South Central PA Health Care Quality Unit

Serving Lebanon, Lancaster, Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Franklin, Fulton, York and Adams Counties

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Listing of Pennsylvania HCQUs Contact Information

Positive Practices Tool Box

Topics include: Safety Planning, Medical Versus Behavioral, DD Tools Matrix, Psychiatric Hospitalization Discharge Planning, Risk Reduction Plan, Essential Lifestyle Plan, and Individual to Individual Abuse

Printable Resources (PDF format)

EveryDay Lives
Guardianship Services
Representative Payee Services
Special Needs Trust Services
Mapping the Future Booklet
My Voice My Choice Booklet
Steps for Being An Effective Advocate

Acne

http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Acne/default.asp
www.skincarephysicians.com/acnenet/index.html

Acute Confusion and Memory Loss

http://www.caregivercollege.org/scoa/?Delirium(AcuteConfusion).html
http://www.livestrong.com/article/161358-what-are-the-causes-of-acute-confusion/
http://www.webmd.com/brain/tc/confusion-memory-loss-and-altered-alertness-topic-overview

Aids

www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/hivaids/Pages/Default.aspx
familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/hiv-and-aids.html

Allergies

my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_Allergy_Overview/hic_
Allergies_Questions_and_Answers

www.aaaai.org/patients/publicedmat/tips/whatisallergicreaction.stm
familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/allergic-rhinitis.html

Alzheimer's Disease

http://www.alz.org/care/overview.asp
http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-stages-behaviors.asp
http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/guide/alzheimers-disease-diagnosis-tests

Anatomy of a Behavior Plan

http://greg.quuxuum.org/journal/mcferren.html

Aspiration Pneumonia

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000121.htm http://www.healthline.com/health/aspiration-pneumonia#Overview1

Attention-Deficit Disorder

http://nichcy.org/disability/specific/adhd
http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/default.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/

Autism

www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/autismshortdoc.htm
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/6987.php www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/pubs/autism.htm
http://www.autism-society.org/living-with-autism/autism-through-the-lifespan/

Bacteria and Food Born Illnesses

http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/bacteria/
http://www.fda.gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/default.htm

Bedsores

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bedsores/basics/definition/con-20030848?id=ds00570&_ga=1.107510658.1873295534.1415629087
http://www.uab.edu/medicine/sci/daily-living/managing-personal-health/secondary-medical-conditions/pressure-ulcers-a-skinwww.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=21486

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/understanding-prostate-changes
http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/medtestprostate/
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/benign-prostatic-hyperplasia/basics/definition/CON-20030812

Bereavement Death and Dying

www.growthhouse.org/death.html
www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/somedie.html
www.dying.about.com
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/708335_4

Bipolar Disorder

www.dbsalliance.org
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bipolar-disorder/basics/definition/con-20027544?_ga=1.71427987.1603208970.1415649334
http://bipolar.about.com/od/diagnosissymptoms/a/topicsub_flags.htm
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bipolardisorder.html

Body Mechanics

www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticle.php/article895.html
www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticle.php/article1296.html
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics/

Child/Family Safety

http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/kids/home-safety/child-safety-keeping-your-home-safe-for-your-baby.html
http://www.babycenter.com/0_childproofing-around-the-house_460.bc
http://safesoundfamily.com/p/autism-safety/
http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2013/10/03/ 20-tips-for-keeping-your-child-with-special-needs-safe-in-your-home/

Choking

http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-choking/basics/art-20056637?id=fa00025&_ga=1.49245472.706891542.1415649470
www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/firstaid/choking.shtml
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/choking/page6_em.htm

CPR

http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600?id=fa00061&_ga=1.49245472.706891542.1415649470
http://firstaid.about.com/od/cpr/ht/06_cpr.htm

Cuts, Scrapes, Burns, Itches

http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/staying-healthy/first-aid/first-aid-burns.html
http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/ART-20056711
http://www.webmd.com/allergies/itch-relief-11/cuts-scrapes?page=2

Dementia

http://www.neurologychannel.com/dementia
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/dementia.html
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=103
http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/help-information/learning-disability-a-z/d/dementia/

Depression in the Adult With Developmental Disabilities

http://www.depressioncenter.net/education/default.aspx?cat=HCPA&page=HCPA-1
http://www.intellectualdisability.info/mental-health/depression-in-people-with-intellectual-disabilities

Depression in the Older Adult

http://www.aafp.org/afp/20020915/1001.html
http://www.columbiapsych.com/depression_older.html
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/older-adults-and-depression/index.shtml

Diabetes

www.Keepingwellwithdiabetes.com
http://www.lillydiabetes.com/Pages/about-diabetes.aspx
http://blog.thearc.org/2012/11/14/get-the-facts-on-diabetes-and-people-with-idd/

Dysphagia

http://www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/swallowingTrouble.cfm
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000121.htm
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/difficulty_swallowing_dysphagia-health/article_em.htm

Ear Infections

http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/otitis_media.html
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/ear-infections.html
http://www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/Ear-Tubes.cfm

Eating Disorder

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eating-disorders/basics/definition/con-20033575?id=ds00294&_ga=1.40429220.706891542.1415649470
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/mental-health-pica

Effects of Tobacco

http://www.maxillofacialcenter.com/TobaccoEffects.html
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/health_effects/index.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/index.htm

Fainting

http://www.hrsonline.org/content/search?SearchText=fainting#axzz3IhZa1OUw
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/fainting.html
http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-fainting/basics/art-20056606?id=fa00052&_ga=1.242199940.706891542.1415649470

Family Medical History

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/in-depth/medical-history/art-20044961?id=hq01707&_ga=1.242199940.706891542.1415649470
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-science/genetics-molecular-medicine/family-history.page

Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/report/HTML/D7_Fluid.htm
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/fluidandelectrolytebalance.html

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ("GERD")

http://gicare.com/diseases/gerd/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3004690/
http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/features/heartburn-foods-to-avoid

Head Lice

http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/common/lice.html
http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/
http://dermatology.about.com/cs/headlice/a/fda_lindane.htm

Hepatitis

http://hepatitis-central.com/
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis
http://www.medicinenet.com/hepatitis_b/article.htm

High Cholesterol

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Hbc/HBC_WhatIs.html
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/high-cholesterol.html

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/intermittent-explosive-disorder/basics/definition/con-20024309
http://www.apa.org/topics/anger/control.aspx

Kidney Stones

http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/stonesadults/index.htm
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones.html

Medication Errors

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/MedicationErrors/default.htm
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/consumer-health/in-depth/medication-errors/art-20048035
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=55234

Mood Disorders

http://www.intellectualdisability.info/mental-health/depression-in-people-with-intellectual-disabilities
http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/psychiatric-disorders/mood-disorders/overview-of-mood-disorders
http://www.nationalyouth.com/mooddisorders.html
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/mood-disorders
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/mood-disorders

Multiple Sclerosis

www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/multiple_sclerosis/multiple_sclerosis.htm
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/what-we-know-about-ms/FAQs-about-MS/index.aspx

Nutrition

www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/fats.html
http://nutrlinks.cas.psu.edu/index.cfm
http://mtdh.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/?page_id=813
http://www.nutrition.gov/
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/healthyliving.html

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

www.ocfoundation.org
www.ocdonline.com
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/anxiety-disorders/obsessive-compulsive-disorder.shtml

Oral Hygiene

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/default.htm
http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/DevelopmentalDisabilities/

Parenting

http://www.parenting.com/
http://www.webmd.com/parenting/default.htm
http://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/parenting-challenges/parenting-a-special-needs-child/parenting-a-special-needs-child
http://parentingspecialneeds.org/

Parkinson's Disease

http://www.parkinsons.org/
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/parkinsons_disease/parkinsons_disease.htm

Planning for Physician Appointments

http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/ask-your-doctor/index.html
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/healthyliving.html
http://www.mutualofomaha.com/documents/doctor_visit_checklist.pdf

Pneumonia

http://www.lungusa.org/lung-disease/pneumonia/
http://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/infection/pneumonia.html
http://www.webmd.com/vaccines/pneumococcal-vaccine-schedule
http://www.healthline.com/health/aspiration-pneumonia#Overview1

Psychotropic Medications

http://endoflifecare.tripod.com/huntdiseasefaqs/id44.html
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/public/currentProjects/icwtp/mentalhealth/Brief_Overview_
of_Common_Psychotropic_Medications.pdf

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/mental-health-medications/index.shtml
http://alzheimers.about.com/od/medications/a/What-Are-Psychotropic-Medications.htm

Safety

http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/safety-at-home.aspx
http://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/safety-resources-by-risk-area/
http://www.foodsafety.gov/
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/people.html

Seizure Disorder

www.aesnet.org
www.epilepsyfoundation.org
http://www.cureepilepsy.org/aboutepilepsy/facts.asp
www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/epilepsy.htm

Scoliosis

http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Scoliosis/default.asp
http://www.medicinenet.com/scoliosis/article.htm
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001241.htm
http://cpfamilynetwork.org/blogs/scoliosis-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy

Skin Care

http://www.medbroadcast.com/health_features_details.asp?health_feature_id=157&article_id=490
http://altmedicine.about.com/od/optimumhealthessentials/a/5_Tips_Skin.htm
http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.mtKZKgMWKwG/b.4453427/k.F231/Skin_Care.htm

Tetanus

http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/tetanus.html
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/tetanus/downloads/PL-dis-tetanus-color-office.pdf

Tuberculosis

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-tuberculosis-basics
http://www.cdc.gov/tb/
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/tuberculosis/

Universal Precautions for Caregivers

http://firstaid.about.com/od/ppe/qt/06_universal.htm
http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/EPR_AM2_E7.pdf

Urinary Tract Infection

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/basics/definition/con-20037892?id=ds00286&_ga=1.234433246.1703086659.1415815046
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/urinary-tract-infections-in-teens-and-adults-topic-overview