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The Community Health Promotion Handbook: Action Guides to Improve Community Health 08/31/10

The Community Health Promotion Handbook is an evidence-based tool that includes five action guides. Each action guide translates a specific recommendation from The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) into “how to” guidance to help public health practitioners and others interested in promoting health implement effective community-level health promotion strategies. The topics covered are diabetes management, physical activity, and tobacco-use treatment.

Each...

LGBTQ Communities: Motivation to Quit Smoking Quitguide 08/17/10

This booklet and resource directory provides information, motivational support, and tips for individuals within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities to quit smoking. The booklet addresses the following:

  • How tobacco affects different groups within LGBTQ communities
  • Targeting by tobacco companies
  • Quit tips and motivational stories
  • Local and national quit resources
Helping Smokers Quit: A Guide for Clinicians 08/11/10

This guide for clinicians is based on the Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. The guide provides action-oriented recommendations to assist providers in helping smokers quit, and presents a brief summary of the five A's:

  • Ask about tobacco use at every visit
  • Advise all tobacco users to quit
  • Assess readiness to quit
  • Assist tobacco users with a quit plan
  • Arrange follow up...
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians 08/10/10

The Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians summarizes the strategies and recommendations from the Public Health Service–sponsored Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update .

The guideline provides a description of the development process, thorough analysis and discussion of the available research, critical evaluation of the assumptions and knowledge of the field, and more complete information for health care decisionmaking. Decisions to...

Partners In Health: Mental Health, Primary Care And Substance Use Inter-Agency Collaboration Tool Kit, 2nd Edition 07/22/10

The purpose of this tool kit is to help primary care clinics, mental health agencies, and substance abuse programs work together seamlessly, coordinating needed care for the whole person, not just a portion, for easier access, greater consumer satisfaction, and better outcomes. It was developed by the Integrated Behavioral Health Project, whose ultimate goal is to enhance access to behavioral treatment services, improve treatment outcomes for underserved populations, and reduce the stigma...

Get Connected! Toolkit: Linking Older Adults With Medication, Alcohol, and Mental Health Resources 05/27/10

The Get Connected! Toolkit was created to help aging service providers learn more about alcohol and medication misuse, and mental health problems in older adults to address these issues more effectively. It has been designed to help aging service providers undertake health promotion, advance prevention messages and education, and undertake screening and referral for mental health problems and the misuse of alcohol and medications. This toolkit helps coordinate these efforts and links...

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System 03/17/10

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System is a national survey of six areas of health risk behavior among youth and young adults. The priority areas are:

  1. Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  2. Tobacco use
  3. Alcohol and other drug use
  4. Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus infection
  5. Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  6. Physical...
Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users: Quit Smoking 01/21/10

This consumer guide is for people who have tried several times to quit smoking.

It covers the following:

  • Reasons for quitting
  • Getting ready to quit
  • Getting medicine
  • Getting help
  • Staying quit
Worksite Wellness Toolkit 08/20/09

The Healthy Arkansas Toolkit was created for businesses and organizations to begin or expand worksite wellness programs. Businesses of all sizes and types can use the guide. It provides information on a simple step-by-step planning process for establishing a worksite wellness program.

Some examples of the tobacco, nutrition, physical activity, and weight control programs that are included in the toolkit are:

  • Tobacco-Free Workplace Toolkit
  • Recipes and...
Investing in Health: Evidence-Based Health Promotion Practices for the Workplace 08/10/09

Investing in Health: Proven Health Promotion Practices for Workplaces was developed to provide employers with guidance that can improve employee health by controlling tobacco use, promoting cancer screening and early detection, and encouraging physical activity and healthy eating.

More specifically, guidance is provided on how to:
  • Implement tobacco-free policies
  • Offer proven tobacco-use treatment benefits through your health plan
  • Improve access to telephone quit...

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