For Teachers and Educators
The girlshealth.gov web site offers girls ages 10 through 16 information about health, growth and development, and the challenging social issues they will likely face. We provide reliable tools and resources to help girls navigate adolescence, as well as tips on handling relationships with family and friends. The web site emphasizes choosing healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages. The resources below offer guidance for educators on topics covered by the web site. All of the content throughout the girlshealth.gov site can also be printed and reproduced for your students and patients.
The Office on Adolescent Health launched the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resource Center. The center offers training materials and other resources for people working to reduce teen pregnancy. Topics include choosing an evidence-based program, engaging specific groups, and how to work with partners. The center hosts podcasts and e-learning modules on preventing teen pregnancy and supporting adolescent health.
The BodyWorks Toolkit – designed to help parents and caregivers improve family eating and activity habits.
Quick Health Data Online includes comprehensive data on a variety of health topics for both women and men spanning 1998-2004. Your students can easily create tables, graphs, and maps from the data any of the topics, including infectious diseases, access to health care, disease prevention, and demographics.
What about boys?
For information and links on boy’s health issues, visit:
KidsHealth, a health information service of the Nemours Foundation.
Family Doctor.org, a comprehensive web site brought to you by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Content last reviewed April 29, 2009
Page last updated October 31, 2013