Lorraine Thiebaud on Safety Issues for Healthcare Workers in the Age of AIDS
AIDS emerged as a health crisis in the 1980's and early 1990's. While many Americans initially associated the disease with gay men, ignorance about AIDS contributed to its rapid spread, first to intravenous drug users and then to heterosexuals. The lack of information available to people at risk particularly affected health workers like Lorraine Theibaud, a registered nurse at San Francisco General Hospital. Theibaud and her colleagues, fearful about contracting or spreading the disease, were no
"We Had a Habit of Being Vocal:" James Justen Describes UAW Local Activism
Jim Justen was active union member at the American Motor Company plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which later became a Chrysler plant. An active member and leader of the United Auto Workers Local 72, Justen recalled that his local was a "rebel" local, more willing than the International to strike when they found working conditions or contract negotiations unacceptable. During the 1960's and early 1970's, the priorities of many locals, especially in the auto industry, differed from those of the inter
"We Lack a Firm Constitutional Basis for Equal Rights on the Basis of Gender": Mary Frances Berry Ar
In the years following the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment extending voting rights to women, the National Woman's Party, the radical wing of the suffrage movement, advocated passage of a constitutional amendment to make discrimination based on gender illegal. The first Congressional hearing on the equal rights amendment (ERA) was held in 1923. Many female reformers opposed the amendment in fear that it would end protective labor and health legislation designed to aid female workers and p
By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943
This is a collection of 900 boldly colored and graphically diverse posters produced as part of FDR's New Deal. These striking silkscreens, lithographs, and woodcuts were created to publicize health and safety programs; cultural programs including art exhibitions, theatrical, and musical performances; ...
Calling All Students: Facts About Toxic Substances and the Environment
This site provides information on toxic substances that may be found in our homes, schools, and neighborhoods. It provides links for kids, parents, and teachers to other government websites that offer information, teaching aids, and curriculum guides on consumer and environmental health.
Kansas State University Human Nutrition (HN 400) Flexbook
The CK-12 foundation defines a flexbook as a “free and open source textbook platform where one can build and edit collaborative textbooks.” The Kansas State University Human Nutrition (HN 400) Flexbook fits this definition but I feel the name is particularly accurate due to the flexibility of Google Docs. Students in addition to having access through Google Docs, can download the flexbook as an .odt, .pdf, .rtf, .doc, text, or html file giving them flexibility to use the document how they wo
Community Health Nursing
By the end of this course the students should be able to: Identify the root of Community Health Nursing; identify supportive organizations; differentiate between Public Health Nurse and Community Health Nurse; explain Community Health Nursing; describe the qualities of the Community Health Nurse; describe the different types of community; differentiate between urban and rural communities and outline community profile; explain community entry; describe the preparations made before a community is
Welcome to the Child Health Course. This is one of the continuing professional development courses offered by AMREF through Distance Education. This course has been revised and contains the most current concepts such as integrated management of childhood diseases (IMCI). The course is designed to expose you as a health worker to that part of medicine concerned with the health and wellbeing of children and aims at updating your knowledge, attitudes and skills to enable you provide quality health
This course addresses the following: an introduction to malaria; clinical assessment of malaria; severe and complicated malaria; treatment of malaria; treatment defaults in malaria; malaria in pregnancy; prevention and control of malaria|community based management of fever in malaria; HIV/AIDS and malaria; counselling and health promotion in malaria; and malaria surveillance.
Module Four: Money Management
Money Management may be defined as the process of managing money, including investments, budgeting, banking, and taxes. Managing your money is an essential life skill. When you know what you're doing, it really isn't so difficult. Once you've left home, the only person responsible for your financial health is you, so it's good to know the essentials. Managing your money can help reduce the stress levels that you experience throughout your life. It can help you to plan for unexpected events and e
Developed for first grade. Students will actively mix three colors of food coloring with dish liquid detergent in a bowl of milk. They will hypothesize, and then observe the effects and record their findings. Students will also discuss the sense of sight, and the importance of milk and dairy to good health. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on t
MyPyramid Video Podcasts
The MyPyramid PodCasts show how taking small steps can add up to real changes in your weight and health.
MyPyramid Audio Podcasts
The MyPyramid Audio Podcasts explain how taking small steps can add up to real changes in your weight and health.
Economic and Social Justice: A Human Rights Perspective
Social and Economic Justice: A Human Rights Perspective is intended to expand the conversation about human rights. It provides background information, ideas for taking action, and interactive activities to help people think about human rights in a broader, more inclusive manner. It strives to help us define issues like homelessness, poverty, hunger, and inadequate health care, not only as “social or economic problems,” but also as human rights challenges
Risk Assessment for Toxic Air Pollutants: A Citizen's Guide
This EPA fact sheet provides easy-to-understand information about air pollution and how it affects human health. Topics include health risks, exposure assessment, dose-response relationships, risk assessment, and risk characterization. Simple diagrams and pictures support the text.
This course is the first part of the Ethics and Values Signature Program, which is one of the factors making Tufts unique in veterinary education. It is designed to enrich the student's understanding of various aspects of our individual and communal relationships with "animals" (or, to use scientific terminology, "other animals"), and to stimulate creative thinking about the expanding horizons of veterinary medicine, particularly those relevant to both traditional and newer forms of human-animal
Students are asked to explain how advances in technology have affected people's health.
helps students learn about water pollution, water-related illnesses, and sanitation procedures. They then draft a simulated plan to submit to the World Health Organization to deal with water-related problems in African communities.
Bringing Water to a Lesotho Village
invites students to conduct research and then simulate a Lesotho village water committee that is designing a water supply system to improve living and health conditions.
Understanding Your Water
Over two class periods, you will be guiding your students through the basics of water treatment -- both tap water treatment and sewage (or wastewater) treatment. To prepare for the lessons on the treatment process, the students will be researching where their drinking water comes from and where their wastewater goes once it goes down the drain for homework. After learning about their local water treatment and traditional tap water and sewage treatment processes, students will watch the NewsHour