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Healthy Lifestyles

Influenza (Flu)

    Prevention

    • Why Don't We Do It In Our Sleeves video
      This funny, popular video teaches about coughing in your sleeve to prevent the spread of diseases like the flu. See different techniques to do it right and how it is done wrong. Available in English, American Sign Language (ASL), Spanish, French, and Mandrin.
    • Flu Prevention PSA Contest video
      Visit Flu.gov to see the winner of this contest, the H1N1 Rap by Dr. John Clarke. Also available on YouTube, this video gives great prevention advice from a real doctor.
    • Chainsaw video
      Take a look at a funny video and a creative way to prevent getting the flu. (Don't try this at home!)
    • Wash Your Hands (lávate las manos) song
      Bill Harley sings about hand washing to help prevent the flu.
    • H1N1 Toolkit
      From the Salt Lake Valley Health Department, this Toolkit contains posters for handwashing, avoiding the flu, info about the H1N1, covering your cough, healthy habits, respiratory etiquette, and more in posters, brochures, and fact sheets in English and Spanish.
    • 2009 H1N1 Information for Parents who have Children with High-Risk Medical Conditions
      Podcast from the CDC that discusses high-risk medical conditions that put children at risk for flu complications and how to protect children from the flu.

    Immunizations (Shots)

    News

    • Utah woman had mutated version of swine flu virus
      Read about a case of a mutated version of the H1N1 (swine) flu viurs. December 9, 2009
    • Influenza Updates
      This newsletter from the Utah Immunization Program provides the latest information about the flu including recommendations for health care personnel, surveillance information in Utah, and frequently asked questions.
    • Flu Vaccine Locator
      The Utah Department of Health provides this web-based tool to help you find flu shots in cities and across Utah.
    • Flu.Gov
      The U.S. Govenment (White House, Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal agencies) provides information about the flu including links to help you find flu shots in all states.
    • Utah demand is high for first doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine
      Read this article from The Salt Lake Tribune and see the latest information on flu shots. The article includes information from the Pregnancy Risk Line. October 10, 2009

Independent Living and Daily Living Skills

  • Utah CSHCN Transition Program
    Provides links to healthcare and related issues for families and providers; care coordination services for clients; and training for providers.
  • Getting ready for the day
    Tips for families to help them get organized and establish morning routines from Suite101 and its collection of freelance articles.
  • Discipline for Children with Disabilities
    Information about discipline for teachers, parents, and other professionals working with children and youth with disabilities from the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
  • Time management
    Tips for teens to help them get organized and set priorities from Suite101 and its collection of freelance articles.
  • Person-centered Planning
    Training module about person-centered planning and applying it to the transition process from the University of Kansas, Department of Special Education.
  • Person Centered Planning Education Site
    Information and a self-study course that helps you learn about person centered planning from Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute.

Emotional Health

Physical Health

  • Healthy Lifestyles Video.Healthy Lifestyles
    This 4-minute video has healthy lifestyles ideas about eating and exercise from young adults.
  • Genetics Institute, Intermountain Healthcare
    Learn about genetics (testing, counseling, and more); find clinical services in Utah; and learn about research projects related to genetics.
  • Health Matters: the Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for People with Developmental Disabilities
    This textbook has information and tools for teachers and professionals.
  • Medical Home Portal
    Find out about diagnoses and conditions (like asthma and autism); learn about transition and resources (like driving and guardianship); find local community or medical services (like adaptive recreation or physical therapists); and find information for families (like the Care Notebook or fact sheets) on this site for families of children with special health care needs and their providers.
  • Sexuality and Kids with Disabilities or Chronic Illness
    Information for parents and clinicians including the 2006 Policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics, links to the 37-page NICHCY News Digest, and more from the University of Michigan.
  • Quit Smoking Community
    Information about strategies to quit smoking.
  • AlcoRehab
    Information about alcohol rehabilitation and recovery.
  • Recovery.org
    Provides information about addiction recovery centers including domestic violence and sexual abuse recovery treatment centers.
  • DrugTreatmentCenterFinder
    Provides information about addiction recovery centers and the types of treatments.
  • DrugRehab.com
    Provides information about drugs on college campuses, problems associated with drug, use, and treatment options.
  • DiabetesCouncil.com
    The Diabetes Council is an online resource site dedicated to educating and supporting the growing number of people with diabetes and to hep them manage the condition in a way that facilitates a normal and healthy lifestyle.

The Health Care System

  • CuidadodeSalud.gov
    "Es probable que si usted tiene alguna incapacidad le sea difícil conseguir un seguro médico privado. Incluso si puede pagarlo, probablemente no cubra todas sus necesidades. Lo último que quiere hacer es preocuparse por obtener una cobertura y por el costo de su atención médica. La Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio está ampliando las opciones de seguro médico y haciéndolas más asequibles." (English)
  • HealthCare.gov
    "If you’re living with a disability, private health insurance may be hard to come by. Even if you can afford to buy it, it probably doesn’t cover all of your needs. Worrying about where to get coverage and the cost of your care is the last thing you want to do. The Affordable Care Act is expanding your options for health insurance and making them more affordable." The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a new website, the first website of its kind in Spanish, to help consumers take control of their health care by connecting them to new information and resources to help them access quality, affordable health care coverage. (Spanish)
  • Bridge to the Future
    Self-study modules with information on Medicaid, Social Security Disability programs, guardianship, and more from the Arc of Utah.
  • Finding and Using Adult Health Care
    A 2-page handout about things to consider when looking for a new doctor during transition to adulthood, from the KY Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs.
  • Transition Developmental Checklist
    A 3-page checklist with things to consider, such as caring for onself and using health insurance, as young adults become more independent and transition to adulthood, from the KY Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs.
  • Transition assessment form (14-16 years old)
    A 4-page assessment form that covers staying healthy, managing your own healthcare, being independent, emotional health, school, work, and more, from the KY Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs.
  • Transition assessment form (17-21 years old)
    A 4-page assessment form that covers staying healthy, managing your own healthcare, being independent, emotional health, school, work, and more, from the KY Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs.
  • Medical terms
    A glossary of terms, including medical terms, from girlshealth.gov.
  • Social Security Disability Benefits Guide
    Information about Social Security benefits from TheSimpleDollar.com.

Last updated: January 31, 2017.
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