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Back To Vidyya Put Prevention Into Practice

Tools and Resources

Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP) tools and resources are based on scientific information and on evaluation by users. The materials are designed for Health Care Systems and Clinicians, the Office/Clinic Staff, and Health Care Consumers. All materials are evidence-based and promote a team approach to the delivery of preventive services. Select for Ordering Information on PPIP materials.


Health Care Systems and Clinicians

Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services, 2nd Edition. This user-friendly manual is divided into two sections: children/adolescents and adults/older adults. Chapters in each section provide information on screening tests, immunizations, and counseling.

Each chapter includes:

  • A description of the target condition and risk factors for the condition.
  • Information about the effectiveness of the preventive service.
  • A list of relevant recommendations by major authorities.
  • Instructions for performing the service.
  • Listings of patient and provider resources.

Office/Clinic Staff

The following aids are provided for administrative support and prompting and tracking preventive care:

Health Care Consumers

Booklets provide tips and recommendations for children, adults, and adults over age 50, on health habits, screening tests, and immunizations. They encourage patients to actively participate in their preventive care and include easy-to-use charts to help track personal health information.


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