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  • One Health Day – November 3, 2017 – 25-OCT-2017 Details
    One Health Day will be held on November 3, 2017. The goal of One Health Day is to bring attention around the world to the need for One Health interactions and for the world to ‘see them in action’. (One Health Commission) 
  • Struggling to Stay on Track: Participants share benefits and barriers to completing the National Diabetes Prevention Program (October 2017) – 17-OCT-2017 Details
    The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is a CDC recognized lifestyle change program aimed at preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes in high risk individuals. While research on the NDPP has demonstrated effectiveness, participant attendance and retention within the NDPP remains a concern, with more information regarding engagement being a continuing need. To help address these issues, NYAM conducted interviews with NDPP participants in New York State who dropped out of the program, examining individual, social, environmental, and programmatic factors contributing to their discontinued participation. (New York Academy of Medicine) 
  • National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – September 27, 2017 – 21-SEP-2017 Details
    National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year on September 27 to direct attention to the ongoing and disproportionate impact of human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)) 
  • New Health Literacy Toolkit – 13-SEP-2017 Details
    Toolkit provides key messages, program ideas and downloadable marketing materials, including bookmark templates and social media graphics, to use to promote health literacy in October and throughout the year. The wide-ranging array of health literacy topics covered include nutrition, aging, and chronic illness. (National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)) 
  • Health Cares About Domestic Violence (HCADV) Day – 13-SEP-2017 Details
    A nationally-recognized day that will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The awareness-raising day aims to reach members of the healthcare and advocacy communities to offer education about the critical importance of universal education to promote healthy relationships, address the health impact of abuse and offer warm referrals to domestic violence advocates. (Futures Without Violence) 
  • Fact Sheets Details
    Fact sheets on AHRQ research topics and programs, including aging, children’s health, medical informatics, health services research, HIT, health literacy, and patient safety.
  • Patient Safety Network (PSNet) Details
    A web-based resource featuring the latest news and essential resources on patient safety. The site offers weekly updates of patient safety literature, news, tools, and meetings (“What’s New”), and a vast set of carefully annotated links to important research and other information on patient safety (“The Collection”).
  • Preventive Services Details
    Access to scientific evidence, recommendations on clinical preventive services, and information on how to implement recommended preventive services in clinical practice.
  • The Great American Smokeout Details
    Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Site provides information, resources, and tools to help end smoking.
  • APHA Center for School, Health and Education Details
    The Center for School, Health and Education focuses on the role that school-based health centers can play in ensuring educational success and promoting the well-being of school-age children and teens.
  • Healthy You Details
    Healthy You is a free health tipsheet published 10 times a year by The Nation’s Health, the official newspaper of the American Public Health Association. Healthy You offers easy-to-understand materials on a range of health topics. Each issue addresses a single health topic.
  • PLAN4Health Details
    Plan4Health supports creative partnerships to build sustainable, cross-sector coalitions. Each coalition is committed to increasing health equity through nutrition or physical activity. And, each coalition is dedicated to meeting the needs of residents where they live, work, or play.
  • Self-Help Group Sourcebook Online Details
    A searchable database that includes information on over 1,100+ national, international and demonstrational model self-help support groups, ideas for starting groups, and opportunities to link with others to develop needed new national or international groups.
  • Tobacco Control Program Details
    The tobacco control program serves as a resource on perspectives, capacities, challenges and opportunities to implement state-based tobacco control and prevention initiatives. The goals of this program are to improve tobacco-related polices and practice; foster environmental, cultural and systems change; and serve as a resource to ASTHO members on tobacco-related initiatives.
  • Communication Toolkit for Health Departments: Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance (2016) Details
    A toolkit to help public health departments enhance communication and coordination around healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention and stopping the spread of antibiotic resistance.
  • Enhancing Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention and Outbreak Response Communication Toolkit Details
    A toolkit to help public health departments enhance communication and coordination around healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention and stopping the spread of antibiotic resistance.
  • Public Health is for Everyone Details
    An online toolkit which serves as a one-stop resource to increase the capacity of public health professionals to create programs that benefit entire communities, including people who have disabilities.
  • Newborn Screening Awareness Month Details
    September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month! Throughout the month of September, Baby’s First Test will be sharing newborn screening facts, videos and stories through our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels as well as highlighting education and awareness efforts from communities and organizations across the nation.
  • Health Literacy Tool Shed Details
    The Health Literacy Tool Shed is an online database of health literacy measures. The site contains information about measures, including their psychometric properties, based on a review of the peer-reviewed literature.
  • Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) Details
    A nonpartisan policy, resource and technical assistance center with a history of developing school-connected strategies for better health and education outcomes for children. CHHCS partners with foundations, government health and education agencies, school districts, and providers across the country to support their school-connected initiatives.
  • The 6|18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence into Action Details
    This initiative from the CDC targets six common and costly health conditions – tobacco use, high blood pressure, healthcare-associated infections, asthma, unintended pregnancies, and diabetes – and 18 proven specific interventions that formed the starting point of discussions with purchasers, payers, and providers. Key actions of this initiative include bringing together health care purchasers, payers, and providers with CDC researchers, economists, and policy analysts to offer opportunities to improve health and control costs with the 6|18 interventions.
  • ACHIEVE (Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and EnVironmental changE) Details
    ACHIEVE fosters collaborative partnerships to enhance local communities’ abilities to help prevent or manage health-risk factors for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and arthritis.
  • Beyond the Data — National ALS Registry Details
    Learn how the National ALS Registry helps to fund critically needed research and how it works to help researchers connect ALS patients to clinical trials. Persons with ALS can join the National Registry and take the ALS Risk Factor Surveys.
  • CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2017-18 Flu Season Details
    CDC’s seasonal flu vaccination campaign materials are available to assist partners in communicating about the importance of vaccination. This digital toolkit includes details on events/activities, sample social media and newsletter content, graphics, web assets, and media prep material. This material is downloadable, shareable, and some of the material is customizable.
  • CDC Workplace Health Resource Center Details
    The CDC Workplace Health Resource Center (WHRC) is a one-stop shop that gives employers resources to create a healthy work environment. It has credible tools and step-by-step resources employers can use to tailor a health promotion program to their unique workplace needs.
  • CDC-TV Details
    Online videos that cover a variety of health, safety and preparedness topics. The videos include single-topic presentations as well as series for children, parents and public health professionals. Most are short and all include captioning for the hearing-impaired.
  • CDCynergy “Lite” Details
    CDCynergy Lite is an updated version based on the original Social Marketing Edition of CDCynergy. This CDCynergy tool is based on best practice social marketing principles, and will assist you in developing, implementing, and evaluating an effective social marketing plan.
  • Clear Communication Index Details
    Research-based tool to plan and assess public communication materials. The Index provides a numerical score on a scale of 100 so that developers of communication products can objectively assess and improve materials based on the best available science.
  • Community Health Worker Resources Details
    The resources on this web page are collected from programs across CDC that host materials pertinent to community health workers. Topics include asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and more.
  • Diabetes Prevention Impact Toolkit Details
    Interactive online tool to help employers, insurers, and state health departments weight the costs and benefits of National DPP lifestyle change programs, including cost of delivering of lifestyle change program, health benefit resulting from the program, life years gained, cost-effectiveness, and return on investment.
  • Everyday Words for Public Health Communication (2015) Details
    This resource offers expert recommendations from CDC’s Health Literacy Council and other agency communicators about how to reduce jargon and replace difficult terms to improve understanding.
  • Get Smart Programs & Observances Details
    Site provides antibiotic information and resources for consumers and professionals working in outpatient settings, healthcare facilities, public health, and agricultural settings, in order to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
  • Getting Your Patients Ready for Effective Health Communications Details
    Pre-recorded webinar describes strategies that diabetes educators, health educators, and community health workers can use to enhance and improve patient-provider communication.
Monthly collection of journal links to recently published articles and reports with particular relevance for the public health communication community.
  • Healthy Weight Details
    Site provides consumers information on healthy eating, weight loss, preventing weight gain, health effects of extra weight, physical activity, tips for parents, meal planning, and success stories.
  • Immunization Educational and Promotional Resources for Partners Details
    Educational resources and promotional materials to help supplement vaccine conversations and outreach with parents, pregnant women, and adults, as well as healthcare professionals.
  • Million Hearts Initiative Details
    The Million Hearts Initiative brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.
  • Opioid Overdose Details
    Site from the CDC provides information on the opioid epidemic, data, prescribing guidelines, online training, prescription drug monitoring programs, state-level information, and publications. Site is geared towards the public, state-level programs, and health care providers.
  • PreteenVaxScene Webinar #9: HPV Vaccination Partner Toolkit Details
    CDC’s Jill Roark, lead for the Adolescent Immunization Communications Team, reviews the resources and features of the HPV Vaccination Partner Toolkit. These resources are aimed at establishing partner networks, sharing information to increase community awareness, and assisting in motivating parents and clinicians to promote HPV vaccination.
  • Recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) Details
    National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Site provides communication toolkits for specific audiences and immunization resources.
  • Rx Awareness Campaign Details
    The Rx Awareness campaign tells the real stories of people whose lives were torn apart by prescription opioids. The goal of the campaign is to increase awareness that prescription opioids can be addictive and dangerous. The campaign also strives to decrease the number of individuals who use opioids recreationally or overuse them.
  • TB Education & Training Resources Details
    A searchable, comprehensive database of materials from national and international organizations. At this “one-stop” site of tuberculosis (TB) education and training resources, you can search for materials by language, target audience, and format.
  • Think Fungus: Fungal Disease Awareness Week Details
    August 14-18, 2017, is the first Fungal Disease Awareness Week. CDC and partners have organized this week to highlight the importance of recognizing serious fungal diseases early enough in the course of a patient’s illness to provide life-saving treatment.
  • U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week Details
    U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 13-19, 2017. The CDC has put together a site with information, activities and events, promotional material, and educational resources to get the word out about antibiotic resistance.
  • Workplace Health Promotion Details
    Resource for workforce health promotion (WHP) program planners in state and federal government. Planners at non-government workplaces may also find this Web site useful in generating ideas for WHP in their organizations. The site provides information, resources, and step-by-step toolkits to help improve the health of employees.
  • Worksite Health ScoreCard Details
    Tool to help employers assess whether they have implemented science-based health promotion and protection interventions in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.
  • Zika Action Day Toolkit Details
    This toolkit is designed to help guide health departments and other organizations, including community-based organizations, interested in holding a Zika community engagement event. Community engagement to reduce mosquito populations and protect against mosquito bites can help efforts to slow the spread of Zika virus infections (Zika) and other diseases spread by mosquitoes.
  • National Diabetes Education Program Details
    The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) works with partners to reduce the burden of diabetes and prediabetes by facilitating the adoption of proven approaches to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and the complications of diabetes. NDEP is a joint program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.
  • Workplace Wellness: Walk This Way Guide Details
    Guide outlines state and local policies that support physical activity and wellness in and around the workplace. Developed for wellness promoters, including decisionmakers, business leaders, health department staff, and other stakeholders, this resource provides common strategies for supporting workplace wellness.
  • Diabetes Management: Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers Details
    The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends interventions that engage community health workers to help patients manage their diabetes. These interventions have been shown to improve patients’ glycemic and lipid control and reduce their healthcare use. Economic evidence indicates these interventions are cost-effective.
  • Task Force Findings Details
    Active Community Preventive Services Task Force findings sortable by topic, finding, or the year the review was completed. Includes a comparison tool to compare two reviews side-by-side.
  • Community Tool Box Details
    The Community Tool Box is a global resource for free information on essential skills for building healthy communities. Its goal is to promote community health and development by connecting people, ideas and resources
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    Online mechanism for peer review and dissemination of health-related community-engaged scholarship products. Products include videos, manuals, curricula, and products developed through service-learning, community-based participatory research and other community-engaged work.
  • Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Details
    Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a nonprofit organization that promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions. CCPH sponsors conferences, training institutes and customized consultation to strengthen community-academic linkages in public health. The CCPH website contains a wealth of resources on practice-based learning, community-based participatory research and community-engaged scholarship.
  • Information for Patients – Free evidence-based resources for patients and families Details
    Comprehensive patient reference guides from ECRI, an international independent nonprofit agency and Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization. ECRI is designated as an Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI’s mission is to improve the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare.
  • Healthy Heart Toolkit and Research Details
    EPA is raising awareness of heart disease and its link to air pollution and other environmental factors as a partner in Million Hearts, a national initiative to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Site contains information for health professionals and citizens, as well as scientific studies and healthy heart activities.
  • Database of Promoting Health Effectiveness Reviews (DoPHER) Details
    Focused coverage of systematic and non-systematic reviews of effectiveness in health promotion and public health worldwide. This register currently contains details of over 2,500 reviews of health promotion and public health effectiveness.
Fact sheets on food safety for at-risk populations including older adults, transplant recipients, pregnant women, and people with cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.
  • Maternal and Child Health Knowledge Base and Library Collection Details
    Provides toolkits, resource guides (including knowledge paths), and briefs (family, resource, and evidence) contains recent, high quality materials for staying abreast of new developments and conducting further research. The resources include links to websites, electronic publications, databases, discussion groups, and other materials.
  • National Center for Cultural Competence Details
    The National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations. Major emphasis is placed on translating evidence into policy and practice for programs and personnel concerned with health and mental health care delivery, administration, education and advocacy.
  • Ethnomed Details
    Ethnic medicine website containing medical and cultural information about immigrant and refugee groups. The objective of the website is to make information about culture, language, health, illness and community resources directly accessible to health care providers who see patients from different ethnic groups.
  • Cultural Competence Resources for Health Care Providers Details
    Highlights HRSA-supported projects on cross-cultural health care in areas such as special population, race/ethnicity, age, organ donation and transplantation, and research.
  • 100 Million Healthier Lives Details
    A collaboration from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to create health, wellbeing, and equity. Focus is on community health, multi-disciplinary collaboration, policy changes, peer-to-peer support, culture change, and creating environments good at both health and care.
  • RN Barr Library Details
    Provides resources of interest to the public health community, including links to hot topics, publications and news resources. Topic pages are free to everyone. Publications and journals are only freely accessible to Minnesota public health professionals.
  • Communicating Clearly About Medicines: Proceedings of a Workshop Details
    The Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop on communicating clearly about medicines. The workshop focused on the clarity of written information given to patients and consumers as printed or digital materials.
  • Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda (2016) Details
    This publication offers a research agenda for science communicators and researchers seeking to apply research and fill gaps in knowledge about how to communicate effectively about science, focusing in particular on issues that are contentious in the public sphere.
  • Health Insurance and Insights from Health Literacy: Helping Consumers Understand: Proceedings of a Workshop (2017) Details
    Summary of a public workshop to examine health insurance through the lens of health literacy, focusing on challenges and opportunities in helping consumers obtain, understand, and use health insurance.
  • Five Steps for Inclusive Communication: Engaging People with Disabilities Details
    This fact sheet provides five action steps for local health departments to ensure that accessibility and inclusion are agency-wide priorities when developing and delivering all forms of communication.
  • Local Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Toolkit Details
    Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) consists of collaborative strategies to leverage community resources for cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. This toolkit offers resources, tools, and tips cancer prevention practitioners can use to synergize local and state efforts to implement effective CCC strategies at the local level.
Resources for local health departments to use in planning a communications program, crafting a media strategy, or framing a message to reach target audiences.
  • NACCHO’s Toolbox Details
    Online collection of local public health tools that public health professionals and other external stakeholders can use to inform and improve their work in the promotion and advancement of public health objectives.
  • Collection of Online Resources & Inventory Database (CORIDOR) Details
    CORIDOR is an online application that provides public health practitioners with resources such as webinars, model policies, toolkits, databases, fact sheets, and other chronic disease prevention and health promotion materials. CORIDOR is a searchable database that allows users to search and filter resources according to their specific needs.
  • Know the Science Details
    Initiative aiming to clarify and explain scientific topics related to health research. This effort features a variety of materials including interactive modules, quizzes, and videos to provide engaging, straightforward content for consumers to dive in and get to know the science.
  • Best Practices Toolkit: Resources from the Field Details
    A centralized location for evidence-based, health promotion toolkits and resources on leadership & management, strategic partnerships, centralized & coordinated logistical services, delivery infrastructure and capacity, quality assurance, and business planning and sustainability for aging populations. Resources were collected from ACL, Administration on Aging (ACL/AoA) Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Program (CDSME) grantees/former grantees, and other organizations implementing CDSME programs.
  • Healthy Eyes Toolkit Details
    Toolkit to help public health educators and others educate the public about the role of regular eye exams in maintaining good eye health. It includes a variety of resources such as web links, e-cards, PSAs, sample text messages, fact sheets, and downloadable posters, bookmarks, and stickers that can be used to promote the importance of eye exams.
  • Infant Mortality CoIIN Prevention Toolkit Details
    Toolkit provides case studies, strategies, and other resources for reducing infant mortality, including safe sleep practices, pre- and post-conception, preterm births, smoking cessation, social determinants of health, and perinatal care.
  • Helping Older Adults Search for Health Information Online: A Toolkit for Trainers Details
    Training materials to help older adults find reliable, up-to-date online health information on their own. The training features two websites from the National Institutes of Health — and
  • Easy-to-Read Drug Facts Details
    This easy-to-read website talks about drug use, addiction, and treatment. It has pictures and videos to help readers understand the text. The website also can read each page out loud. The pages are easy to print out to share with people who do not have computers.
  • NIMHD Language Access Portal (LAP) Details
    The LAP contains information, in multiple languages, for six disease areas where major health disparities have been identified in non-English speaking populations. Disease areas currently include cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and more.
  • Clear Communication: A NIH Health Literacy Initiative Details
    The NIH Clear Communication Initiative focuses on tools and resources that address health literacy particularly as it relates to conveying scientific information and research: 1) Providing information in the form and with the content that is accessible to specific audiences based on cultural competence; and 2) Incorporating plain language approaches and new technologies.
  • NIH Image Gallery on Flickr Details
    The Image Gallery offers a wide variety of scientific, biomedical, and disease related imagery as well as NIH infographics. The majority of the images offered are free to reuse with proper credit given.
Resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency.
  • MedlinePlus Details
    MedlinePlus provides authoritative health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues for patients, families, and health professionals. The website provides easy-to-read resources, patient education handouts, and information in multiple languages.
  • Health Literacy Details
    Information about health literacy including health literacy in a cultural context, the prevalence of low health literacy, and initiatives to improve patient communication.
Web site contains a list of links that contain consumer health information. Each link also contains a list of languages that are available for the resource.
Contains Take Care New York Action Steps to improve your health, with specific things you can do, along with Additional Resources to help you follow through.
  • North American Syringe Exchange Network Details
    NASEN is dedicated to the creation, expansion and continued existence of syringe exchange programs as a proven method of stopping the transmission of blood-borne pathogens in the injecting drug using community. Site provides a directory of syringe exchange programs in each state.
  • Health Literacy and Communication Details
    The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has pulled together key tools, research and reports, and resources for public health and health communication professionals.
  • Health Literacy Online: A Guide for Simplifying the User Experience Details
    Provides an overview of health literacy concepts and techniques for improving health literacy. Designed for government employees, grantees and contractors, and community partners working in healthcare and public health fields. The tools can be applied to healthcare delivery, policy, administration, communication, and education activities aimed at the public.
  • Healthfinder Details
    Federal Government website that offers trusted prevention and wellness resources for consumers including actionable health information and tools presented in an easy-to-use format.
  • National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy Details
    The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy seeks to engage organizations, professionals, policymakers, communities, individuals, and families in a linked, multisector effort to improve health literacy.
  • October – National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Details
    Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
  • TOOLKIT: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October Details
    National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, healthcare providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 – October 15 Details
    Hispanic Heritage Month is observed every year from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the rich cultural influence of Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. During this observance, OMH raises awareness of health gaps and provides a platform for national Hispanic/Latino health organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities in helping end health disparities.
Provides resources and tools to promote cultural and linguistic competency in health care including access to free and accredited continuing education programs.
  • Health Information Translations Details
    Provides education resources in multiple languages for health care professionals and others to use in their communities. Resources are easy to read and culturally appropriate.
  • Partnering4Health Details
    Initiative logs the lessons learned from a grant-funded community health project that improved the health of more than 20 million people in 94 communities across the United States over the last three years. Site includes a comprehensive report, toolkits, online training course, and other resources.
  • Partnering4Health: National Organizations Empowering Communities to Improve Population Health (October 2017) Details
    Report outlines a CDC-funded effort to implement, evaluate, and disseminate evidence- and practice-based community health activities that promote health equity, leading to a 5% reduction in the rate of death and disability due to tobacco use, a 3% reduction in the prevalence of obesity, and a 3% reduction in the rates of death and disability due to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
  • Partnership for Food Safety Education Details
    The mission of the Partnership for Food Safety Education is to end illness and death from foodborne infections in the United States. The Partnership delivers science-based behavioral health messaging and a network of resources that support consumers and health educators.
  • PHF Learning Resource Center Details
    Quality training materials for public health, healthcare, community health, and other health professionals at an affordable price. Materials are available in a variety of formats, including print-based and computer-based programs; resource manuals; physician guides; and patient brochures.
  • Rural Health Information Hub Details
    Rural Health Information Hub (Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)) is a national resource on rural health and human services information. The Website offers online library, coverage of rural issues, state guides, toolkits, program models, and more. Provides customized assistance by phone or email. Funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.
  • Rural Health Literacy: Understanding Skills and Demands is Key to Improvement Details
    Post provides an overview of rural health literacy, including health literacy skills of rural adults, the demand for health literacy, and the relationship between literacy and health outcomes for rural populations.
  • Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse Toolkit Details
    This toolkit provides evidence-based examples, promising models, program best practices, and resources that can be used by your organization to implement substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.
  • Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention Toolkit Details
    This toolkit provides evidence-based examples, promising models, best practices, and resources that your organization can use to implement programs for tobacco control and prevention.
Toolkit that can be used to help prepare a state Medicaid plan amendment to request reimbursement for preventive services provided by health education specialists.
  • Complementary Roles and Training of Health Education Specialists & Community Health Workers (2014) Details
    This resource describes the complementary roles that health education specialists and community health workers have to improve the health of individuals and communities.
  • Health Promotion Practice Details
    Health Promotion Practice (HPP) publishes authoritative, peer-reviewed articles devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education. Content requires a subscription.
  • SOPHE Chronic Disease Policy Details
    This website provides information and resources on current chronic disease state policy, disparities associated with chronic disease, and collaborating health policy organizations.
  • DiversityRx Details
    DiversityRx supports the work of health care providers, policymakers, researchers, and advocates to improve the accessibility and quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and indigenous communities. The site provides information on cultural healthcare issues including cultural competence professional development.
  • Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics Details
    The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) is a non-governmental organization that fights to preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobial drugs. The organization conducts research and collects and disseminates information to control antimicrobial resistance and ensure access to effective antibiotics.
  • Healthy Students, Promising Futures: State and Local Action Steps and Practices to Improve School-Based Health (Jan 2016) Details
    This toolkit outlines 5 opportunities for improving the health status of school-age children. Included are enrollment in health insurance, nutrition and physical activity, and reimbursable health services.
  • Details provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
  • Viral Hepatitis Action Plan (2017 – 2020) Details
    The updated action plan outlines strategies to prevent new hepatitis infections, reduce deaths and improve the health of t hose living with hepatitis, reduce hepatitis health disparities, and coordinate, monitor, and report on implementation of hepatitis activities.
  • Consumer Information for Women Details
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Women’s Health (OWH) serves as a champion for women’s health both within and outside the agency. The consumer health site provides information on reproductive health, aging, heart health, diabetes, and medication safety.
This resource features timely consumer health stories on pressing FDA topics, provides links to its most requested information, and includes interactive content.
  • FDA Radiation-Emitting Products Details
    This website provides information about radiation-emitting products, including mammography standards, radiation safety, products and procedures, regulation, and recalls.
  • Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program Details
    Information for mammography facility personnel, inspectors, and consumers about the implementation of the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 (MQSA). The FDA adminsters several quality and standards activities. This is one example.
  • MEDWATCH: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program Details
    MedWatch provides timely safety information on medical products and drugs regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). MedWatch also allows healthcare professionals and consumers to report serious problems with any FDA regulated product and any serious adverse event.
  • Personal Protective Equipment for Infection Control Details
    Information about personal protective equipment (PPE) that is regulated by the FDA for use in patient care activities including surgical masks and surgical N-95 respirators, medical gloves, and surgical gowns.
Provides consumers with information on a variety of health related topics. Also provides regulated industry information on drugs, good and veterinary medicine.
  • Unite for Sight Details
    Unite for Sight works to build healthier communities through disease prevention, eye health promotion and health education. This organization works nationally and internationally to develop sustainable solutions to reduce health disparities.
  • United Health Foundation Details
    UnitedHealth Group established the United Health Foundation in 1999 as a nonprofit, private foundation with a mission to support the health and medical decisions made by physicians, health professionals, community leaders and individuals that lead to better health outcomes and healthier communities.
  • Breastfeeding Savings Calculator Details
    Calculator allows visitors to explore the cost of suboptimal breastfeeding in the United States. It contains two cost calculators that predict the cost of suboptimal breastfeeding by state and by the achievement of specific population breastfeeding rates.
  • Dimensions: Tobacco Free Toolkit for Healthcare Providers Details
    Toolkit provides education on tobacco use, skills for engaging in tobacco cessation discussions, methods of assessing readiness to quit, and information and research on treatments.
  • Visualizing Health Details
    This site contains examples of tested and evaluated graphic displays of health information. The health visualizations include graphs, charts, and images that effectively communicate risk information and help make sense of health data.
  • American Social Health Association Records 1905-1990 Details
    This site offers a searchable and browsable database of posters on a variety of social issues such as dance, family, hygiene, mental health, reproduction, sexual abstinence, and more. From the Social Welfare History Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
  • Outbreak at Watersedge – A Public Health Discovery Game Details
    An interactive computer game developed by the University of Minnesota Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health that is designed to introduce high school students to the field of public health.
  • North Carolina Program on Health Literacy Details
    Provides an overview of health literacy, literacy assessment instruments, health communication and teaching aids, and the Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit.
An initiative to address the burden of cancer disparities and stimulate behavior modification to improve public health in the Hispanic/Latino community.
  • Connecting Youth to Quality Health Information (2010) Details
    Interactive lesson plan for school health personnel, educators, and librarians that aims to increase high school students’ capabilities to access and evaluate quality health information on the Internet.
  • Health Education Resource Exchange (H.E.R.E.) Details
    Online clearinghouse of public health education and health promotion materials including posters, brochures, fact sheets and other educational materials for population-based health promotion activities in a variety of settings.
The Vaccine Safety Net is a global network of websites, evaluated by the World Health Organization, that provide reliable information on vaccine safety.

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