Public Health Resources

Health Promotion and Health Education

           

Advocating for Health Education Reimbursement in Medicaid State Plans (2015)  Toolkit that can be used to help prepare a state Medicaid plan amendment to request reimbursement for preventive services provided by health education specialists. (Society for Public Health Education)

Antibiotic Stewardship Implementation Framework for Health Departments  A toolkit for health departments to promote appropriate use of antibiotics reduce healthcare associated infections. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

BAM!  Health topics from the CDC of interest to youth. Kid friendly site. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Best Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs (2017)  Guide describes and summarizes scientific evidence behind 8 effective strategies for lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol levels that can be implemented in health care systems and that involve community-clinical links. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2017-18 Flu Season  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. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CDC's Healthy Communities Program (2008-2012)  CDC's Healthy Communities Program works to engage communities and mobilize national networks to focus on chronic disease prevention. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Clinicians and Providers Resources  Access to scientific evidence, recommendations on clinical preventive services, and information on how to implement recommended preventive services in clinical practice. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)

Communication Toolkit for Health Departments: Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance (2016)  A toolkit to help public health departments enhance communication and coordination around healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention and stopping the spread of antibiotic resistance. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

Enhancing Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention and Outbreak Response Communication Toolkit  A toolkit to help public health departments enhance communication and coordination around healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention and stopping the spread of antibiotic resistance. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

FDA Tobacco Products  Provides information resources on tobacco products for consumers and healthcare professionals. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Health Care-Associated Infections  Resources, training, targets and metrics, and an action plan to prevent health care-associated infections and improve patient safety. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

Healthfinder  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. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

Immunization Educational and Promotional Resources for Partners  Educational resources and promotional materials to help supplement vaccine conversations and outreach with parents, pregnant women, and adults, as well as healthcare professionals. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Influenza (Flu)  A CDC site that provides content related to seasonal and other influenza viruses, including pandemic flu. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

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. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Million Hearts Initiative  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. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

National Eye Institute Education Programs  Health education programs and resources to increase awareness about preserving sight and preventing blindness. (National Eye Institute, NIH)

Recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)  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. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

TFAH Ten Top Priorities for Prevention  Top priorities for a national prevention strategy developed by Trust for America's Health. (Trust for America's Health (TFAH))

The Surprising Truth About Prediabetes  Curriculum to help educate communities on how to prevent and control diabetes through healthy eating and physical activity. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

National Health Education Week - October 15-19, 2018  This week-long celebration brings attention to a major public health issue and promotes understanding of the role of health education in promoting the public's health. (Society for Public Health Education)

CDC Social Media Tools, Guidelines & Best Practices  Guidance documents for using social media tools to reach target audiences with strategic, effective and user-centric health interventions. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CDC-INFO  CDC-INFO is CDC's national contact center and publication fulfillment system. CDC-INFO offers live agents by phone and email to help you find the latest, reliable, and science-based health information on more than 750 health topics. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Gateway to Health Communication & Social Marketing Practice  Resources to build health communication and social marketing campaigns and programs. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Leading Health Indicator Infographic Gallery  The Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) are high-priority health issues in the United States that serve as measures of the Nation's health. Each month HealthyPeople.gov displays 1 or more infographics to visually communicate the existing health disparities for the featured LHI. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

NACCHO's Toolbox  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 Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

NIH Image Gallery on Flickr  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. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

NIH Science Education Resources for Students and Educators  Science education resources for students and educators. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

National Health Observances  Toolkits for health observances for each month of the year and ideas for health promotion activities. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

National Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 - October 15  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. (Office of Minority Health (OMH), HHS)

National Immunization Awareness Month 2018   August 2018 is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), an annual observance sponsored the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPIC). NIAM raises awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly diseases across the lifespan. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

National Rural Health Day  Each year the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and its partners set aside the third Thursday of November to celebrate National Rural Health Day (NRHD). NRHD is an opportunity to "Celebrate the Power of Rural." (National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health)

October - National Breast Cancer Awareness Month  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. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

PHIL: Public Health Image Library  Public Health Image Library containing a collection of public domain images. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Selected NIH Education and Awareness Campaigns  Materials and resources about NIH initiatives and education campaigns. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

TOOLKIT: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October  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. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

Turning Point Social Marketing National Excellence Collaborative  Social marketing resources and tools for public health professionals. Some content may be outdated. (Turning Point)

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), HHS)

Visualizing Health  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. (University of Michigan)

Alcohol Portal  Portal provides information, data, and fact sheets on the effects of drinking on your health, including binge drinking, driving under the influence, underage drinking, pregnancy, and STDs. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Dimensions: Tobacco Free Toolkit for Healthcare Providers  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. (University of Colorado)

Essential Measures: A Local Public Health Toolkit for Addressing the Opioid Epidemic  Toolkit provides information about the high-quality opioid prevention, intervention, and treatment public health work currently happening at the local, state, and federal level. This document offers guidance, resources, and a foundational structure for communities and local health departments to expand and enhance the services they provide. (Massachusetts Health Officers Association (MHOA))

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids  The Spotlight on Opioids assembles opioid-related information from the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health into one document to better inform the general public, especially family and friends of people with an elevated risk of opioid overdose, opioid misuse, and/or opioid use disorder. (Office of the Surgeon General, HHS)

How HRSA is Addressing the Opioid Crisis  Page provides an overview of HRSA initiatives, resources, and training to integrate behavioral health into primary care and stem the opioid epidemic. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)

NACCHO Opioid Epidemic  Page provides public health resources to combat the opioid epidemic, including background information, building local response, opioid misuse, and policy statements and legislative action. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities, 2015  The National Directory is a listing of Federal, State, local and private facilities that provide substance abuse treatment services. (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS)

National Prevention Week  National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders. (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS)

North American Syringe Exchange Network  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. (North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN))

Opiate Addiction and Treatment  Resources on opioid addiction, overdosing, treatments, prescribing, recovery, and topic searches from PubMed and other databases. (National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division)

Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith and Community Leaders Bring Hope and Healing to Our Communities  This toolkit, developed by the HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, contains practical steps your organization can take to bring hope and healing to the millions suffering the consequences of opioid abuse disorder. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

Opioid Misuse Resource Map   An interactive map to learn about, access or replicate actions rural leaders are taking in small towns across the country to address the opioid epidemic through prevention, treatment and recovery opportunities. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Opioid Misuse and Addiction Resources in Multiple Languages   In response to the current opioid crisis, the National Library of Medicine partnered with Healthy Roads Media to produce a collection of materials that teach people about opioids and opioid misuse. The collection has 22 easy-to-read handouts, videos, and audio recordings in English and Spanish. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

Opioid Overdose  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. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit   This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Access reports for community members, prescribers, patients and families, and those recovering from opioid overdose. (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS)

Opioids: The Prescription Drug & Heroin Overdose Epidemic  Website provides information about the epidemic, facts on drug and pain medication, prevention, treatment and recovery, overdose response, and resources for health professionals and law enforcement. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

Pain and Opioid Use Disorder   A new IHS opioid website to share information and increase communication surrounding opioids with key stakeholders across Indian Country. Resource topics include crisis response, funding, medication assisted recovery, pain management, and prevention. (Indian Health Service (IHS))

Pain in the Nation  Report highlights more than 60 research-based policies, practices and programs to reduce substance use, alcohol misuse and suicide - and promote better well-being for all Americans. (Trust for America's Health (TFAH))

Rural Opioid Educational Resources   Compendium of all Rural Opioid Educational Resources available across the NOSORH website to aid individuals looking for education, tools, and other resources. This includes reports, webinar presentations, meeting presentations, and a compendium of resources and lessons learned from grantees of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal (ROOR) grant program. (National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health)

Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis   This guide will help you learn about activities underway to address the opioid crisis in rural communities at the national, state, and local levels across the country. It identifies: initiatives and funding opportunities; rural program examples; and tools and resources focused on prevention, harm reduction, and treatment. (Rural Health Information Hub)

Rx Awareness Campaign  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. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

The Great American Smokeout  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)

Tobacco Control Program  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))

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence  Pathfinder page links to materials that help tobacco users quit. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)

100 Million Healthier Lives  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. (Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI))

A Roadmap for Health in All Policies: Collaborating to Win the Policy Marathon  This roadmap offers guidance to anyone who is inspired by a vision of a healthier, more equitable community for all. It focuses on using policy to build and institutionalize the public sector's ability to collaborate across departments, agencies, and offices. (ChangeLab Solutions)

CDC's Healthy Communities Program (2008-2012)  CDC's Healthy Communities Program works to engage communities and mobilize national networks to focus on chronic disease prevention. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CDCynergy "Lite"  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. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CES4Health  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 Health Worker Resources  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. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

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. (Community-Campus Partnerships for Health)

Complementary Roles and Training of Health Education Specialists & Community Health Workers (2014)  This resource describes the complementary roles that health education specialists and community health workers have to improve the health of individuals and communities. (Society for Public Health Education)

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. (Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre)

Gateway to Health Communication & Social Marketing Practice  Resources to build health communication and social marketing campaigns and programs. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

HIA Connect  Resources and information about health impact assessment (HIA). (University of New South Wales)

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. (Washington State Department of Health)

Health Impact Project  The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, is a national initiative designed to promote the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) as a decision-making tool for policymakers. Project site contains reports, articles, and an interactive map of HIAs in the US. (Pew Charitable Trusts)

Health Literacy and Communication  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. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

Making Health Easier  This website shares information and resources for communities to make healthy living easier where people live, learn, work, and play. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

PHIL: Public Health Image Library  Public Health Image Library containing a collection of public domain images. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

PLAN4Health  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. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

Partnering4Health  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)

Partnering4Health: National Organizations Empowering Communities to Improve Population Health (October 2017)  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. (Partnering4Health)

Pathways to Health Equity  An interactive tool which highlights promising community-driven approaches to advance health equity. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Rural Health Information Hub  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 Information Hub)

Rural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Toolkit  The toolkit is designed to help organizations identify and implement a health promotion program. It also provides resources and best practices for rural communities. The toolkit is made up of several modules. Each concentrates on different aspects of health promotion and disease prevention programs. (Rural Health Information Hub)

The Community Guide: Resources  Reports, articles, fact sheets, and systematic reviews from The Community Guide. (Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF))

The National Hispanic Leadership on Cancer: En Accion  An initiative to address the burden of cancer disparities and stimulate behavior modification to improve public health in the Hispanic/Latino community. (University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio)

The Relationship Between Work and Health: Findings from a Literature Review  This brief examines literature on the relationship between work and health and analyzes the implications of this research in the context of Medicaid work requirements. (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF))

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. (United Health Foundation)

Workplace Wellness: Walk This Way Guide  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. (ChangeLab Solutions)

A Resource Center for Implementing CDC's 6|18 Initiative  Resource Center is designed to advance implementation of CDC's 6|18 Initiative by Medicaid, state and local health departments, and other payers and purchasers. It offers practical resources and state examples to guide stakeholders in spending smarter for healthier populations. (Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS))

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. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

CDC HealthCommWorks  Health communication tools. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Career Paths to Public Health (CPP)  Collection of teaching and educational resources to promote student interest in public health and epidemiology. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS)  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 Health and Health Care in Schools)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youtube Channel  CDC's YouTube Videos (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Challenge Your Health IQ  Are you smarter than a public health nerd? This fun and educational health trivia app tests your health IQ. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Climate Change, Health, and Populations of Concern  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. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Collection of Online Resources & Inventory Database (CORIDOR)  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. (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC)

Communicating the Health Effects of Climate Change: A Toolkit for Public Health Outreach (April 2018)  The CDC Climate and Health Program developed the following slides in collaboration with climate communication experts to help public health professionals talk about the health harms of climate change. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Connecting Youth to Quality Health Information (2010)  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. (University of Washington)

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. (Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre)

Health Center Resource Clearinghouse  Clearinghouse addresses the competing demands placed on a busy public health workforce by providing a broad framework of resources, tools, and supports to facilitate professionals’ ability to access and utilize critical resources. Topics include diabetes, outreach, special & vulnerable populations, quality improvement, and emergency preparedness. (National Association of Community Health Centers)

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. (Washington State Department of Health)

Health Promotion Practice  Health Promotion Practice (HPP) publishes authoritative, peer-reviewed articles devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education. Content requires a subscription. (Society for Public Health Education)

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 Eye Institute, NIH)

Healthy You  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 Public Health Association (APHA))

High-Impact Prevention (HIP)  High-impact prevention (HIP) is a public health approach to disease prevention in which proven, cost-effective, and scalable interventions are implemented for preventing the greatest amount of infections or for reducing disparities, given available resources. This web site answers questions about HIP, provides case studies, and lists resources and tools. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

NACCHO Communication Resources  Resources for local health departments to use in planning a communications program, crafting a media strategy, or framing a message to reach target audiences. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

NACCHO's Toolbox  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 Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

NLM Resources for Public Health Professionals  List of Resources from NLM for Public Health Professionals (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

National Public Health Week  Site provides resources and activities to celebrate NPHW, held each year at the beginning of April. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

Outbreak at Watersedge - A Public Health Discovery Game  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. (University of Minnesota)

PHF Learning Resource Center  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. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

Public Health is for Everyone  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. (Association of University Centers on Disabilities)

Reach Effectiveness Adoption Implementation Maintenance (RE-AIM)  The RE-AIM framework is designed to enhance the quality, speed, and public health impact of efforts to translate research into practice. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech))

Resource Library for Advancing Health Equity in Public Health  Tools, templates, and resources to build your public health department's health equity capacity. The resources are listed alphabetically within groups for the six practices health departments can use to advance health equity. (University of Minnesota)

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. (Society for Public Health Education)

SOPHE Resources  SOPHE offers a wealth of health education and health promotion resources across the field. (Society for Public Health Education)

Take Care New York 2020  New York City's blueprint for giving everyone the chance to live a healthier life. Its aim is to improve every community's health, especially among groups with the worst health outcomes, so that our city becomes a more equitable place for everyone. (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)

The Public health effects of a changing climate : a toolkit for public health outreach   Toolkit to assist public health professionals in talking about the health harms of climate change using evidence-based public health messaging. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

This is Public Health Campaign Resources  Resources to build a campaign to raise awareness of how public health affects individuals, families, communities, and populations. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))

What is Public Health?  Public health protects and improves the health of individuals, communities, and populations, locally and globally. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))

Winnable Battles  CDC's Winnable Battles are public health priorities with large-scale impact on health and with known, effective strategies to address them. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

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      • Medical Device Safety A resource to educate and inform health care professionals on patient safety issues relating to medical devices.
      • National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction Falls are the number one cause of construction-worker fatalities, accounting for one-third of on-the-job deaths in the industry. The Campaign encourages everyone in the construction industry to work safely and use the right equipment to reduce falls. Special emphasis and activity will focus on residential construction contractors and workers.
      • National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) Resources to bring safety and health messages to rural communities.
      • Personal Protective Equipment for Infection Control 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.
      • Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts
      • Workplace Health Promotion 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 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.
    • + Medications
      • 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.
      • Antibiotic Stewardship Implementation Framework for Health Departments A toolkit for health departments to promote appropriate use of antibiotics reduce healthcare associated infections.
      • Drug Information Portal A gateway to information on over 53,000 substances (including over 200,000 unique searchable drug names and their synonyms) compiled from NLM sources and other US government agencies meant for consumers, health professionals, and researchers.
      • Easy-to-Read Drug Facts 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.
      • FDA A-Z Subject Index An index of health topics available from the Food and Drug Administration.
      • Get Smart Programs & Observances 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.
      • Health Care-Associated Infections Resources, training, targets and metrics, and an action plan to prevent health care-associated infections and improve patient safety.
      • MEDWATCH: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program 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.
      • Medicines In My Home (MIMH) An interactive and educational program about the safe and effective use of over-the-counter medicines.
      • Patient Safety Network (PSNet) 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").
      • Postmarket Drug Safety Information for Patients and Providers Drug safety information for patients, consumers, and healthcare professionals.
      • Rx Awareness Campaign 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.
      • U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week 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.
    • + Hazardous Substances
      • Household Products Database Health & Safety Information on Household Products.
      • Poison Help Website provides tools, information, and resources on poison and poisoning prevention.
      • Tox Town An interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances and environmental health risks.
    • + Emergency Preparedness
    • + Other
      • 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.
      • CDC Workplace Health Resource Center 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 en Español CDC en Español is CDC's gateway for health and safety information in Spanish.
      • CDC-TV 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.
      • Diabetes Prevention Impact Toolkit 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Travelers' Health Health information on specific travel destinations.
      • Vaccines & Immunizations
    • + Foreign Languages
      • CDC en Español CDC en Español is CDC's gateway for health and safety information in Spanish.
      • Cultural and Linguistic Competency Resources on cultural competency and removing language and cultural barriers to health care for limited English-speaking populations.
      • 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.
      • Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information Online resources related to cultural competency, health literacy, and health resources in multiple languages.
      • Multilingual Consumer Health Information 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.
      • NIMHD Language Access Portal (LAP) 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.
      • Patients & Consumers Portal Information for patients on hospitals, diagnoses and treatment, prevention and health, and involvement.
      • Spanish Language Publications from the FDA Provides consumers with information on a variety of health related topics. Also provides regulated industry information on drugs, good and veterinary medicine.
    • + Health news
      • 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.
      • Patient Safety Network (PSNet) 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").
      • This is Public Health Campaign Resources Resources to build a campaign to raise awareness of how public health affects individuals, families, communities, and populations.
    • + Medical Topics (General)
      • Health Topics A to Z Listing with quick links of health topics found on the CDC website.
      • Healthy You 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.
      • Information for Patients - Free evidence-based resources for patients and families 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.
      • MedlinePlus 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.
    • + Medical Topics (Specific)
      • Beyond the Data -- National ALS Registry 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.
      • Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. (Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based Tools) This NCI web portal provides cancer control planners, program staff, and researchers with access to web-based resources.
      • Cancer Information in Other Languages Searchable online database of cancer materials in 14 languages.
      • Diabetes Health Sense Resources to help those with Diabetes, at risk for Diabetes or who care for someone with Diabetes
      • FDA Radiation-Emitting Products This website provides information about radiation-emitting products, including mammography standards, radiation safety, products and procedures, regulation, and recalls.
      • FDA Tobacco Products Provides information resources on tobacco products for consumers and healthcare professionals.
      • Growing Up with Vaccines: What Should Parents Know? Interactive online guide to encourage on-time vaccination. The guide helps families navigate information about recommended vaccines from birth through adulthood.
      • Healthy Weight 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.
      • Interactive Vaccine Guide An interactive guide to help families find information about recommended vaccines from birth through adulthood, including pregnancy.
      • National Diabetes Education Program 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.
      • Springboard Beyond Cancer This web tool provides health information, skills, and support to the people whose lives are affected by cancer.
      • The Surprising Truth About Prediabetes Curriculum to help educate communities on how to prevent and control diabetes through healthy eating and physical activity.
      • 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.
      • Vaccine Safety Net The Vaccine Safety Net is a global network of websites, evaluated by the World Health Organization, that provide reliable information on vaccine safety.
    • + Other
      • AHRQ Fact Sheets Fact sheets on AHRQ research topics and programs, including aging, children's health, medical informatics, health services research, HIT, health literacy, and patient safety.
      • David J. Sencer CDC Museum CDC's museum's homepage with items of interest to children, teachers, and other CDC visitors.
      • FDA A-Z Subject 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.
      • Food Safety Guides for At-Risk Populations Fact sheets on food safety for at-risk populations including older adults, transplant recipients, pregnant women, and people with cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.
      • Healthfinder 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.
      • Healthy Eating on a Budget Tips for healthy eating when on a budget.
      • Know the Science 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.
      • Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital A guide that providers can use to give patients the information they need to help them care for themselves when they leave the hospital.
      • Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits Consumer toolkits to improve well-being in environment, feelings, physical health, relationships, and disease.

Healthcare consumerism 2018: An update on the journey  Survey of healthcare consumers found they desire affordability, continuity, digital tools, and engagement.(McKinsey)

Building the Case for Health Literacy Proceedings of a Workshop (2018)  The results of a November 2017 workshop, this volume looks at the role of health literacy in improving the health of communities, providing better care, providing affordable care, and improving the experience of the health care team (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Building the Case for Health Literacy: Proceedings of a Workshop   Proceedings of a one-day workshop to understand the extent to which health literacy has been shown to be effective at contributing to the Quadruple Aim of improving the health of communities, providing better care, providing affordable care, and improving the experience of the health care team. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

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. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

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. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Communicating Clearly About Medicines: Proceedings of a Workshop  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. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda (2016)  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. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Community Engagement Toolkits   Toolkits to help institutions engage their academic and local communities in dialogue to identify actions individuals or institutions can take to move communities toward health and health care equity. (Association of American Medical Colleges)

Cultural Competence Resources for Health Care Providers  Highlights HRSA-supported projects on cross-cultural health care in areas such as special population, race/ethnicity, age, organ donation and transplantation, and research. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)

Cultural and Linguistic Competency  Resources on cultural competency and removing language and cultural barriers to health care for limited English-speaking populations. (Office of Minority Health (OMH), HHS)

DiversityRx  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. (Tides Center)

Ethnomed  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. (Harborview Medical Center)

Everyday Words for Public Health Communication (2016)  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. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Five Steps for Inclusive Communication: Engaging People with Disabilities  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. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

Getting Your Patients Ready for Effective Health Communications  Pre-recorded webinar describes strategies that diabetes educators, health educators, and community health workers can use to enhance and improve patient-provider communication. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Health Communication Science Digest  Monthly collection of journal links to recently published articles and reports with particular relevance for the public health communication community. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Health Literacy  Information about health literacy including health literacy in a cultural context, the prevalence of low health literacy, and initiatives to improve patient communication. (National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM))

Health Literacy (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. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)

Health Literacy Activities by State  This set of links provides information on local organizations and local government activities in the area of health literacy. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Health Literacy Online, 2nd Edition  Guide for writing and designing easy-to-use health websites. Revised in 2016. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

Health Literacy Online: A Guide for Simplifying the User Experience  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 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

Health Literacy Research  Site provides information and tools for planning research, identifying opportunities and barriers to improving health literacy in an organization, finding funding opportunities, and learning about current research on health literacy topics. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Health Literacy Tool Shed  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. (Boston University)

Health Literacy Web Portal  A collection of AHRQ resources, toolkits, and learning modules for a variety of health care professionals. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)

Health Literacy: Accurate, Accessible and Actionable Health Information for All  Information and tools to improve health literacy and public health. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Healthcare Communications  Resources and information about health literacy and plain language communication. (Indian Health Service (IHS))

Helping Older Adults Search for Health Information Online: A Toolkit for Trainers  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. (National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH)

Implications of Health Literacy for Public Health: Workshop Summary  The results of a workshop, held on November 21, 2013, which examined the mission and essential services of public health through the lens of health literacy are outlined in this report. (National Academy of Medicine)

Integrating Health Literacy, Cultural Competence, and Language Access Services: Workshop Summary  A publication that covers practical methods of integrating health literacy, cultural competence, and language access services into health care delivery. (National Academy of Medicine)

MEDLINEplus - How to Write Easy to Read Health Materials  Guidelines to create easy-to-read health materials including links to resources on health literacy. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information  Online resources related to cultural competency, health literacy, and health resources in multiple languages. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

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. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

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. (Georgetown University, National Center for Cultural Competence)

National Collaborative for Health Equity  The mission of the National Collaborative for Health Equity is to promote health equity by harnessing evidence, developing leaders, and catalyzing partnerships across the many different sectors that share responsibility for creating a more equitable and just society.

Neighborhood Navigator  Searchable database of free or reduced cost services, including food, housing, goods transit, health, money, care, education, work, and legal, based on zipcode. (American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP))

North Carolina Program on Health Literacy  Provides an overview of health literacy, literacy assessment instruments, health communication and teaching aids, and the Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC))

Pathways to Health Equity  An interactive tool which highlights promising community-driven approaches to advance health equity. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT)  Instrument tool to assess the understandability and actionability of print and audiovisual patient education materials. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)

Primer: Cultural Competency and Health Literacy: A Guide for Teaching Health Professionals and Students (2013)  The primer is designed as a basic teaching resource guide for teachers, trainers, policymakers and administrators. (Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)

Rural Health Information Hub  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 Information Hub)

The National Hispanic Leadership on Cancer: En Accion  An initiative to address the burden of cancer disparities and stimulate behavior modification to improve public health in the Hispanic/Latino community. (University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio)

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. (Office of Minority Health (OMH), HHS)

Toolkit for Making Written Material Clear and Effective  Provides a detailed and comprehensive set of tools to help make written material in printed formats easier for people to read, understand, and use. (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)

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. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow 2018 Playbook  Playbook features a strength-based framework, Five Essentials for Healthy Adolescents, and action steps for youth-serving professionals, family members, and youth. It also provides up-to-date information about today's adolescents, a spotlight on youth with disabilities, and new action steps for helping youth prepare for and succeed in the workforce. (Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), HHS)

BAM!  Health topics from the CDC of interest to youth. Kid friendly site. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Breastfeeding Savings Calculator  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. (United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC))

Bright Futures  A national health promotion and disease prevention initiative that addresses children's health needs in the context of family and community. (American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP))

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids  (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)

Career Paths to Public Health (CPP)  Collection of teaching and educational resources to promote student interest in public health and epidemiology. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Connecting Youth to Quality Health Information (2010)  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. (University of Washington)

FDA Kids' Home Page  A website filled with fun activities for kids. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Healthy Kids, Healthy Future  Healthy Kids, Healthy Future is a nationwide call-to-action that empowers child care and early education providers to make positive health changes in children that could last a lifetime. (Nemours Foundation)

Healthy Native Youth  Site contains health promotion curricula and resources for American Indian and Alaska Native youth. The site is designed for tribal health educators, teachers, and parents - providing the training and tools needed to access and deliver effective, age-appropriate programs. (Office of Minority Health (OMH), HHS)

Healthy Students, Promising Futures: State and Local Action Steps and Practices to Improve School-Based Health (Jan 2016)  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. (U.S. Department of Education)

INSPIRE: Seven strategies for Ending Violence Against Children  A WHO report that outlines implementation of seven strategies in combating violence against children: implementation and enforcement of laws; norms and values; safe environments; parent and caregiver support; income and economic strengthening; response and support services; and education and life skills. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Infant Mortality CoIIN Prevention Toolkit  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. (National Initiative for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ))

Infant and Toddler Nutrition  Site brings together existing information and practical strategies on developing healthy eating patterns for infants and toddlers, from birth to 24 months of age. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Kick Butts Day - March 21  On Kick Butts Day, teachers, youth leaders and health advocates organize events to: raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their state or community; encourage youth to reject the tobacco industry's deceptive marketing and stay tobacco-free; and urge elected officials to take action to protect kids from tobacco. (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)

Maternal and Child Health Knowledge Base and Library Collection  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. (Georgetown University)

National Childhood Obesity Month - September  Resources for families and health professionals to promote activity and healthy eating for children and adolescents. (Office of Minority Health (OMH), HHS)

National Eye Institute for Kids  Website about eye health and safety specifically designed for children. (National Eye Institute, NIH)

Newborn Screening Awareness Month  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. (Baby's First Test Newborn Screening Clearinghouse)

Newborn Screening Education and Training Resources  Fact sheets, videos, promising practices, and educational tools from states and organizations across the United States on newborn screening. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)

PreteenVaxScene Webinar #9: HPV Vaccination Partner Toolkit  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. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

School Health Index  The School Health Index (SHI): Self-Assessment & Planning Guide 2017 is an online self-assessment and planning tool (also available in a downloadable, printable version) that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

StopBullying.gov  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. (U.S. Department of Education)

Tox Town  An interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances and environmental health risks. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

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), HHS)

Vaccines & Immunizations  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Virtual Healthy School  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), HHS)

Best Practices Toolkit: Resources from the Field  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. (National Council on Aging)

CES4Health  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 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 Tool Box)

Diabetes Management: Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers  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. (Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF))

Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series  These no-cost, self-paced trainings-which can each stand alone or be taken together as a nine-part course-cover evidence-based public health practice, from assessing community needs through research and program design to program evaluation. (University of Washington, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice)

Health Literacy and Communication  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. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

Information for Patients - Free evidence-based resources for patients and families  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. (ECRI Institute)

Integrating Health Navigators Into Care Teams  Report outlines how health care agencies can hire the right health navigators and integrate them into care teams. (Colorado Health Institute)

Million Hearts® Action Guides  Guide series provides clinicians, employers, and public health practitioners with evidence-based strategies for improving cardiovascular health. Each guide offers action steps and features proven tactics to help more Americans live heart-healthy, stroke-free lives. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

PARiHS framework for implementing research into practice   Framework provides a way to implement research into practice. With case studies of teams implementing evidence, it examines the interactions between three key elements for knowledge translation. Three factors determine research use: Evidence (E), Context (C), and Facilitation (F) (National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools)

Task Force Findings  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 Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF))

Viral Hepatitis Action Plan (2017 - 2020)  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. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

    • + Minorities
      • Ethnomed 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.
      • HealthReach Resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency.
      • Native American Connections Provides culturally appropriate resources for Native Americans and special needs populations.
      • Rural Border Health Resource for residents along the U.S.-Mexico border and others seeking information on health and human services for border communities.
      • The National Hispanic Leadership on Cancer: En Accion An initiative to address the burden of cancer disparities and stimulate behavior modification to improve public health in the Hispanic/Latino community.
      • The Rehabilitation Provider's Guide to Cultures of the Foreign-Born Provides specific information on cultural perspectives of foreign-born persons in the U.S.
      • The Surprising Truth About Prediabetes Curriculum to help educate communities on how to prevent and control diabetes through healthy eating and physical activity.
      • Zika Hub Hub includes an information guide on Zika for tribes, marketing materials, webinars, presentations, and archived newsletters.
    • + Women
      • Breastfeeding Savings Calculator 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.
      • Consumer Information for Women 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.
      • 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.
      • Maternal and Child Health Knowledge Base and Library Collection 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.

AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange - Dental Health Care- Innovations and quality tools to develop oral health education, prevention, and treatment programs. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)

Bright Futures Toolbox- This toolbox highlights materials that advance the Bright Futures philosophy of promoting and improving the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents. (National Maternal and Child Health Oral Health Resource Center)

Community Water Fluoridation Communications Toolkit- NACCHO's new Community Water Fluoridation Communications Toolkit has resources to help local health departments and other organizations educate and inform their communities about the benefits of fluoridation. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

Dental Devices- This site includes FDA's public health notifications, advice for patients, and related consumer health information on dental devices. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Health Reach: Dental Care Resources- Oral hygiene and dental health resources for patients and consumers in multiple languages. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

MedlinePlus - Child Dental Health-

MedlinePlus - Dental Health-

MedlinePlus - Mouth and Teeth Topics- Consumer health information from MedlinePlus on topics related to the mouth and teeth.

Mouth Healthy- A consumer site from the American Dental Association with information on habits, concerns, and nutrition for all life stages. (American Dental Association)

My Water's Flouride- My Water's Fluoride (MWF) allows consumers to learn about the fluoride level in their drinking water. Also, you can find out the number of people served by the system and the water source. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research) - Oral Health Information- Oral health information for the consumer from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), NIH)

Oral Health in Rural Communities- Resources, organizations, funding, and news about rural oral health. (Rural Health Information Hub)

SmileConnect- An online portal to connect children in need to available health resources. (Altarum Institute)

The Oral Health Website- Website aims to help communities, governments, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and private businesses start or enhance community-based oral health programs for older adults. Site includes a searchable database of community-based oral health programs and an oral health guide: The Community Guide to Adult Oral Health Program Implementation. (Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS)

healthfinder.gov- Consumer dental and oral health information can be found on healthfinder.gov, a site by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and its health information referral service, the National Health Information Center.

#DoingItMyWay Toolkit- This National HIV Testing Day, Act Against AIDS is launching Doing It My Way, a micro-campaign that makes HIV testing personable and relatable by highlighting how and why people make testing part of their lives-on their terms and in their way. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

+ Series- Series designed for any organization committed to fighting HIV stigma and HIV, regardless of where they are located in the United States. Visitors can download materials that show their commitment to ending HIV stigma and HIV, using them to educate and raise public awareness about stopping HIV transmission.

AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange - HIV/AIDS Care- Innovations and quality tools for HIV programs. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)

AIDS Infonet- Provides HIV/AIDS information in non-technical language in various languages. (International Association of Providers of AIDS Care)

AIDSinfo- Provides information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

ARHP: HIV/AIDS- Resources for improving HIV/AIDS prevention and patient care. (Association of Reproductive Health Professionals)

Act Against AIDS- National campaign to combat complacency about HIV and AIDS in the United States. The campaign focuses on raising awareness among all Americans and reducing the risk of infection among the hardest-hit populations - gay and bisexual men, African Americans, Latinos, and other communities at increased risk. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Continuing Education: HIV Testing Intervals for At-Risk Adults- CDC’s MMWR and Medscape are proud to introduce a new FREE continuing education (CE) activity that describes compliance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for HIV infection screening among persons at increased risk, based on an analysis of 2006-2016 data from the General Social Survey (GSS). (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

Drugs + HIV > Learn the Link- This site provides information in English and Spanish about the link between drug abuse and HIV infection. It contains information for young people, parents and teachers, and the media with links to the latest research findings and news updates. (National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH)

Evidence-Based Interventions to Prevent HIV and STDs in Indian Country (2017)- This report provides a list of behavioral HIV and STI interventions that have been adapted to or evaluated with American Indian and Alaska Native populations. (Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board)

Gender Diversity 101- This independent study course discusses aspects of gender identity, gender discrimination and gender-related health disparities and how they impact clients. Participants will practice skills for assessing and treating gender-diverse clients who may be at risk for HIV or who have HIV. (AIDS Education & Training Center Program (AETC))

Global HIV/AIDS Timeline- Timeline serves as a reference tool for the political, cultural, scientific, and community developments over the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF))

Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms- The glossary, which includes definitions for more than 700 HIV/AIDS-related terms in English and Spanish, provides people living with HIV, their families and friends, health care professionals, and students a guide to understanding HIV. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

Go2HIVInfo- The Go2HIV app provides easy access to HIV information from the National Library of Medicine's HIV/AIDS-related websites. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

Greater than AIDS- A consumer health site that provides updated and comprehensive information about HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and more.

HIV Basics- Site provides basic information on HIV, including transmission, prevention, testing, PrEP, PEP, and living with HIV. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

HIV Criminalization: Know Your Rights - This guide was created as a resource to provide people living with HIV with knowledge and information to protect themselves from being prosecuted and/or criminalized under discriminatory HIV-specific laws. (Positive Women's Network)

HIV Prevention Toolkit - A Gender-Responsive Approach (2016)- The toolkit is designed to help increase the capacity of individuals and organizations to provide gender-responsive HIV prevention programs for the women and girls they serve.

HIV Risk Reduction Tool- A tool from the CDC to determine the risk of getting or transmitting HIV and recommendations on lowering those risks. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

HIV in the United States: At A Glance- Fact sheet provides current statistics on HIV in the US, including infections, diagnoses, those living with HIV, and AIDS diagnoses and deaths. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

HIV, AIDS, and Older People- Facts, resources, transmission, treatment information for older adults on HIV/AIDS. (National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH)

HIV/AIDS Resource Library- A resource library from the CDC that provides patient resources, reports, presentations, and webinars on HIV/AIDS. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

His Health- A united community of healthcare providers and advocates who are passionately committed to raising the standard of care for Black gay men.

His Health Continuing Education Trainings- Continuing education modules on health assessment, PrEP, linkage and engagement, and transgender health focused on black LGBT patient communities. (National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD))

In It Together: National Health Literacy Project for Black MSM- A health literacy training initiative for health care professionals serving black/African American Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), designed to increase health professionals' understanding and use of health literacy strategies and approaches that impact engagement and retention in HIV care and treatment. Resources include a trainer curriculum, community training, promotional material, and a Health Literacy resource Guide. (Technical Assistance Resources, Guidance, Education & Training (TARGET) Center)

MedlinePlus - AIDS- (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

MedlinePlus - AIDS - Living with AIDS- (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

MedlinePlus - AIDS Medicines- (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

MedlinePlus - AIDS and Infections- (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

MedlinePlus - AIDS and Pregnancy- (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

Molecular HIV Surveillance- Learn more about MHS and how health departments and CDC use this data to guide HIV prevention efforts. (Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS))

National HIV Testing Day - June 27 - June 27 is HIV Testing Day. This CDC page has resources, social media images and messages, and posters/infographics that local health departments can use to promote HIV testing. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

National HIV Testing Resources- This consumer-focused site returns a list of HIV testing centers within a specified distance from a zip code, indicating whether free testing is available and specifying the exact services provided. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 20th is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). This national observance is sponsored by a coalition of partners who provide assistance to Native organizations, tribes, state health departments, and other organizations serving Native populations. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 20 - National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year on March 20. This day is an opportunity for people across the United States to learn about HIV/AIDS, the need for HIV testing among Native Americans, and ways that everyone can help decrease the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS in their own communities. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - April 10 - National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year on April 10 to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people and to highlight the work young people are doing across the country to respond to the epidemic. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Plan to END the HIV/AIDS Epidemic- This website walks through several key aspects of Ending the Epidemic (EtE) strategies, with examples of existing plans and development tools to help start or continue similar initiatives in virtually all U.S. jurisdictions. (Treatment Action Group (TAG))

Positive Spin- Comprehensive digital educational tool that uses personal storytelling to promote the importance of getting people with HIV into treatment. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit- The toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs in rural communities across the United States. (Rural Health Information Hub)

Sexual Health and Your Patients: A Provider's Guide (2016)- A guide for primary care providers to better integrate sexual health conversations and recommended preventive sexual health services into routine patient visits. (Altarum Institute)

Start Talking, Stop HIV- National communication campaign that encourages gay and bisexual men to talk openly with their sexual partners about HIV risk and prevention strategies. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

The Act Against AIDS Initiative at a Glance- CDC's Act Against AIDS (AAA) initiative consists of several concurrent HIV prevention campaigns and projects that use mass media (TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet) to deliver important HIV prevention messages to a variety of audiences in the US. Fact sheet outlines these campaigns. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Transforming Health: Patient-Centered HIV Prevention and Care- Website contains information and materials for health care providers, whole-care teams, social service providers, and transgender people, with the goal of reducing new HIV infections and improving the health of transgender people who are living with HIV. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Understanding the HIV Care Continuum (June 2018)- This fact sheet explains the HIV care continuum and how it is used to improve outcomes for people living with HIV. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

World AIDS Day - December 1- Resources, tools, and information on promoting World AIDS Day. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

World Hepatitis Day - July 28- World Hepatitis Day (WHD) brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. One of just four disease-specific global awareness days officially endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), WHD unites patient organisations, governments, medical professionals, civil society, industry and the general public to boost the global profile of viral hepatitis. (World Health Organization (WHO))