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re:TH!NK has compiled a laundry list of great websites to gather data, facts, research, and information about tobacco, alcohol and drugs, physical activity, nutrition, and healthy living. Many of these sites have downloadable fact sheets and other links to more information.

Prevention & Healthy Living

Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources
Research and trend data for Wisconsin and the US on a variety of topics.

Health First WI
Links to resources for nutrition and activity, tobacco prevention/control and alcohol prevention/control.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
General facts about mental illness, including links to specific illnesses/disorders and factsheets.

Suicide Prevention, SAMHSA
Data and facts about mental health, drug abuse, treatment and prevention.

American Dental Hygenists Association
Information about the importance and need for dental access and care. More links to resources can be found at adha.org.

 

Nutrition, Physical Activity, Obesity Prevention

Health In Practice
Find information about Farm to School, Active Early, and Active Schools as well as advocacy tools and information.

Well Oshkosh
The goal of Well Oshkosh is to connect local businesses, organizations, and schools, to improve the health and productivity of their workforce, reduce healthcare costs, and further cement the image of Oshkosh as a great place to live and work. Businesses and organizations are welcome to join.

Well City Fox Cities
Well City Fox Cities connects local businesses, organizations, and schools to improve the health and productivity of our workforce, reduce the burden of healthcare costs, and reinforce the Fox Cities' reputation as a great place to live and work.

WI DHS Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program
The State NPAO website has Wisconsin and National data on obesity and physical activity and lots of tools for local communities.

 

Tobacco

Tobacco Control Resource Center of Wisconsin
Tobwis holds a collection of reports and resources related to the tobacco burden, smoke-free air, tobacco use rates, specific populations, and more. Just click "find resources" on the Tobwis homepage.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Whether you're wondering which brands of cigarettes teens prefer, or how much the tobacco industry spends advertising and marketing its lethal products, chances are, CTFK has the answer.

Wisconsin is Better Smoke-Free
Specific information for businesses, employees and the general public about Wisconsin's statewide smoke-free air law that went into effect July 5, 2010.

SmokeFree Wisconsin
Find the latest information on secondhand smoke, the health impact, the economic impact and common arguments against smoke-free environments.

American's For Non-Smokers' Rights
Overarching details about the importance of smoke-free air laws and why they protect the health of everyone. The ANR website also contains maps of smoke-free air laws across the US.

 

Alcohol/Rx/Drugs

Automobile Safety - Don't Drink and Drive!
A multitude of information and links related to not drinking and driving.

Rethinking Drinking
A myth-busting website that has real-life data. Great for teens and young adults.

We Don't Serve Teens
This website provides parents and others with tools and information to reduce teen drinking and related harm.

College Drinking-Changing the Culture
A one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Key fact and statistics about underage drinking, college drinking , and alcohol abuse. Click back to the NIAAA home page for even more research and data.

National Institute of Drug Abuse
Science-based facts on drug abuse and addiction.

Parents: The Anti-Drug
Explore for drug facts, signs and symptoms of use, and tips from experts to help keep your teens drug-free.

ONDCP Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse has prepared this fact sheet to summarize current drug use estimates, drug-related law enforcement activities, data on drug offenders in the criminal justice system, drug availability estimates, and the historical and current Federal drug control budget.

 

Quitting/Treatment

Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention
Fact sheets on quitting, what happens when you quit, information on nicotine replacement therapy etc.

National Cancer Institute
Offers fact sheets on ways to cope with daily life, without tobacco.

Alcoholics Anonymous
The nationally recognized organization to help people stop abusing alcohol. Click on A.A. literature to find more information.

 

Data Collection

WI Department of Public Instruction Youth Risk Behavior Survey
The Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is conducted as part of a national effort by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor health-risk behaviors of the nation's high school students. Questions and results of the survey are available here.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
National YRBS data and reports collected yearly about substance use/abuse, nutrition, safety, physical activity, mental health, etc.

WI Department of Health Services Behavioral Risk Factor Survey
This site gives you information about health indicators (measures of health) in Wisconsin through an interactive menu system.

WI Department of Health Services Youth Tobacco Survey
The Wisconsin Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) is a comprehensive measure of youth awareness, attitudes and related behaviors about tobacco use in Wisconsin.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention MMWR
A searchable index of scientific research studies on a variety of topics.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Find current reports or data about tobacco, drugs, alcohol, youth, mental health, populations, etc.

 

 

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