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Bed Bugs: What Everyone Should Know
After being off the radar for many years, bed bug infestations in hotels, dormitories, multi-unit housing, nursing homes and other populated locations are becoming all-too-common. This easy-to-read title lays out the basic facts about how to tell if bed bugs are present, what to do (first, don’t panic!), and most importantly, how to prevent the unwelcome visitors from taking up residence.
Healthy Indoor Air: 6 Things Everyone Should Know
Indoor air pollution caused by mold, cigarette smoke, carbon monoxide, radon and other sources can create serious health problems, especially for young children, older adults and those with chronic health problems. The good news is that there are many things that can be done to improve indoor air quality and reduce risk. This fact-filled title helps families breathe easier by providing an easy-to-follow overview of causes, detection tools and fix-it tips to help clear the air. Especially good for your outreach to young families and others involved in community ‘healthy homes’ programs.
Lead Safety: 8 Things Everyone Should Know
Lead is harmful to people of all ages, but it can be particularly dangerous to babies and young children. Help parents and other adults learn how to minimize lead exposure and potential poisoning with this family-friendly lead safety guide. The pamphlet focuses on sources of lead in and around the home and in commonly used products, and offers simple suggestions to help reduce lead risks. Especially good for your outreach to young families and others involved in community ‘healthy homes’ programs.
Food Safety: 7 Things Everyone Should Know
Did you know that there are more than 250 foodborne illnesses? Here are seven smart strategies to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness. This colorful and concise title explains how to minimize the introduction and spread of germs to food items and includes handy tips for safely buying, storing, preparing and serving food. The inside pamphlet flap features an easy-to-follow temperature guide for cooking and reheating different types of foods. An excellent handout for community health promotion events and outreach activities.
Bicycle Safety: 6 Things Everyone Should Know
Biking is a great way to exercise, commute to school or work and reduce air pollution. Here are a half dozen road-tested tips to help riders stay safe and to keep bodies and bikes in good condition. It encourages helmet use for riders of all ages, and provides instruction on how to make sure helmets fit properly. The handy checklist format covers on-and off-road biking equipment, safety rules and defensive riding techniques. Good for schools and community injury prevention programs.
Skateboard Safety: 10 Things Everyone Should Know
Help prevent skateboarding injuries with this hip-pocket overview of equipment, technique, protective gear and more. This easy-to-read title encourages readers to master risk-reducing skateboarding fundamentals, such as how to fall safely, while increasing skill level and confidence. A great handout for schools, sports and rec facilities, skate parks, community injury prevention programs, boys and girls clubs, and more.
Water Safety and Drowning Prevention: 8 Things ... Know
Put water safety advice at the fingertips of readers with these eight lifesaving strategies. The easy-to-follow guidelines provide valuable information for children and adults to help prevent accidents and drowning in a variety of water environments including natural bodies of water, swimming pools and water parks, and in households where bathtubs and buckets can present drowning hazards for very young children. Use this pamphlet to encourage people of all ages to learn to swim and respect the water while enjoying a wide variety of aquatic activities. An excellent handout for your community safety and injury prevention programs.
Global Warming: 10 Things Everyone Can Do
The products we buy, the food we eat, and the hot water we use to shower or wash our clothes are just a few of the things in our daily lives that can affect the warming of the planet. Help readers of all ages identify everyday ways to shrink their carbon footprint and slow the planet’s temperature rise. With more than 20 practical tips, this colorful title offers realistic suggestions about the small changes we can all make that will have a big global impact. Give out this great overview piece to support the ‘going green’ movement in your community or school.
Home Safety for Older Adults
Because older adults may find that their vision, balance, memory or strength has diminished with age, it is important to take steps to safeguard the home and surrounding areas in order to reduce the risk of injury. Here’s a concise how-to guide covering a wide range of indoor and outdoor safety precautions and emergency preparedness tips. The checklist format makes this an easy-to-use reference tool to address key safety issues including preventing falls, fire-related injuries and medication mishaps. Ease the concerns of older adults and those who care for them with this handy safety pamphlet.
Improving Balance and Strength: 7 Exercises to Help Prevent
One out of three adults ages 65 or over falls each year. These falls can cause severe injuries and even lead to death. Help older adults reduce the risk of falls and injury with seven simple exercises that improve strength and balance.
Preventing Falls: Making Your Home Safe
This pamphlet provides tips for older adults, family members and caregivers on how to prevent falls. It gives ideas and suggestions on how to avoid falls inside and outside the home--and talks about how the fear of falling can cause a person to limit his or her movement. It also talks about the importance of daily exercise to help maintain balance.
Preventing Dog Bites: 5 Things Everyone Should Know
Did you know that most dog bites are preventable? Help readers understand dog behavior and how to avoid injury with these easy-to-follow tips to reduce the risk of dog bites and prevent your dog from biting others. Includes basic safety tips on what to do if you are threatened by a dog, how to interact with unfamiliar dogs, how to read behavioral cues, and more. An excellent handout for your community safety and injury prevention programs.
Talking About War, Terrorism and Disaster
Many children are directly impacted by war, terrorist attacks and other disasters. Even children who have not been directly impacted are often affected by news and disturbing images on TV. This pamphlet provides tips for parents on talking with their school-age children to help them understand these events and cope with their feelings.
Mosquitoes Spread Disease Magnet
Reinforce your disease-prevention and mosquito-control campaigns with this colorful, eye-catching magnet.
Los mosquitos transmiten enfermedades (magnet)
This is a Spanish language adaptation of our magnet "Mosquitoes Spread Disease". Reinforce your disease-prevention and mosquito-control campaigns with this colorful, eye-catching magnet.
Zika Virus: What You Need to Know
Help halt the spread of Zika and counter the fear and confusion surrounding this emerging virus.
El virus del zika: Lo que necesita saber
This is a Spanish language adaptation of our pamphlet "Zika Virus: What You Need to Know". Help halt the spread of Zika and counter the fear and confusion surrounding this emerging virus.
After a Disaster: 6 Tips for Coping with Stress
Coping with stress and other intense emotions after a disaster-natural or human-caused-can take a toll on mental health.
Preventing Mosquito Bites: What Everyone Neeeds to Know
Give people the information they need to prevent mosquito bites that can spread diseases such as Zika, West Nile, dengue, and more.
Prevención de picaduras de mosquitos: Lo que todos necesitan
This Spanish-language adaptation of our pamphlet "Preventing Mosquito Bites: What Everyone Needs to Know" gives people the information they need to prevent mosquito bites that can spread diseases such as Zika, West Nile, dengue, and more.
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