NIH Public Health Campaigns

Use these evidence-based campaigns in your community or as models for how to help health care professionals, practitioners, and the general public make informed decisions about their health and the health of their patients. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list.

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Provides strategies, tips, and other important information about Alzheimer's disease to health professionals, patients, and their families.


Diabetes

National Diabetes Education Program

National Diabetes Education Program

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

A public-private partnership designed to improve treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promote early diagnoses, and prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in the United States.


Heart Disease & Stroke

Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative

Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Works with community health workers to encourage heart-healthy behavior changes in underserved and minority communities.

The Heart Truth

The Heart Truth®

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

A campaign to raise awareness about heart disease and its risk factors among women and educate and motivate them to take action to prevent the disease and control its risk factors.

Know Stroke

Know Stroke

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Educates the public about the signs of stroke and the importance of getting to the hospital quickly to prevent stroke-related death.

Mind Your Risks

Mind Your Risks

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Educates people about the importance of controlling blood pressure in midlife (ages 45–65) to reduce the risk of stroke and possibly dementia later in life.

P.A.D. – Stay in Circulation

P.A.D. – Stay in Circulation

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Raises awareness about peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) and its link to heart attack and stroke. The campaign targets adults over age 50 who are particularly at risk for the disease.


Kidney Disease

Healthy Moments

Healthy Moments

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

One-minute tips on living a healthy lifestyle featuring conversations with top researchers on a variety of health issues.

National Kidney Disease Education Program

National Kidney Disease Education Program

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Improves the understanding, detection, and management of kidney disease among groups most at risk, including African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and American Indians.


Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Aim for a Healthy Weight

Aim for a Healthy Weight

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Provides tools to help people learn about reaching and maintaining a healthy weight and reducing their risk for diseases associated with obesity, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.

Go4Life

Go4Life®

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Provides easy, practical advice about how older adults can fit exercise and physical activity into their daily lives.

 Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better

Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

A national program that encourages black women ages 18 and older to maintain a healthy weight by becoming more physically active and eating healthier.

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition)

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition)®

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD); National Cancer Institute (NCI); National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Empowers parents, caregivers, and communities to help children get an early start on maintaining a healthy weight to prevent obesity and obesity-related conditions.

Weight-Control Information Network

Weight-Control Information Network

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Provides evidence-based information and resources on obesity, weight control, and physical activity.


Respiratory Disease

 National Asthma Control Initiative

National Asthma Control Initiative

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Helping to improve asthma care and control by encouraging and empowering clinicians, patients, and others to follow science-based asthma care and control guidelines.


Substance Abuse

CollegeAIM

CollegeAIM

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Provides research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.

Learn the Link

Learn the Link

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Provides information to adolescents, parents, and teachers about the link between drug abuse and serious health consequences like HIV.

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Connects teens with scientists and other experts to counteract myths about drugs and alcohol.

Rethinking Drinking

Rethinking Drinking

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Offers information for adults on alcohol use, and encourages them to evaluate their own drinking habits.


Tobacco Use

Smokefree.gov

Smokefree.gov

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Provides personalized tools and strategies to smokers who want to quit and to people who want to help their loved ones quit smoking.

Smokefree60+

Smokefree60+

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Provides resources and information to support older adults in thinking, preparing, and taking action to quit smoking.

SmokefreeVET

SmokefreeVET

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Offers tips and support, including a mobile text-messaging service, to help military veterans who want to quit smoking.

Smokefree Español

Smokefree Español

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Provides tools and strategies for those in the Spanish-speaking community who want to quit smoking.

Smokefree Teen

Smokefree Teen

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Offers quizzes, apps, and other resources to help teens quit smoking.

Smokefree Women

Smokefree Women

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Provides quitting advice, tips, and support specific to women’s needs, including pregnant women.


Other Health Conditions

Family History Initiative

Family History Initiative

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Encourages people to learn about their family health history in order to better understand their risks for certain diseases.

 It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing

It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing®

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Educates preteens and their parents about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss.

National Child and Maternal Health Education Program

National Child and Maternal Health Education Program

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Improves the health of women and kids by providing pregnant women, mothers, families, and health care workers with evidence-based information about maternal and child health.

 National Eye Health Education Program

National Eye Health Education Program

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Designed to reach populations at higher risk for eye disease and vision loss, and to promote the use of vision rehabilitation services.

Safe to Sleep® Campaign

Safe to Sleep® Campaign

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Educates parents, families, child care providers, health care providers, and the general public about safe infant sleep and ways to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).