Resources


SelfMade Health Network

SelfMade Health Network is a CDC program promoting prevention related to tobacco-related and other cancer health disparities among vulnerable populations. Look for facts, advice and tools for these communities.

http://www.selfmadehealth.org/


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Annie E. Casey Foundation- Kids Count

Kids Count is a national and state-by-state effort to track the well-being of children in the United States

http://www.aecf.org/MajorInitiatives/KIDSCOUNT.aspx


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NHTSA Safe Routes to School

This toolkit contains information to assist others who wish to start a Safe Routes to School program in their schools or communities.

http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/bike/Safe-Routes-2002/toc.html


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Active Living Research

Active Living Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, contributes to the prevention of childhood obesity in low-income and high-risk racial/ethnic communities by supporting research to examine how environments and policies influence active living for children and their families.  

http://www.activelivingresearch.org


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 CDC Data and Statistics   

An alphabetical listing of statistics on topics of public health importance.   

http://www.cdc.gov/DataStatistics


Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights

ANR is the leading national lobbying organization 501(c)4, dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government, protecting nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke, and preventing tobacco addiction among youth. ANR pursues an action-oriented program of policy and legislation.

http://www.no-smoke.org/


Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Its vision: A future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco.

http://www.tobaccofreekids.org


Public Health Law Center

The Public Health Law Center is a national non-profit organization of law and policy specialists that help health leaders, officials, and advocates use the law to advance public health.

http://publichealthlawcenter.org

 


Policy Resources

Below are some resources that can help you learn more about policies that already exist, as well as how to go about working on policies that will make your community healthier.

Health in All Policies

Citizens Handbook

Community Toolbox

Community Readiness Handbook

The Guide to Community Preventive Services

American Public Health Association