. Here you can find treatment guidelines, meal plans, patient educational materials as well as diabetes prevention information. https://www.diabetes.org/
 
Diabetes Prevention Resources for Health Centers
The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a partnership of public and private organizations working to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Partners make it easier for people at risk for type 2 diabetes to participate in evidence-based lifestyle change programs to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html
 
Hypertension Treatment Resources for Health Centers
Here https://www.heart.org/en/professional you will find innovative approaches to assisting you with improving hypertension control in your patient population as well as resources for your patients to better understand the condition.

Cancer Screening Resources for Health Centers
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control is pleased to make available two new CDC-sponsored continuing education courses for health care providers: Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Optimizing Quality

One version is intended for primary care providers, and the other is intended for clinicians who perform colonoscopies. Continuing education credits are available for physicians, nurses, and other health professionals.

Colorectal cancer screening can save lives, but well-documented problems with screening implementation in clinical practice can reduce its effectiveness. These courses provide guidance and tools for clinicians on the optimal ways to implement screening to help ensure that patients receive maximum benefit. The courses were developed by a group of nationally recognized experts in colorectal cancer screening, including primary care clinicians, gastroenterologist, and leaders in public health programs and research.

The courses can be accessed free of charge at: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/quality/

For the latest guidelines and information for patients regarding breast, lung, cervical and colorectal cancer screening, please visit the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/
 
HIV/AIDS Information and Training
The West Virginia Regional Partner of the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center can come to your Community Health Center and provide education on signs and symptoms of acute HIV infection, implementation of testing for HIV infection and prevention methods to be discussed with those patients at risk.  Our training programs are delivered at your site and at the most convenient time for staff attendance. There will never be a cost to your organization, we provide CME, nursing, social work and pharmacy credits and we also offer trainings in different areas of West Virginia for a nominal fee. The trainings are delivered by Jeannette Southerly, who is an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse. You may link to the website here, which promotes educational opportunities within the region as well as the state. 

You may also contact:
Jeannette Southerly, RN ACRN 304-293-3305 or jsoutherly@hsc.wvu.edu
West Virginia Regional Partner of the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center


Provider Continuing Education Support Services
Charleston Area Medical Center Health Education and Research Institute: http://camcinstitute.org/
The CAMC Institute provides continuing medical education, outreach education and research support to physicians, allied medical professionals as well as patient and consumer health service projects in West Virginia and the region.
 
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Center for Rural & Community Health
The WVSOM Center for Rural and Community Health (CRCH) is a resource center designed to help improve the health and well-being of West Virginians. The Center recognizes the importance of professionals and community members working together to improve the state's health profile through research, education and outreach opportunities. The general public, health professionals, schools, businesses and health care organizations can receive health information, training, programs and services through the WVSOM Center for Rural and Community Health.