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Many are already familiar with the USDA’s (U.S. Department of Agriculture) ChooseMyPlate.gov resource which acts a guide in eating healthier. Information is available for all ages, for educators, and for health professionals. Recently a new tool was added. Use the Start Simple with MyPlate mobile app to pick daily food goals, see real-time progress, and… Read More »
Posted in: Health Information
Navigating the Health Care System is a four-unit health literacy curriculum designed by Nemours Children’s Health System for use with high-school-aged adolescents in classroom and community settings. It is designed to prepare students to be responsible for managing their own health care as they transition into adulthood. Units include: Definitions (health, health care, self-advocacy, health… Read More »
HEADS UP is a series of educational initiatives, developed by CDC, that all have a common goal: Protect kids and teens by raising awareness and informing action to improve prevention, recognition, and response to concussion and other serious brain injuries. Recent HEADS UP initiatives focus on sports programs and schools as key places to share… Read More »
Posted in: Children and Teens
If you are already making plans for your January educational or professional activities, consider one/all of the following webinars; women’s health, rural health, and aging populations. American Society on Aging: Innovative Approaches to Reach Underserved Populations Living with Dementia. This webinar will provide examples of community-based programs that strive to meet the needs of specific underserved… Read More »
The “Expanding Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention in Schools” toolkit provides information and resources to mobilize communities to expand school-based services for substance use prevention and early intervention. Two resources focus on leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including a step-by-step guide on how to build a successful campaign to do so. Other… Read More »
Science Tools in the Classroom tools are designed to interest elementary and middle school students in DNA-based applications for basic science research to address fundamental challenges in our world. Teachers can boost their science knowledge and provide students with a bioinformatics-based kit of interesting, engaging instructional materials. Microbes, diseases, and forensics are just a few… Read More »
Posted in: Children and Teens
Did you know CDC Healthy Schools has a website just for kids? Check out the BAM! Body and Mind website, with cool health info including an original web comic series! The BAM! Body and Mind website is for tweens (kids 9–12 years old), their parents, and their teachers. BAM! has information on health topics such as how… Read More »
The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), with funding from the Government of Canada, created the “Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals.” The toolkit provides eight modules and factsheets about climate change, including; “Global Health Impacts of Climate Change,” “Climate Change Solutions with Immediate Health Benefits,” “Taking Action on Climate Change at Health… Read More »
The American Lung Association produced a guide for adults to talk to teens about vaping. The guide, “The Vape Talk,” includes a downloadable discussion guide, video, and information about e-cigarettes. For those interested in quitting, SmokeFree.gov provides tools to build a personalized cessation plan.
The organization, Prevent Blindness, provides access to professional eye care for low income families around the county. The organization recently made freely available the Diabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit which offers educational materials on diabetes and the impact of diabetes on eye health in both English and Spanish. These educational resources are intended for… Read More »
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