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Overweight and Obesity

NIH Obesity Research
http://www.obesityresearch.nih.gov/

NIDDK Weight Loss and Control
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/nutrit/nutrit.htm

NHLBI Aim for a Healthy Weight
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/index.htm

NLM Medline Plus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/nutrition.html

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
http://www.usda.gov/cnpp/

Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans
http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines

Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute on Aging
http://www.niapublications.org/exercisebook/index.asp

Exercise: A Video from the National Institute on Aging
http://www.nia.nih.gov/exercisevideo/

FDA Guidance on How To Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Panel on Food Labels
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/foodlab.html

Healthfinder® Gateway to Reliable Consumer Health Information on the Internet
http://www.healthfinder.gov

Diabetes

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
http://www.niddk.nih.gov

National Diabetes Education Program
http://www.ndep.nih.gov/

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/

CDC Diabetes Public Health Resource
http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/

IHS National Diabetes Program
http://www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/diabetes/index.asp

HRSA Health Disparities Collaborative
http://bphc.hrsa.gov/programs/HDCProgramInfo.htm

AHRQ Preventive Services Task Force
http://www.preventiveservices.ahrq.gov/ 

Conquering Diabetes: A Strategic Plan for the 21st Century
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/federal/dwg/fr.pdf

Medicare Coverage of Diabetes Related Supplies and Services
http://www.medicare.gov/Health/Diabetes.asp

Tobacco

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Annual Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Economic Costs --- United States, 1995--1999. MMWR 2003; 52: 300-303.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 1999.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cigarette smoking among adults—United States, 2001.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2003a;52(40):953–6.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cigarette smoking-attributable morbidity—United States, 2000.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2003b;52(35):842–4.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Early release of selected estimates from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/released200312.htm.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State-Specific Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults- United States, 2002. MMWR 2004; 52: 1276-1280.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students-United States, 2002.  MMWR 2003; 52: 1096-1098.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Trends in Cigarette Smoking Among High School Students — United States, 1991–2001Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2002;51(19) 409–12. 

National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & American Cancer Society. You Can Quit Smoking Now!. http://www.smokefree.gov.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.  State Synar Non-Compliance Rate Table,
FFY 1997 - FFY 2003.  http://prevention.samhsa.gov/tobacco/01synartable.asp

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS), Overview of Findings from 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH),2002. Available at http://www.samhsa.gov/oas/nhsda/2k2nsduh/Overview/2k2Overview.htm#toc.

 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Reducing Tobacco Use: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2000.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Counseling to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Related Diseases: Recommendation Statement. November 2003. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/3rduspstf/tobacccoun/tobcounrs.htm.

Health Literacy

Dynamic search of the health literacy literature indexed in Medline. Available online at http://phpartners.org/hp/health_comm.html. Last viewed March 4, 2004.

HRSA health literacy Web pages. Available online at  http://www.hrsa.gov/quality/healthlit.htm. Last viewed March 4, 2004.

NIDCD health literacy Web pages. Available online at  http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/education/news/improving_health_literacy.asp. Last viewed March 4, 2004.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Health literacy action plan. In Communicating Health: Priorities and Strategies for Progress. Washington, D.C. July 2003. Available online at http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/projects/HealthComm/. Last viewed March 4, 2004.

AHRQ report on Literacy and Health Outcomes.  A summary is available online at www.ahrq.gov/clinic/epcsums/litsum.htm and the full report can be downloaded from www.ahrq.gov/clinic/evrptfiles.htm#literacy.

National Library of Medicine. Understanding health literacy and its barriers. Bethesda, MD. Available May 2004 at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/cbm/healthliteracybarriers.html.

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