Equips Extension educators and others who work with adults to teach skills for balanced living in five key areas: time management, stress management, mindful eating, physical activity and sleep. Emphasizes the crucial roles of each of these elements in a well-balanced life and promotes mindful eating over dieting. Consists of five 1 hour units which can be taught as stand-alone classes or as a series. Includes advertising tools as well as PowerPoint presentations with narratives, activities and handouts and evaluation tools. (2010) – CD-ROM.
Illustrates what to do as a first response in the most common work injuiries, such as cuts, burns, sprains, fractures, shock, heat stroke, as well as what to do in case of heart attack, including CPR. (1994) – VHS VIDEO (13:00), LEADER GUIDE.
Three panel tabletop display featuring information about health care access, health care costs and healthy behaviors. Each panel includes a Q & A format about each health care issue. Provides three options for interaction with participants which may be used singly or together depending on the audience and degree of interaction desired. **Requires large display board (two 27” side panels, one 28” center panel, 35” high) – #17635, and header panel (same width, 12” high) – #17636, both of which may be booked separately.** (2008) – 3 DISPLAY PANELS, HEADER, “YOUR OPINION PLEASE! BOXES, INSTRUCTIONS (5p), MASTER FOR “ULTIMATE HEALTH CARE QUIZ” & ANSWERS (4P).
Multimedia kit developed for use by health professionals and other community leaders who want to start a community coalition to address the issue of childhood overweight. The kit is designed to help guide the coalition through a series of five meetings for the purpose of preventing childhood weight problems and related chronic diseases. (2002) - VHS VIDEO (25:00), CD-ROM WITH PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHEETS, MEETING GUIDES & RELATED RESOURCES (263p).
Tabletop display for use at workshops and seminars for Family Living Program campus and county staff dealing with the issue of family caregiving. **Requires Large Display Board (two 27” side panels, one 28” center panel, 35” high) – #17635, and Header Panel (same width, 12” high) – #17636, both of which may be booked separately.**). (2006) – 3 PANEL DISPLAY & HEADER, TWO TABLE COVERS.
4/25/02 Iowa State University “Current Issues in Nutrition” satellite videoconference. Examines the relationships among dietary intake, health, and the changes in production, processing, and distribution of food. (2002) – VHS VIDEO (5 hours), PRINT MATERIALS.
Focuses on how gardening is a great way to maintain physical activity and helps improve nutrition – two viable strategies for addressing arthritis. A Wisconsin Arthritis Program representative provides facts about arthritis and a USDA representative provides nutrition information. In addition, demonstrates a variety of tools and techniques that help reduce stress on joints while gardening. Describes how to make gardening easier, simple ways to modify the tools you already own, a few helpful tools and aids such as kneelers and seats, and gardening in raised beds and containers. Includes a “tour” of a garden planted by a master gardener. Completely revised and expanded from 2007 production. (2008) - DVD (34:00)
Three panel tabletop display featuring information on how to identify reliable health information on the internet, tools to access reliable information on the internet, and the importance of discussing internet information with health care providers. **Requires large display board (two 27” side panels, one 28” center panel, 35” high) – #17635, and header panel (same width, 12” high) – #17636, both of which may be booked separately.** (2008) – 3 DISPLAY PANELS, HEADER, INSTRUCTIONS (4p), MASTER FOR “EVALUATING WEBSITES” WORKSHEET (2p).
Uses hand puppets to teach students in grades K-3 how to wash their hands properly. (1996) - VHS VIDEO (8 min.)
CYFERnet Webinar sponsored by Penn State’s Better Kid Care Program, focusing on indoor environmental health issues and how they affect young children. Explores the connections between children’s health and the indoor environments of child care facilities. Demonstrates practices that can assure the indoor environment where children spend their time is safe for them. (2010) - CD WITH POWERPOINT PRESENTATION & INSTRUCTOR MANUAL, “HELP YOURSELF TO A HEALTHY HOME: PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH (56p)
Focuses on the impact of loud noise on workers. Reviews various types of hearing protection devices and discusses fitting, cleaning and using them. (1998) – VHS VIDEO (6:00), PROGRAM GUIDE.
Describes the stages of heat illness including cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Explains prevention and treatment, including when to call for medical assistance. (1999) – VHS VIDEO (7:00), PROGRAM GUIDE.
Uses true stories about a city paving crew and workers in a foundry to demonstrate how to deal with and prevent the medical condition called heat stress, fatal for 20% of people who experience it. Includes life-saving information about how to recognize symptoms and act quickly to save lives. Good review for supervisors and old hands, but essential for new workers. (2011) – DVD (14:18).
Part of Time Warner Cable of NE Wisconsin’s “Bridging Hmong American” series aimed at helping the Hmong adjust to life in the U.S. Discusses what immunizations are and the importance of getting them. (1995) – VHS VIDEO (Hmong Language) (27:00). (Bridging Hmong American Series)
Part of Time Warner Cable of NE Wisconsin’s “Bridging Hmong American” series aimed at helping the Hmong adjust to life in the U.S. Dr. Cha Lee, owner of a medical clinic dedicated to serving Hmong families, shares his views on the medical issues Hmong families face and encourages them to get medical attention as soon as symptoms appear. He recommends thinking through questions before going to the doctor’s office and asking questions of the doctor when you are at the office. (2003) – VHS VIDEO (Hmong Language) (29:00). (Bridging Hmong American Series)
Bill Moyers describes the search for new ways of thinking and talking about dying. Forgoing the usual reluctance that most Americans show toward speaking about death, patients and medical professional alike come forward to examine the end of life with honesty, courage and even humor, demonstrating that dying can be an incredibly rich experience for both the terminally ill and their loved ones. (2000) – VHS VIDEO (88:00), DISCUSSION GUIDE.
Bill Moyers presents the important strides being made in the area of palliative or “comfort” care at pioneering institutions such as New York’s Mt. Sinai Hopsital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. These advances are bringing peace to those who fear that they will be a burden to loved ones, will suffer needlessly, or will be abandoned in their hour of greatest need. (2000) – VHS VIDEO (87:00), DISCUSSION GUIDE.
Bill Moyers unravels the complexities underlying the many choices at the end of life, including the bitter debate over physician-assisted suicide. Three patients, their families and other doctors discuss some of the hardest decisions, including how to pay for care, what constitutes humane treatment, and how to balance dying and dignity. In the end, do these patients die the way they wanted? (2000) – VHS VIDEO (87:00), DISCUSSION GUIDE.
Bill Moyers introduces crusading medical professionals – including staff members of the Balm of Gilead Project in Birmingham, Alabama – who have dedicated themselves to improving end-of-life care by changing America’s overburdened health system. (2000) – VHS VIDEO (87:00), DISCUSSION GUIDE.
Demonstrates the importance of not smoking around children to parents, grandparents, educators and others. Discusses the hazards of secondhand smoke to children, stressing that infants and children are at most risk because of possible damage to developing organs. (1999) - VHS VIDEO (12:00)
Part of Time Warner Cable of NE Wisconsin’s “Bridging Hmong American” series aimed at helping the Hmong adjust to life in the U.S. Focuses on health concerns caused by lead poisoning in the home. Special attention is given to young children and the effects lead poisoning can have on their health. (1992) – VHS VIDEO (Hmong language) (26:00). (Bridging Hmong American Series)
Humorous look at how to lift objects without risking disk injury. Covers checking your path to avoid slips and trips, and how to avoid twisting while lifting. (1989) - VHS VIDEO (10:00)
Brings together time-coded segments of Raising Responsible Teens I, II, III. Focuses on providing parents and others who work with adolescents (ages 11-14) information to better understand the developmental needs of teenagers as well as strategies for dealing with issues such as teenage sexuality and alcohol and drug abuse. Contains specific information about adolescent development, as well as research based information about parenting skills and concepts. (1995) – 3 VHS VIDEOS, RESOURCE MANUAL (204 PAGES).
Part of Time Warner Cable of NE Wisconsin’s “Bridging Hmong series aimed at helping the Hmong adjust to life in the U.S. Elissa Borth, Registered Nurse from the Visiting Nurse Association of Appleton, explains how to stay healthy as flu season sets in. She also discusses immunizations, basic health care practices, what to do with sick children, and when to go to the doctor. (1993) – VHS VIDEO (Hmong Language) (28:00). (Bridging Hmong American Series).
Four hour documentary series shedding light on the root causes of socio-economic and racial inequities in health – why some of us get sicker more often and die sooner. Documents mounting evidence of how inequities in a variety of aspects of life such as the jobs we do, the wealth we enjoy, the neighborhoods we live in – can get under the skin and disrupt our biology as surely as germs and viruses. Useful for facilitating community and/or coalition forums on health disparities. (2008) – DVD (4 hours), PROGRAM GUIDE.
Designed for students in grades 4-12. Simulates an investigative news journal in which journalists investigate a rash of illnesses in the area. Lack of proper hand washing is found to be the culprit. Viewers are taught the proper techniques for washing their hands. (1997) - VHS VIDEO (9:00).
Focuses on Water*jel burn care products and how they’re used in emergency situations. (1995) - VHS VIDEO (18 min.)
Takes an unflinching look at the severity of the obesity crisis in America and its crippling effects on health and health care. Consists of four films, each running 60-70 minutes that explore how people become obese, the factors that drive obesity in our bodies and our communities, its effects on adults, children and our nation, and the best ways to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. In addition, includes 10 additional short films focusing on a wide variety of weight-related topics.) (2012) – 3 DVDs, DISCUSSION GUIDE (150 pages – English & Spanish language).
As the percentage of older adults (especially those age 85+) has risen, more employees have struggled to balance the demands of work and the responsibilities involved in providing care to one or more elderly loved ones. Through interviews with employers, employees, and educators experienced in working with caregivers, the nine video segments on this DVD provide useful information for employers regarding how to make workplace environments more supportive of the needs of working caregivers. (2012) – DVD (47:15 – total).
Host Shelley Ryan visits the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor, Door County. In addition, she demonstrates preserving the harvest in an unusual manner for adults only. Plant Pathologist Brian Hudelson shows what happens to plants when there is too much water. Finally the program ends with a special visit to a wheelchair accessible garden that is functional, attractive and affordable. (2008) - DVD (29:00).
3/29/07 Penn State videoconference intended for child care providers and parents. Focuses on simple every day practices that will help children, adults, and families reduce the likelihood of getting sick. The second part of the workshop examines playground safety. (2007) – DVD (98:00), PRINT MATERIALS. (Better Kid Care Series).