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    What Works for Health

    Developer: University of Wisconsin and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Background: What Works for Health disseminates strategies that are based on findings from both systematic reviews and research reports across a number of topics including health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment. For each recommended strategy, the site provides examples of interventions that used the strategy and links to implementation resources.

    The Guide to Community Preventive Services

    Developer: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Background: The Community Guide disseminates strategies based on systematic reviews from research on ways to improve health and prevent disease in communities. Strategies address a number of topics including the promotion of health eating and physical activity and the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and obesity among others.

    US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

    Developer: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

    Background: USPSTF disseminates recommendations based on systematic reviews of research on clinical care to prevent and manage a range of conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, injury, and others.

    Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health

    Developer: NC Institute of Medicine; Governor’s Task Force for Healthy Carolinians, the Division of Public Health, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS); the Office of Healthy Carolinians and Health Education, NC DHHS; and the State Center for Health Statistics, NC DHHS.

    Background: Healthy NC 2020 is NC’s health improvement plan. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health provides the state with 40 health objectives in 13 focus areas. Each of the 13 focus areas is presented in a two-page section. Each section lists the objectives for the focus area, briefly describes the rationale for the selection of each objective, includes key health disparities, shows data on where North Carolina currently ranks regarding each objective, and recommends strategies to address the objectives.