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Labarthe D, Grover B, Galloway J, Gordon L, Moffatt S, Pearson T, Schoeberl M, Sidney S. 2014. The public health action plan to prevent heart disease and stroke: Ten-year update. Washington, DC: National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, 107 pp.

Annotation: This document serves as a point of reference for state heart disease and stroke prevention programs and as a framework for health professionals and policymakers on developing a health care system that equally supports prevention and treatment. The content is organized around the following four pillars: the need for action, the platform for action, a call to action, and mobilization for action. The document concludes with next steps for bringing implementation to scale.

Contact: National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Web Site: http://nationalforum.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Community action, Disease prevention, Heart diseases, National initiatives, State programs, Strategic plans, Strokes

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Bauer AF. 2011. Disparities in food access and in opportunities for physical activity. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document discusses the causes for the rise in preventable chronic diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers, in Massachusetts and across the country. The article also highlights some of the key factors that have produced this change and the parts of the population that are most affected. Topics include health access and outcomes in Massachusetts, Boston health data, access to and affordability of healthy food, opportunities for physical activity, and encouraging healthy behaviors.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Cardiovascular diseases, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Costs, Diabetes mellitus, Food consumption, Health promotion, Income factors, Massachusetts, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Racial factors, Strokes

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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2005. State programs in action: Exemplary work to prevent chronic disease and promote health. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 84 pp.

Annotation: This document provides examples of state-based programs that make a substantial contribution to reducing the burden of chronic disease in the United States. Topics include aging, arthritis, block grants: preventing chronic disease, cancer, diabetes, healthy mothers and healthy babies, healthy youth, heart disease and stroke, nutrition and physical activity, oral health; prevention research enters, racial and ethnic approaches to community health, and tobacco.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop F-76, Atlanta, GA 30341-3717, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Arthritis, Block grants, Cancer, Child health, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Communities, Community programs, Diabetes mellitus, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Heart diseases, Infant health, Maternal health, Model programs, Nutrition, Oral health, Physical activity, State programs, Strokes, Tobacco

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2003. The power of prevention. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 9 pp. (Steps to a healthier US: A program and policy perspective)

Annotation: This is one of a series of three publications designed for use by community leaders, policymakers, and health officials in their efforts to make their communities healthier. This publication discusses the burden of chronic disease on the United States, the rise in health care spending, the importance of preventing disease, and the Steps to a HealthierUS initiative. Statistics are presented in tables and figures throughout.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Communities, Community programs, Diabetes mellitus, Federal initiatives, Health personnel, Health promotion, Heart diseases, Obesity, Prevention, Prevention programs, Strokes

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Gamm L, Hutchison L, Dabney B, Dorsey A, eds. 2003. Rural Healthy People 2010: A companion document to Healthy People 2010—Volume 1. College Station, TX: Southwest Rural Health Research Center, 252 pp.

Annotation: This volume contains brief overviews of the top rural health concerns and objectives associated with Healthy People 2010 focus areas, references to key literature about these concerns, and descriptions of models for practice that rural communities can draw upon to achieve key Healthy People 2010 objectives. Health topics include: (1) access to quality health services, (2) cancer, (3) diabetes, (4) heart disease and stroke, (5) maternal, infant, and child health, (6) mental health and mental disorders, (7) nutrition and overweight concerns, (8) the state of oral health, (9) substance abuse trends, and (10) tobacco use. For each health concern, an overview and various models for practice and contact information are presented.

Contact: Southwest Rural Health Research Center, Texas A&M Health Science Center, TAMU Mailstop 1266, College Statoin, TX 77840, Telephone: (979) 862-4238 Fax: (979) 458-0656 Web Site: http://sph.tamhsc.edu/srhrc/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Cancer, Community programs, Diabetes mellitus, Families, Health care delivery, Healthy People 2010, Heart diseases, MCH services, Mental health, Nutrition, Obesity, Oral health, Parents, Pregnant women, Program descriptions, Rural health, Strokes, Substance abuse, Tobacco use

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2003. Prevention programs in action. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 79 pp. (Steps to a healthierUS: A program and policy perspective)

Annotation: This is one of a series of three publications designed for use by community leaders, policymakers, and health officials in their efforts to make their communities healthier. It is part of the Steps to a HealthierUS initiative. This volume is a how-to guide for learning effective strategies to reduce the burden of diabetes, obesity, cancer, heart disease, and stroke that also discusses lifestyle choices associated with these diseases, including nutrition and physical activity to combat obesity, tobacco, and school health. The volume consists of examples of programs from numerous states; each example describes the public health problem that it addresses, evidence that prevention works for that problem, a description of the program, and notes about the implications of the program.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Communities, Community programs, Diabetes mellitus, Federal initiatives, Health personnel, Health promotion, Heart diseases, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Prevention programs, School health, Strokes, Tobacco use

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2003. Prevention strategies that work. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 120 pp. (Steps to a healthierUS: A program and policy perspective)

Annotation: This is one of a series of three publications designed for use by community leaders, policymakers, and health officials in their efforts to make their communities healthier. It is part of the Steps to a HealthierUS initiative. For each topic related to reducing the burden of disease (diabetes, cancer, and heart diseases and stroke) and addressing lifestyle choices (healthy eating and physical activity, tobacco control, and school health programs), the volume discusses the problem, progress to date, prevention opportunities, basic infrastructure for addressing the problem, program examples, challenges ahead, technical resources, and references. Statistics are presented in tables and figures throughout.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Communities, Community programs, Diabetes mellitus, Health personnel, Health promotion, Heart diseases, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Prevention programs, School health, Strokes, Tobacco use

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Gamm L, Hutchison L, Dabney B, Dorsey A, eds. 2003. Rural Healthy People 2010: A companion document to Healthy People 2010—Volume 2. College Station, TX: Southwest Rural Health Research Center, 166 pp.

Annotation: This volume (the second in a three-volume set) presents literature reviews and associated references for the top rural health priority areas identified in Healthy People 2010. The topics covered include access to quality health services; cancer; diabetes; heart disease and stroke; maternal, infant, and child health; mental health and mental disorders; nutrition and overweight; oral health; substance abuse;and tobacco use. Each chapter includes a list of references.

Contact: Southwest Rural Health Research Center, Texas A&M Health Science Center, TAMU Mailstop 1266, College Statoin, TX 77840, Telephone: (979) 862-4238 Fax: (979) 458-0656 Web Site: http://sph.tamhsc.edu/srhrc/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Adults, Cancer, Child health, Children, Diabetes mellitus, Health care delivery, Health services, Healthy People 2010, Heart diseases, Infant health, MCH services, Maternal health, Mental disorders, Mental health, Nutrition, Obesity, Oral health, Rural health, Strokes, Substance abuse, Tobacco use

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Hankinson SE, Colditz GA, Manson JE, Speizer F, Manson JE (Eds.). 2001. Healthy women, healthy lives: A guide to preventing disease from the landmark Nurses' Health Study. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 546 pp.

Annotation: This book presents information from the Nurses' Health Study on a woman's probability of developing specific diseases and suggests how that probability may change with certain alterations in diet, weight control, physical activity, and other lifestyle changes. Part one discusses the Nurses' Health Study and what observations have been made by researchers and what they mean to the study of women's health issues. Part two provides information and suggestions on lowering the risk of diseases. Topics covered include coronary heart disease, different types of cancers, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, asthma, arthritis, age-related eye disease, and Alzheimer's disease. The third part provides information on changing behaviors including physical activity, weight control, smoking, nutrients, foods, alcohol, vitamins and minerals, postmenopausal hormones, birth control, and pain relievers. The appendices give information on types of epidemiological studies; being an informed consumer of health information; and a section on tables on weight and nutrition. The book concludes with a glossary, selected readings, and an index.

Contact: Simon and Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas , New York, NY 10020, Telephone: (212) 698-7000 Web Site: http://www.simonsays.com/ $26.00. Document Number: ISBN 0-684-85519-4.

Keywords: Alcohols, Alzheimers disease, Analgesic drugs, Antiinflammatory drugs, Arthritis, Asthma, Breast cancer, Cancer, Colon cancer, Coronary care, Diabetes mellitus, Disease prevention, Eye diseases, Family planning, Food, Hormone replacement therapy, Life cycle, Lung cancer, Menopause, Minerals, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Ovarian cancer, Physical activity, Physical activity, Physical fitness, Reproductive health, Research programs, Skin cancers, Smoking, Strokes, Vitamins, Weight management, Women's health, Women's health promotion

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2001. Women's health issues: An overview. Washington, DC: Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 30 pp.

Annotation: This report offers an overview of women's health issues. Some of the topics covered include (1) barriers to women's health care, (2) medical research, (3) access to health insurance, (4) heart disease, (5) cancer, (6) stroke, (7) mental illness, (8) substance abuse, (9) smoking, (10) violence, (11) reproductive health, and (12) chronic disabling conditions. It also discusses issues related to special populations (minorities, adolescents, older women, incarcerated women). Further, it describes programs and initiatives of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to promote women's health, including educational and health service programs, legislation, cross-cutting initiatives, and lists the major agencies within DHS that stimulate initiatives on women's health.

Contact: National Women's Health Information Center, 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031, Telephone: (800) 994-9662 Secondary Telephone: (888) 220-5446 Fax: (703) 560-6598 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available at no charge.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Federal agencies, Federal initiatives, Health insurance, Heart diseases, Mental health, Reproductive health, Research, Smoking, Strokes, Substance abuse, Violence, Women's health

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