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Action Guide: The Community Health Promotion Handbook


News

October 12, 2009 Partnership, U-Md. Develop Novel Facebook Application to Prevent Cervical Cancer. Read more.
June 11, 2009 Chlamydia Coalition, NWHC team up to inform young women about chlamydia screening. Read more.
May 13, 2009 Two “Leading by Example” Partners Honored at White House. Read more.
April 3, 2009 Partnership Helps Kick Off First-Ever National Workplace Wellness Week. Read more.
March 31, 2009 Community Prevention Task Force “Chronically Underfunded,” Partnership Says. Read more.
March 10, 2009 Tobacco-free toolkit helps businesses increase their bottom lines. Read more.
February 23, 2009 Partnership Board Member Testifies before Congress in Favor of Workplace Health Promotion. Read more.

Congressional Briefings

Keeping America Healthy through Worksite Health Promotion
July 10, 2008


Congressional Briefing: Fit at Work: The Importance of Worksite Physical Activity
April 23, 2008


Resources

Investing in A Tobacco-Free Future: How it Benefits Your Bottom Line and Community

Health Policy Priorities for States

Childhood Obesity: What Congress Can Do (2008)

Screening for Obesity (2006)

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (2008)

Power to Prevent: A Lifestyle Approach to Diabetes Prevention

The Road to Health Toolkit


Why Invest
(why_invest.pdf)
Recommendations for Improving Your Prevention Investment

This report offers an overview of the results of a nationwide survey—a collaboration between Partnership for Prevention (Partnership) and Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Inc. (Mercer)—that asked employers about their coverage of preventive services both within and outside of a health insurance benefit.  It compares the survey results to key findings from Partnership’s most recent analysis of the relative health impact and cost-effectiveness of 25 preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  And it concludes with recommendations to employers for increasing the coverage and use of preventive services.


Social Support for Physical Activity
(social_support_for_physical_activity.pdf)
Establishing a Community-Based Walking Group Program to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth and Adults

This Action Guide provides information on the resources and key steps to establish a community-based walking group program. Walking groups are a way of fostering social support, which arises from social networks and relationships in social settings outside the family that helps in coping, managing stress, and changing behaviors such as increasing physical activity. Social support can be an important influence on an individual’s overall health and well-being, and a walking group program can help individuals initiate and maintain physical activity by providing needed companionship and support. Walking groups can accommodate a diverse range of individuals, including young people or adults and those sedentary or previously physically active.


School Based Physical Education
(school_based_physical_education.pdf)
Working with Schools to Increase Physical Activity Among Children and Adolescents in Physical Education Classes

This Action Guide provides information on the resources and key steps to work with schools to increase physical activity among children and adolescents in physical education classes. Physical education (PE) classes can be enhanced by changing curricula, teaching practices, or policies to increase levels of physical activity and improve physical fitness. PE classes are important in helping students develop the knowledge, attitudes, motor and behavioral skills, and confidence to adopt and maintain physically active lifestyles. 


Smoke Free Policies
(smoke_free_policies.pdf)
Establishing a Smoke-Free Ordinance to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoking in Indoor Worksites and Public Places

An evidence-based tool, based on a recommendation from The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide), that walks public health practitioners through the steps to build support for and establish a community smoke-free ordinance.


Places for Physical Activity
(places_for_physical_activity.pdf)
Facilitating Development of a Community Trail and Promoting Its Use to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth and Adults

This Action Guide provides information on the resources and key steps that will help facilitate the development of a community trail and promote its use among youth and adults. Modifying the environments where people live and work is effective in helping people incorporate healthier behaviors into their daily lives. This can be done by creating new places for physical activity or enhancing access to existing places. Informational outreach activities promote the use of places by raising awareness of their existence or providing guidance on how to use them. Although there are many options for modifying the environment to allow for increased physical activity, community trails have a unique advantage in that they can accommodate different types of physical activity by people of all ages. Public health coalitions; businesses; departments of parks, recreation, transportation, and planning; community agencies and organizations; and legislators can facilitate implementation of such environmental changes to increase opportunities for physical activity.


Healthcare Provider Reminder Systems
(healthcare_provider_reminder_systems_provider_education_and_patient_education-tobacco_treatment.pdf)
Working with Healthcare Delivery Systems to Improve the Delivery of Tobacco Use Treatment to Patients

This Action Guide provides information on the resources and key steps to work with healthcare delivery systems to improve the delivery of tobacco-use treatment to patients. Tobacco-use screening and brief intervention is ranked among the most effective clinical preventive services. Strategies that create systems in healthcare settings are successful in helping improve the delivery of this service. One such strategy involves creating a system that prompts healthcare providers to identify tobacco-using patients and to advise those patients against tobacco use at every visit. Healthcare providers are educated on how to treat patients who use tobacco and patients receive materials to educate and motivate them to quit and remain abstinent. This strategy can be used in various healthcare delivery systems, such as private practices, managed care organizations, hospitals, or public health clinics, and can involve a variety of healthcare provider specialties.


Investing in a Tobacco Free Future
(investing_in_a_tobacco-free_future.pdf)
How it Benefits your Bottom Line and Community

This publication gives insight to how a business or community can benefit from going tobacco free by improving productivity and profit while reducing health care costs.
   


Investing in Health
(investing_in_health.pdf)
Proven health promotion practices for workplaces

Partnership for Prevention® developed Investing in Health: Proven Health Promotion Practices for Workplaces to provide employers with guidance that can improve employee health by controlling tobacco use, promoting cancer screening and early detection, and encouraging physical activity and healthy eating.


The Community Health Promotion Handbook Introduction
(community_health_promotion_handbook_introduction.pdf)
Action Guides to Improve Community Health

Diabetes Management
•Diabetes Self-Management Education: Establishing a Community-Based DSME Program for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes to Improve Glycemic Control—An Action Guide

Physical Activity
•Places for Physical Activity: Facilitating Development of a Community Trail and Promoting Its Use to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth and Adults—An Action Guide
•School-Based Physical Education: Working with Schools to Increase Physical Activity Among Children and Adolescents in Physical Education Classes—An Action Guide
•Social Support for Physical Activity: Establishing a Community-Based Walking Group to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth and Adults—An Action Guide

Tobacco-Use Treatment
•Healthcare Provider Reminder Systems, Provider Education, and Patient Education: Working with Healthcare Delivery Systems to Improve the Delivery of Tobacco-Use Treatment to Patients—An Action Guide



Diabetes Self Management Education
(diabetes_self-management_education.pdf)
Establishing a Community-Based DSME Program for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes to Improve Glycemic Control

This Action Guide provides information on the resources and key steps to establish a community-based diabetes self-management education program to improve glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes. Community-based diabetes self-management education is effective in improving glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes. It can be conducted in community gathering places such as community centers, libraries, private facilities, and faith-based institutions. With an emphasis on convenient locations, community support, and cultural relevance to participants, community-based DSME is especially important for reaching people who have limited access to formal healthcare, do not speak English, or may not have the option of clinic-, home-, or worksite-based diabetes education. It is typically delivered by health professionals and public health practitioners and should include coordination with an individual’s primary care provider and any diabetes education received in a clinical setting.