As part of the Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, the KidsHealth Web site provides parents, kids, and teens with easy-to-understand information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. It also provides families with perspective and advice about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens. Content includes featured articles, questions and answers on hot topics, and interactive quizzes...
The Medication Use Safety Training (MUST) for Seniors program is designed as an interactive, national initiative to promote safe and appropriate medicine use by enabling older adults to avoid medication misuse, recognize and manage common side effects, and improve medicine use knowledge, attitudes, and skills to avoid medication errors.
MUST for Seniors can be offered to community-based, ambulatory older adults. Older individuals and family caregivers are also encouraged to use...
Fit Together is a statewide campaign in North Carolina designed to raise awareness about the dangers of unhealthy weight and to equip individuals, families, and communities with the tools needed to get healthier. This section of the Fit Together Web site provides tools that can be used by individuals and families to help make healthy changes.
Tools available include:
- Key information and suggestions for maintaining a healthy weight
- Tips for families to...
This Web page provides programs and materials for organizations and families to incorporate the 5-2-1-Almost None message. The program promotes a healthy lifestyle that includes eating more fruits and vegetables, increasing physical activity, drinking less sugary beverages, and limiting screen time.
Available resources include:
- Healthy for life: A guide for families
- 5-2-1-Almost None fact sheets
- Bulletin boards
This toolkit was developed by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) to educate and assist these populations on how to adopt good habits that help them to prevent nutrition-related disease.
The toolkit contains the following:
- A nutrition education flip chart to communicate culturally relevant nutrition information to refugee communities. Case managers, ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, health clinic staff, trained volunteers, and other...
The Diabetes Wellness Center Web site, developed by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), is an online resource for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes. The site provides tools and tips to help diabetes patients become active partners in their care management.
- Advice from clinicians
- Patient success stories
- Healthy eating and exercise tips
- Access to free blood monitors
This Web site provides numerous resources for those participating in the effort to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. It offers a selection of key resources to help inform activities to improve children’s and teens’ access to nutritious foods in school and at home, as well as initiatives to increase opportunities for physical activity in school and the surrounding community.
Resources include action guides, case studies, reports, and tools. They are available for the...
These free assessments for consumers present information about various health conditions and the risks connected with them. Users will receive a Personal Health Report, which includes a summary of their results, information about their specific risk factors, and ways to improve their health.
The assessments cover the following health issues:
- Heart disease
- Vascular disease
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer...
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
- Coumadin ® (also known as warfarin)
- Fall prevention
- Hip replacement
- Intravenous access
- Safety issues
- Self catheterization
The Eldercare Locator Web site provides users with information and tools to help older persons live independently and safely in their homes and communities for as long as possible. As a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it offers many useful resources for older adults, caregivers, and aging professionals, including:
- A nationwide database designed to link those who need assistance with State and local agencies on aging and...