Resources

 INNOVATIVE APPROACHES PROJECT-CABARRUS COUNTY 

Innovative Approaches is a grant funded project working to improve  community-wide systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs up to age 21. The Cabarrus Health Alliance partners with Community Care of Southern Piedmont to carry out this initiative in Cabarrus County, in addition to community organizations providing services to these children, medical providers involved in their care, and most importantly - parents of children and youth with special health care needs.    www.ResourceCAFE.org 

"Working in partnership with families, medical providers and

community agencies to improve the system of care for children and youth with special health care needs"


Help Paying for Inhalers and other Prescription Medications

Partnership for Prescription Assistance – 888-477-2669 or www.pparx.org

Rx Hope - www.rxhope.com

Needy Meds - www.needymeds.com

Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation Patient Assistance Program
800-556-8317 - http://us.boehringer-ingelheim.com/about-us/philanthropy/patient-assist.html

GlaxoSmithKline Bridges to Access 866-728-4368 - www.bridgestoaccess

Teva Specialty Pharmacy Patient Assistance Program 866-482-9633
www.proairhfa.com

AstraZeneca Patient Assistance Program - 1-800-424-3727 or www.azandme.com

Pfizer Connection to Care - 866-776-3700 or 866-706-2400 or www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com

Merck Helps - 800-727-5400 or www.MerckHelps.com

 


 DO I HAVE THE FLU OR A COLD?

How do you know if you have flu or cold symptoms? Take your temperature, say many experts. Whether it's seasonal or swine influenza, the symptoms often mimic cold symptoms with nasal congestion, cough, aches, and malaise. But a common cold rarely has symptoms of fever above 101 degrees F. With flu symptoms, you will probably have a fever initially with the flu virus and you will feel miserable. Body and muscle aches are also more common with the flu. This table can help determine if you have cold or flu symptoms.

Symptoms

Cold

Flu

Fever

Sometimes, usually mild

Usual; higher (100-102 F; occasionally higher, especially in young children); lasts 3 to 4 days

Headache

Occasionally

Common

General Aches, Pains

Slight

Usual; often severe

Fatigue, Weakness

Sometimes

Usual; can last 2 to 3 weeks

Extreme Exhaustion

Never

Usual; at the beginning of the illness

Stuffy Nose

Common

Sometimes

Sneezing

Usual

Sometimes

Sore Throat

Common

Sometimes

Chest Discomfort, Cough

Mild to moderate; hacking cough

Common; can become severe

Complications

Sinus congestion; middle ear infection

Sinusitis, bronchitis , ear infection, pneumonia; can be life-threatening

Prevention

Wash your hands often; avoid close contact with anyone with a cold

Wash your hands often; avoid close contact with anyone who has flu symptoms; get the annual flu vaccine, which protects against the H1N1 swine flu and two other flu strains for the 2010-2011 flu season.

 


National Dental Health Month

http://www.ada.org/givekidsasmile.aspx

http://www.crest.com/crest-kids/

http://www.colgate.com/app/Kids-World/US/HomePage.cvsp

 

 


 
 
 
FRUIT & VEGGIE PLEDGE
TAKE THE PLEDGE!
The obesity rate in American children has tripled over the past 30 years, and
their expected lifespan is now less than their parents. There are things you can
do to help change this! Join America’s More Matters Pledge to Fight Obesity and
learn how fruits and vegetables can play a bigger role in our community and in
your family.
Join here:
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/?page_id=7
 
cervical health

www.nccconline.org/awareness.html 

 Did you know there is a new HPV vaccine called Cervarix? Check it out at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-hpv-cervarix.pdf

Or http://www.cervarix.com/



National Healthy Skin www.aad.org or www.kidsskinhealth.org

Dealing with Bullies :
 http://www.weigh2rock.com/ - online weight loss for teens and tweens
 
FLU
  www.flu.gov www.cabarrushealth.org Contact CDC 24 Hours/Every Day
o 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)
o TTY: (888)232-6348 ( for hearing impaired)
o cdcinfo@cdc.gov
  www.henrythehand.com   Spread the word not the germs
 
 
Recommended EMS
Guidelines for Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs at

http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/EMS/pdf/kids/emschealthcare.pdf



Brenda McCombs,
Sep 20, 2012, 7:42 PM

Brenda McCombs,
Sep 20, 2012, 7:42 PM

Brenda McCombs,
Sep 20, 2012, 7:42 PM

Brenda McCombs,
Sep 20, 2012, 7:42 PM

Brenda McCombs,
Sep 20, 2012, 7:42 PM
Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2017 West Corporation. All rights reserved.