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CDC's Community Health Resources
Search or browse through CDC's best resources to help you plan, implement and evaluate community health interventions and programs to address chronic disease and health disparities issues. You'll find links to hundreds of useful planning guides, evaluation frameworks, communication materials, behavioral and risk factor data, fact sheets, scientific articles, key reports and state and local program contacts.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005
Explains how good dietary habits for people ages 2 years and older can promote good health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. Published jointly by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture.

Guide to Community Preventative Services: Review of Interventions that Support Healthy Weight*
A systematic review of the effectiveness of selected population-based interventions aimed at supporting healthful weight among children, adolescents, and adults.

Obesity Prevention Coordinators' Social Marketing Guidebook* PDF file (PDF-2.6Mb)
Developed by the Florida Prevention Research Center at the University of South Florida, the guidebook provides instruction on how to coordinate a social marketing intervention for nutrition, physical activity, or obesity prevention. It includes worksheets, tools, and information to help in the management and coordination of a social marketing program. The guidebook is supplemental to CDCynergy: Social Marketing Edition and adds practical tips and information specific to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity. Funding for this project was provided by CDC.

Performance Report of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Program to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic DiseasesPDF file (PDF-434)
Read how funded states have changed policies and environments to support improved nutrition and increased physical activity. (You can also request a printed copy of the report appendices.)

Profiles of Funded State Programs
An interactive map that links to in-depth profiles of state nutrition, physical activity, and obesity-prevention programs funded through a cooperative agreement with CDC’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Program to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases.

Program Technical Assistance Manual PDF file (PDF-1Mb)
This manual was created to serve the state and community partners of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as they develop, implement, and evaluate an array of nutrition and physical activity activities that aim to prevent and control obesity and other chronic diseases.

State Plan Index PDF file(PDF-218K)
Used to guide and assess nutrition, physical activity, and obesity program planning efforts in CDC-funded states and to provide an evaluation tool adaptable to other chronic disease areas. Developed through a collaboration between CDC and more than 100 public health experts.

The Weight Management Research to Practice Series
Designed to summarize the science behind various weight-management topics for health professionals as well as the general public.

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Page last reviewed: July 10, 2008
Page last updated: July 10, 2008
Content Source: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion