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Healthcare Provider Resources

We're here for you as you care for them.

This resource center contains local tools and resources for healthcare providers to use with patients. These resources cover topics that can help patients in Lorain County make healthy and informed choices.

Office Use resource types are for physicians and staff.

Patient Use resource types can be given directly to patients, in print or digital format.

Lorain County Public Health is committed to connecting Lorain County healthcare professionals to resources that support patients in a lifetime of good health.

Together, we will prevent and manage infectious and chronic disease in Lorain County.

Let us know if you have questions about the Healthcare Provider Resources.

Chronic Disease

Information on 211
Blood Pressure SMBP program
Track, Monitor, and Control your
Blood Pressure for Free on your Mobile Device!
Diabetes DPP Brochure
Diabetes Prediabetes Screening
Diabetes Prevention Program - Spanish (Brochure)
Diabetes Prevention Program African American Audience (Brochure)
Diabetes Prevention Program Caucasian Audience (Brochure)
Diabetes Prevention Program Gestational Diabetes Audience (Brochure)
Diabetes Prevention Program Hispanic Audience (Brochure)
This document provides guidance on features and functionality of Allscripts Sunrise Ambulatory™ and Clinical
Performance Manager™** to track eCQM data included in Million Hearts®
This screening tool was developed from an 18 item USDA Household Food Security Survey tool to identify families at risk for food
insecurity. Identifying individuals from food-insecure households will ensure that families have access to nutrition-related services
that provide healthy food and alleviate caregiver stress. Food insecurity may lead to negative health and developmental outcomes.
Healthy Weight and Your Child Program Brochure
Use this sheet to help find ways to get prescription medicines for less.
Prediabetes Risk Test
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Toolkit
Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Program
United We Sweat provides free physical activity to Lorain County Residents.

Home Hazards and Environmental Safety

Food Safety to
Protect Your
Prenatal Assessment for Lead

Infant & Child Health

2015_Sexual behavior and HIV testing -youth risk behaviors
2015 Trends in youth school violence
2018 Recommended Immunizations 0-6 years
2018 WIC brochure-WIC is a nutrition education program
Adolescent and School Health Fact Sheets
Anti Bullying Policies
Bullying and Absenteeism:
Information for State and Local Education Agencies
Child Development Information: CDC
5. Child Injury Protection: CDC
Child and Teen BMI calculator
HIV Testing Among Adolescents: What Schools and Education Agencies Can Do
HPV Vaccine A Guide for Young Adults
HPV vaccine info for young adults-spanish
HPV is a serious disease parent_info
Healthy Weight and Your Child
Heads Up! CDC concussion info for providers and parents
healthy eating
Healthy Weight; Child and Teen BMI
How to hold child during vaccinations
If You Choose Not to Vaccinate Your Child
Immunization Appointment Flyer
Immunization summary for Ohio school attendance-2017
Immunizations for Babies
Immunizations for babies-Spanish
Top Ten reasons to vaccinate a child-Spanish
Lead Poisoning in Children
Medical Management Recommendations For Child Lead Blood Test
Monitoring Your Teen’s Activities:
What Parents and Families Should Know
ODJFS Child medical Statement
Prescribed formula and food request
Ohio’s Youth Concussion Return to Play Law:
PARENT ENGAGEMENT: Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health
Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health -brochure
Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement
Parents Guide to Vaccinations for Preteens
Parents Guide to Vaccinations for Preteens
Parents’ Influence on the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Teens: What Parents and Families Shou
Parents’ Influence on the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Teens: What Parents and Families Should Know
Promoting Effective HIV and IN BRIEF: STD Prevention Through Schools: CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health
Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger -2018
Recommended Immunization Schedule for
Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger-2018
Recommended Immunization Schedule:
What You Should Know
Reliable Sources of Immunization Information
Safe Sleep English
Safe Sleep Spanish
Screening Checklist
for Contraindications
to Vaccines for Children and Teens
Separating fact from fear-Vaccines for your child
Summary of Recommendations for Child/Teen Immunization (Age birth through 18 years
Talking with Your Teens about Sex: Going Beyond “the Talk”
Teen Health Services and One-On-One
Time with A Healthcare Provider
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
The Obesity Epidemic and United States Students
Trends in the Prevalence of Behaviors that Contribute to Unintentional Injury National YRBS: 1991—2015
Trends in the Prevalence of Behaviors that Contribute to Violence
Trends in the Prevalence of Obesity, Dietary Behaviors, and Weight Control Practices National YRBS: 1991—2015
Trends in the Prevalence of Tobacco Use
Vaccinations for Preteens and Teens, Age 11–19 Years
Information for physicians concerning WIC
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child fact sheet
Ways to Engage in Your Child’s School to
Support Student Health and Learning
Ways to Influence Your Teen’s Sexual Risk Behavior: What Fathers Can Do
What to do if your child has discomfort
top ten reasons to vaccinate your child

Infectious Disease/ STD/ HIV

Bringing High-Quality HIV and STD Prevention to Youth in Schools
Effective HIV and STD Prevention Programs for Youth: A Summary of Scientific Evidence
HIV and Other STD Prevention and United States students
HIV and Young Men Who Have Sex with Men
Sexual Health Services
Trends in the Prevalence of Sexual Behaviors and HIV Testing


Perinatal Transmission of Hep B
What you need to know after having a premature birth
Women who are pregnant or who may be pregnant should not drink alcohol. This includes women who are trying to
get pregnant and women who are at risk of becoming pregnant because they do not use effective contraception
(birth control).
Birth spacing refers to the time from one child’s birth until the next
pregnancy, also known as the interpregnancy interval.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Breastfeeding Rights-feed anytime, anywhere
Support group at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center
Lorain County Car Seat Program
Newborn screening for critical CHDs can help identify newborns with
these conditions and allow for timely care and treatment. CDC is working
with partners to assess the impact and outcomes of newborn screening
for critical CHDs.
Plan your pregnancy
and control your diabetes
Recommended Immunizations for children from birth to 6 years old.
Vacunas recomendades para ninos, desde el nacimiento hasta los 6 anos de edad.
Critical periods in human development
Flu Shot During Pregnancy
Food safety is important for everyone—but it is
especially important for you and your unborn child.
That is why the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s
Food Safety and Inspection Service prepared this
booklet. It is designed to provide practical guidance
on how to reduce your risk of foodborne illness.
In addition to this guide, we strongly encourage
you to check with your obstetrician, or health care
provider about foods that are best for you during
your pregnancy. We also encourage you to read this
brochure to learn how you can help protect yourself
and your unborn child from foodborne illness.
Food Safety and Pregnancy Spanish
Frequently Asked Questions for Pregnant Women Concerning Flu
Healthier Baby and Me Plan
Hearing Screening for your baby
Hearing Screening
Hep B Perinatal-Protect Your Baby
Hepatitis B, Perinatal Infection 2017 Case Definition
CDC website
Immunizations and Pregnancy
Vaccines help keep your pregnant patients and their growing families healthy.
Influenza Season Assessment and Treatment for Pregnant Women.Update 2.17
Identification and Management of LEAD exposure in Pregnant and Lactating Women
Four Simple
Steps to
Food Safety
Lorain County Breastfeeding Coalition Brochure update 2017
Make Breastmilk Yes You Can
Make Milk Breastfeeding
Maternal Vaccination
Here are 4 tips to help you learn more about how prescription and over-the-counter medicines might affect you and your baby:
He aquí 4 consejos para ayudarla a informarse mejor sobre cómo las medicinas de venta con o sin receta podrían afectarla a usted y a su bebé.
Medicine and Pregnancy
support group thru Mercy for breastfeeding
Perinatal HBV transmission can be prevented by identifying HBV-infected (i.e., hepatitis B surface
antigen [HBsAg]-positive) pregnant women and providing hepatitis B immune globulin and hepatitis
B vaccine to their infants within 12 hours of birth. Preventing perinatal HBV transmission is an
integral part of the national strategy to eliminate hepatitis B in the United States.
Be Ready Plan Ahead brochure
“Would you like to become pregnant in the next year?”
By asking the ONE KEY QUESTION®, health care providers can support the needs of all reproductive-age women whether they want to become pregnant or prevent a pregnancy
Preconception Health Screening Form
Smoking can cause problems for a woman trying to become pregnant or who is already pregnant, and for her baby before and after birth.
Vaccines help protect you and your baby against serious diseases.
Prenatal Visit Flyer
Progesterone Therapy Fact Sheet
Safe Sleep for your baby
Safer Medication Use in Pregnancy
You’re ready to get pregnant. It’s time to nurture and love yourself by planning and preparing your body for pregnancy. Take these steps to improve your preconception health.
If you’re pregnant or have a baby under one year, you can sign up to receive FREE text messages on prenatal, infant care, and more.
A National Strategy for Safer Medication Use in Pregnancy
Vaccinations for Pregnant Women
Vaccines for Pregnant Women
WIC Breastfeeding support for Mothers
You can start protecting your baby from
whooping cough before birth

Mental Health

Connect to the Right Mental Health Service, the first time, with no hassle or confusion
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
General 211 Flyer
Healthy Eating Food Insecurity Screening
Lifestyle change referral - live healthy lorain county
Mental health services for children, adults and families

Substance Abuse

Project DAWN Flyer
Tobacco Use and United States Students
Tobacco Use and United States Students
Tools to Quit Smoking Factsheet
Trends in the Prevalence of Alcohol Use National YRBS:
Trends in the Prevalence of Marijuana, Cocaine, and Other Illegal Drug Use National YRBS: 1991—2015
The national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the
Trends in the Prevalence of Tobacco Use National YRBS:


Administering Vaccines
Administering Vaccines:
Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size
Administering Vaccines:
Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size
Before you vaccinate adults, consider their “H-A-L-O”!
Celsius Refrigerator Temperature Log for Vaccines
communicable disease reportable list
Decision to Not Vaccinate My Child
Directors Journal 2016
Directors Journal Entry on Vaccination Code Revision
educational resources
Emergency Response Worksheet
Fahrenheit Freezer Temperature Log for Vaccines
Give 2 Doses to Strengthen Protection MCV4
Giving all the doses over 12 mths
Guide to Contraindications and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines
HPV Vaccine Info for Young Adults-Spanish
Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations
Help with hesitant parents
Immunizations You call the shots
you call the shots-module ten-storage and handling
Handout for patients with information on vaccines for infants.
Influenza Season Assessment and Treatment for Pregnant Women With Influenza
Vaccine Ingredients: What you should know-Spanish
CDC has a full suite of resources on measles to share with parents, including printable fact sheets, posters, and printable infographics.
CDC has a recent article for parents about measles that you can link to from your consumer-friendly websites.
NCIRD education step by step guide
Ohio Department of Medicaid ACA
(IMPACTSIIS) As a central data processing point, ImpactSIIS provides an accurate, efficient way to ensure Ohioans of all ages receive the right vaccinations at the right times without unnecessary repetition. The goal is to reduce illness and death due to vaccine-preventable diseases by providing accurate and up-to-date information on immunization status so that healthcare providers, parents, schools and other stakeholders can achieve the highest levels of coordination and knowledge for a healthier, safer Ohio.
Ohio disease manual
Ohio disease manual
Pneumococcal Vaccine Timing–For Adults
Pneumococcal Vaccine Timing–For Children
Pneumococcal vaccine timing
Preventable errors in Storage and handling
Recommendations for Pneumococcal Vaccine Use in Children
Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older, United States, 2018
Recommended immunizations from birth to 6 yrs
Temperature log
Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults
Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization
YouTube video showing how Melinda Wharton, MD, MPH, took the stage at CDC's second TEDMED@CDC Live Conference, April 17, 2013, to explain how scientists, public health officials, healthcare providers, and individual families made the decisions and took the actions that led to measles disappearing from the United States.
Information from CDC on how to talk with parents about vaccines for infants, like the measles vaccine.
Vaccinations for Adults with Heart Disease
Vaccinations for Adults with Heart Disease
vaccine adverse events reporting site
vaccine information statement sheets
Vaccine Ingredients What you should know The Vaccine Education Center at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
Vaccine Ingredients: What you should know
Vaccine information statements for Patients
Vaccines for Adults with Diabetes Spanish
Vaccines for Adults with Heart Disease Spanish
Vaccines for Adults with Lung Disease
Vaccines unrelated to Autism
vaccine education center thimerosal