General Prevention

Centers for Disease Control (2006) 
School Health Profiles: Characteristics of Health Programs among Secondary Schools
This report contains prevalence data from secondary school principals and teachers from Connecticut (~250 schools) and 36 other states, including health education and policies and programs in tobacco, nutrition and physical activity:

Community Alliance for Research & Engagement (CARE)
The Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) was established in spring 2007 as an integral component of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI). A goal of YCCI is to translate research from “bench to bedside”; the Alliance will help to take that one step further -- translating research from “bedside to community.”

Connecticut Association of Directors of Health (CADH) 
CADH is a not-for-profit organization that provides a basis for local directors of health to work together to strengthen and assure the efficient and effective delivery of public health services at the local level throughout the State. Public health issues that CADH addresses include advocating for comprehensive tobacco prevention initiatives and promoting public health practice standards.

Partnership for Prevention. 2008. 
The Community Health Promotion Handbook: Action Guides to Improve Community Health.

The Community Health Promotion Handbook is an evidence-based tool that consists of anIntroduction and five Action Guides. Each Action Guides translates a specific recommendation from The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) into “how to” guidance to help public health practitioners and others interested in promoting health implement effective community-level health promotion strategies. The five Action Guides address diabetes management, physical activity, and tobacco-use treatment.

Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
Promising practices


Tobacco Prevention and Control

Connecticut Department of Public Health (2002) 
Connecticut Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Plan. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health. (PDF, 570 KB)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Tobacco Control Program Guidelines and Data.

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids 
The Toll of Tobacco in Connecticut


Nutrition and Obesity

Connecticut Department of Public Health
Healthy Eating Active Living – Obesity Plan

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Defining Overweight and Obesity.

The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity – Yale University 
The Rudd Center assesses, critiques, and strives to improve practices and policies related to nutrition and obesity so as to inform and empower the public, to promote objective, science-based approaches to policy, and to maximize the impact on public health. The Rudd Center conducts cutting-edge research and acts as a clearinghouse for resources that add to our understanding of the complex forces affecting how we eat, how we stigmatize overweight and obese people, and how we can change.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
Action Strategies Toolkit with Policy approaches and resources related to childhood obesity prevention 
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Provides guidance on some of the best approaches policy-makers can use to make their states, communities and schools healthier places to live. The toolkit offers practical examples of policy approaches and resources that can help state and local policy-makers prevent childhood obesity and improve children’s health. It covers a wide range of issues, including increasing access to parks and recreation centers, improving safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, offering healthier foods in schools, and attracting grocery stores that provide healthy, affordable foods to lower-income communities.


Online Courses

Northeast Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies 
Northeast CAPT, a technical assistance provider for the Center for Substance Abuse Protection, offers several interactive online courses that help practitioners to explore current research, obtain practical tools, participate in structured learning activities and share their knowledge, experiences and perspectives with one another. 


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