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Key Facts About Hurricane Readiness 12/17/07

This tool provides key facts about hurricane preparedness and evacuation.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Preparing for a hurricane
  • Emergency supplies you will need
  • Preparing to evacuate
  • If you are ordered to evacuate
  • If you are ordered NOT to evacuate

 

What Are the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack? 12/17/07

This tool can help consumers identify the symptoms of a heart attack.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Warning signs of a heart attack
  • Getting help quickly
  • Planning ahead
Routine Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 12/17/07

This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on routine vitamin supplementation to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What does the evidence indicate?
  • Should people take vitamin supplements?
  • What are the potential harms of vitamin supplements?
  • More information
Clinical Protocols to Reduce High Risk Drinking in College Students: The College Drinking Prevention Curriculum for Health Care Providers 12/17/07

The goal of this 87-page curriculum is to help health professionals and others who work with college students to identify and treat students who are at risk for or have alcohol-related problems. The methods presented are based on science and clinical experience and have been tested and used in a variety of settings. The protocols were specifically designed for busy, high-volume practices.

The curriculum is divided into the following teaching modules:

  • Epidemiology and...
If You Have Hepatitis C, Which Vaccinations Do You Need? 12/17/07

This tool contains a list of the recommended vaccinations for people with hepatitis C. The page can either be used as a patient handout or hung in a physician’s office/clinic.

MyPyramid for Kids Classroom Materials 12/17/07

This tool provides educators with materials to help elementary school children learn the MyPyramid food guidance system. Lesson plans for teachers are available in three levels: Level 1 (grades 1-2), Level 2 (grades 3-4), and Level 3 (grades 5-6).

The following classroom materials are available for downloading in PDF format:

  • Level 1 lessons
    • Introduction
    • Lesson 1: Exploring MyPyramid for Kids
    • Lesson 2: Eat smart with MyPyramid for Kids
    • ...
Tobacco Use: Prevention, Cessation, and Control: Evidence Report/Technology Assessment 12/17/07

This report is a systematic review of the evidence on the effectiveness of community and population-based interventions to prevent tobacco use and to increase consumer demand for and implementation of effective cessation interventions; the impacts of smokeless tobacco marketing on smoking, use of those products, and population harm; and the directions for future research.

This evidence report addresses the following:

  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • Scope of the problem
    • ...
Preventing Infections From Pets: A Guide for People With HIV Infection 12/17/07

This guide provides information to people with HIV infection about how to prevent infection from a pet. This information is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • Should I keep my pets?
  • What kinds of infections could I get from an animal?
  • What can I do to protect myself from infections spread by animals?
  • I have a job that involves working with animals. Should I quit?
  • Can someone with HIV give it to their pets...
Healthy Youth! Physical Activity Brochures for Parents, Teachers, and Principals 12/17/07

These brochures are designed to help parents, teachers, and principals increase physical activity among elementary and middle school-aged youth.

  • The parent brochure includes a checklist parents can use to help decide what organized activities they would like their child to join. It is also available in Spanish and Chinese.
  • The teacher brochure includes tips and ideas for adding activity to lesson plans.
  • The principal brochure includes tips on how principals can...
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Center for Excellence: Posters 12/17/07

These posters are designed to generate interest about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and to encourage women and significant others to seek additional information. Posters may be ordered or downloaded in PDF format. A customizable “drop-in” poster allows different groups and tribal organizations to customize the text and photo for their own use.

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