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Let's Move! Toolkit for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Organizations 12/14/10

Let’s Move! addresses the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that engages every sector impacting the health of children and provides schools, families, and communities simple tools to help kids be more active, eat better, and get healthy. This toolkit is designed to help faith-based and neighborhood organizations transform neighborhoods, engage communities, and promote healthy choices.

The toolkit provides concrete action steps that an...

The Tobacco-Free Workplace Toolkit 11/24/10

This toolkit offers employers strategies to promote the importance of quitting and avoiding tobacco products and provides guidance on how to implement a smoke-free workplace policy. It can be used as part of a year-long health promotion or wellness program.

The toolkit is divided into the following sections:

  • Addressing tobacco use within your company
  • Benefits of a tobacco-free workplace policy
  • A sample tobacco-free workplace policy
  • Workplace...
MedWatch Safety Alerts 11/11/10

MedWatch is a free tool for providers and consumers that offers many ways to help them stay informed about the medical products they prescribe, use, or dispense every day. MedWatch provides safety alerts directly to users through the channel they select, such as mobile text messages or e-mail. Safety messages cover human drugs, medical devices, vaccines and other biologics, dietary supplements, and cosmetics.

Subscription is required. Standard text messaging rates apply for...

Diabetes Risk Test 11/10/10

This tool for consumers helps them determine their risk for having prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Users are presented with a brief questionnaire and then provided an assessment, along with a link to more information about diabetes.

Bronson Methodist Hospital Patient Handouts 11/04/10

These resources can be used to educate patients on a wide range of health issues. The resources available include guides, brochures, flyers, and more.

Topics covered are:

  • Brain and nerves
  • Burn
  • Coumadin ® (also known as warfarin)
  • Fall prevention
  • Heart
  • Hip replacement
  • Intravenous access
  • Lovenox
  • Pulmonary
  • Safety issues
  • Self catheterization
  • Stool...
Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers 10/27/10

This booklet is designed to help teenagers maintain a healthy weight through simple, small steps. The booklet provides basic facts about nutrition and physical activity, and offers practical tools that teenagers can use in everyday life.

Topics covered include:

  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Making it work
  • Change occurs slowly
Step Up to Stop Falls Toolkit™ 10/06/10

This toolkit contains a variety of fall prevention resources for older adults and the caregivers and health care professionals who work with them. Content can be downloaded directly from the Web site, including manuals, guides, presentations, and videos. Examples of available resources include:

  • Video exercises to improve strength and balance
  • A home safety self-assessment checklist
  • Professional screening and competency guides
  • Prevention and risk...
We Can!® (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) Tools and Resources 10/05/10

We Can! is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. This Web site provides families and communities with a variety of materials, tools, tracking sheets, training, and other information to encourage a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

The tools and resources are divided into the following categories:

  • Weight management
  • Nutrition
  • Physical...
Your Heart, Your Life: A Lay Health Educator's Program 10/04/10

The Your Heart, Your Life program for lay health educators can help them learn about heart health and how to teach others. The program includes two Web-based training courses that will help educators acquire the knowledge, skills, and motivating factors to help them take action against heart disease.
It will also help them develop skills for leading sessions about heart health in their community.

This program is also available in Spanish.

LEAN Works! Leading Employees to Activity and Nutrition 09/29/10

This resource offers interactive tools and evidence-based strategies to design effective worksite obesity prevention and control programs, including an obesity cost calculator that companies can use to estimate how much obesity is costing them and how much savings they could reap with different workplace interventions.

This Web site provides step-by-step guidance for employers that addresses the following questions:

  • Why should I create a program?
  • Where...

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