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CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) has developed a variety of tools and resources to aid public health professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders in their chronic disease prevention efforts. Listed below are links to some of CDC’s most requested tools and resources.

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Recommendations, Best practices, and Guidelines


Chronic Disease Cost Calculator
A downloadable tool that generates state estimates for Medicaid spending on treating six chronic diseases: Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Disease, Stroke, Hypertension, Cancer, and Diabetes. The calculator also estimates how much each state spends on treating these six diseases within its Medicaid population.

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Communication Campaigns
The "Fruits and Veggies – More Matters" initiative encourages the consumption of fruits and vegetables for improved health. CDC developed and maintains the "Fruits & Veggies Matter" site in partnership with federal agencies and other organizations. The Fruit & Veggies Matter Web site provides tips, recipes, and strategies to add more fruits and vegetables into daily eating patterns.

Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer Campaign
CDC, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health, established the Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign to raise awareness of the five main types of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. The campaign's target audiences include women and health professionals.

National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
A joint initiative of CDC and NIH, the NDEP provides a number of diabetes education resources and tools designed especially for health care professionals, school personnel, and business and managed care professionals. In addition, there are materials for individuals and families.

Office on Smoking and Health, Media Campaign Resource Center
The Media Campaign Resource Center (MCRC) provides access to CDC-licensed advertisements developed by more than 25 state health departments, nonprofit health organizations, and federal agencies. The MCRC also offers guidance and technical assistance on how to use the materials.

Physical Activity: The Arthritis Pain Reliever
A health communications campaign designed for general use by state health departments, their partners, and other community organizations.

Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign
Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign informs men and women aged 50 years or older about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests. Screen for Life has created a suite of educational campaign materials in English and Spanish for patients and health professionals. Print materials, including fact sheets, brochures, and posters, can be viewed, printed, and ordered online. Television and radio public service announcements can be viewed and heard online; transcripts are also available.

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Selected Conferences

December 10 – 12, 2008: Making Methods and Practice Matter for Women, Children and Families.

February 23- 25, 2009: 20th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control: Cultivating Healthy Communities.

April 21-24, 2009: 2009 Diabetes Conference

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Funding Opportunity Announcements

Funding Opportunities Announcements
The CDC Grant Funding Opportunities Announcement Website includes information about current funding opportunities with the CDC including NCCDPHP.

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Press Room

Press Room – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
The Press Room provides chronic disease quick facts, links to recent chronic disease press releases, and media contact information.

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Reports, Newsletters and E-journals

Chronic Disease At a Glance Reports

Chronic Disease Notes and Reports (CDNR)
Chronic Disease Notes & Reports, the newsletter of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, reports on activities of interest to health professionals involved with the myriad aspects of disease prevention and health promotion.

Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report (MMWR)

Preventing Chronic Disease (Ejournal)
Preventing Chronic Disease is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established to provide a forum for public health researchers and practitioners to share study results and practical experience.

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Recommendations, Best Practices and Guidelines

Adolescent and School Health Tools
The Adolescent and School Health Tools website includes links to a number of tools to support adolescent health such as: The Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool, The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool and The School Health Index: A Self- Assessment and Planning Guide.

The Community Guide*
Evidence-based recommendations for programs and policies to promote population health. Topics include: Alcohol, Cancer, Diabetes, Mental Health, Nutrition
Obesity, Oral Health, Physical Activity, Pregnancy, Tobacco, and Worksite.

CDC Community Health Resources Web site
The website includes CDC resources to help you plan, implement and evaluate community health interventions and programs to address chronic disease and health disparities issues.

The Community Health Promotion Handbook: Action Guides to Improve Community Health
The handbook is an evidence-based tool that includes action guides that provide public health practitioners interested in health promotion with the necessary “how to” guidance to implement effective community-level strategies.

Genomics in Practice: Training Resources and Tools
The Genomics in Practice website includes a list of available books, educational materials, on-line presentations, and training tools designed to assist public health professionals and educators integrate genomics into public health practice.

Moving Into Action: Promoting Heart-Healthy and Stroke-Free Communities
Moving Into Action suggests how certain sectors of society—policymakers, employers, and health care leaders—can take steps to support the prevention and control of heart disease and stroke.

A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke
A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke represents a comprehensive public health strategy to assist in addressing the Healthy People 2010 goal of improving cardiovascular health through the prevention, detection, and treatment of risk factors; early identification and treatment of heart attacks and strokes; and prevention of recurrent cardiovascular events.

Nutrition and Physical Activity and Obesity Policy Resources
The website provides policy and legislation resources for professionals working in the physical activity, nutrition and obesity arenas.

Oral Health Guidelines and Recommendations
The website provides readers with guidelines for implementing oral health prevention programs and information on fluoridation, infection control, and oral cancer.

Recommendations to Improve Preconception Health and Health Care
This report provides recommendations to improve both preconception health and care. The goal of these recommendations is to improve the health of women and couples, before conception of a first or subsequent pregnancy.

State and Community Resources for Tobacco Prevention and Control
The State and Community Resources for Tobacco Prevention and Control website provides links to a number of resources such as Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs and Cessation Program Guidelines.

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* Links to non-Federal organizations are provided solely as a service to our users. Links do not constitute an endorsement of any organization by CDC or the Federal Government, and none should be inferred. The CDC is not responsible for the content of the individual organization Web pages found at this link.

Page last reviewed: November 24, 2008
Page last modified: November 24, 2008
Content source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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