Chronic Disease Risk Factor Control
Healthy People 2010 has two goals: The first goal of Healthy People 2010 is to help individuals of all ages increase life expectancy and improve their quality of life. The second goal of Healthy People 2010 is to eliminate health disparities among different segments of the population.
The DNPA State-based Physical Activity Program Directory site provides information about physical activity programs involving state departments of health. Use this site to research programs, gather ideas, and share information.
The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world. Health information in multiple languages.
The Cool Spot uses engaging games and graphics to deliver important messages about the risks of underage drinking and ways to resist peer pressure. “Reality Check” quizzes kids about how much drinking is really going on in the U.S. “Deep Digging” depicts why using alcohol as a solution to problems, or a way of trying to cope, is trouble. “Peer Pressure Bag of Tricks” presents animated scenes that invite kids to identify some common peer pressure “tricks.” It also lets kids know that spotting these tricks is the first step to resisting them. “Know your No’s”, introduces kids to a variety of ways to say no and helps them learn which one is the most effective.
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, conducts and supports approximately 90 percent of the U.S. research on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and alcohol problems and disseminates research findings to general, professional, and academic audiences.
“Cigarettes: What the Warning Label Doesn’t Tell You, Information Tobacco Companies Don’t Want Teens to Know About the Dangers of Smoking.”
The book describes what teens should understand about the extensive hazards of smoking. Some teens may know about lung cancer and emphysema, but most don’t recognize the numerous other diseases and conditions smoking causes - from decreased physical fitness and fertility to an increased risk of respiratory infections, surgical complications, loss of vision, and multiple sclerosis.
How are images constructed? How does this construct shape perception, build desire and/or discontent, and develop stimulus addiction, the need to have more media hits. We address violence, body image and health issues, over consumption and environmental issues, globalization, corporate invasion of the schools, sexuality, brain development, creativity, and addiction. The goal of media literacy is to empower ourselves so that we convert a passive relationship with media into an active and imaginative reclaiming of our stories and our personal culture.”
With nearly 70,000 members, the American Dietetic Association is the nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being.
WE CAN! is a national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Tips and fun activities focus on three critical behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.
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Youth who are regularly active have a better chance of a healthy adulthood. Regular physical activity makes it less likely that these risk factors will develop and more likely that children will remain healthy as adults. Youth can achieve substantial health benefits by doing moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity for periods of time that add up to 60 minutes (1 hour) or more each day. This activity should include aerobic activity as well as age-appropriate muscle- and bone-strengthening activities.
The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health provides online access to survey data that allows users to compare state, regional, and nationwide results, plus resources and personalized assistance for interpreting and reporting findings.
The Population Research Center includes the Oregon State Data Center, the Oregon Population Estimates and Projections Program, and various population research projects. These are an integrated set of activities located in the School of Urban Studies and Planning, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. Their goal is to provide ready access to census and other information on the population of Oregon and to provide timely analyses of the patterns of past, current, and projected future populations in Oregon and of the implications of such patterns for key issues facing Oregon.
The United States Renal Data System (USRDS) is a national data system that collects, analyzes, and distributes information about end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States.
Founded in 1992, The Coalition on Donation is a not-for-profit alliance of National organizations and local coalitions across the United States that have joined forces to educate the public about organ and tissue donation, correct misconceptions about donation and create a greater willingness to donate.
The UNOS Organ Center is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year, to facilitate organ sharing among transplant centers, organ procurement organizations and histocompatibility laboratories across the U.S.