Suggested Online Resources

The Center for Health Promotion and Human Performance suggests the following online resources (by topic).

General prevention and health promotion

American Heart Association:

American Public Health Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "one-stop shopping" for data on morbidity, mortality, vaccine adverse events, health promotion and prevention:

Discovery Channel Companion Health Site

Health Theory at a Glance from NIH/NCI:

Healthy People 2020:

America's Health Rankings:

MD Anderson Center at UTHSCH:

Mesothelioma Group, Understanding Cancer:

National Cancer Institute:

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion:

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing:

National Institutes of Health:

Partnership for Prevention:

Texas A&M MS E-degree in Health Education Website:

Texas Southern University Health Science Programs:

Trust for America’s Health:

National Center for Human Performance:

University of Houston - Clear Lake Health and Human Performance:

University of Pittsburgh Epidemiology Super Site:

University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston:

US Preventive Services Task Force:

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Injury Prevention and Control

NCIPC fact sheets on injury topics:

Child safety checklists:

Child safety brochures:

CDC fall prevention:

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CDC Fruit and Veggies Matter program:

Patient handouts on healthy foods, eating habits, and diet for specific conditions:

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Overweight/Obesity and Physical Activity

America on the Move:

USPSTF. Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote Physical Activity:

CDC fact sheets on physical activity:

CDC information on every aspect of physical activity, much of it suitable for patients:

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Substance Abuse

Fact sheets and posters on alcohol abuse:

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Tobacco Cessation

Action on Smoking and Health:

American Lung Association:

Free cessation counseling, by state:

Nicotine Anonymous:

Surgeon General:

World Federation of Chiropractic, Chiropractors Against Tobacco:

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Worksite Wellness

Wellness Councils of America WELCOA:

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Screening and Assessment

CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System:

MYMOPS: Paterson C. Measuring outcomes in primary care: a patient generated measure, MYMOP, compared with the SF-36 health survey. BMJ 1996;312:1016-1020:

National Cancer Institute's screening for skin cancer (printable):

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Evaluating Sources of Evidence and Research Sites

British Medical Journal Research Page:


Cochrane Collaboration Website:

Evaluating websites: Evans MW, Perle S, Ndetan H. Chiropractic wellness on the web: the content and quality of information related to wellness and primary prevention on the Internet. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies 2011;19:4. doi:10.1186/2045-709X-19-4.

Institute of Medicine:

National Center for Health Statistics:

National Center for Research Resources:

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Risk Factor Calculators:

Various health factor calculators (BMI, ideal weight, risk assessments, etc.):

Framingham Heart Attack Risk Calculator:

BMI calculator:

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