A guide for events/activities, sample social media and newsletter content, website badges, and online resources for the flu season. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
The St. Louis County Department of Public Health developed a unique campaign to raise awareness of proper hand washing technique, "Dirty Hands can be Scary!" (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
Guide that can be used by local health department staff to create and communication messages about national health security to media outlets, policymakers, and the public. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
An interactive learning tool from CDC that allows users to explore what a healthy school environment looks like. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Project will provide funding and technical assistance to local health departments, community based organizations, and other local groups aligned with the Health Is Power campaign. Applications due Nov 16, 2016. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
Resources related to health literacy including health literacy measurement tools; strategies to improve communication; and for resources patients and consumers.
Information on preventive services, screening tests, and tips for good health including consumer brochures available to download and print.
Instrument tool to assess the understandability and actionability of print and audiovisual patient education materials.
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.
A guide that providers can use to give patients the information they need to help them care for themselves when they leave the hospital.
Pathfinder page links to materials that help tobacco users quit.
A national health promotion and disease prevention initiative that addresses children's health needs in the context of family and community.
Searchable online database of Asian language cancer materials.
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.
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.
Resources to build a campaign to raise awareness of how public health affects individuals, families, communities, and populations.
Public health protects and improves the health of individuals, communities, and populations, locally and globally.
Resource to increase the capacity of public health professionals to create programs that benefit entire communities, including people who have disabilities. Users can search and browse disability and health related resources by their interests and professional needs. Resource topics include: nutrition, health care access, physical activity, emergency preparedness, obesity, accessibility, tobacco, and general inclusion issues. Practical, hands-on resources such as field guides, factsheets, checklists, brochures, and other tools are featured.
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.
This NCI web portal provides cancer control planners, program staff, and researchers with access to web-based resources.
A toolkit to engage healthcare professionals in a discussion of social determinants of health and provide a process for changing the health of communities.
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.
Provides specific information on cultural perspectives of foreign-born persons in the U.S.
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.
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 is CDC's gateway for health and safety information in Spanish.
Resources to build health communication and social marketing campaigns and programs.
Social media tool kit including MessageWorks, SocialMediaWorks, and ProofWorks to support the work of health communicators.
Guidance documents for using social media tools to reach target audiences with strategic, effective and user-centric health interventions.
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 works to engage communities and mobilize national networks to focus on chronic disease prevention.
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.
Are you smarter than a public health nerd? This fun and educational health trivia app tests your health IQ.
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.
Collection of teaching and educational resources to promote student interest in public health and epidemiology.
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."
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."
CDC's museum's homepage with items of interest to children, teachers, and other CDC visitors.
Monthly collection of journal links to recently published articles and reports with particular relevance for the public health communication community.
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.
Information and tools to improve health literacy and public health.
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.
Public Health Image Library containing a collection of public domain images.
Curriculum to help educate African American communities on how to prevent and control diabetes through healthy eating and physical activity.
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.
National, multicultural, social marketing campaign that encourages young people ages 9-13 years to be physically active every day.
An interactive learning tool from CDC that allows users to explore what a healthy school environment looks like.
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.
This website shares information and resources for communities to make healthy living easier where people live, learn, work, and play.
Provides a detailed and comprehensive set of tools to help make written material in printed formats easier for people to read, understand, and use.
A guide and podcast that examines how street design can improve health.
Summary of a Commonwealth Fund funded study of how mobile apps can help people manage chronic illness, but app developers need to ensure apps are tailored for the target populations.
What Works fact sheets on different public health topics that provide colorful, easy-to-read summaries of Community Preventive Services Task Force findings and systematic reviews. The fact sheets can be used as handouts for educational activities, presentations, and exhibits.
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.
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.
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.
Partnering to Heal is a computer-based, interactive learning tool for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates.
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.
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.
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.
This resource features timely consumer health stories on pressing FDA topics, provides links to its most requested information, and includes interactive content.
This website provides information about FDA's Radiological Health Program including its 2005-2010 plan to adapt to current public health needs.
Provides information resources on tobacco products for consumers and healthcare professionals.
Drug safety information for patients, consumers, and healthcare professionals.
Easy-to-understand information about foodborne illness for pregnant women. This site is in both in English and Spanish.
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.
A resource to educate and inform health care professionals on patient safety issues relating to medical devices.
An interactive and educational program about the safe and effective use of over-the-counter medicines.
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 consumers with information on a variety of health related topics. Also provides regulated industry information on drugs, good and veterinary medicine
Fact sheets on food safety for at-risk populations including older adults, transplant recipients, pregnant women, and people with cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.
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.
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.
Highlights HRSA-supported projects on cross-cultural health care in areas such as special population, race/ethnicity, age, organ donation and transplantation, and research.
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.
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.
The primer is designed as a basic teaching resource guide for teachers, trainers, policymakers and administrators.
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.
Resources for local health departments to use in planning a communications program, crafting a media strategy, or framing a message to reach target audiences.
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.
Health education programs and resources to increase awareness about preserving sight and preventing blindness.
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.
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.
Resources to help those with Diabetes, at risk for Diabetes or who care for someone with Diabetes
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.
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.
Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
Materials and resources about NIH initiatives and education campaigns.
Resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency.
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.
Guidelines to create easy-to-read health materials including links to resources on health literacy.
Online resources related to cultural competency, health literacy, and health resources in multiple languages.
List of Resources from NLM for Public Health Professionals
An interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances and environmental health risks.
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.
A toolkit designed to communicate the importance of vaccinations throughout all life stages.
Resources to bring safety and health messages to rural communities.
Provides culturally appropriate resources for Native Americans and special needs populations.
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.
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.
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.
Guide for writing and designing easy-to-use health websites. Revised in 2016.
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.
Resources on cultural comptency and removing language and cultural barriers to health care for limited English-speaking populations.
Provides resources and tools to promote cultural and linguistic competency in health care including access to free and accredited continuing education programs.
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.
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.
Resource for residents along the U.S.-Mexico border and others seeking information on health and human services for border communities.
Toolkit that can be used to help prepare a state Medicaid plan amendment to request reimbursement for preventive services provided by health education specialists.
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 (HPP) publishes authoritative, peer-reviewed articles devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education.
This website provides information and resources on current chronic disease state policy, disparities associated with chronic disease, and collaborating health policy organizations.
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.
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.
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.
The National Directory is a listing of Federal, State, local and private facilities that provide substance abuse treatment services.
Strategies, tools, and tips for supportive and meaningful youth engagement in federal government-sponsored meetings and events.
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.
Top priorities for a national prevention strategy developed by Trust for America's Health.
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.
Social marketing resources and tools for public health professionals.
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.
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.
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.
The RE-AIM framework is designed to enhance the quality, speed, and public health impact of efforts to translate research into practice.