Tools and Resources
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.
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
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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
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
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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
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Press Room – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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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Page last reviewed: November 24, 2008
Page last modified: November 24, 2008
Content source: National Center for
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion