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Consumer Health Resources

NLM Materials

MedlinePlus Magazine
This link provides you with access to subscribe to print subscriptions or email alerts to the online version of the MedlinePlus magazine.

Order NLM Educational Materials from NNLM MAR
If you are an NNLM network member in the Middle Atlantic Region (DE, NJ, NY, or PA), use this online form to order brochures.

Mental Health

Publications from NIMH
Order publications on topics such as anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Brain Development, Coping with Violence and Disasters and more from the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH)


We Can! Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition (NHLBI)
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.

Environmental Health

NIEHS Kids Pages 
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Kids' Pages is a government (non-profit) educational website authorized by a 1997 Presidential Memorandum. It is designed to teach children about the connections between their health and the environment.

NIEHS Brochures and Fact Sheets
If you are giving a presentation about an environmental health topic or just looking for general information about environmental health research or the Institute, this page will help. Fact sheets and brochures are also available free of charge by mail.

Includes asthma and it's triggers; autism and the environment; children's health why the environment matters; Sharon finds the environment (book)

Health Campaigns and Materials from Reputable Agencies

Use this resource as a way to learn about national campaigns and access curriculum and free resources from National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other reputable agencies. Some materials are available for ordering and others you are able to print directly from the agency web site. Most resources are at no cost, however some agencies do charge minimal fees for their materials. Additionally, some agencies have order limits. Please see each web site for details.

Resources have been grouped by topic and include (food allergy & nutrition, substance abuse, vision, and more).

*A note has been made if an agency/organization charges for their materials or only provides materials within certain States.

General Health

National Institute of Allergey and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Locate free pamphlets on food allergy, food allergy management, and cold & flu.

KidsHealth in the Classroom
KidsHealth in the Classroom offers educators free health-related lesson plans for all grades and subject areas. Each Teacher's Guide includes discussion questions, activities, and reproducible handouts and quizzes – all aligned to national health education standards.

BAM! Body and Mind (CDC) 
BAM! Body and Mind is an online destination for kids created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Designed for kids 9-13 years old, BAM! gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.

BAM! Classroom Resources for Teachers (CDC)
BAM! Body and Mind also serves as an aid to teachers, providing them with interactive, educational, and fun activities that are linked to national education standards for science and health set by the National Research Council, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Joint Committee for National School Health Education Standards.

The Brain’s Inner Workings: Activities for Grades 9 through 12 (NIMH)
This comprehensive collection of multimedia resources and inquiry-based activities tied to the National Science Education Standards help teachers and students learn about the structure, function and cognitive aspects of the human brain. The packet includes a teacher's manual, student manual, DVD of videos, and a CDROM of accompanying materials.


Substance Abuse

NIDA for Teens
The NIDA for Teens website, a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Created for middle and high school students and their teachers, this website provides accurate and timely information for use in and out of the classroom.

NIDA Drug Pubs
Order free materials or print your own at no cost from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Resources on alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems (NIAAA)
Locate brochures and fact sheets, professional education materials, classroom resources and more.

Dental, Hearing and Vision

Educational Resources for Children (NEI)
National Eye Institute (NEI) offers resources to help children learn about the eye and the importance of eye health. NEI does charge for some of their materials.

It's a Noisy Planet (NIDCD)
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) sponsors It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing. This national public education campaign is designed to increase awareness among parents of children ages 8 to 12 about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). With this information, parents and other adults can encourage children to adopt healthy hearing habits before and during the time that they develop listening, leisure, and working habits.

It's a Noisy Planet (Order Materials)
All of their publications are available online. Click on any title to read that publication on their website. You can download a PDF or order a print copy of some publications.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Publications
All of their publications are available online. Click on any title to read that publication on their website. You can download a PDF or order a print copy of some publications.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Publication
Order free publications from the National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse. Look at the children's oral health section for easy to read brochures and posters.