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Initatives and Programs
The US government supports many initatives to encourage citizens' health and physical activity. It is important for health professionals to be aware of both these initatives and the agencies that preform research and create health-related tools. Health professionals can recommend these websites to clients and use them for personal research and knowledge development.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
From the US Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Diease Control and Prevention
"Collaborating to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health"
From the US Department of Agriculture; information about well-balanced meals and healthy lifestyles
From the US National Institutes of Health; registry and results database of all federally or privately supported clinical trials in the US
Connecting the Disability Community to Information and Opportunities
Healthy People 2020
Science-based 10-year national plan with objectives for improving American citizens' health
National Insitutes of Health
From the US Department of Health and Human Services; NIH is the US' leading medical research agency
National Library of Medicine
From the National Institutes of Health; NLM "supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology... [and] promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States"
Health tools and resources for Pennsylvanians
President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Committee of citizens who work with public, private, and non-profit sectors to "promote healthy lifestyles through fitness, sports and nutrition programs and initiatives that engage Americans across the lifespan"
Part of the US Department of Health and Human Services; promote women and girls' specific health research, information, and resources
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