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ach of these Web sites offers a range of general health information. These are sites where you can browse or search for information on many different health topics.

Familydoctor
This well-organized site has fact sheets with basic information on a huge selection of diseases, conditions, and healthy living strategies. Fact sheets are nicely formatted and in plain language.
Home Page:
http://familydoctor.org

Healthfinder
This site has a large searchable collection of health topics written at a variety of reading levels, a collection of online health risk quizzes, and information about finding doctors and insurance. There are sections specifically for certain cultural groups, and many fact sheets are available in other languages.
Home Page:
www.healthfinder.gov

Healthy Roads Media E for Easy to Read
This unique site has information in the form of plain language fact sheets, audio, or multimedia tutorials, and in the following languages: English, Spanish, Bosnian, Russian, Somali, Arabic, Vietnamese, Khmer, and Hmong.
Home Page:
www.healthyroadsmedia.org

KidsHeath
This colorful site has a large variety of health articles written for kids, parents, and teenagers. You can learn basic anatomy, look up a specific disease, or do interactive games with sound and animated graphics.
Home Page:
www.kidshealth.org

MedlinePlus
This site offers health information in print and in the form of interactive tutorials: self-paced slide shows with simple language, sound, and animated graphics. Topics include diseases, diagnostic tests, and treatment options.
Home Page:
www.medlineplus.gov

NIH Health Information
This site has a comprehensive list of common and unusual medical conditions and health issues. It is easy to search, and the information is in plain language.
Home Page:
http://health.nih.gov

NOAH
This English and Spanish site has a well-organized collection of health information from a variety of sources and in a range of reading levels.
Home Page:
www.noah-health.org

US FDA Easy-to-read Publications
Here you can find colorful, easy-to-read booklets on a selection of 22 common health issues. Each booklet can also be printed in fact sheet form, or viewed on the Web.
Home Page:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/englow.html



WEB TIP
How to find information on the big national health Web sites

Look for a heading that says Health Information, Consumer Information, or Publications. Many publications are available to download and print for free. Or use the search box. Put in your topic or try putting in “easy to read” to find lower literacy materials, it sometimes works.


Teaching Health by Topic

This section is grouped by topic and is meant to provide information, classroom activities, and handouts on some of the most common health topics. Under each health topic there are three types of resources.

WEB SITES WITH INFORMATION ON THE HEALTH TOPIC. These are Web sites where you can browse for information about the topic. This allows you to find what you need to meet the interests of your students or the needs of your community.

CURRICULA, LESSONS, AND ACTIVITIES. These are links to lesson plans, teaching activities, and community education kits that relate to the health topic.

DIRECT LINKS TO HANDOUTS, CHARTS, AND TUTORIALS. These links bring you directly to materials that could be used as a teaching tool, handout, reading activity, or reference. These links are pulled from a variety of sites, and are listed here to save you some of the trouble of searching each site for useful materials.

Note: In many cases we include both a direct link and a link to the home page. This is because direct links often change! If the link is dead, go to the home page and try to find the material from there.

Nutrition
Childhood Health and Diseases
Safety
Healthy Lifestyle
Medicine Use
Women’s Health

Health Care Access
Stress
Miscellaneous



Nutrition

Web Sites with Information on Nutrition

Aim for a Healthy Weight
Information and tools for teaching weight control.
Direct Link:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/
heart/obesity/lose_wt/index.htm

Home Page:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health

Dole 5 A Day
Teacher resources and child-friendly materials to encourage fruit and vegetable eating.
Direct Link:
www.dole5aday.com/teachers/T_index.jsp

Home Page:
www.dole5aday.com


Food and Nutrition Information Center
Nutrition information and support for nutrition education, including resources
specific to children’s nutrition.

Direct Link:
www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/etext/000008.html
Home Page:
www.nal.usda.gov/fnic

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Publications
Colorful brochures and fact sheets on healthy eating, some geared to ethnic groups and in different languages.
Direct Link:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/pubs/pub_gen.htm

Home Page:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health

NIBBLE
Basic nutrition information, teaching activities, and teacher’s guide.
Direct Link:
www.umass.edu/nibble/director.html
Home Page:
www.umass.edu/nibble

We Can! Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition
Slide shows, activities, and information for children’s weight control.
Direct Link:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/
heart/obesity/wecan/index.htm

Home Page:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health

WIC Works Resource System
Information and teaching resources for babies’ and children’s nutrition.
Direct Link:
www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks
Home Page:
www.nal.usda.gov



Curricula, Lessons, and Activities

Dole 5 A Day Teachers’ Page
Lessons and child-friendly activities.
Direct Link:
www.dole5aday.com/Teachers/T_Index.jsp

Home Page:
www.dole5aday.com

El Paso Collaborative Health Literacy Curriculum
Lesson on healthy eating with links to handouts.
Direct Link:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/elpaso/nutrition.htm
Home Page:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/elpaso

Explore Nutrition with Your Child E for Easy to Read
Online slide show and lesson.
Direct Link:
www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/
learning.cfm?str=learning&num=11&act=1

Home Page:
www.tv411.org

Food and Fun for Families
Lesson plans, handouts, slide shows, and community teaching kits.
Direct Link:
www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/Food_Fun/index.html
Home Page:
www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks

Food: Safety, Nutrition, Preparation
Slide shows, handouts, games, and activities.
Direct Link:
http://lancaster.unl.edu/food/
Home Page:
www.lancaster.unl.edu/food

Nutrition Lessons from Educator’s Reference Desk E for Easy to Read
A variety of nutrition lessons for pre-K through 12th grade that can be adapted for adults.
Direct Link:
www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Health/Nutrition

Home Page:
www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/index.shtml

Playing with Children for Good Health
Two-part lesson, one on nutrition and child obesity, the other on exercise.
Direct Link:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/clclessons/playing

Home Page:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/clclessons

Ready, Set, PARENT! WebQuest
Scroll down to find “Ready, Set, PARENT!”WebQuest. This lesson uses Web searching to learn parenting skills and information.
Direct Link:
www.altn.org/webquests/downloads

Home Page:
www.altn.org/webquests

REEP Health Homepage E for Easy to Read
Online health learning activities for beginning ESOL and literacy.
Direct Link:
www.reepworld.org/englishpractice/index.htm

Home Page:
www.reepworld.org



Direct Links to Handouts, Charts, and Tutorials

Be Heart Smart! Eat Foods Lower in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol
Easy-to-read fact sheet and colorful brochure.
Fact sheet:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public
/heart/other/chdblack/smart1.htm

Brochure:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/
public/heart/other/chdblack/smart.pdf

More Publications:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/pubs/pub_gen.htm
Home Page:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health

Beginnings Guides: It Matters What a Mother Knows
Easy-to-read booklets on pregnancy and parenthood. You can preview online and order printed copies.
Home Page:
www.beginningsguides.net

Better Health and You: Tips for Adults
This plain language 16-page guide with pictures and charts gives basic tips
for keeping a healthy weight.

Direct Link:
www.win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/better_health.htm
Home Page:
www.win.niddk.nih.gov

Cut Down on Fat – Not on Taste
English/Spanish bilingual brochure.
Direct Link:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/sp_fat.htm
More Publications:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart
Home Page:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health

Cut Down on Salt and Sodium
English/Spanish bilingual brochure.
Direct Link:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/sp_salt.htm

More Publications:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart
Home Page:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health

Eating For a Healthy Heart
Easy-to-read fact sheet and colorful brochure.
Fact sheet:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/hlyheart.html
Brochure:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/hlyheartpf.pdf

Home Page:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/englow.html

Feeding Baby with Breastmilk or Formula
Easy-to-read fact sheet and colorful brochure.
Fact sheet:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/feedbby.html

Brochure:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/feedbby.pdf

Home Page:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/englow.html

Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity
PowerPoint presentations for families that can be adapted to handouts for adult learners.
Direct Link:
www.unlforfamilies.unl.edu/
FoodNutrition/FoodNutrition.htm

Home Page:
www.unlforfamilies.unl.edu/Index.htm

Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Facts Chart
Chart with calories, fiber, vitamins A and C, potassium, and folate.
Direct Link:
www.dole5aday.com/ReferenceCenter/
NutritionCenter/Chart/R_NutrChart.jsp?topmenu=6

Home Page:
www.dole5aday.com

Guide to Good Eating E for Easy to Read
One-pager with colorful food photos showing healthy balanced diet.
Direct Link:
www.umc-cares.org/health_info/article.asp?
Category=Nutrition&ArticleID=282#link
Home Page:
http://www.umc-cares.org/index.asp

Household Commodity Fact Sheets
Simple fact sheets for each food that include nutrition information, storage tips, and recipes.
Fact Sheets:
www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/facts/
hhpfacts/allhhp_factsheets.htm

Home Page:
www.fns.usda.gov

How to Read a Food Label
Colorful graphic with descriptions of each section of the food label.
Direct Link:
http://www.4women.gov/Tools/foodlabel.cfm

Home Page:
www.4women.gov

Multilingual Healthy & Tasty Cookbook
This colorful book is free to download and contains healthy ethnic recipes in several languages.
Direct Link:
http://www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au/services
/campaign/MultilingualCookbookLaunch.asp

New Food Guide Pyramid
One Size Doesn’t Fit All, an interactive online pyramid. Can generate printable handouts.
Links to Versions for Adults, Kids, and Special Populations:
www.usda.gov/cnpp/graphics.html
Home Page:
www.mypyramid.gov

Nutrients in Foods: Brief Explanation
Click on a nutrient for a summary of what it does and what foods have it.
Direct Link:
www.umass.edu/nibble/infolist.html
Home Page:
www.umass.edu/nibble

Nutrients in Milk: Top 10 Reasons
One page list of nutrients in milk and what they do.
Direct Link:
www.bcdf.org/about_milk/
nutrients_in_milk/top10reasons.htm

Home Page:
www.bcdf.org

Recipes and Tips for Healthy, Thrifty Meals
Colorful 76-page book with shopping tips, healthy cooking tips, and lots of recipes. Can download and print.

Direct Link:
www.usda.gov/cnpp/Pubs/Cookbook/thriftym.pdf
Home Page:
www.usda.gov/cnpp

Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth
Online or printer-friendly handout on healthy kids’ snacks.
Direct Link:
www.nidcr.nih.gov/
HealthInformation/DiseasesAndConditions
/ChildrensOralHealth/SnackSmart/default.htm

More Publications:
www.nidcr.nih.gov/HealthInformation/
DiseasesAndConditions/ChildrensOralHealth

Home Page:
www.nidcr.nih.gov

Vitamins and Nutrients
Colorful chart with functions, food sources, and explanations of nutrients.
Direct Link:
www.girlshealth.gov/nutrition/eating_essentials.htm

Home Page:
www.girlshealth.gov

Water
Collection of fact sheets, discussion guides, and colorful slides.
Direct Link:
www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/Food_Fun/water1.htm
Home Page:
www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks

What EVERYONE Feeding a Baby Should Know
Five-page article summarizing basic tips for feeding babies.
Direct Link:
www.lancaster.unl.edu/food/ftoct01.htm
Home Page:
www.lancaster.unl.edu/food


WEB TIP
DIRECT LINK vs. HOME PAGE

In this guide DIRECT LINK will take you to a specific page within a Web site.
This is to save you time, but the links change sometimes. If a link does
not work, go to the HOME PAGE and try to find the resource from there.



What Foods Are Good Sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron?
Nine-page chart with food sources of children’s most important nutrients.
Direct Link:
http://209.48.219.52/tn/Resources/appendb.pdf
Home Page:
www.nal.usda.gov/childcare



Childhood Health and Diseases

Web Sites with Information on Childhood Health and Diseases

Beginnings Guides: It Matters What a Mother Knows
Easy-to-read booklets on pregnancy and parenthood. You can preview online
and order printed copies.

Home Page:
www.beginningsguides.net

Canadian Lung Association: Especially For Kids
Information on lung health and disease with colorful, kid-friendly learning activities.
Direct Link:
www.lung.ca/children
Home Page:
www.lung.ca

Familydoctor.org
Large collection of plain language fact sheets with information on common and unusual health conditions, with special section for parents and kids.
Home Page:
www.familydoctor.org

KidsHealth
Huge collection of articles and fact sheets written for kids, parents, and teenagers, with games and lots of pictures.
Home Page:
www.kidshealth.org

NOAH Children’s Page
Large collection of online children’s health information in English and Spanish.
Direct Link:
www.noah-health.org/en/healthy/children/
Home Page:
www.noah-health.org

What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick
Available in print only. A comprehensive, easy-to-read, 180-page picture-filled paperback with teacher’s guide.
Order Online:
www.iha4health.org/
index.cfm?menuitemid=130&menusubid=61

Home Page:
www.iha4health.org



Curricula, Lessons, and Activities

El Paso Collaborative Health Literacy Curriculum
Lesson on basic diabetes information, with links to handouts.
Direct Link:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/
elpaso/diabetesfacts.htm

Home Page:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/elpaso

Healthy Smiles Curriculum
Comprehensive oral health curriculum for family literacy students.
Direct Link:
www.pafamilyliteracy.org/pafamilyliteracy/lib/
pafamilyliteracy/HealthySmilesCurriculum.pdf

Home Page:
www.pafamilyliteracy.org

Keeping Your Child Healthy at Home
Lesson on common childhood illnesses, with video.
Direct Link:
http://www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/childhealthylesson/
Home Page:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/

What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick
Available in print only. A comprehensive, easy-to-read, 180-page picture-filled paperback with teacher’s guide.
Order Online:
www.iha4health.org/index.cfm?
menuitemid=130&menusubid=61

Home Page:
www.iha4health.org



Direct Links to Handouts, Charts, and Tutorials

A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby
Colorful easy-to-read brochure.
Direct Link:
www.nidcr.nih.gov/NR/rdonlyres/B873F673-3FD3-463C-A2E53FAA9777FAB2/3569/healthymouth.pdf
More Brochures:
www.nidcr.nih.gov/HealthInformation/
DiseasesAndConditions/ChildrensOralHealth

Home Page:
www.nidcr.nih.gov

All About Vaccines
Simple one-page fact sheet.
Direct Link:
www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/html/vaccines.htm
Home Page:
www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids

Asthma
Tutorial with colorful pictures and sound.
Direct Link:
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/
pediatrics/patients/Tutorials/asthma/home.cfm

Home Page:
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/home.html

Diabetes Easy-to-Read Publications
Plain language fact sheets in English and Spanish.
Direct Link:
www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/ez.asp
Home Page:
www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov

Fever in Children: When Your Child Has a Fever
Two-page fact sheet with pictures.
Fact sheet:
www.familydoctor.org/069.xml

Home Page:
www.familydoctor.org

Head Lice: What They Are and How to Eliminate Them
Fact sheet with the basics.
Fact sheet:
www.familydoctor.org/865.xml#top

Home Page:

www.familydoctor.org

Headlice.org E for Easy to Read
Answers to common questions, and funny kids’ games.
Home Page:
www.headlice.org


WEB TIP
PDF vs. HTML

If a link to a handout, chart, or brochure ends with “.pdf” if means it is in a nice, printable format, but it may take a while to download.
If your computer is slow, see if there is a non-pdf version. These mostly end with “.html” or “.htm” but you may also see other letters or numbers. These will be quicker to view on your computer.
Both formats are printable, but the pdf file will look nicer.



How to Give Medicine to Children
Easy-to-read fact sheet and colorful brochure.
Fact sheet:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/medchld.html
Brochure:
http://www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/medchld.pdf
Home Page:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/englow.html

Protecting Your Child from Serious Diseases:
Making Sure Kids Get All Their “Shots”

Easy-to-read fact sheet and colorful brochure.
Fact sheet:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/shots.html
Brochure:
http://www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/shots.pdf

Home Page:

www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/englow.html

The Allergy Wizard E for Easy to Read
Kid-friendly tutorial in English and Spanish with animated graphics and sound.
Direct Link:
http://asthma.nationaljewish.org/disease-info/
diseases/allergy/kids/index.aspx

Home Page:
www.nationaljewish.org

The Asthma Wizard E for Easy to Read
Kid-friendly tutorial in English and Spanish with animated graphics and sound.
Direct Link:
http://asthma.nationaljewish.org/disease-info/diseases/asthma/kids/wizard-index.aspx

Home Page:
www.nationaljewish.org

What To Do About The Flu
Very simple one-page fact sheet.
Direct Link:
www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/html/flu.htm
Home Page:
www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids

What To Do For Colds And Flu
Easy-to-read fact sheet and colorful brochure.
Fact sheet:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/clds&flu.html
Brochure:
http://www.fda.gov/opacom
/lowlit/clds&flu_brochure.pdf

Home Page:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/englow.html



Safety

Web Sites with Information on Safety

Familydoctor.org: Safety and Injury Prevention
Collection of fact sheets on safety and injury prevention.
Direct Link:
www.familydoctor.org/x5210.xml
Home Page:
www.familydoctor.org

ProLiteracy – Fire Prevention and Safety Materials E for Easy to Read
Free easy-to-read fire prevention and safety resources, including instructional materials for use with adult learners and supporting materials to help promote fire prevention and safety education within this population.
Homepage: www.keystosafety.org

Direct Link to Keys to Safety Campaign Materials: http://www.proliteracy.org/keystosafety/pages.asp?id=16

Direct Link to Instructional Kit: http://www.proliteracy.org/keystosafety/pages.asp?id=10

KidsHealth: First Aid and Safety
Collection of fact sheets for parents.
Direct Link:
www.kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/index.html
Home Page:
www.kidshealth.org

Risk Watch Program E for Easy to Read
Helps teach safety messages to kids through games, checklists, activities, and lessons.
Home Page:
www.nfpa.org/riskwatch/home.html

Safe Kids
Lots of information, including safety tips, recalls, and activities for kids.
Home Page:
www.usa.safekids.org



Curricula, Lessons, and Activities

Cooking Safely
A Crossword puzzle.
Direct Link:
www.foodsafety.gov/~fsg/f99cword.html
Home Page:
www.foodsafety.gov

El Paso Collaborative Health Literacy Curriculum
Lesson on lead poisoning with links to handouts.
Direct Link:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/elpaso/lead.htm

Lesson on household hazards, with links to handouts.
Direct Link:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/elpaso/hazards.htm
Home Page:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/elpaso

Fight Bac! Keep Foods Safe from Bacteria
Food safety information, activities for kids and adults, and resources for educators.
Direct Link:
http://portal.fightbac.org/pfse/toolsyoucanuse

Home Page:
www.fightbac.org

Food: Safety, Nutrition, and Preparation
Slide shows, handouts, games, and activities.
Direct Link:
http://lancaster.unl.edu/food/resources.shtml
Home Page:
www.lancaster.unl.edu/food

Home Fire Safety: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Lesson plan using video, brochure, and discussion.
Direct Link:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/clclessons/

Home Page:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/

Learn About Chemicals Around Your House
Interactive site with clear information on household products and toxic substances.
Direct Link:
www.epa.gov/kidshometour

Home Page:
www.epa.gov

REEP Health Homepage E for Easy to Read
Online health learning activities for beginning ESOL and literacy.
Direct Link:
www.reepworld.org/englishpractice/index.htm

Home Page:
www.reepworld.org

Risk Watch Lesson Plans E for Easy to Read
Lessons for pre-K through 8th grade, some adaptable for family literacy programs.
Direct Link:
www.nfpa.org/riskwatch/home.html

Home Page:
www.nfpa.org

Safekids.org: Teachers’ Desk
Lessons for kids that can easily be adapted for family literacy students.
Direct Link:
www.usa.safekids.org/tier2_rl.cfm?folder_id=700
Home Page:
www.usa.safekids.org

Safety Lessons from Educator’s Reference Desk
Lessons for K through 6th grade, some adaptable for family literacy programs.
Direct Link:
www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Health/Safety

Home Page:
www.eduref.org

Sparky the Fire Dog E for Easy to Read
Information, games, and activities to help kids learn fire safety.
Home Page:
www.sparky.org



Direct Links to Handouts, Charts, and Tutorials

Beginnings Guides: It Matters What a Mother Knows
Easy-to-read booklets on parenting. You can preview online and order printed copies.
Home Page:
www.beginningsguides.net

Car Safety: Protecting Your Family
Two-page fact sheet.
Direct Link:
www.usa.safekids.org/tier3_cd.cfm?
content_item_id=312&folder_id=170

Home Page:
www.usa.safekids.org

Childproofing and Preventing Home Accidents
Two-page fact sheet.
Direct Link:
www.kidshealth.org/parent/
firstaid_safe/home/childproof.html

Home Page:
www.kidshealth.org

Chill: When in Doubt—Throw it Out
Chart showing how long foods last in the fridge or freezer.
Direct Link:
www.fightbac.org/doubt.cfm
Home Page:
www.fightbac.org

Correct Way to Wear a Bike Helmet E for Easy to Read
Simple pictures demonstrate right and wrong fit.
Direct Link:
www.cpsc.gov/kids/kidsafety/correct.html

Home Page:
www.cpsc.gov/kids/kidsafety/index.html

Handouts from Safe Kids USA
Collection of safety tip fact sheets and checklists.
Fact Sheets:
www.usa.safekids.org/tier2_rl.cfm?folder_id=166

Checklists:
www.usa.safekids.org/tier3_cd.cfm
?content_item_id=4370&folder_id=166

Home Page:
www.usa.safekids.org


How to Use the 911 Telephone Emergency System E for Easy to Read
A one-page fact sheet and multimedia presentation available in English, Spanish, Bosnian, and Somali.
Fact sheet:
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/
topics/health_services.htm

Multimedia:
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/
topics/health_services.htm

Home Page:
www.healthyroadsmedia.org

Hunt for Home Hazards E for Easy to Read
Through photographs and simple text, follow a family as they search their house for hazards.
Direct Link:
www.nfpa.org/sparky/simpson_hunt/hazards_1.html
Home Page:
http://www.nfpa.org/sparky/index.html

Lead Poisoning: Is Lead Hiding Here?
Basic facts with links to kid-friendly educational tools.
Direct Link:
www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lead.htm

Home Page:
www.niehs.nih.gov/kids

Protect Your Child From Poisons in Your Home
Easy-to-read fact sheet and colorful brochure.
Fact sheet:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/poison.html
Brochure:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/poisonpf.pdf

Home Page:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/englow.html

Staying Safe While in the Water
A four-page handout.
Direct Link:
www.kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/
outdoor/water_safety.html

Home Page:
www.kidshealth.org

When to Go to the Emergency Room
A one-page fact sheet and multimedia presentation available in English, Spanish, Bosnian, and Somali.
Fact sheet:
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org
/topics/health_services.htm

Multimedia:
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/
topics/health_services.htm

Home Page:
www.healthyroadsmedia.org



Healthy Lifestyle

Web Sites with Information on Healthy Lifestyle

Aim for a Healthy Weight
Information and tools for teaching weight control.
Direct Link:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/
heart/obesity/lose_wt/index.htm

Home Page:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

American Heart Association
Information about heart health, diseases, and healthy living.
Home Page:
www.americanheart.org

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Collection of booklets and fact sheets, many are easy-to-read and available
in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Filipino.

Direct Link:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/pubs/pub_gen.htm
Home Page:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

Passport to Health: A Guide to Staying Well
Thirty-page easy-to-read booklet on keeping healthy, including getting cancer screenings.
Direct Link:
http://heal.worlded.org/passport/index.html

Home Page:
heal.worlded.org

Tools to Help You Build a Healthier Life
Calculators, charts, planning tools, and information about staying healthy.
Direct Link:
www.4women.gov/Tools

Home Page:
www.4women.gov

We Can! Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition
Slide shows, activities, and information.
Direct Link:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/
heart/obesity/wecan/index.htm

Home Page:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov



Curricula, Lessons, and Activities
Aim for a Healthy Weight
Tools for teaching weight control. Calculate body mass index from height and weight with the BMI Calculator. Plan balanced meals online with the Menu Planner.
Calculator:
www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bmicalc.htm
Menu Planner:
http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/menuplanner/menu.cgi
Home Page:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt

American Heart Association Activities E for Easy to Read
Activities, worksheets, and games for pre-K through 8th grade. Use with parents and kids or adapt for adult literacy students.
Kids Page:
www.americanheart.org/
presenter.jhtml?identifier=3028650

Lesson Ideas:
www.americanheart.org/
presenter.jhtml?identifier=3003345

Home Page:
www.americanheart.org

Food and Fun for Families
Lesson plans, handouts, slide shows, and community teaching kits.
Direct Link:
www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/Food_Fun/index.html

Home Page:
www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks

Picture Story #7: What Happened to My Body? E for Easy to Read
ESOL literacy lesson on nutrition, exercise, and adjusting to a new culture.
Direct Link:
www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources/
Health/healthindex.html#Body

Home Page:
www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources

Picture Story #8: Snack Attack E for Easy to Read
ESOL literacy lesson on childhood obesity.
Direct Link:
www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources/
Health/healthindex.html#Snack

Home Page:
www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources

Playing with Children for Good Health
Two-part lesson, one on nutrition and child obesity, the other on exercise.
Direct Link:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/clclessons/playing

Home Page:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/clclessons

REEP Health Homepage E for Easy to Read
Online health learning activities for beginning ESOL and Literacy.
Direct Link:
www.reepworld.org/englishpractice/index.htm
Home Page:
www.reepworld.org

Skin Cancer Prevention
Lesson on preventing skin cancer.
Direct Link:
http://mercury.educ.kent.edu/database/
eureka/detail_lesson.cfm?LessonsID=73

Home Page:
http://literacy.kent.edu/eureka

We Can! Energize Our Families: Curriculum for Parents and Caregivers
Six-lesson curriculum addressing activity and calorie balance.
Direct Link:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/
obesity/wecan_mats/parent_curr.htm

Home Page:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public
/heart/obesity/wecan/index.htm



Direct Links to Handouts, Charts, and Tutorials

Alcoholism
Two-page fact sheet.
Direct Link:
www.clevelandclinic.org/health/health-info/docs/0000/0011.asp?index=3909
Home Page:
www.clevelandclinic.org/health

Be Heart Smart! Eat Foods Lower in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol
Easy-to-read fact sheet and colorful brochure.
Fact sheet:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/
heart/other/chdblack/smart1.htm

Brochure:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/
heart/other/chdblack/smart.pdf

Home Page:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

Easy-to-Read English/Spanish Booklets on Heart Health
Set of nine colorful bilingual booklets.
Direct Link:

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health
/public/heart/other/sp-page.htm

Home Page:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

Eating For a Healthy Heart
Easy-to-read fact sheet and colorful brochure.
Fact sheet:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/hlyheart.html
Brochure:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/hlyheartpf.pdf
Home Page:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/englow.html

Embrace Your Health! Lose Weight if You Are Overweight
Easy-to-read booklet.
Direct Link:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/
heart/other/chdblack/embrace.htm

Home Page:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

Exercising for a Healthy Heart
Online tutorial with simple text, sound, and animated graphics.
Direct Link:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
tutorials/exercisingforahealthyheart/htm/index.htm

Home Page:
www.medlineplus.gov

HIV/AIDS Basics: Common Questions and Answers
Collection of fact sheets.
Direct Link:
http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/hiv?page=basics-00-00

Home Page:
http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite

How Can I Manage Stress?
Two-page fact sheet.
Direct Link:
www.americanheart.org/downloadable/heart/
110167971464923%20HowCanIManageStress.pdf

Home Page:
www.americanheart.org

How to do Breast Self Exams (BSE) E for Easy to Read
Online tutorial with sound and video.
Direct Link:
www.komen.org/bse

Home Page:
www.komen.org

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Online tutorial with simple text, sound, and animated graphics.
Direct Link:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/t
utorials/hypertension/htm/index.htm

Home Page:
www.medlineplus.gov

Kick the Smoking Habit E for Easy to Read
A one-page fact sheet and multimedia presentation, available in English, Spanish, Bosnian, and Somali.
Fact sheet:
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/topics/smoking.htm
Multimedia:
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/topics/smoking.htm
Home Page:
www.healthyroadsmedia.org

“Matter of Facts” Pamphlets
Ten easy-to-read pamphlets with information for people living with HIV.
Direct Link:
www.aac.org/site/PageServer?
pagename=info_matteroffacts

Home Page:
www.aac.org

More Fact Sheets on Alcoholism
Collection of fact sheets.
Direct Link:
ww.niaaa.nih.gov/Publications/
PamphletsBrochuresPosters/English

Home Page:
www.niaaa.nih.gov

Recommended Screenings and Immunizations for Women
Chart on recommended health screenings by age.
Direct Link:
www.4women.gov/
screeningcharts/screenings-general.pdf

Other Tools:
www.4women.gov/Tools
Home Page:
www.4women.gov

Stay Active and Feel Better!
Easy-to-read bilingual booklet available in English and Spanish.
Direct Link:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/sp_act.htm
Home Page:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov



Medicine Use

Web Sites with Information on Medicine Use

Be MedWise
Information, tips, quizzes, and toolkit.

Home Page:
www.bemedwise.org

Familydoctor.org: Over the Counter (OTC) Medicines
Information, charts, and fact sheets.
Direct Link:
www.familydoctor.org/otc_center.xml

Home Page:
www.familydoctor.org

MedlinePlus: Drug Information
Search list of medicines A-Z.
Direct Link:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html
Home Page:
www.medlineplus.gov



Curricula, Lessons, and Activities

Buying Medicine
Lesson for literacy students using drugstore.com website.

Direct Link:
www.geocities.com/sgaer/occatesol/drugstore.htm

Home Page:
www.geocities.com/sgaer

Family Literacy EL/Civics Health Awareness Curriculum
Full curriculum with section on medications.
Direct Link:
www.aelweb.vcu.edu/publications
/healthlit/sections/d/familylit.pdf

Home Page:
http://www.valrc.org/

How to Create a Pill Card
Instructions to create personalized pill cards with pictures to help people manage their medications.
Direct Link:
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual
/pillcard/pillcard.pdf

LaRue Health Literacy Activities E for Easy to Read
Online slide shows with sound and quizzes, available in English, Arabic, Hmong, and Somali.
Direct Link:
www.mcedservices.com/medex/medex.htm
Home Page:
www.mcedservices.com

Liquid Medicines: Taking the Right Dose E for Easy to Read
Hands-on activity to learn proper dosing.
Direct Link:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/doses/index.htm
Home Page:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/

Picture Story #6: The Right Dose E for Easy to Read
ESOL literacy lesson on how to take medicines correctly.
Direct Link:
www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources
/Health/healthindex.html#Dose

Home Page:
www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources

REEP Health Homepage E for Easy to Read
Online health learning activities for beginning ESOL and literacy.
Direct Link:
www.reepworld.org/englishpractice/index.htm
Home Page:
www.reepworld.org

Taking Medicine Responsibly E for Easy to Read
Online slide show and lesson.
Direct Link:
www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/
learning.cfm?str=learning&num=12&act=1

Home Page:
www.tv411.org



Direct Links to Handouts, Charts, and Tutorials

How to Give Medicine to Children
Easy-to-read fact sheet and colorful brochure.
Fact sheet:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/medchld.html

Brochure:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/medchldpf.pdf

Home Page:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/englow.html

Ten Tips for Parents
One-page handout.
Direct Link:
www.bemedwise.org/ten_ways/top_tips_parents.htm
Home Page:
www.bemedwise.org

The New Drug Facts Label
Graphic of new label with descriptions of each component.
Direct Link:
www.bemedwise.org/label/label.htm

Home Page:
www.bemedwise.org

Use Medicines Safely
Easy-to-read fact sheet and colorful brochure.
Fact sheet:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/medsafe.html
Brochure:
http://www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/medsafe.pdf
Home Page:
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/englow.html



Women’s Health

Web Sites with Information on Women’s Health

Beginnings Guides: It Matters What a Mother Knows
Easy-to-read booklets on pregnancy and parenthood. You can preview online and order printed copies.
Home Page:
www.beginningsguides.net

Familydoctor.org: Women
Information includes physical and mental health, reproductive health, and contraception.
Direct Link:
www.familydoctor.org/women.xml
Home Page:
www.familydoctor.org

WEB TIP
Another trick if a link doesn’t work

Backtrack by erasing part of the Web address from the end until each backslash.
For example: if this link doesn’t work: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/
publications/better_health.htm


Erase the end part and try this: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications
If that doesn’t work, try this: http://win.niddk.nih.gov
Once you get to a link that works, search from there for the resource you want.


NOAH: Women’s Health
Includes information on anatomy and specific health issues.
Direct Link:
www.noah-health.org/en/healthy/women

Home Page:
www.noah-health.org

Tools to Help You Build a Healthier Life
Calculators, charts, planning tools, and information about staying healthy.
Direct Link:
www.4women.gov/Tools

Home Page:
www.4women.gov

Violence Against Women
Information and support.
Direct Link:
www.4women.gov/violence/index.cfm
Home Page:
www.4women.gov

WIC Topics A–Z
Educational materials on breastfeeding, baby nutrition, and more.
Direct Link:
www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/Topics/index.html
Home Page:
www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks

Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization
Information, support, and publications, some available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese.
Home Page:
www.y-me.org



Curricula, Lessons, and Activities

Breast and Cervical Cancer Curriculum
Selected lessons from a comprehensive, evidence-based adult literacy curriculum.
Home Page:
heal.worlded.org

My Life Story with Cancer E for Easy to Read
Student-written story in English and Spanish with teacher’s guide.
Direct Link:
www.worlded.org/us/health/
docs/Mary/introduction.html

Stella’s Story E for Easy to Read
Adult literacy lesson on women and stress.
Direct Link:
http://heal.worlded.org/healBccHtml
/unit1/unit1_lesson_3.htm

What a Friend Can Do for You E for Easy to Read
Online photonovela with sound.
Direct Link:
www.worlded.org/us/health
/heal/friends/index.html

El Paso Collaborative Health Literacy Curriculum
Lessons on breast health and menopause with links to handouts.
BREAST HEALTH:
www.worlded.org/us/
health/docs/elpaso/breast.htm

MENOPAUSE:
www.worlded.org/us/health/
docs/elpaso/menopause.htm

Home Page:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/elpaso

Picture Story #4: What Should She Do? E for Easy to Read
ESOL literacy lesson on domestic violence.
Direct Link:
www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources/
Health/healthindex.html#Do

Home Page:
www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources

Presentations on Breast Cancer
Classroom-tested adult literacy lesson.
Direct Link:
www.worlded.org/us/health/
lincs/lessons/mujeres.htm

Home Page:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/



Direct Links to Handouts, Charts, and Tutorials

Breast Cancer: Steps to Finding Breast Lumps Early
Three-page fact sheet with pictures.
Direct Link:
www.familydoctor.org/018.xml
Home Page:
www.familydoctor.org

Choosing a Birth Control Method
Online questionnaire and information.
Direct Link:
www.arhp.org/patienteducation/
interactivetools/choosing/index.cfm?ID=275

Home Page:
www.arhp.org

Domestic Violence: Protecting Yourself and Your Children
One-page fact sheet.
Direct Link:
www.familydoctor.org/052.xml
Home Page:
www.familydoctor.org

How to Do Breast Self Exams E for Easy to Read
Online tutorial with sound and video.
Direct Link:
www.komen.org/bse
Home Page:
www.komen.org

Menopause Tutorial
Online tutorial with sound and animated graphics.
Direct Link:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials
/menopauseintroduction/htm/index.htm

Home Page:
www.medlineplus.gov

Nutrition and Osteoporosis
PowerPoint slide show can be used as handouts for adult learners.
Direct Link:
http://lancaster.unl.edu/food/osteoporosis.shtml

Home Page:
http://lancaster.unl.edu/food/

Pap Smears: What They Are and What the Results Mean
Three-page fact sheet with good pictures.
Direct Link:
www.familydoctor.org/138.xml
Home Page:
www.familydoctor.org

Pregnancy: Taking Care of You and Your Baby
Four-page fact sheet.
Direct Link:
www.familydoctor.org/053.xml
Home Page:
www.familydoctor.org

Recommended Screenings and Immunizations for Women
Chart on recommended health screenings by age.
Direct Link:
www.4women.gov/
screeningcharts/screenings-general.pdf

Other Tools:
www.4women.gov/Tools

Home Page:
www.4women.gov



Health Care Access

Web Sites with Information on Health Care Access

About WIC
Information about the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program.
Direct Link:
www.fns.usda.gov/wic/aboutwic
Home Page:
www.fns.usda.gov/wic

Health Care Information for Consumers
Information about finding services, health insurance, and more.
Direct Link:
www.healthfinder.gov/healthcare
Home Page:
www.healthfinder.gov

Managed Care and You
Easy-to-read booklet.
Direct Link:
http://www.women.state.vt.us/pdfs/guide.pdf
Home Page:
www.women.state.vt.us

Protect Your Families Health…With Confidence
Bilingual English/Spanish brochure.
Direct Link:
www.insurekidsnow.gov/confidence/confianza.pdf

Home Page:
www.insurekidsnow.gov

Smart Patient Guide
Information on managing your health care, understanding insurance, and talking with doctors.
Direct Link:
www.familydoctor.org/x8116.xml
Home Page:
www.familydoctor.org

Stay Healthy: Medicare’s Preventive Services
Find out what free screenings are available for those with Medicare.
Direct Link:
www.medicare.gov/Health/Overview.asp
Home Page:
www.medicare.gov



Curricula, Lessons, and Activities

EL/Civics Health Curriculum
Ten-unit, multi-level adult literacy curriculum.
Direct Link:
www.ccs.k12.va.us/programs/esl
/docs/health/Health_Curriculum.pdf

Home Page:
www.ccs.k12.va.us/programs/esl

Fairfax County EL/Civics Curriculum: Health Modules
Curricula addressing how to navigate the U.S. health care system, available in the following versions and levels.
Home Page: www.aelweb.vcu.edu

Family Literacy Health Curriculum
Direct Link:
www.aelweb.vcu.edu/publications/
healthlit/sections/d/familylit.pdf

Low Beginner Health Curriculum E for Easy to Read
Direct Link:
www.aelweb.vcu.edu/publications
/healthlit/sections/d/lbhealth.pdf

Low Beginner Health Curriculum Landscape Handouts
Direct Link:
www.aelweb.vcu.edu/publications
/healthlit/sections/d/lbhandouts.pdf

High Beginner Health Curriculum
Direct Link:
www.aelweb.vcu.edu/publications
/healthlit/sections/d/hbhealth.pdf

High Beginner Health Curriculum Landscape Handouts
Direct Link:
www.aelweb.vcu.edu/publications/
healthlit/sections/d/hbhandouts.pdf

Low Intermediate Health Curriculum
Direct Link:
www.aelweb.vcu.edu/publications
/healthlit/sections/d/lihealth.pdf

Picture Story #1: Emergency E for Easy to Read
ESOL literacy lesson on going to the emergency room.
Direct Link:
www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources
/Health/healthindex.html#Emergency

Home Page:
www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources

Picture Story #2: A Doctor’s Appointment E for Easy to Read
ESOL literacy lesson on accessing health care.
Direct Link:
www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources
/Health/healthindex.html#Doctor

Home Page:
www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources

REEP Health Homepage E for Easy to Read
Online health learning activities for beginning ESOL and literacy.
Direct Link:
www.reepworld.org/englishpractice/index.htm

Home Page:
www.reepworld.org



Direct Links to Handouts, Charts, and Tutorials

Basics for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Three handouts use brief stories and plain language to introduce resources for families of children with special needs, some available in Spanish.
Direct Link:
www.nichcy.org/basicpar.asp

Home Page:
www.nichcy.org/index.html

California Advance Health Care Directive
Easy-to-read advance directive form.
http://www.iha4health.org/default.aspx?MenuItemID=266&

WEB TIP
Other ways to scroll Tired of sliding that right-side bar up and down?

You can also use the up and down arrows on your keyboard, or the page up and page down keys. And if your mouse has a little wheel between the right and left clickers, you can roll this up and down to scroll. Just click on the page first, then roll to scroll.


Emergency Room Visits E for Easy to Read
A one-page fact sheet and multimedia presentation available in English, Spanish, Bosnian, and Somali.
Fact sheet:
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/topics/health_services.htm

Multimedia:
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/topics/health_services.htm
Home Page:
www.healthyroadsmedia.org

Finding Help for Young Children with Disabilities (Birth–5)
Overview of how to get free services for young children who are not developing normally.
Direct Link:
www.nichcy.org/pubs/parent/pa2txt.htm

Home Page:
www.nichcy.org/index.html

How to Talk to Your Doctor or Nurse
One-page plain language handout.
Direct Link:
www.4women.gov/Tools/HowToTalk.pdf

Home Page:
www.4women.gov

How to Use the 911 Telephone Emergency System E for Easy to Read
A one-page fact sheet and multimedia presentation available in English, Spanish, Bosnian, and Somali.
Fact sheet:
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/topics/health_services.htm

Multimedia:
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/topics/health_services.htm

Home Page:
www.healthyroadsmedia.org

Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Listing for the purpose of ESOL civics instruction, not a legal document.
Direct Link:
www.charlottesville-esl.org/
docs/recent/units/AppendixB.pdf

Home Page:
www.charlottesville-esl.org

Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Lists of questions to ask about certain health issues.
Direct Link:
www.nationaljewish.org/
disease-info/symptoms/questions.aspx

Home Page:
www.nationaljewish.org/index.aspx

Quick Tips – When Talking with Your Doctor
Two-page plain language handout.
Direct Link:
www.ahcpr.gov/consumer/quicktips/doctalk.htm

Home Page:
www.ahcpr.gov


When to Go to the Emergency Room E for Easy to Read
A one-page fact sheet and multimedia presentation available in English, Spanish, Bosnian, and Somali.
Fact sheet:
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/topics/health_services.htm
Multimedia:
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/topics/health_services.htm

Home Page:
www.healthyroadsmedia.org



Stress

Web Sites with Information on Stress


Familydoctor.org: Mental Health and Behavior
Information on stress, depression, anxiety, and more.
Direct Link:
www.familydoctor.org/x5411.xml
Home Page:
www.familydoctor.org

KidsHealth: Emotions & Behavior
Collection of fact sheets for parents.
Direct Link:
www.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/index.html

Home Page:
www.kidshealth.org

National Mental Health Information Center
Mental health information for families.
Direct Link:
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/topics/explore/children/

Home Page:
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov


Curricula, Lessons, and Activities

Family Literacy EL/Civics Health Awareness Curriculum
Curriculum with one lesson on stress.
Direct Link:
www.aelweb.vcu.edu/publications
/healthlit/sections/d/familylit.pdf

Home Page:
www.aelweb.vcu.edu

Picture Story #3: Stressed Out! E for Easy to Read
ESOL literacy lesson on managing stress.
Direct Link:
www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources/
Health/healthindex.html#Stressed

Home Page:
www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources

Stella’s Story E for Easy to Read
Adult literacy lesson on women and stress.
Direct Link:
heal.worlded.org/
healBccHtml/unit1/unit1_lesson_3.htm

Home Page:
heal.worlded.org


Stress is a Part of Life
Classroom-tested adult literacy lesson.
Direct Link:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/lessons/swgeorgia.htm

Home Page:
heal.worlded.org

Workshop on Stress by the Scale Health Action Team
Scroll down for workshop on stress.
Direct Link:
www.sabes.org/health/scale1.htm

Home Page:
www.sabes.org



Direct Links to Handouts, Charts, and Tutorials

Childhood Stress
Short article on childhood stress.
Direct Link:
www.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/stress.html

Home Page:
www.kidshealth.org

How Can I Manage Stress?
Two-page plain language fact sheet.
Direct Link:
www.americanheart.org/downloadable/
heart/110167971464923%20HowCanIManageStress.pdf

Home Page:
www.americanheart.org

How to Feel Good: Learning How to Relax and Exercise
Student project about stress.
Direct Link:
www.alri.org/feelgood/feelgood.html

Home Page:
www.alri.org

Stress: How to Cope Better With Life’s Challenges
Two-page fact sheet.
Direct Link:
www.familydoctor.org/167.xml
Home Page:
www.familydoctor.org


Miscellaneous

Helping Children Cope with the Intensive Care Unit
Easy-to-read story with pictures.
Direct Link:
http://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/medicaldepartments/
pediatrics/copingwithintensivecareunit/index.html

More Kids' Games and Activities: http://www.uihealthcare.com/depts/uichildrenshospital/justforkidsnewcopy.html

 

Kids’ Quest on Disability and Health
Online activity for kids and teens to learn about disabilities and acceptance.
Direct Link:
www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/kids
Home Page:
www.cdc.gov/ncbddd

Talking with Kids About Tough Issues
Information for parents on addressing sex, drugs, HIV, and more.
Home Page:
www.talkingwithkids.org

The Human Body
Information about anatomy and organ donation, geared for kids/teens.
Direct Link:
http://library.thinkquest.org/5777
Home Page:
http://library.thinkquest.org

The Respiratory System
Anatomy stories and games for kids.
Direct Link:
www.lung.ca/children/teachers/index.html
Home Page:
www.lung.ca/children

WEB TIP
Links vs. New Windows

When you click on a link, usually you leave the Web page you are on, and go to
a new Web page or site. If you want to get back you hit the “back” button.
But sometimes the link will open in a new window, so now you have two Web
pages or sites available on your screen. You can maximize the new window
and explore the new page, then to get back to where you were, you just close
the window or minimize it.

This can get confusing if you forget you are in a new window. How can you
tell? If the “back” button doesn’t work, it’s probably a new window. You can
minimize the new window and drag it out of the way, or close it, and you will
find the page or site where you started.

If you like using new windows, you can open any link into a new window by putting
the cursor on the link and right-clicking. Then choose “open new window”.


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