Program in Focus
The Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) Program is a comprehensive prevention program developed by HRSA's National Hansen's Disease Program within the Bureau of Primary Health Care. The mission of the LEAP program is to reduce the incidence of lower extremity amputations by educating primary care providers and patients about the use of the LEAP monofilament to screen for loss of protective sensation in the feet, a common complication of diabetes mellitus and Hansen's disease.
You can learn more about the LEAP Program by going to http://www.hrsa.gov/hansensdisease/leap/. You can also view and order LEAP materials by going to http://ask.hrsa.gov/results_materials.cfm?type=leap and clicking on the publication titles.
May Public Health Observances:
For more information on these and other May National Health Observances, see HealthFinder’s National Health Observances Calendar at http://www.healthfinder.gov/nho/nho.asp?year=2012#m4.
June Public Health Observances:
The complete list for June can be found at http://www.healthfinder.gov/nho/nho.asp?year=2012#m5.
New Publications Available at the HRSA Information Center
Effect of Swing Bed Use on Medicare Average Daily Cost and Reimbursement in Critical Access Hospitals. Findings Brief (December 2011)
Leadership and Legacy: Oral Health Milestones in Maternal and Child Health
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