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Public and Professional Education

NIH is a trusted source of evidence-based scientific information for millions of Americans and health care professionals. The cornerstone of the NIH mission is to help communicate useful health and science information to a diverse group of audiences, including health care professionals and the public. The goal is to provide them with the necessary information and tools to make informed decisions about their health and the health of their patients.

  • National Eye Health Education Program
    National Eye Institute
    The goal of The National Eye Health Education Program is to translate eye and vision research into public and professional education programs to increase awareness of scientific information for blindness prevention and vision preservation. Both early detection and timely treatment are emphasized, using strategies that are culturally appropriate, health-literate, and evidence-based.

  • The Heart Truth
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
    Women between the ages of 40 and 60 and women of color are at a disproportionally higher risk for heart disease. The Heart Truth campaign, which includes the Red Dress as its symbol, seeks to give women a personal and urgent wakeup call about their risk of heart disease, in order to prevent its onset.

  • We Can! Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
    Childhood obesity, a preventable condition, is now a prevalent disease in this country. Research shows that parents and caregivers are the primary influence on 8- to 13-years-old children. We Can! is a national movement designed to empower parents, caregivers, and communities with ways to help children stay at a healthy weight to prevent obesity and its comorbidities.

  • Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
    The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center strives to be a current, comprehensive, and unbiased source of information about Alzheimer's disease for health professionals, people with Alzheimer's disease and their families, and the public. This information can aid both the public and health care professionals prevent or delay the onset and progression of this disease.

  • Go4Life
    National Institute on Aging
    Exercise and physical activity are essential to improving and maintaining health and quality of life. This campaign is designed to help older adults become more physically active and designed to educate the public and health professionals about physical activity.

  • It’s a Noisy Planet: Protect Their Hearing
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
    Noise-induced hearing loss is a permanent and preventable condition affecting many children in this country. This web-based campaign is designed to educate both the public and professionals about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss.

  • Know Stroke
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
    Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in this country and is the leading cause of serious long-term disabilities. This campaign’s purpose is to educate the public about the symptoms of stroke and the importance of getting to the hospital quickly to prevent stroke-related death. The campaign includes outreach to consumers and health care professionals using mass media, grassroots outreach, partnerships, and community education.

  • Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health Exit Disclaimer
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    One of the most critical issues impeding improvements in public health today is the enormous gap between what we know can optimize health and health care and what actually gets implemented in everyday practice. The science of dissemination and implementation seeks to bridge this gap by understanding how to ensure that evidence-based strategies are effectively delivered in clinical and public health practice.

  • Research to Reality Cyber-Seminars
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Research to Reality is an online community of practice designed to bring together cancer control practitioners and researchers to discuss moving evidence-based programs into practice. These cyber-seminars are an information resource where members can connect and collaborate with other public health professionals.

  • HIV Vaccine Trials Network Exit Disclaimer
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
    The HIV Vaccine Trials Network is an international collaboration of scientists and educators searching for an effective and safe HIV vaccine. The network's mission is to facilitate the process of testing preventive vaccines in different populations around the globe.