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Recommendations, Best Practices, and Guidelines

Adolescent and School Health Tools
Links to tools to support adolescent health, such as the Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool, the Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool, and the School Health Index: A Self- Assessment and Planning Guide.

The Community Guide
Evidence-based recommendations for programs and policies to promote population health. Topics include: Alcohol, Cancer, Diabetes, Mental Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Oral Health, Physical Activity, Pregnancy, Tobacco, and Worksite.

Community Health Resources
CDC resources to help you plan, implement and evaluate community health interventions and programs to address chronic disease and health disparities issues.

Community Health Action Guides
Best practices for transforming communities by increasing physical activity in schools, developing walking trails, and more.

Healthy Food Service Guidelines
CDC has developed several resources for providing healthier food and beverage options in workplaces or other community settings, such as hospitals, parks, and recreation areas.

Moving Into Action: Promoting Heart-Healthy and Stroke-Free Communities
Suggests how certain sectors of society—policy makers, employers, and health care leaders—can support the prevention and control of heart disease and stroke.

A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke
A comprehensive public health strategy to improve cardiovascular health through the prevention, detection, and treatment of risk factors; early identification and treatment of heart attacks and strokes; and prevention of recurrent cardiovascular events.

Oral Health Guidelines and Recommendations
The website provides readers with guidelines for implementing oral health prevention programs and information on fluoridation, infection control, and oral cancer.

Recommendations to Improve Preconception Health and Health Care
This report provides recommendations to improve both preconception health and care. The goal of these recommendations is to improve the health of women and couples, before conception of a first or subsequent pregnancy.

State and Community Resources for Tobacco Prevention and Control
The State and Community Resources for Tobacco Prevention and Control website provides links to a number of resources such as Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs and Cessation Program Guidelines.

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