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  • Adolescent Health Issues - Information on reproductive health, mental health, physical health and nutrition, substance abuse, and healthy relationships.
  • Anesthesia - Learn the history of use of anesthesia, how it works, and the role of an anesthesiologist.
  • Anti-Bullying Laws per State - Find out about your state's laws and policies.
  • Bicycle Safety Skills Clinic Guide - How to plan a bicycle safety skills event, including instructions and resources for setting up a course and conducting it to meet the needs of all the children participating.
  • Burns - Fact sheet explain burns, treatments and for severe cases, skin grafting.
  • Circadian Rhythms - Fact sheet describes circadian rhythms and how they affect human health.
  • Click, Check, Protect - Vital safety and recall information to every school and every parent.
  • Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events: Tips for Parents and Teachers - Know the signs that are common at different ages can help parents and teachers to recognize problems and respond appropriately.
  • Creating Healthy Indoor Environments in Schools - An indoor air quality (IAQ) management program, including an Action Kit that provides best practices, guidelines, and a sample IAQ management plan to improve school air at little or no cost.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline - Disaster distress hotline that parents or teachers can call to get advice on helping children cope after a disaster, violence or a traumatic event. 
  • Distraction.gov - Distraction.gov was created to raise awareness about the dangers of texting or talking on a cell phone while driving.
  • Drug Abuse and Addition: Easy to Read Drug Facts - An easy-to-read website that talks about drug abuse, addiction, and treatment.
  • Drug Facts - Learn the truth about drugs and how to be healthy.
  • Drugs and Drug Abuse Terms - Learn about the effects of different drugs on the body and the brain.
  • FindYouthInfo.gov - 12 Federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth; promotes the goal of positive, healthy outcomes.
  • Fire Prevention - Centralized location for national, state and local fire prevention. Includes life safety practices and public education materials organizations can share with their communities.
  • Fruits and Veggies Matter - Fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health. Find out how many fruits and vegetables you need.
  • GirlsHealth.gov For Educators - Teach young women about health, growth and development, as well as the challenging social issues they face.
  • Health and Nutrition - USA.gov - Find an A-Z list of health topics and resources on insurance, prescription drugs, nutrition, caregiving, and more.
  • Health Publications - Find booklets and resources from child development to surgery.
  • Health Science Education Tools - Introduce important health concepts to kids. Contains comprehensive lesson plans, interactive games and activities and more.
  • Health Finder: Parenting - Get useful links on a wide range of health and safety topics for kids.
  • Healthy Schools - Let's Move - With more than 31 million children participating in the National School Lunch Program, good nutrition at school is more important than ever. Let's Move to get healthier food in our nation's schools.
  • How Medicines Work - Learn about the advances made in the use of medicines to treat diseases and health problems.
  • How Teeth Grow - Find out why baby teeth are important and when teeth (both baby and adult) come in.
  • Immunizations - Frequently Asked Questions - Vaccines work by preparing a child's body to fight illness. Each immunization contains either a dead or a weakened germ, or parts of it, that cause a particular disease.
  • KidsHealth in the Classroom - Free health-related lesson plans that includes discussion questions, activities, handouts and quizzes.
  • Kids' Quest on Disability and Health - Information for Teachers - Parents and teachers work with students to share ideas, learn about people with disabilities and encourage students to reflect about themselves and others.
  • Media-Smart Youth - A 10-lesson program where kids learn important lessons about media analysis, nutrition, and physical activity.
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Science Parents and Teachers Page - Teach kids how the environment affects your health. Get ideas for science projects, tackle some brainteasers and more.
  • Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness - Includes interviews and the importance of Native American traditions, the environment and medicinal plants.
  • Preparing for the Flu: School Planning - Provides basic information to help school administrators implement recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Public Health Career Resources - Teaching materials developed to introduce students to public health.
  • Ready.gov - Resources on being prepared and talking to your kids about challenging subjects including emergency preparedness, coping after a disaster and more.
  • SafeKids - Tips for educators will encourage your students to learn about a variety of child safety topics.
  • Science Ambassador Program - A professional development workshop at the CDC for middle and high school science educators to collaborate with experts on developing public health-based lesson plans.
  • Science and Health Education Resources - Learning tools and publications, all about science and health.
  • Smoking - The Real Cost - Did you know that 3 out of 4 teens who think they will stop smoking in 5 years, don't? Learn more about it.
  • Stop Bullying Now - Educators Page - As an adult, one of best ways you can help stop or prevent bullying is to be educated about, and sensitive to, the issue.
  • SunWise Program for Schools - Find out how to protect yourself from overexposure to the sun.
  • Team Nutrition - Training and technical assistance for nutrition education for children and their caregivers; also provides school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.
  • Teens, Crime, and the Community for Educators - Helps teens understand how crime affects them and their families, friends, and communities; also involves teens in crime prevention projects to help make their communities safer.
  • Tox Town for Teachers - Tox Town helps students and teachers learn about environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals pictured in an imaginary town.
  • Underage Drinking - Information about underage alcohol use and pointers for broaching the subject with students.
  • Undestanding Child Traumatic Stress - Helps parents and teachers understand the affects of trauma on kids, how kids may react and how adults can help them cope.
  • We Can! - Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition offers free resources for families and communities to help kids eat right, get active, and reduce screen time. 
  • Weight Management for Youth - Websites to help you keep your students at a healthy weight.
  • What Keeps Your Mouth Healthy? - Here's what kids can do to prevent tooth decay.
  • What Kids Say About Bullying - This poll of 1,229 boys and girls to answer some questions about bullying. Nearly half of them said they had been bullied before. Read their stories.
  • What Lives Inside Your Mouth? - Learn how bacteria in our mouths use sugars in food to produce acids that attack tooth enamel and cause tooth decay.

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