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Quick Guide to Healthy Living

The Quick Guide to Healthy Living offers information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2012 National Health Observances

Health observances are special days, weeks, or months used to raise awareness of important health topics. The National Health Observances annual calendar lists organizations to contact for up-to-date information and outreach materials.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tips for Promoting a National Health Observance

National Health Observances (NHO) are opportunities to educate the public, energize co-workers and community members, and promote healthy behaviors. The NHO toolkits have the information and tools you need to get started.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

FAQs about WISEWOMAN – Well–Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation

WISEWOMAN is a program designed to help low-income, under- or uninsured 40- to 64-year-old women reduce their risk for heart disease and improve their overall health. This page answers questions about WISEWOMAN, including program locations, benefit services, cost, and more.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/CDC

Frequently Asked Questions: National Health Observances

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the National Health Observances calendar and featured campaigns.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Healthy People 2020

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Learn about 2020 topics, goals, and objectives, and how you can get involved, show support, and stay up-to-date.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Healthy People Consortium Toolkit

The Healthy People 2020 Consortium Toolkit contains presentations and materials to assist Consortium members in understanding, implementing, and marketing Healthy People.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Healthy People State Plans

Many States use Healthy People as a guide to improving health. Find state plans and reports based on objectives and targets from Healthy People 2010 and 2020.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit

To promote physical activity guidelines,the CDC and several partner organizations developed the Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit, which highlights specific strategies that schools, families, and communities can use to support youth physical activity.

Review Date: May 23, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Benefits of Physical Activity

This page lists the benefits for adopting an active lifestyle, including reduced risk of diabetes, weight control, improved health of muscles and bones, and mental health.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

Shape Up America!

Better Health and You: Tips for Adults

Find tips for healthy eating, getting active, and more to help you keep a healthy weight.

Review Date: February 08, 2013

NIH Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

CDC Health and Safety Podcasts

Search, listen to or view CDC podcasts on reliable health and safety topics.

Review Date: December 19, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Find a Local United Way Organization

Contact your local United Way to find programs and volunteer opportunities that improve education, help people achieve financial stability, and promote healthy living in your community.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

United Way Worldwide

Health Fact Sheets

This page links to health fact sheets and frequently asked questions in English and Spanish created by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. Topics cover a variety of health issues, including cancer, immunizations, mental health, and more.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Health Information - National Institutes of Health

This health information page from the National Institutes of Health allows users to search or browse for information on prevention and wellness, diseases and conditions, and procedures by topic or audience.

Review Date: November 06, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HHS HealthBeat Podcast

Get the latest tips for staying healthy and preventing disease five days a week in audio and text formats.

Review Date: November 06, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Indian Health Service - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs

The goal of the HP/DP program is to create healthier American Indian and Alaska Native communities by developing, coordinating, implementing, and disseminating effective health promotion and chronic disease prevention programs. Find health and fitness resources in your area.

Review Date: September 14, 2012

Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Let’s Move! Screen Time Log- (PDF)

Print and complete this log to determine how much time you are spending in front of a computer or television screen. You may find out that you need to reduce your screen time and switch to some physically active alternatives.

Review Date: February 01, 2012

The White House

National Institutes of Health Vodcast

NIH podasts are updated every month, offering you the lastest information and advances from medical research.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative: Guide to Behavior Change

If you are overweight, these behavioral changes will reduce your risk for some health problems that affect the heart, lungs and joints, as well as some chronic diseases.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

NIH Radio

Get the latest information about NIH research findings, highlights of press conferences, and health campaigns.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

PlaneTree-Affiliated Health Resource Centers and Consumer Health Libraries

Planetree-Affiliated Health Resource Centers and Consumer Health Libraries are located throughout the United States. Find a center in your area to answer your health-related concerns and questions.

Review Date: November 06, 2012

PlaneTree Health Information Center

Preventive Care

Under the Affordable Care Act, you and your family may be eligible for some important preventive services — which can help you avoid illness and improve your health — at no additional cost to you. Read the full list of covered preventive services.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tips On How To Make Healthier Meals

Learn how to choose foods low in saturated fat, sodium and calories to make healthier meals.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center