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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: www.americanheart.org

American Public Health Association www.apha.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "one-stop shopping" for data on morbidity, mortality, vaccine adverse events, health promotion and prevention: http://wonder.cdc.gov/

Discovery Channel Companion Health Site http://health.discovery.com

Health Theory at a Glance from NIH/NCI: http://www.cancer.gov/PDF/481f5d53-63df-41bc-bfaf-5aa48ee1da4d/TAAG3.pdf

Healthy People 2020: www.healthypeople.gov

America's Health Rankings: www.unitedhealthfoundation.org

MD Anderson Center at UTHSCH: http://www.mdanderson.org/

Mesothelioma Group, Understanding Cancer: http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/understanding-cancer/

National Cancer Institute: www.cancer.gov

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: www.cdc.gov/nccdphp

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing: www.nchec.org

National Institutes of Health: www.nih.gov

Partnership for Prevention: www.prevent.org

Texas A&M MS E-degree in Health Education Website: http://hlknweb.tamu.edu/degrees-and-programs/graduate-degree-programs/health-education-distance

Texas Southern University Health Science Programs: http://www.tsu.edu/academics/colleges__schools/College_of_Pharmacy_and_Health_Sciences/

Trust for America’s Health: www.healthyamericans.org

National Center for Human Performance: http://www.texasmedicalcenter.org/root/en/TMCServices/HumanPerformanceCenter/HumanPerfomanceCenter.htm

University of Houston - Clear Lake Health and Human Performance: http://prtl.uhcl.edu/portal/page/portal/HSH/HOME/PROGRAMS/FHP2/Home

University of Pittsburgh Epidemiology Super Site: www.pitt.edu/~super1

University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston: http://www.uthouston.edu/

US Preventive Services Task Force: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstfix.htm

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Injury Prevention and Control

NCIPC fact sheets on injury topics: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/cmprfact.htm

Child safety checklists: http://www.childfun.com/cgi-bin/printerfriendly.cgi

Child safety brochures: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/chld_sfy.html

CDC fall prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/falls/FallPrev4.pdf

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Nutrition

CDC Fruit and Veggies Matter program: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/

Patient handouts on healthy foods, eating habits, and diet for specific conditions: http://www.dialadietitian.org/resources/handouts/lifestyle.html

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Overweight/Obesity and Physical Activity

America on the Move: www.AmericaOnTheMove.org

USPSTF. Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote Physical Activity: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/3rduspstf/physactivity/physactrr.htm

CDC fact sheets on physical activity: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/sgr/fact.htm

CDC information on every aspect of physical activity, much of it suitable for patients: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/index.htm

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Substance Abuse

Fact sheets and posters on alcohol abuse: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/Publications/PamphletsBrochuresPosters/English/

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Tobacco Cessation

Action on Smoking and Health: www.ash.org

American Lung Association: www.lungusa.org

Free cessation counseling, by state: www.quitline.com

Nicotine Anonymous: http://www.nicotine-anonymous.org/

Surgeon General: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco

World Federation of Chiropractic, Chiropractors Against Tobacco: www.wfc.org

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Worksite Wellness

Wellness Councils of America WELCOA: http://www.welcoa.org/

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Screening and Assessment

CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/

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: http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/312/7037/1016

National Cancer Institute's screening for skin cancer (printable): http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/prevention/skin/Patient

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Evaluating Sources of Evidence and Research Sites

British Medical Journal Research Page: http://www.bmj.com/research

ChiroAccess: http://www.chiroaccess.com/

Cochrane Collaboration Website: http://www.cochrane.org/

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: www.iom.edu

National Center for Health Statistics: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

National Center for Research Resources: http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/

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Risk Factor Calculators:

Various health factor calculators (BMI, ideal weight, risk assessments, etc.): http://www.onlineconverters.com/healthlinks.html

Framingham Heart Attack Risk Calculator: www.heartriskevaluations.com

BMI calculator: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bmi/index.htm