Tools created and compiled from evidence-based research, aimed at preventing chronic disease, are resources that can help individuals and communities reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases. These tools can be used to promote healthy lifestyles, identify and manage risk factors, and support early detection and intervention.
These tools can be used by individuals, healthcare providers, public health professionals, and community-based organizations. For example, a healthcare provider might use a risk assessment tool to help a patient develop a personalized prevention plan. A public health professional might use a screening tool to identify people at high risk for chronic diseases in a community. A community-based organization might offer a lifestyle change program to help people make healthy lifestyle changes.
Skin cancer prevention guidelines recommend multiple behaviors to protect against harmful ultraviolet rays, yet few adults sufficiently protect themselves from sun exposure.
Indoor tanning significantly increases the risk of skin cancer and is prevalent among young women. This toolkit contains messages to encourage young women to quit.