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American Institute of Preventative Medicine: www.healthylife.com Founded in 1983, the AIPM is an award winning, internationally recognized authority on the development and implementation of health promotion, wellness, medical self-care, and disease management programs and publications.
American Journal of Health Promotion: www.healthpromotionjournal.com
An excellent bi-monthly professional peer review journal for health promotion professionals.
Annual Wellness in the Workplace Conference – University of Michigan Health Management Research Center: www.hmrc.umich.edul focuses on the design, philosophy and success, and “best practices” of Health Management Programs in the public and private sector.
Centers for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov is an online source for credible health information.
Cooper Institute: www.cooperinst.org The Cooper Institute conducts research in epidemiology, exercise physiology, behavior change, hypertension, children's health issues, obesity, nutrition, aging and other health issues. It also offers certification programs for health professionals. Additionally, it designs, delivers and evaluates worksite health promotion programs.
Health Enhance Research Organization (HERO): www.the-hero.org is a national, research oriented, not-for-profit, [501(c)3], coalition of organizations with common interests in health promotion, disease management, and health related productivity research.
Health Project: http://healthproject.stanford.edu is a non-profit, private-public consortium chaired by C. Everett Koop, MD and dedicated to the furtherance of better health and lower medical costs by reduction in the need and demand for medical services.
Health Promotion Practitioner: www.hesonline.com A very practical monthly newsletter for health promotion professionals published by Health Enhancement Systems that also provide excellent short term incentive programs.
Healthier Worksite Initiative (CDC): www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/hwi/index.htm
Here you will find information, resources, and step-by-step toolkits to help you improve the health of your employees.
Healthy People 2010: www.healthypeople.gov is an outline of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats.
Institute for Health and Productivity Management: www.ihpm.org provides a wide range of training opportunities, publications and an excellent annual meeting in October each year.
Institute of Medicine: www.iom.edu was established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences. The IOM provides independent, objective, evidence-based advice to policy makers, health professionals, the private sector, and the public.
Krames Communication: www.krames.com publishes a large number of excellent patient education, health promotion, safety and wellness education resources.
MTSU-CHHS- Middle Tennessee State University Center for Health and Human Services: www.mtsu.edu/~achcs provides a platform for MTSU to engage an interdisciplinary group of scholars, in partnership with the community, to forge solutions to current health care concerns.
My Pyramid.Gov: www.mypyramid.gov offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices and advice to help you: make smart choices from every food group, find your balance between food and physical activity, get the most nutrition out of your calories, and stay within your daily calorie needs.
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Veterans Health Administration: www.healthfinder.gov/orgs/HR3280.htm NCHP monitors and encourages VHA activities that provide, evaluate and improve preventive medicine services. The Center serves as a resource for inquiry about health promotion strategies, model programs, education, and as a source for data about VHA prevention programs.
National Center for Health Statistics: www.cdc.gov/nchs
National Health Information Center: www.health.gov/nhic NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers,
National Health Information Clearinghouse, (Arlington, VA). Call and ask for their list of publications at (800) 336-4797 or visit their website at www.health.gov/nhic or email them at www.healthfinder.gov.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: www.nhlbi.nih.gov provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood. The site offers plenty of resources for the public and health professional.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - Steps to a Healthier Workforce: www.cdc.gov/niosh/worklife/steps/default.html was developed to encourage workplace safety and health programs that focus (1) preventing work-related illness, injury, and disability, and (2) promoting healthy living and lifestyles to reduce and prevent chronic disease.
National Wellness Institute: www.nationalwellness.org Since its inception, over 30 years ago, the mission of the Institute and the Conference has remained the same - to serve professionals and organizations that promote optimal health and wellness in individuals and communities.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Safety and Health Topics: www.osha.gov/SLTC/index.html The Safety and Health Topics Pages provide access to selected occupational safety and health information. The subjects of these pages include specific workplace hazards, as well as individual industries.
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of Public Health and Science www.osophs.dhhs.gov, Office of the Secretary www.hhs.gov/about/index.html#office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov, works to strengthen the disease prevention and health promotion priorities of the Department within the collaborative framework of the HHS agencies.
Parlay International: www.parlay.com is an excellent resource for reproducible materials covering a wide range of health promotion and wellness topics.
Partnership for Prevention - Community Preventive Services: www.prevent.org is a national membership organization dedicated to building evidence of sound disease prevention and health promotion policies and practices and advocating their adoption by public and private sectors.
Tennessee Department of Health: http://health.state.tn.us offers a myriad of resources for the public and health professional including Get Fit TN, Tennessee Tobacco Quitline, and Cover Kids.
Tennessee Shapes Up: http://tnshapesup.tennessee.edu is an educational initiative of the University of Tennessee Extension aimed at reversing the obesity trend.
University of Michigan - Health Management Research Center: www.hmrc.umich.edu is a world-wide leader in studying how health choices influence total health and productivity, quality of life, vitality and health care economics throughout a lifetime.
University of Tennessee Family and Consumer Sciences: http://fcs.tennessee.edu
Science-based educational programs delivered through county Extension staff that address issues focusing on health and wellness.
U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine:
http://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/dhpw provides health promotion products and services that will maximize health, fitness, and readiness, and enhance the efficiency and productivity of customers.
Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA): www.welcoa.org/index.php WELCOA was founded in 1987 as a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting healthier life styles for all Americans, especially through health promotion initiatives at the worksite. Organizationally, WELCOA serves as an umbrella, linking communities and coalitions together into a supportive network that includes locally affiliated Wellness Councils, Well City initiatives, Well Workplaces, and individual and corporate members throughout the United States. Also, there is a rich list of “Helpful Sites” under the “Free Resources” tab.
Wellness Program Management Advisor: www.healthresourcesonline.com/wellness/18nl.htm
Wellness Program Management Advisor, published since 1996, serves the management information needs of professionals in the growing workplace wellness and health promotion field. We serve subscribers responsible for managing, administering, planning or overseeing their organization's workplace wellness program.
Whole Person Associates, Inc.: www.wholeperson.com offers a rich set of materials and resources on mental aspects of wellness.Work Loss Data Institute: www.worklossdata.com WLDI is an independent database development company focused on workplace health and productivity.