Public Health Resources

Health Education, Promotion & Campaigns

           

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: 2018-19 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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))

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)

Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)   - The Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) can help school districts, schools, and others conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of health education curricula based on the National Health Education Standards and CDC's Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum. Results of the HECAT can help schools select or develop appropriate and effective health education curricula and improve the delivery of health education. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 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)

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)

NIIW (National Infant Immunization Week)   - National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. NIIW 2019 is April 27-May 4, 2019. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

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)

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)

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences Training   - This training will help you understand, recognize, and prevent ACEs. You’ll learn about risk and protective factors, outcomes associated with ACEs, and evidence-based strategies you can use to reduce or eliminate the impact of ACEs and stop them from occurring in the first place. (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)

Toolkit: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month   - Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence. You can help by spreading the word about teen dating violence, and ways to prevent it. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, health care providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like preventing teen dating violence. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Connecting the Dots Selector   - Tool makes it easier for users to connect the dots and explore the relationships between multiple types of violence and the risk and protective factors they share at each level of the social-ecological model (SEM). (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

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 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)

Measles Outbreak Toolkit for Healthcare Providers   - To support health care providers during the current multi-state measles outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed this digital toolkit with products for providers and their patients about vaccines and measles. (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))

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)

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)

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))

Washington State Department of Health Publications   - 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)

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)

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))

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)

Culture Clues   - Tip sheets to increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from diverse cultures. (University of Washington Medical Center)

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)

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 Equity and Prevention Primer   - Web-based training series for public health practitioners and advocates interested in policy advocacy, community change, and multi-sector engagement to achieve health equity. (Prevention Institute)

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 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 and Older Adults: Reshaping the Landscape: Proceedings of a Workshop   - Proceedings of a one-day workshop focused on changing the health needs of older adults, chronic disease and medication management, health communication challenges for older adults, health literacy needs and challenges for caregivers, and other topics related to health literacy for older people. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals   - Free web-based course to educate public health professionals on the importance of health literacy and their role in providing health information and services and promoting public health literacy. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

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

Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals   - Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

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.

Navigating the Health Care System   - A four-unit health literacy curriculum designed for use with high-school-aged adolescents in classroom and community settings. It is designed to prepare students to be responsible for managing their own health care as they transition into adulthood. (Nemours Foundation)

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))

Primer: Cultural Competency and Health Literacy: A Guide for Teaching Health Professionals and Students (2013)   - The primer aims at reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes by providing students in the health professions and practicing health professionals with resources to implement effective cross-cultural communication skills, have the tools necessary to deliver culturally and linguistically appropriate healthcare services to diverse groups, and develop programs and policies to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities. (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)

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)

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))

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)

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))

    • + 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.
    • + 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.
      • 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.
    • + Workplace
      • 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.
      • Workplace Health in America 2017 The 2017 Workplace Health in America survey is a nationally representative survey of U.S. employers describing the current state of U.S. workplace health promotion and protection programs and practices in worksites of all sizes, industries, and regions.
      • 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.
    • + 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.
      • Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Report identifies many evidence-based and promising policies, programs, and systems changes to accelerate national progress in reducing deaths from alcohol-impaired driving.
      • Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States (MV PICCS) CDC offers a newly redesigned interactive calculator called MV PICCS 3.0 (Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States), pronounced MV “picks”. This tool, which now includes 2015 state data and a graphical interface, can help state decision makers prioritize and select from a suite of 14 effective motor vehicle injury prevention interventions.
      • 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
      • Violence Prevention in Practice Implementation Guide designed to support state and local health agencies and other stakeholders who have a role in planning, implementing, and evaluating violence prevention efforts.
    • + Foreign Languages
    • + 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)
      • Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect This one-hour training session with videos and exercises is intended to introduce you to what MedlinePlus Connect does and how, and point you to resources for implementing MedlinePlus Connect at your institution.
      • 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.
      • QuestionBuilder App: An AHRQ App for Digital Healthcare The AHRQ QuestionBuilder app helps patients and caregivers prepare for medical appointments and maximize visit time. Patients can use the app to prepare and organize questions by type of medical encounter; take photos of insurance cards, pill bottles, and more; and access consumer education materials and videos.
      • Vaccines are safe Website provides clear, concise, and evidence-based answers to questions about vaccine safety and other commonly asked questions about health and science as identified through a NASEM partnership with Google.
    • + 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.
      • Measles Outbreak Toolkits CDC would like to support communities being affected by measles outbreaks by providing them with accurate, scientific-based information to counter misinformation. Toolkits are geared towards healthcare providers and local/state health departments.
      • 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 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.

Genetics Home Reference   - Genetics Home Reference is the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

Healthy Community Tools for Public Libraries   - This website, a project of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA), brings together a host of resources to help public libraries better serve their patrons’ health needs. (National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM))

    • + 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.
      • Sexual Violence Training for Community Health Workers/Promotoras This four hour course provides an introduction to basic knowledge and skills useful in assisting and responding to victims of sexual violence.
      • Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project These trainings allow medical professionals to acquire and maintain the knowledge, skills, and competent clinical forensic practice to improve the response to domestic and sexual violence in hospitals, health clinics, and health stations within the Indian health system.

State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia: The 2018-2023 Road Map   - Road map outlines how state and local public health agencies and their partners can continue to promote cognitive health, address cognitive impairment for people living in the community, and help meet the needs of caregivers. Twenty-five specific actions are proposed in four traditional domains of public health: educate and empower, develop policies and mobilize partnerships, assure a competent workforce, and monitor and evaluate. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

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)

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 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 Toolkit for Local Health Departments   - NACCHO is collecting resources to support local opioid overdose prevention and response efforts. This toolkit classifies resources by the following five topic areas, providing links to relevant webpages and downloads of useful resources: monitoring and surveillance, prevention harm reduction and response, linkage to care, and stakeholder engagement and community partnerships. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

Opioid Mapping Initiative   - The purpose of the initiative and the site is to provide a list of applications and open data sets that local health and law enforcement agencies have identified as important to their communities. It also provides critical and timely resources, including: technical guidance and best practices, success stories; how-to articles; and links to related efforts. (New America)

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 in the Workplace: NIOSH Extramural Research   - On this webpage, you can find information on education, training, research, and surveillance data related to the prevention of opioid misuse and overdose in working populations. (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), CDC)

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))

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center (PDMP TTAC)   - The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center (PDMP TTAC) at Brandeis University provides a comprehensive array of services, support, resources, and strategies to PDMPs, federal partners and other stakeholders to further the efforts and effectiveness of PDMPs in combating the misuse, abuse and diversion of prescription drugs. (Brandeis University, The Heller School)

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)

Syringe Services Programs (SSPs)   - Syringe services programs (SSPs) are community-based prevention programs that can provide a range of services, including linkage to substance use disorder treatment; access to and disposal of sterile syringes and injection equipment; and vaccination, testing, and linkage to care and treatment for infectious diseases. (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)

The Opioid Use Disorder Prevention Playbook   - This publication offers examples of evidence-informed initiatives and ideas on opioid misuse prevention being tried around the country, with as much data as possible relating to their efficacy. (National Interoperability Collaborative (NIC))

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))

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)

E-Learning Institute Fellowship   - The CDC E-learning Institute (ELI) is designed to cultivate skills of public health training professionals with limited experience designing or developing e-learning products. Through partnership with the Public Health FoundationExternal, ELI is a six-month online fellowship that offers access to CDC-developed materials and subject matter experts, as well as the opportunity to learn from peers in a positive, experiential environment. (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)

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)

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)

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)

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))

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)

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)

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

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)

Optimizing Immunization Programs in Obstetric-Gynecologic Practices Tool Kit   - This tool kit, released March 2019, provides information and resources for you and your practice team as you implement strategies to improve immunization processes and increase patient immunization rates. This tool kit can assist you in effectively integrating immunizations into your work flow and routine practice. (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)

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)

Rural Philanthropy Toolkit   - This toolkit presents practical strategies that can help rural communities build successful partnerships with philanthropies.. (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))

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)

Washington State Department of Health Publications   - 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)

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)

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 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 HIV Testing Week (NHTWUS)- June 21-27. NHTWUS provides an opportunity for partners across the US to unite for one week to encourage individuals to become aware of their HIV status and to encourage those that are HIV-positive and are not in care to start a discussion about treatment options with medical professionals (Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS))

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 #NYHAAD- April 10, 2019. NYHAAD educates the public about the impact of HIV/AIDS on youth and highlights the work youth do to strengthen the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (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))

PrEPCost.Org- An online tool that will help PrEP navigators and their clients evaluate the cost and coverage for PrEP across on- and off-Marketplace health plans. (National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD))

Prescribe HIV Prevention- Prescribe HIV Prevention is part of CDC’s Act Against AIDS communication campaign designed to help reduce HIV incidence in the United States. The Prescribe HIV Prevention program helps healthcare providers use PrEP and PEP to prevent new HIV infections and improve health outcomes for patients at high risk for acquiring HIV infection. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Priority Resource Dissemination Toolkit: Expanding Partnerships and Disseminating HIV Prevention Materials to Reduce HIV and other STDs among Adolescents through National Non-Governmental Organizations (March 2019)- The objective of the toolkit is to provide an easy to access summary of all of the priority resources, sample social media posts for sharing with various audiences through multiple channels, and suggestions for the best ways in which to share these resources with your constituencies. (National Coalition of STD Directors)

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)

Tools to Promote Gender Responsiveness in HIV Prevention Programs for Women and Girls (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.

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))