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Ten Commandments for a Healthy Heart 12/17/07

This tool, part of The Heart Truth Campaign, presents 10 recommendations for women’s heart health.

School Violence Prevention: Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative 12/17/07

This Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) initiative on school violence—Safe Schools/ Healthy Students—focuses on the collective involvement of families, communities, and schools to build resiliency to disruptive behavior disorders. The initiative is a grant program designed to develop real-world knowledge about what works best to reduce school violence. The underlying principles of the program are to:

  • Marry security with healthy childhood development
  • Approach...
Walk to School in October: Getting Started 12/17/07

Communities are using the walk or bike to school as the first step to change community culture and create environments that are more inviting for everyone, young and old. This Web page provides information and materials to support local implementation of International Walk to School Month/Day in October of each year.

The campaign encourages walking or biking to school to:

  • Enhance the health of kids
  • Improve air quality and the environment
  • Create safer routes...
Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Information for Patients 12/17/07

This Small Steps. Big Rewards. GAME PLAN kit describes the steps that consumers can take to prevent diabetes and live a longer, healthier life. It is based on the lifestyle modification strategies used in the diabetes prevention program, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

This kit includes the following information and tools:

  • Overview of the Small Steps. Big Rewards. GAME PLAN
  • Am I at risk for type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes?
  • Small...
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage: "A National Conversation - Friends and Family First" 12/17/07

This toolkit can be used by family and friends of Medicare beneficiaries to help the beneficiaries understand the new Medicare prescription drug coverage.

Family and friends of Medicare beneficiaries can use this toolkit to:

  • Understand the basics of Medicare prescription drug coverage
  • Determine how your friend or family member gets current prescription coverage today
  • Gather some important information
  • Review the plan choices
  • Help them enroll...
Children's Health Protection Action Steps for Each Day of October 12/17/07

This Web page contains children’s environmental health tips for every day in October, in observance of Children’s Health Month. These tips and related resources introduce prevention activities to keep children safe at home and at school.

The Heart Truth for Women: An Action Plan 12/17/07

This fact sheet, part of The Heart Truth campaign, will help women determine their personal risk of heart disease and learn which steps to take to reduce the chance of developing heart disease.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • What is heart disease?
    • Risk factors for heart disease
      • Smoking
      • High blood pressure
      • High blood cholesterol
      • Overweight/obesity
      • Physical inactivity
      • Diabetes
    • Finding...
Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Ten Ways to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (General Outreach) 12/17/07

This tool is part of the Back to Sleep campaign, an effort to educate families and caregivers about putting healthy infants on their backs to sleep to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This tool explains ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and provide a safe sleep environment for infants.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • What is SIDS?
  • What should I know about SIDS?
  • Fast facts about SIDS
  • What can I do to lower my baby’s...
Facts About Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) for African Americans 12/17/07

This six-page fact sheet, part of the Stay in Circulation national awareness campaign, answers key questions about peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) in African Americans and provides steps patients can take to reduce their risk.

This tool provides the following information:

  • What is P.A.D.?
  • What causes P.A.D.?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of P.A.D.?
  • How is P.A.D. diagnosed?
    • Medical and family history
    • Physical exam
    • ...
BAM! Body and Mind 12/17/07

Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this Web site gives 9- to 13-year-olds the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site focuses on topics that are important to youth–such as stress and physical fitness–using youth-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features.

The following topics are addressed on the Web site:

  • Diseases–explains how scientists track diseases and how youth can stop them
  • Food and...

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