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Rx for Survival outreach tool kit

A six-part PBS television series entitled “Rx for Survival” will air November 1-3, 2005. The series is the cornerstone of a pioneering multimedia project designed to create an understanding of the importance of global health issues in our lives and inspire Americans to get involved in addressing serious health issues.
To help libraries and other groups, the website offers a variety of activities under the feature heading “Give Time.” There are several hands-on activities that librarians can use to engage groups ranging from young children through adults. All of these require no materials or just a few readily available resources. One activity, for example, is a called “Unfair Race.” This is a simple but eye-opening activity that helps participants understand how much of an impact where you live has on your health. Players assume the roles of different countries and examine the extent to which one’s country can help or hinder your health.

There’s a special online outreach toolkit librarians can register to use that has even more activity ideas, step-by-step guides, signage, logos, and more. It’s at http://wgbh.org/rxtoolkit.

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