Post discusses how school nurses, newspapers, public libraries, churches, public health departments, and hub-and-spoke academic institutions are working in creative ways to deliver clear, understandable health information to the nation's rural residents. (Rural Health Information Hub)
This resource is focused on the comprehensive health needs of infants and children affected by Zika Virus (ZIKV). It is intended as a planning resource for states and communities as they develop a coordinated response to meet the immediate and long term needs of infants and children affected by ZIKV, and their families. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))
The intervention, known as the Immunity Community, mobilizes vaccine-supportive parents and trains them to use positive dialogue to engage their peers, both in person and online, in discussions about vaccines. (Science Blogs)
One of the interventions was Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA). This evidence-based intervention uses community-organizing strategies to limit youth access to alcohol - and to challenge the idea that drinking alcohol is a standard rite of passage for young people. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, HHS (ODPHP))
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").
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.
American Cancer Society (ACS), National Cancer Institute, NIH (NCI)
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 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.
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)
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.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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.
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.
Cancer Control PLANET, National Cancer Institute, NIH (NCI)
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.
Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) initiative highlights non-clinical, community-wide approaches that have evidence reporting 1) positive health impacts, 2) results within five years, and 3) cost effectiveness and/or cost savings over the lifetime of the population or earlier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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.
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
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 (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.
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.
Department of Education (ED) USA, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S., Department of Justice (DoJ) USA
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.
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.
Communication materials that summarize key points from the U.S. Climate and Health Assessment for eight different populations that are disproportionately affected by climate change impacts: children, communities with environmental justice concerns, indigenous peoples, occupational groups, older adults, people with disabilities, people with existing health conditions, and pregnant women.
Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) UK
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 -- NIHSeniorHealth.gov and MedlinePlus.gov.
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.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH (NIMHD) USA
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, HHS (ODPHP)
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.