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  • This guide helps older adults and their family members cope with age-related eye diseases.  It includes information on healthy eating, being physically active, monitoring blood glucose, taking medications, coping, and other resources. En español

    American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

  • This easy-to-use resource guide helps you make smart choices from every food group, find balance between food and physical activity, and get the most out of the calories you consume.

    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • These handouts provide basic information about the seven different areas to focus on when you are trying to manage your diabetes. Each one includes facts, tips, advice, and activities that will get you started on your self-care and reinforce the lessons you learn in diabetes education sessions. En español

    American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

  • AADE7 System

    Cost Associated

    This online software package for diabetes educators allows you to collect and track your patients' behavior change goals, clinical indicators, and medications; administer online patient self-assessments and follow-ups; track information about the educational services you provide; generate reports on individual patient progress and your facility's progress; and more.

    American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

  • This booklet addresses the special challenges for very large people who are physically active and provides tips and ideas to become more active and healthier—no matter what your size.

    Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)

  • ADA's Diabetes FORECAST magazine

    Registration Required

    Diabetes Forecast is a lifestyle magazine for people with diabetes. It provides people with diabetes and their families with comprehensive, accurate, and timely information and support on all aspects of diabetes, including diet, fitness, self-care, and research.

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • This website has ideas, instructions, and videos of fun activities and games for students in grades 4-8.

    San Diego County Office of Education

  • These web pages provide information and tools to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight.  Includes resources for health care professionals to assist in assessing and treating overweight and obese patients.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation

    Registration Required

    These programs aim to assist parents in helping children manage their weight and live healthy lifestyles with specific activities and milestones.

    Healthier Generation

  • America on the Move

    Registration Required

    American on the Move is an evidence-based nonprofit dedicated to helping you take small steps and make small lifestyle changes for a healthier way of life.  This website will help you improve your health and quality of life through healthful eating and active living.  Includes an online community, articles on making healthy choices, and more. En español

    America on the Move (AOM)

  • This online workshop video presents a broad overview of diabetes in sign language, including pathophysiology, risk factors, management techniques, and preventative measures.

    NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • This obesity primer consists of 10 booklets that address adult obesity in the primary care setting.  It offers practical recommendations on evaluating patients for health risks related to weight, understanding medication and surgical options, improving communication and counseling, and making office environments more accommodating to obese patients.

    American Medical Association (AMA)

  • This website gives kids ages 9 to 13 the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.  The site focuses on topics that are important to them—such as stress and physical fitness—using kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features.  The Teacher's Corner provides interactive, educational, and fun activities that are linked to national education standards for science and health.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • This guide uses visual representations to show the benefits of regular exercise to those with diabetes. It gives suggestions to get more active and includes places for you to write your ideas and create your own physical activity plan.

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

  • This flipbook helps teach patients to identify ways to become more physically active. It provides color illustrations with two- to third- grade level text on the patient pages and simple teaching points on the corresponding instructor pages.

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

  • This guide will help you fit physical activity into your life—your way. Decide the number of days you’ll exercise, the types of activities you’ll do, and the times that fit your schedule.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • The Behavioral Diabetes Institute is an organization dedicated to helping people with diabetes live long, healthy, and happy lives.  This website provides an array of evidence-based clinical programs, all designed to help people overcome the emotional and behavioral obstacles to living well with diabetes.

    Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI)

  • This guide provides a set of generic principles that can be used as the basis for planning, delivering, and evaluating public health activities aimed at changing health-related behaviors.

    National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

  • This free workshop helps older adults get the support they need and find practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue, and stress. Older adults can also discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment options, and learn better ways to talk with their doctor and family about their health.

    National Council on Aging (NCOA)

  • Better Choices, Better Health - Diabetes is a six-week online workshop teaches individuals with diabetes self-management skills and techniques to more effectively manage their diabetes, overcome challenges, and improve their health. The workshop provides tips and tools to create and track weekly plans to improve health; monitor blood sugar, food, medication, and exercise; and an outlet to discuss problems and solutions with other participants.

    National Council on Aging (NCOA)

  • This toolkit includes articles, videos, and other materials to help you attain greater emotional health and balance in your life.

    HelpGuide

  • These teaching resources, including educational classroom games and school activities for preventing obesity, will help educators develop a preschool curriculum that builds a bridge between the school, home, and community and protects young children from developing risky behaviors.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Change Talk: Childhood Obesity is designed to help health professionals utilize motivational interviewing (MI) techniques to navigate challenging family and patient conversations regarding childhood obesity.

    Kognito

  • This tip sheet offers strategies to help you improve your eating and physical activity habits.  Whether you feel like change is a world away or just around the corner, the information here can help you get started.

    Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)

  • This tip sheet helps African Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • ChooseMyPlate.gov from the USDA illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet and provides tools for diet/calorie tracking and information on weight management, physical activity, and healthy eating. Some materials available in Spanish.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • This program brings face-to-face, small-group sessions to life through conversation maps.  With the help of a trained facilitator, participants focus on the health information most relevant to them and relate it to their own experiences.  At the end of each session, participants create a workable plan for using what they learn to drive meaningful behavior change in their lives.  Training for facilitators is available.

    Healthy Interactions

  • This tip sheet gives ten tips for reducing your child's sugar intake by eating healthy foods instead of sweets.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • This bilingual Spanish and English guide provides healthy tips for reducing salt and sodium in your diet to lower your blood pressure. En español

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • These validated patient survey tools work to assess patient and health care professional attitudes, wishes, and needs in diabetes management, a vital and valuable part of patient-centred quality of care improvement.

    DAWN (Diabetes Attitutes, Wishes, and Needs) Study

  • These PowerPoint training seminars were created to help community health workers better serve and improve the health of native Hawaiians and other Pacific people with diabetes.

    Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research

  • This guide for health care professionals provides comprehensive diabetes information on prevention and control and cardiovascular disease.

    California Medical Association Foundation

  • This resource helps girls with diabetes learn about the changes in their bodies as they mature. Girls will learn how diabetes can affect their reproductive health and how hormones and puberty can impact blood glucose levels.

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • Diabetes Etiquette

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    This tip sheet provides information on how family members and friends can interact with those with diabetes in a polite and helpful manner.

    Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI)

  • This resource provides tools for behavior change and information on how to create new healthy habits as well as a network to connect and share with other concerned families.

    Diabetes Families

  • This online multimedia tutorial provides an overview of proper foot care for patients with diabetes.

    MedlinePlus

  • This website provides access to program models, tools, and resources to enable health care professionals to provide self-management support for adults with diabetes in real world clinical and community settings. En español

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Diabetes Playbook provides tips for people with diabetes to keep track of their diabetes care. The book was created jointly by health care professionals who treat diabetes as well as people living with diabetes.

    Penn State Hershey Diabetes Institute

  • These handouts provide facilitators with tools to implement the DPP intervention using strategies to achieve nutrition, physical activity and weight loss goals. En español

    Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

  • This guide teaches about how diabetes affects you, and what you can do to take care of yourself. There is space in the back for you to keep track of your diabetes care, set goals for yourself, and work toward living well with diabetes.

    Wisconsin Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

  • A subsection of the Diabetes Self-Management website, this collection of articles provides tips on managing stress, dealing with depression, communicating with your loved ones, and finding support groups and other kinds of help.

    Diabetes Self-Management

  • On this website you'll find everything there is to know about staying healthy and living well with diabetes. Learn how to manage your blood sugar, treat highs and lows, and avoid diabetic complications. Get inspired by people with diabetes achieving great things, and find practical help with the everyday issues you face in your home, workplace, and beyond.

    dLife

  • This weekly television series is dedicated to empowering the millions of Americans living with diabetes, featuring real people, real stories, celebrities, advice, and diabetes-friendly cooking.

    dLife TV

  • Eat More, Weigh Less? provides information about cutting caloric intake to successfully lose weight. Details include a list of nutritious and filling foods, healthy ingredient substitutes for recipes, and ways to cut calories without eating less.

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

  • EX

    Registration Required

    This quit smoking program helps you re-learn your life without cigarettes.  The EX Plan helps you see quitting not as one big war, but as a number of little battles you can actually win.  Includes tools to chart your progress and set your quit smoking date.

    EX

  • This guide shows you many types of exercise and physical activity.  It also has lots of tips to help you be active in ways that suit your lifestyle, interests, health, and budget, whether you’re just starting out, getting back to exercising after a break, or fit enough to run a 3-mile race. It’s for everyone—people who are healthy and those who live with an ongoing health problem or disability. En español

    National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • Facilitating Behavior Change

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    This online course addresses the challenges today’s diabetes educators face and provides a solid foundation of core knowledge that diabetes educators need to update or refine their skills, as well as strategies to deliver appropriate self-management training to their patients with diabetes.

    American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

  • This booklet provides tips and ideas to improve your eating plan and become more physically active before, during, and after your pregnancy.

    Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)

  • These interactive online lessons are designed to educate you on topics such as diabetes management, healthy eating, physical activity, medication, glucose levels, monitoring, and more.

    University of Georgia

  • This toolkit assists parents in helping their children make healthy food choices and start healthy habits to prevent diabetes. The materials use Sesame Street characters to teach lessons on nutrition and healthy activities. En español

    PBS

  • Freedom from Smoking

    Registration Required

    This online program helps you begin the journey to quit smoking by taking you through a series of modules with activities designed to help you prepare to quit and stay committed.

    American Lung Association (ALA)

  • This program will help you develop holistic program interventions to build support for diabetes care in the community.

    Minneapolis American Indian Center

  • This tip sheet provides helpful guidelines and tips to encourage people at risk for type 2 diabetes to move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This application for the iPhone and iPad provides users with instant access to diabetes nutrition facts for making healthy eating choices.

    Go Meals

  • Go4Life is a campaign from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.

    Go4Life-National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • Goal Tracker Mobile App

    Registration Required

    Learning how to manage your diabetes can feel overwhelming, but you’re not in it alone. With the help of your diabetes educator and the Diabetes Goal Tracker app, you’re taking steps to move your health in the right direction. Diabetes Goal Tracker is a tool to help you set your goals based on the seven proven diabetes management approaches.

    American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

  • Group Lifestyle Balance

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    The evidence-based Group Lifestyle Balance program is designed to help patients make lifestyle changes which can prevent diabetes and prevent or treat metabolic syndrome. This program provides education, encouragement and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their healthy lifestyle goals and is designed for non–diabetic, overweight individuals age 18 and older who have pre–diabetes and/or the metabolic syndrome.

    University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center

  • Group Visit Starter Kit

    Registration Required

    This kit contains resources for health care teams that want to begin offering group visits for their patients.  Group visits offer staff a new and more satisfying way to interact with patients that makes efficient use of resources, improves access, and uses group process to help motivate behavior change and improve outcomes.

    Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

  • This guide contains easy-to-understand charts and worksheets to help you track your diabetes health and work with your doctor to develop a plan to maintain a healthy heart. It is available in English and Spanish. En español

    American College of Physicians (ACP)

  • This guide from the American Cancer Society® offers information on how to quit smoking.

    American Cancer Society (ACS)

  • This video for physicians helps raise awareness and start discussions about patients’ low health literacy skills.

    American Medical Association (AMA)

  • The guide is designed for managers of diabetes self-management programs, diabetes educators, and others implementing self-management programs who are interested in how they can better incorporate strategies to address negative emotions and enhance healthy coping.

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • This booklet shares ways for kids and parents to develop a heart-healthy lifestyle as a family.

    WellPoint Foundation

  • This nutrition and activity guide for parents has colorful pages filled with tips for teaching children about the importance of proper diet and regular physical activity, and to form healthy habits early on. En español

    WellPoint Foundation

  • This website is filled with information about living with diabetes and developing habits for healthy eating and physical activity through small, sensible steps. En español

    Merck

  • This guide shows you how to incorporate regular physical activity into your daily life, with encouraging tips and suggested goals for getting started.

    Diabetes Australia

  • This bilingual Spanish and English guide provides information about the dangers of smoking and helpful tips on how to quit. En español

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • This website for kids tells you cool stuff about how your body works, how eating right helps you play better and feel good, and how staying active is lots of fun! En español

    Kidnetic

  • Kids 'N Fitness

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    This in-person weight management program educates overweight children and their parents about nutrition and physical activity through interactive sessions.

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles

  • KidTribe

    Cost Associated

    This in-person program aims to fight the childhood obesity epidemic by fostering an environment where kids know it's hip to be healthy.  Nutrition and physical activity is at the root of each program, helping to build healthy bodies and healthy hearts.

    KidTribe

  • This initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, aims to eliminate childhood obesity and create a healthy start for children by empowering parents and caregivers, increasing physical activity, providing healthy food in schools, and improving access to healthy, affordable food in every part of the country.

    Let's Move

  • This flyer provides easy steps to take charge of stress to manage your health and live healthier.

    Prescription Solutions

  • Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes: A Toolkit Addressing Psychosocial Issues for American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples can help health care professionals address psychosocial issues with American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples. The toolkit contains a variety of culturally appropriate materials.

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • Lose It!

    Registration Required

    Lose It! is a smart phone app that helps you set goals and achieve them through tracking your daily calories, habits, and exercise.

    FitNow, Inc.

  • Lose Weight Guide - Make it Happen

    Registration Required

    Developed by a team of experts, Make it Happen provides valuable to help with the struggle of losing weight and has helpful tips for making healthier choices. You will learn how to eat better, move more, sleep well and stress less.

    American College of Physicians (ACP)

  • Marathon Kids

    Registration Required

    This school- and community-based fitness program teaches kids to live an active and healthy lifestyle by running or walking 26.2 miles over six months, eating healthy food daily, and even learning to grow fruits and veggies.  Available in select cities.

    Marathon Kids

  • This meal planning curriculum is for people living with diabetes and their support persons.  The curriculum incorporates participatory nutrition education, food preparation activities, and tasting of foods. En español

    Oregon Diabetes Program

  • This curriculum for an after-school health promotion program is designed to teach young people ages 11 to 13 about the complex media world around them and how it can affect their health—especially in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.

    National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)

  • This interactive online game for kids let's you exercise with Mixie's dance moves. Follow along with the animated movement lessons or create dance moves of your own.

    PBS

  • This national weight management program is designed to help veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health.  The materials available on this website can also be used to help non-VA patients manage their weight. En español

    U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA)

  • This worksheet helps people with diabetes better understand and manage their physical and emotional health through problem solving.

    Prescription Solutions

  • These three worksheets for young women can help you figure out which types of exercise you'll enjoy most and how to get started, stay motivated, and free up time for fitness.

    Center for Young Women's Health at Children's Hospital Boston

  • MyFitnessPal

    Registration Required

    MyFitnessPal is a diet and fitness community that provides tools and support for tracking your food and exercise and helping you achieve your weight loss goals.

    MyFitnessPal

  • MyFoodAdvisor

    Registration Required

    This online tracking tool lets you track what you eat to manage your diabetes and prevent the onset of complications.  Explore nearly 5,000 foods and find recipes and healthy alternatives to improve your meals. En español

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • MyMeds

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    MyMeds is a medication manager and pill reminder that helps to improve your medication adherence (how well you take your medications) by creating memory associations about your medications so you don’t forget to take them.

    MyMeds

  • These resources help teachers get their students active, excited, and engaged in the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge. The resources include a teacher guide, lesson plan worksheets, game planner, classroom scoreboard, and certificate.

    American Heart Association (AHA)

  • This booklet provides concise information for African Americans on heart disease and its risk factors. It explains how to reduce risk factors for heart disease, prevent and control high blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol, prevent and control diabetes, manage weight, and stop smoking.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • This podcast offers strategies for addressing patient and practice obstacles related to overweight and obesity issues.  CME credits available.

    American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

  • This resource provides health care professionals with a set of tested resources and tools to share with patients and families in the day-to-day management of chronic conditions.

    Improving Chronic Illness Care

  • This article emphasizes the importance of incorporating physical activity in your everyday life to reduce your risk of chronic diseases.

    President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

  • This curriculum provides communities, diabetes educators, and other program leaders steps to help lead African Americans in making healthy lifestyle changes for themselves and for their families.

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • These prerecorded lectures from experts in the field of diabetes cover topics ranging from prediabetes to foot care to diabetic emergencies.

    PRESENT Diabetes

  • Prevent

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    The Prevent program is designed to help individuals, including those with prediabetes, lose weight and make healthier choices. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that weight loss and exercise can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Prevent brings together the individualized attention of a dedicated, professional health coach with a curriculum based on an NIH-sponsored clinical trial that guides participants toward manageable but powerful goals. Combined with an understanding and supportive small group, a flexible online format, and a growing pool of healthy resources, Prevent is a profound, lifestyle-changing experience.

    Omada Health

  • This tip sheet helps Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to reduce their risk. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This comprehensive kit includes reproducible patient education handouts on 29 topics related to cardiometabolic risk reduction, prediabetes, diabetes, and CVD. En español

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • On this website you'll find suggestions for reducing the number of calories in what you drink and help deciphering nutrition facts labels. En español

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • This resource provides clinicians with detailed information about self-management support and how it can improve primary care services by teaching patients with chronic conditions to take informed responsibility for their own health. It describes how to implement self-management support and provides resources to support health care professionals as they adopt this approach.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

  • This list of self-management support training materials provides health care professionals with strategies and patient tools to help patients adopt healthy behaviors.

    California HealthCare Foundation

  • This bilingual Vietnamese and English booklet explains the heart health benefits of proper nutrition and how to lower your risk for heart disease. Tiếng việt

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • This televised chair exercise program was developed by a team of medical and fitness professionals to improve the health and wellness of older adults, physically limited individuals, and those managing chronic conditions and chronic pain.

    Sit and Be Fit

  • From the American Diabetes Association, this website provides tips for people to prevent type 2 diabetes one small step at a time.

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • This three-booklet package helps you assess your risk for developing diabetes and implement a program to prevent or delay the onset of the disease.  Use the activity tracker and fat and calorie counter to help track your progress. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • SmokefreeTXT

    Registration Required

    SmokefreeTXT is a mobile text messaging service for people who are trying to quit smoking. The program provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI)

  • 30 Seconds to Save a Life provides health care professionals with resources to help patients quit smoking, including intervention techniques and referral resources for smoking cessation.

    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC)

  • For Smokers: Stop Smoking Today provides smokers with resources to quit smoking, including information about cessation medications, social support, online tools, phone numbers, and facts about successful quitting.

    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC)

  • This curriculum toolbox is designed for community health workers working with Hispanic/Latino patients to address the prevention and management of depression and diabetes and to prevent emotional burnout from helping clients cope with diabetes and other daily issues. En español

    California Diabetes Program

  • SPARKPE

    Cost Associated

    SPARK PE offers evidence-based physical activity programs that provide curriculum and staff development to teachers of Pre-K through 12th grade students.

    Spark

  • SparkPeople

    Registration Required

    This online program provides free nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources to help you reach your goals and live a healthier life.  Track your calories and exercise and connect with others like you.

    SparkPeople

  • Stanford Self-Management Programs

    Registration Required

    These programs are designed to help people gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms and how their health problems affect their lives.  Program meetings are highly interactive, focusing on building skills, sharing experiences, and support. En español

    Stanford School of Medicine

  • This campaign for employers moves your employees through a 12-week program to incorporate regular walking into their daily lives.

    Wellness Council of America

  • These success stories from the Steps program demonstrate how communities reduced the burden of obesity, diabetes, and asthma by responding to community needs, creating healthier school environments, working in health care settings to improve patient care, and helping work sites improve employee health.

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

  • StickK

    Registration Required

    This website helps you set, track, and achieve goals to live a healthier lifestyle.

    StickK

  • This comprehensive guide will help you control your diabetes by keeping a balance between what you eat, your physical activity, and your medication.  It will also help you take important steps to prevent diabetes-related health problems. En español

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • This tip sheet and web site talks about the emotional consequences of diabetes and how to cope. It includes information about how psychologists can help with diabetes management.

    American Psychological Association (APA)

  • This inspirational booklet, written by Dr. Steven Covey, features seven habits that can help you with diabetes management. Learn to become more effective in managing your diabetes on your own, with your medical team, and with your family and friends.

    Bayer Diabetes Care

  • This website makes publicly available materials that were used in the HEALTHY intervention program, which was designed to moderate risk factors for type 2 diabetes in adolescents including nutrition, physical education, behavior, and communications and social marketing. En español

    The HEALTHY Study

  • The National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle training curriculum is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The lifestyle program is divided into two components: Core Curriculum & Post-Core Curriculum.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • This video and facilitator's guide demonstrates patient-centered self-management education and encourages health care professionals to follow up with their patients, showing that it does not take much time to get patients to self-manage effectively.

    Improving Chronic Illness Care

  • This activity guide for after-school program leaders provides quick, simple things to do with kids to help them develop skills for making healthful physical activity and eating choices.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service (FNS)

  • The President's Challenge

    Registration Required

    The President’s Challenge helps people of all ages and abilities increase their physical activity and improve their fitness through research-based information, easy-to-use tools, and friendly motivation.

    President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

  • This toolkit provides materials to begin a community outreach program with African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes, reinforcing the message that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented.  CME credit available. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This video presents a case study demonstrating that quick fixes can't compete with long-term planning and a support system. It shows five steps proven to help people lose weight.

    HBO

  • This video uses a case study to show healthy activities and habits that can be useful in the workplace. It addresses common pitfalls at work, like unhealthy snacking or eating fast food, and how combat them.

    HBO

  • This easy-to-read, bilingual Spanish and English tip sheet encourages teens to be more physically active to better manage their diabetes. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This easy-to-read, bilingual Spanish and English tip sheet encourages teens to lower their risk for diabetes by being active, making health food choices, and losing weight if they are overweight. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • Smoking Cessation Leadership Center's Tools and Resources page is a compilation of smoking cessation tools for health care professionals to help their patients quit smoking. Resources include videos, wallet cards, toolkits, behavioral health resources, and more.

    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC)

  • Trim Kids

    Cost Associated

    This book gives parents and children a positive, safe initial approach to lifetime weight management.

    Trim Kids

  • This training for health coaching from UCSF's Center for Excellence in Primary Care helps health care professionals engage patients in their own care.

    University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

  • This website provides information on seven self-care management areas for people with diabetes: healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medicine, problem solving, reducing risk, and healthy coping.

    American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

  • Virtual Lifestyle Management

    Registration Required

    The Virtual Lifestyle Management program (VLM) is an online version of the Diabetes Prevention Program. It is designed to help you lose weight and become more active by incorporating healthy habits into your daily routine. It provides tools to set goals and track and manage progress. You will also receive guidance and coaching from an experienced health care professional.

    DPS Health

  • Vtrim Online

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    This online weight management program combines proven scientific research with online technology.  It is ideal for motivated individuals, as well as motivated employers and their teams, who wish to reduce weight, improve health, and build a culture of personal well-being at home and at the workplace.

    Vtrim Online

  • This guide helps Americans live healthier lives by helping them set and achieve personal walking goals.  Treat yourself and your family to a daily routine of brisk walking. It’s a healthy and simple way to feel better now and reduce the risk of developing serious health problems down the road.

    BlueCross BlueShield Association

  • This bilingual Spanish and English booklet provides helpful steps for Hispanics/Latinos to reduce your risk of a heart attack by making healthy lifestyle changes and watching your weight. En español

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • Weight Watchers

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    This program can help you lose weight by forming helpful habits, eating smarter, getting more exercise, and providing support through in-person meetings and online resources. En español

    Weight Watchers

  • This booklet helps people with diabetes make wise food choices to prevent health problems and keep blood glucose levels on target. En español

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

  • This booklet helps people with diabetes choose and begin a physical activity program and safely lead an active, healthy lifestyle. En español

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

  • This bilingual Spanish and English presentation flipchart makes it easy to educate Hispanic and Latino Americans about the link between diabetes and heart disease.  It includes easy-to-understand illustrations, a scripted presentation, and two copier-ready handouts. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This easy-to-read booklet is designed to help you make the lifestyle changes that will lower your blood cholesterol and reduce your risk for heart disease.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)