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Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, Kash B, Helduser, eds. 2015. Rural Healthy People 2020: A companion document to Healthy People 2020–Volume one. College Station, TX: Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center, 135 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a guide and benchmark on the current state of rural health priorities and disparities and serves as a roadmap for updating federal and state leaders on rural health priorities identified through the national Rural Healthy People 2020 survey. Volume one addresses each of the ten top-ranked rural health priorities and includes reviews of relevant literature, updated for those topics previously identified as priorities in Rural Healthy People 2010, and models for practice that rural practitioners can use to support community and regional programs. Topics include access to quality health services, nutrition and weight status, the burden of diabetes, mental health and mental disorders, substance abuse trends, heart disease and stroke, physical activity, older adults, updates and challenges in maternal and child health, and tobacco use in rural America.

Contact: Southwest Rural Health Research Center, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Department of Health Policy and Management, 1266 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-1266, Telephone: (979) 862-4238 Fax: (979) 458-0656 Web Site: http://sph.tamhsc.edu/srhrc/index.html Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-4951-5242-9.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Child health, Community health services, Diabetes, Health care disparities, Health objectives, Health promotion, Healthy People 2020, Heart diseases, Literature reviews, Maternal health, Mental health, National initiatives, Nutrition, Physical activity, Rural populations, Strokes, Substance abuse, Tobacco use

Labarthe D, Grover B, Galloway J, Gordon L, Moffatt S, Pearson T, Schoeberl M, Sidney S. 2014. The public health action plan to prevent heart disease and stroke: Ten-year update. Washington, DC: National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, 107 pp.

Annotation: This document serves as a point of reference for state heart disease and stroke prevention programs and as a framework for health professionals and policymakers on developing a health care system that equally supports prevention and treatment. The content is organized around the following four pillars: the need for action, the platform for action, a call to action, and mobilization for action. The document concludes with next steps for bringing implementation to scale.

Contact: National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Web Site: http://nationalforum.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Community action, Disease prevention, Heart diseases, National initiatives, State programs, Strategic plans, Strokes

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2013. Critical congenital heart disease. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 6 pp.

Annotation: This brief discusses screening newborns for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD), including the role of state and territorial health agencies, and sample state strategies from Indiana and New Jersey. Also provided are a map and chart showing which states have passed CCHD legislation or are considering it.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Congenital heart defects, Heart diseases, Newborn screening, State initiatives

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2008. The healthy woman: A complete guide for all ages. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health; for sale by U.S. Government Printing Office, 518 pp.

Annotation: This book for consumers discusses risk factors for major diseases that affect women. Some of the topics include heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disease, blood disorders, and sexually transmitted infections. The book also explains (1) what happens to the body with various diseases, (2) tips for handling many diseases and health conditions, (3) how to stay healthy during key phases of a woman's life, such as pregnancy and menopause, (4) how to communicate with health professionals, (5) the screening tests and immunizations that women need, and (6) where to find additional reliable health information.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: contactcenter@gpo.gov Web Site: http://www.gpo.gov Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-16-077183-5.

Keywords: Autoimmune diseases, Cancer, Stroke, Communication, Consumer education materials, Diabetes mellitus, Heart diseases, Immunization, Menopause, Pregnancy, Prevention, Risk factors, Screening, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's health

Sandmaier M. 2007. The healthy heart handbook for women. (Rev. ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 122 pp.

Annotation: This book provides information to women about cardiovascular disease prevention. Contents include a summary of the new edition, heart disease prevention promotion and risk factors, patient and physician communication and partnership, major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, other risk factors, taking control and health planning, tips for women with heart disease, getting help for a heart attack, and how to estimate risk. Additional Web site resources are provided for further information.

Contact: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center, P.O. Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824-0105, Telephone: (301) 592-8573 Secondary Telephone: (240) 629-3255 Fax: (301) 592-8563 E-mail: NHLBIinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/infoctr/index.htm Available from the website. Document Number: NIH 07-2720.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Cardiovascular diseases, Health promotion, Heart diseases, Maternal health, Nutrition, Nutrition education, Patient education, Physician patient relations, Prevention programs, Women's health

American College of Nurse - Midwives. 2007. Reducing health disparities. Silver Spring, MD: American College of Nurse - Midwives, 4 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about health disparities in the United States, particularly in the areas of infant mortality, preterm birth, low birthweight, SIDS, maternal mortality, breast cancer, cervical cancer, HIV/AIDS, and heart disease among women. The brief also discusses ways in which midwives are working to reduce disparities in reproductive health and midwifery education, practice, and activism. A summary and endnotes are included.

Contact: American College of Nurse-Midwives, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (240) 485-1800 Secondary Telephone: (888) MID-WIFE (643-9433) Fax: (240) 485-1818 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.midwife.org Available from the website.

Keywords: AIDS, Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Economic factors, Ethnic factors, HIV, Heart diseases, Infant health, Infant mortality, Low birthweight, Maternal mortality, Midwives, Preterm birth, Racial factors, SIDS, Women's health

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2005. State programs in action: Exemplary work to prevent chronic disease and promote health. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 84 pp.

Annotation: This document provides examples of state-based programs that make a substantial contribution to reducing the burden of chronic disease in the United States. Topics include aging, arthritis, block grants: preventing chronic disease, cancer, diabetes, healthy mothers and healthy babies, healthy youth, heart disease and stroke, nutrition and physical activity, oral health; prevention research enters, racial and ethnic approaches to community health, and tobacco.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Arthritis, Block grants, Cancer, Child health, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Communities, Community programs, Diabetes mellitus, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Heart diseases, Infant health, Maternal health, Model programs, Nutrition, Oral health, Physical activity, State programs, Strokes, Tobacco

Jacobson MF. 2005. Liquid candy: How soft drinks are harming American's health (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Center for Science in the Public Interest, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses soft drink overconsumption in the United States, and the associated health consequences. The report, which contains an executive summary, discusses the nutritional impact of soft drink consumption, the health impact of soft drink consumption (including obesity, osteoporosis, tooth decay and erosion, heart disease, and kidney stones) the marketing of soft drinks, how citizens are combating the marketing and overconsumption of soft drinks, and recommendations for action. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report. Endnotes are included.

Contact: Center for Science in the Public Interest, 1220 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 332-9110 Fax: (202) 265-4954 E-mail: cspi@cspinet.org Web Site: http://www.cspinet.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Calories, Children, Dental caries, Health, Heart diseases, Kidney diseases, Marketing, Nutrition, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Parents

Taylor AL, Branford T, eds. 2004. The African American woman's guide to a healthy heart. Roscoe, IL: Hilton Publishing, 144 pp.

Annotation: This book, which is geared toward African-American women, focuses on why these women are at a higher risk for heart disease and stroke than any other group of women in the United States, get these diseases at younger ages, and are more likely to die from them. The book is divided into three sections. Part 1 explains how the blood vessels and heart work and what happens when a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure occur. Part 2 explains what increases the risk for heart attack or stroke and how to decrease risk. Part 3 focuses of dealing with the health care system and understanding insurance. Three appendices provide a yearly heart-health checklist, a list of questions to ask the doctor, and a list of resources. The book concludes with an index.

Contact: Hilton Publishing, 1630 45th Street, Suite 103, Munster, IN 46321, Telephone: 219-922-4868 Secondary Telephone: 866-455-1070 Fax: 219-922-6407 E-mail: info@hiltonpub.com Web Site: http://www.hiltonpub.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-9716067-6-5.

Keywords: Blacks, Cardiovascular diseases, Consumer education materials, Families, Health care systems, Heart disease, High risk groups, Insurance, Lifestyle, Morbidity, Mortality, Racial factors, Risk factors, Risk management, Stroke, Women's health

Reyes C, Van de Putte L, Falcón AP, Levy RA. 2004. Genes, culture, and medicines: Bridging gaps in treatment for Hispanic Americans. Washington, DC: National Alliance for Hispanic Health, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report brings together a growing body of scientific research demonstrating substantial disparities in pharmaceutical therapy for Hispanic Americans. The report discusses disparities in relation to asthma and Hispanic children, mental illness, and status of research; genetics and individualized response to drugs in Hispanics in relation to asthma, diabetes, heart attack, and Alzheimers disease; clinical implications of variations in genes regulating drug metabolism; undertreatment of coexisting conditions; and communication, culture, and implications of optimal pharmaceutical care. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the report. The report includes conclusions, recommendations, and references.

Contact: National Alliance for Hispanic Health, 1501 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1401, Telephone: (202) 387-5000 Secondary Telephone: (866) 783-2645 Fax: E-mail: Web Site: http://www.hispanichealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alzheimers disease, Asthma, Children, Communication, Cultural factors, Culture, Diabetes, Drug therapy, Genetics, Heart diseases, Hispanic Americans, Mental disorders, Pharmaceuticals, Research, Treatment

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2003. The power of prevention. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 9 pp. (Steps to a healthier US: A program and policy perspective)

Annotation: This is one of a series of three publications designed for use by community leaders, policymakers, and health officials in their efforts to make their communities healthier. This publication discusses the burden of chronic disease on the United States, the rise in health care spending, the importance of preventing disease, and the Steps to a HealthierUS initiative. Statistics are presented in tables and figures throughout.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Communities, Community programs, Diabetes mellitus, Federal initiatives, Health personnel, Health promotion, Heart diseases, Obesity, Prevention, Prevention programs, Strokes

Gamm L, Hutchison L, Dabney B, Dorsey A, eds. 2003. Rural Healthy People 2010: A companion document to Healthy People 2010—Volume 1. College Station, TX: Southwest Rural Health Research Center, 252 pp.

Annotation: This volume contains brief overviews of the top rural health concerns and objectives associated with Healthy People 2010 focus areas, references to key literature about these concerns, and descriptions of models for practice that rural communities can draw upon to achieve key Healthy People 2010 objectives. Health topics include: (1) access to quality health services, (2) cancer, (3) diabetes, (4) heart disease and stroke, (5) maternal, infant, and child health, (6) mental health and mental disorders, (7) nutrition and overweight concerns, (8) the state of oral health, (9) substance abuse trends, and (10) tobacco use. For each health concern, an overview and various models for practice and contact information are presented.

Contact: Southwest Rural Health Research Center, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Department of Health Policy and Management, 1266 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-1266, Telephone: (979) 862-4238 Fax: (979) 458-0656 Web Site: http://sph.tamhsc.edu/srhrc/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Cancer, Community programs, Diabetes mellitus, Families, Health care delivery, Healthy People 2010, Heart diseases, MCH services, Mental health, Nutrition, Obesity, Oral health, Parents, Pregnant women, Program descriptions, Rural health, Strokes, Substance abuse, Tobacco use

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2003. Prevention programs in action. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 79 pp. (Steps to a healthierUS: A program and policy perspective)

Annotation: This is one of a series of three publications designed for use by community leaders, policymakers, and health officials in their efforts to make their communities healthier. It is part of the Steps to a HealthierUS initiative. This volume is a how-to guide for learning effective strategies to reduce the burden of diabetes, obesity, cancer, heart disease, and stroke that also discusses lifestyle choices associated with these diseases, including nutrition and physical activity to combat obesity, tobacco, and school health. The volume consists of examples of programs from numerous states; each example describes the public health problem that it addresses, evidence that prevention works for that problem, a description of the program, and notes about the implications of the program.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Communities, Community programs, Diabetes mellitus, Federal initiatives, Health personnel, Health promotion, Heart diseases, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Prevention programs, School health, Strokes, Tobacco use

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2003. Steps to a healthierUS: A program and policy perspective--Prevention strategies that work. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 120 pp.

Annotation: This is one of a series of three publications designed for use by community leaders, policymakers, and health officials in their efforts to make their communities healthier. It is part of the Steps to a HealthierUS initiative. For each topic related to reducing the burden of disease (diabetes, cancer, and heart diseases and stroke) and addressing lifestyle choices (healthy eating and physical activity, tobacco control, and school health programs), the volume discusses the problem, progress to date, prevention opportunities, basic infrastructure for addressing the problem, program examples, challenges ahead, technical resources, and references. Statistics are presented in tables and figures throughout.

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Order from the website for a charge.

Keywords: Cancer, Communities, Community programs, Diabetes mellitus, Health personnel, Health promotion, Heart diseases, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Prevention programs, School health, Strokes, Tobacco use

Gamm L, Hutchison L, Dabney B, Dorsey A, eds. 2003. Rural Healthy People 2010: A companion document to Healthy People 2010—Volume 2. College Station, TX: Southwest Rural Health Research Center, 166 pp.

Annotation: This volume (the second in a three-volume set) presents literature reviews and associated references for the top rural health priority areas identified in Healthy People 2010. The topics covered include access to quality health services; cancer; diabetes; heart disease and stroke; maternal, infant, and child health; mental health and mental disorders; nutrition and overweight; oral health; substance abuse;and tobacco use. Each chapter includes a list of references.

Contact: Southwest Rural Health Research Center, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Department of Health Policy and Management, 1266 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-1266, Telephone: (979) 862-4238 Fax: (979) 458-0656 Web Site: http://sph.tamhsc.edu/srhrc/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Adults, Cancer, Child health, Children, Diabetes mellitus, Health care delivery, Health services, Healthy People 2010, Heart diseases, Infant health, MCH services, Maternal health, Mental disorders, Mental health, Nutrition, Obesity, Oral health, Rural health, Strokes, Substance abuse, Tobacco use

Hutchins VL. 2001. Maternal and child health at the millennium: Looking back, moving forward. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 62 pp.

Annotation: This publication provides an overview of the federal Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program's evolution in consultation, technical assistance, policy development and dissemination, and data collection and analysis, from the establishment of the Children's Bureau in 1912 to the present. The publication uses four selected areas—newborn screening, mental retardation, heart disease, and school health/health of school age children—to illustrate how the MCH program development principles have incorporated scientific and technological advances into promoting the health of the nation's children and families. The publication discusses the problems that the MCH program will face in the future, including unresolved problems from the 20th century and new problems. References are included in the document. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Child health, Children, Children's Bureau, Families, Fathers, Health promotion, Healthy People 2010, Heart diseases, History, Infants, MCH programs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Mental retardation, Neonatal screening, Parents, Pregnant women, Program development, School age children, School health, Social Security Act, Title V, Title V programs

Yates B. 2000. Heart health for Black women : a natural approach to healing and preventing heart disease. New York, NY: Marlowe, 244 pp.

Annotation: This book for health and community service professionals and the general public focuses on heart disease risks common among black women. Topics include high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, nutrition, cholesterol, estrogen replacement therapy, and smoking. Alternative treatments such as herbs, vitamins, stress reduction techniques, and visualization techniques are discussed. Appendices include questions for healthcare providers, resources, a stay-on-track checklist, an exercise checklist, and a glossary. An index is provided.

Contact: Marlowe and Company, LLC, 1667 K Street, N.W., Suite 480, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone: (202) 775-1796 Fax: (202) 775-0214 E-mail: marlowe@marloweco.com Web Site: http://www.marloweco.com/ Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-56924-619-X.

Keywords: Alternative medicine, Blacks, Consumer education materials, Diabetes mellitus, Heart diseases, Hormone replacement therapy, Hypertension, Nutrition, Prevention, Smoking, Women's health

Marti J, with Hine A. 1998. The alternative health and medicine encyclopedia. (2nd ed.). Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press, 462 pp.

Annotation: This book presents information on a wide range of alternative or complementary methods for providing health care. It provides an introductory chapter on alternative medicine which covers approaches such as acupuncture and acupressure, biofeedback, homeopathy, massage, hydrotherapy, kinesiology, and visualization therapy, among others. It includes chapters on the following topics: natural nutrition; vitamins; minerals and trace elements; botanical medicines; coping with stress; stress-related disorders; drug abuse and addiction; mental health disorders; common male and female health problems; pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care; dental care; eye, ear, nose, and throat problems; cancer; heart disorders; and aging. Each chapter presents alternative treatments for specific conditions, includes sidebars which summarize certain strategies, and provides bibliographical references. A glossary, a general bibliography, and an index are included.

Contact: Cengage Learning, P.O. Box 6904, Florence, KY 41022-6904, Telephone: (800) 354-9706 Fax: (800) 487-8488 E-mail: esales@cengage.com Web Site: http://www.cengage.com/ Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-8103-8303-9.

Keywords: Aging, Alternative medicine, Cancer, Childbirth, Dental care, Drug abuse, Encyclopedias, Exercise, Health services, Heart diseases, Holistic health, Infant care, Men, Mental disorders, Minerals, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Stress, Stress management, Vitamins, Women

Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health. 1995. CATCH physical education curriculum. Washington, DC: National Cholesterol Education Program, 103 pp., 1 box activity cards.

Annotation: This guidebook and set of exercise cards is aimed at physical education specialists and teachers. The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH), tested with third through fifth grade children in several schools, intends to establish three behavior patterns: participation in physical activity, healthful eating habits, and non-smoking. The teacher's guidebook gives goals, a description of the activity cards, discussion on how to use them safely, equipment needed, special activities, sample lesson plans, bibliography, and appendices that describe games, suggest adaptations to limited space or inclement weather, and give resource lists and blank forms. The resources include references to other CATCH publications that mention nutrition. The activity cards are divided into warm-up and cool-down activities, aerobic activities, aerobic sports, walk-jog-run, and other activities.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Curricula, Educational materials, Exercise, Health promotion, Heart diseases, Physical activity, Physical education, Physical fitness, Prevention, Sports

Lynn DM, Reed MK, Miller R. 1993. A healthy heart. Niles, IL: United Learning, 1 videotape (13 minutes, VHS), 1 teacher's guide (16 pp.), 4 handout masters.

Annotation: This videotape is designed for use with grades two through four. It introduces children to concepts of what the heart is and how to take care of it. The five food groups of the food guide pyramid are used to focus on the roles of nutrition, exercise, and nonsmoking. The teacher's guide contains a program overview, suggested activities, and a transcript of the video.

Contact: Discovery Education, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201, Telephone: (800) 323-9084 Secondary Telephone: (800) 421-2363, ext. 7201 Fax: (847) 328-6706 E-mail: info@unitedlearning.com Web Site: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/ $59.50 plus shipping and handling.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Consumer education materials, Food pyramid, Heart diseases, Physical fitness, Videotapes

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.