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View Resource Electric Apple Journal: Ideas and Information for Healthier Living

Lowell General Hospital of Lowell, Massachusetts, has created this site with the idea "that an informed patient is in the best position to make wise healthcare decisions in partnership with his or her physician." Interested users can take a heart test by answering a forms-based query and receiving their heart disease risk factor in email, ask questions of a doctor (in eight different specialty...

https://www.lowellgeneral.org/
View Resource PE Central

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute Health and Physical Education Program developed this site, a clearinghouse of information about K-12 physical education and health. An extensive list of lesson plans and assessment ideas, arranged topically and by grade level, is the focal point of this site; the Classroom Teacher Lesson Ideas uses PE "across the curriculum" to help students learn concepts in...

http://www.pecentral.org/pecinfo/pechistory.html
View Resource FDA Kids Homepage

Highlight of the recently opened US Food and Drug Administration's Kids Homepage is Yorick, FDA's "favorite skeleton," which allows users to see the various medical devices and implants that can replace real body parts. Included are such items as a glass eye, a silicon cochlear implant, a hip and a knee, among others. In addition, there is a kids quiz on food safety, a medicine cabinet word find...

https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForKids/default....
View Resource Body and Mind

This interactive Web site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages kids to be healthy in body and mind. The activities are designed to complement the type of health and science lessons that are currently taught in many middle school and high school classrooms. The Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) lesson plans include a pre-assessment to help teachers determine which of the activities are...

https://www.cdc.gov/bam/
View Resource BAM! Body and Mind: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

BAM! Body and Mind was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for kids and teachers. The site offers a fun, interactive approach to raising kids' awareness of health issues, and ways to make their bodies and minds stronger. Topics covered include nutrition and fitness, disease, mental health, peer pressure and relationships. The site is also a resource for teachers who...

https://www.cdc.gov/bam/
View Resource Visual Culture and Public Health Posters

The National Library of Medicine has the world's largest collection of poster art dealing with questions of health in the United States, so it would stand to reason that it would be able to sponsor a fine online collection of the various ways in which visual culture has been used to inform the general public about a number of health concerns ranging from lead poisoning to tuberculosis. Visitors to...

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/visualculture/index.html
View Resource Trust for America’s Health

With a genuine and informed concern for the American populace, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that is “dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.” By assembling a team of topical experts and policy analysts, they have been able to offer broad appraisals of the...

http://healthyamericans.org/
View Resource World Health Organization: The Department of Gender, Women and Health

The World Health Organization's Department of Gender, Women and Health (GWH) "brings attention to the ways in which biological and social differences between women and men affect health and the steps needed to achieve health equity." On their homepage, visitors can look at the right-hand side to get quick information about upcoming events sponsored by the GWH, read their monthly update, and also...

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http://www.who.int/gender-equity-rights/en/
View Resource Knowledge Weavers Project

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences library at the University of Utah is responsible for the Knowledge Weavers project, which aimed to "produce innovative multimedia resources which included tutorials, interactive cases, animations and other multimedia methods of delivery to support health sciences education." There are more than two dozen resources in subjects that include neurology, nurse...

https://library.med.utah.edu/km/digitalcollectkw.php
View Resource California Healthcare Foundation: Center for Health Reporting

Health care journalism is a rapidly growing field, and the California HealthCare Foundation's Center for Health Reporting is a new venture of note in this area. The Center is based out of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and is funded by the California HealthCare Foundation. The focus of their work is to partner with news organizations across the state "to explore questions...

http://centerforhealthreporting.org/
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