Health Promotion and Health Education
Resources for health educators and health promotion specialists.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Patient Safety Network
- 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").
- Access to scientific evidence, recommendations on clinical preventive services, and information on how to implement recommended preventive services in clinical practice.
Your Medicine: Be Smart. Be Safe.
- You can learn more about how to take medicines safely by reading this guide. It answers common questions about getting and taking medicines and has handy forms that will help you keep track of information. Keep this guide with your medicines in case you have any questions, concerns, or worries.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
American Public Health Association (APHA)
APHA Center for School, Health and Education
- 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 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.
American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
Self-Help Group Sourcebook Online
- 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.
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)
This is Public Health Toolkit
- Resource for anyone who is interested in educating others about public health issues or the field of public health.
What is Public Health?
- Describes the many areas of public health for prospective students or others who want to know more about the field.
Cancer Control PLANET, National Cancer Institute, NIH (NCI)
Center for Communication Programs (CCP)
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS), George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS)
- The Center links educators and health professionals to the information essential to building effective school health programs, tests new school-connected strategies to achieve better health outcomes for children, and promotes awareness of successful new directions in school-based programming.
Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Health topics from the CDC of interest to youth. Kid friendly site.
CDC Clear Communication Index
- 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.
CDC en Español
- CDC en Español is CDC's gateway for health and safety information in Spanish.
- Social media tool kit including MessageWorks, SocialMediaWorks, and ProofWorks to support the work of health communicators.
CDC Winnable Battles
- CDC's Winnable Battles are public health priorities with large-scale impact on health and with known, effective strategies to address them.
CDC's Healthy Communities Program
- CDC's Healthy Communities Program works to engage communities and mobilize national networks to focus on chronic disease prevention.
CDC's Solve the Outbreak iPad App
- CDC has released an update to Solve the Outbreak, the popular, free iPad app that puts you in the shoes of a member of the Epidemic Intelligence Service.
- 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 is a multimedia CD-ROM used for planning, managing, and evaluating public health communication programs. This innovative tool is used to guide and assist users in designing health communication interventions within a public health framework.
Get Smart for Healthcare
- The goal of Get Smart for Healthcare is to optimize the use of antimicrobial agents in inpatient healthcare settings by focusing on strategies to help hospitals and other inpatient facilities implement interventions to improve antibiotic use. Interventions and programs designed to improve antibiotic use are also referred to as "antimicrobial stewardship."
Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
- Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of an antibiotic designed to treat infections. Every time a person takes an antibiotic, bacteria that normally live in our bodies are killed, but resistant germs may be left to grow and multiply. Repeated use of antibiotics can lead to an increase in dangerous bacteria that are difficult to treat. These are often referred to by the media as "superbugs."
Global Health Odyssey
- CDC's museum's homepage with items of interest to children, teachers, and other CDC visitors.
Healthier Worksite Initiative
- 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.
National Healthy Worksite Program
- The National Healthy Worksite Program is designed to assist employers in implementing science and practice-based prevention and wellness strategies that will lead to specific, measurable health outcomes to reduce chronic disease rates.
Power to Prevent
- Curriculum to help educate African American communities on how to prevent and control diabetes through healthy eating and physical activity.
TB Education & Training Resources
- 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.
VERB Youth Media Campaign
- National, multicultural, social marketing campaign that encourages young people ages 9-13 years to be physically active every day.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW)
- Interactive social networking site for communities and their partners to share stories and resources and engage with the public and other communities around obesity and tobacco issues.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS Health Literacy Toolkit
- Provides a detailed and comprehensive set of tools to help make written material in printed formats easier for people to read, understand, and use.
Community Tool Box, Work Group for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas U.S.
Community Tool Box
- 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
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)
- 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
- 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.
Department of Defense (DoD) U.S.
Deployment Health and Family Readiness Library
- Provides access to deployment health and family readiness information for service members, families and healthcare providers. This online library includes fact sheets, guides and other products on a wide variety of topics.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S.
- 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
- 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.
National Health Observances Toolkit
- The toolkit features one health observance for each month of the year and provides information and ideas for health promotion activities.
- StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
ECRI Institute US
Patient Reference Guide
- 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.
Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) UK
Database of Promoting Health Effectiveness Reviews (DoPHER)
- 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.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA A-Z Index
- An index of health topics available from the Food and Drug Administration.
FDA For Consumers
- This resource features timely consumer health stories on pressing FDA topics, provides links to its most requested information, and includes interactive content.
FDA Radiological Health Program
- This website provides information about FDA's Radiological Health Program including its 2005-2010 plan to adapt to current public health needs.
FDA Tobacco Products
- Provides information resources on tobacco products for consumers and healthcare professionals.
Food Safety for Moms-To-Be
- Easy-to-understand information about foodborne illness for pregnant women. This site is in both in English and Spanish.
Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program
- 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.
Medical Device Safety
- A resource to educate and inform health care professionals on patient safety issues relating to medical devices.
Medicines In My Home
- An interactive and educational program about the safe and effective use of over-the-counter medicines.
Office of Women's Health
- 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.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Patient Care
- 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.
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA (FSIS)
Georgetown University, National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH)
Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Health Sciences Libraries
- 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.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Cultural Competence Resources for Health Care Providers
- Highlights HRSA-supported projects on cross-cultural health care in areas such as assessment, culture and language, specific diseases, health professions, research, special populations, technical assistance, training, and web-based learning.
Effective Communication Tools for Healthcare Professionals
- Online interactive training course that aims to raise the quality of provider-patient interactions by teaching providers and their staff how to gauge and respond to their patients' health literacy, cultural background, and language skills.
- On the Web site, you will find tools for teaching your community about poison prevention. You can learn what Poison Help offers and when a person should call a local poison center.
Healthy Roads Media
Healthy Roads Media
- This site contains free audio, written and multimedia health education materials in a number of languages.
Medical Library Association (MLA)
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
RN Barr Library
- Provides resources of interest to the public health community, including links to hot topics, publications and news resources.
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
- 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.
National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC)
National Center for Cultural Competence
- 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.
National Eye Institute, NIH
Healthy Eyes Toolkit
- 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.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free
- Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free, a coalition of Governors' spouses, Federal agencies, and public and private organizations, is an initiative to prevent the use of alcohol by children ages 9
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Clear Communication: A NIH Health Literacy Initiative
- 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.
Diabetes Health Sense
- Resources to help those with Diabetes, at risk for Diabetes or who care for someone with Diabetes
NIH Curriculum Supplement Series
- Interactive teaching units that combine cutting-edge science research discoveries from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with state-of-the-art instructional materials. Each supplement is a teacher's guide to two weeks of lessons on science and human health.
- Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
Women's Health Resources
- Topics pertaining to women's health collected to support the mission of the Office of Research on Women's Health to promote research in the field.
National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.
- 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.
- An interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances and environmental health risks.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
- Information about health literacy including health literacy in a cultural context, the prevalence of low health literacy, and initiatives to improve patient communication.
National Safety Council (NSC)
Native American Connections
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Take Care New York
- 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.
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, HHS (ODPHP)
Health Communication Activities
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Web site brings together work on the Healthy People 2010 Health Communication Focus Area, the Prevention Communication Research Database, and consumer and patient e-health.
Quick Guide to Health Literacy
- 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.
Office of Minority Health (OMH)
- Resources on cultural comptency and removing language and cultural barriers to health care for limited English-speaking populations.
Think Cultural Health (TCH)
- Provides resources and tools to promote cultural and linguistic competency in health care including access to free and accredited continuing education programs.
Ohio State University Medical Center
Health Information Translations
- 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.
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Partnership for Food Safety Education
- 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.
Public Health Communications
Public Health Television
- Digital communications network designed to reach society's most vulnerable populations with information that can advance positive health and social outcomes.
Public Health Foundation (PHF)
Public Health Foundation Learning Resource Center
- High quality training and health promotion materials that include information on preparedness; immunization; epidemiology; diabetes; infectious diseases; performance management; asthma and allergies; and health disparities. Materials are available in a variety of formats, including print, computer-based, and video.
Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN)
Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN)
- The Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN) is a national collaborative partnership that provides quality multilingual, health information resources for those providing care to resettled refugees.
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
- HealthComm Key is a searchable database containing comprehensive summaries from published peer-reviewed studies related to health communication.
Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Rural Assistance Center
- The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) is a national resource on rural health and human services information. Information specialists are available to provide customized assistance for rural topics and funding resources, links users to organizations and furnish relevant publications from the RAC resource library.
USA - Mexico Border Health
- Resource for residents along the U.S.-Mexico border and others seeking information on health and human services for border communities.
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
Health Promotion Practice
- Health Promotion Practice (HPP) publishes authoritative, peer-reviewed articles devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education.
SOPHE Chronic Disease Policy
- This website provides information and resources on current chronic disease state policy, disparities associated with chronic disease, and collaborating health policy organizations.
SOPHE Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness
- This website provides information to health professionals about environmental health and all-hazards emergency preparedness. It seeks to bridge the gap between research and practice by promoting new tools, resources, and training and education on these topics, as well as enhancing the exchange among SOPHE's National Environmental and Health Promotion Network.
SOPHE Knowledge Center
- The SOPHE Knowledge Center (SKC) provides a consistent, efficient way for health education professionals to access materials relevant to their field and provide evidence-based support for positive changes in health, health policy, research, and/or practice.
SOPHE Unintentional Injury and Violence Prevention
- The SOPHE injury prevention website is designed to strengthen the connection between behavioral science and health education with more comprehensive approaches to unintentional injury and violence prevention.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The University of Iowa, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
- 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.
Tufts University Medical School
Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics
- 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.
Unite for Sight
Unite for Sight
- 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
United Health Foundation
- 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.
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hawaii Public Health Information Virtual Emporium
- Provides public health professionals hands-on training in the use of local and web-based health databases, and with a website which can furnish them with timely, convenient access to information resources to help them improve the health of the public they serve.
University of Minnesota Libraries
American Social Health Association Records 1905-1990
- 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.
University of Minnesota
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
- Resources and information about health impact assessment (HIA).
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
University of Washington
Connecting Youth to Quality Health Information
- 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.
Virginia Tech USA
Washington State Department of Health
Health Education Resource Exchange (H.E.R.E.)
- 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.