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NIH is a trusted source of evidence-based scientific information. These NIH-sponsored campaigns provide information and tools to help health care professionals, practitioners, and the general public make informed decisions about their health and the health of their patients. These resources are examples and are 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)
The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center 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)
The National Diabetes Education Program is 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)
The Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative 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)
The Heart Truth® is a campaign for women that includes the Red Dress as its symbol and is geared toward preventing heart disease, the #1 killer of women in the United States.



Know Stroke
Know Stroke

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Know Stroke educates the public about 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)
Mind Your Risks educates people with high blood pressure 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)
Stay in Circulation raises awareness about peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) and its link to heart attack and stroke. The campaign targets adults over age 50, especially African Americans, who are particularly at risk for the disease.



Kidney Disease


Healthy Moments
Healthy Moments

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Healthy Moments is a series of weekly radio episodes featuring conversations with top researchers and practical tips 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)
The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) 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)
The Aim for a Healthy Weight program 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)
Go4Life® provides easy, practical advice about how older adults can fit exercise and physical activity into their daily lives.



Media-Smart Youth
Media-Smart Youth

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Media-Smart Youth is an interactive educational program that teaches children about media literacy, nutrition, and physical activity.



Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better
Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better is 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)
We Can!® 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)
The Weight-Control Information Network provides evidence-based information and resources on obesity, weight control, and physical activity.

Respiratory Disease


National Asthma Control Initiative (NACI)
National Asthma Control Initiative (NACI)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
The National Asthma Control Initiative is 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)
CollegeAIM 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)
The Learn the Link campaign provides information to adolescents, parents, and teachers about the link between drug abuse and serious health consequences, like HIV.



National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week 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)
Rethinking Drinking 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)
Smokefree.gov 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)
Smokefree60+ provides resources and information to support older adults in thinking, preparing, and taking action to quit smoking.



SmokefreeVET
SmokefreeVET

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
SmokefreeVET offers tips and support, including a mobile text-messaging service, to help military veterans who want to quit smoking.



Smokefree Español
Smokefree Español (website is in Spanish)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Smokefree Español provides tools and strategies for the Spanish-speaking community who want to quit smoking.



Smokefree Teen
Smokefree Teen

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Smokefree Teen offers quizzes, apps, and other resources to help teens quit smoking.



Smokefree Women
Smokefree Women

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Smokefree Women 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)
The Family History Initiative 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)
It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing® 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)
The National Child and Maternal Health Education Program 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)
The National Eye Health Education Program is 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)
The Safe to Sleep® Campaign 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).