Increasing Health Literacy. Engaging Communities.
Our playing cards are written by physicians using some
of the best information from the CDC and NIH. Each card
has an easy-to-understand message and an appropriate
graphic that illustratres that message.
In the United States, more than 35 million people have asthma, and 7 million of them are children. Although asthma has no cure, there are many ways to manage it to prevent attacks. Topics covered include understanding asthma, myths and facts, dos and don’ts, and managing asthma. This deck is great for people who were newly diagnosed with asthma, and for young children and teens.
Breast disease, which covers breast pain, masses, infection, and cancer, affects millions of women. In many instances, women are unaware of the various breast diseases or conditions and what to do when they are affected. The Breast Health Deck™ has short messages discussing basic information on breast disease facts, screening, testing and treatment.
An estimated 26 million people in the Unites States have diabetes. Self-management education or training is a key step in improving quality of life for people at risk or who currently have diabetes. The Diabetes 101 Deck™ is a visual explanation of diabetes. It introduces the reader to the common tests and explains the reasons for careful management organ system by organ system.
Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, chemical and radiological exposures—it’s hard to predict if and when such events will occur. However, it’s helpful to fall back on the right instincts and great planning if they do. The Emergency Readiness Deck™ has specific messages for how to prepare, respond to, and recover from a host of different natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other unplanned events. Learn tips from the Department of Homeland Security, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other authorities for how to be ready for these unexpected situations.
A fire safety family knows how to prevent a fire and just what to do in the event of a home fire, because they have a plan and know when to use to it. We’ve created this deck with tips to help make learning about fire safety and prevention interactive and fun for the entire family!
Heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease affect over 80 million people in the U.S. The Healthy Heart Deck™ is a fun and engaging educational tool that helps individuals learn how to prevent these diseases. This deck of playing cards has 54 health-promoting messages to help individuals reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, peripheral artery disease, and heart failure. Each card addresses important factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, nutrition, or exercise. This deck also shares important messages to raise awareness of heart disease in women and among patients with diabetes.
The promotion of fitness and healthy eating for kids is just as important as promoting it for adults. Instilling healthy lifestyle choices in youth can lead to lifelong healthy habits, which may prevent obesity, heart disease, and stroke in adulthood. The Healthy Kids Deck™ has bite-sized messages containing tips on exercise and healthy eating for kids and teens.
Great prenatal care is vital to having a healthy baby and mom. The Healthy Pregnancy Deck™ has essential tips to help expecting moms (and women who may become pregnant) have a healthy pregnancy. Each card has a message explaining steps to take before, during, or immediately after pregnancy. The deck also describes what to eat (and what not to eat), habits to avoid, important screenings, “must not miss” vaccinations, and what to expect during labor and delivery. This deck is a fun, health-promoting gift that is sure to come in handy to anyone expecting a baby.
One of the challenges in stopping HIV is how to reach our most vulnerable populations. Another is ensuring that front line HIV activists have some basic understanding of the science of HIV. The HIV/AIDS Prevention Deck: Science and PrEP™ does both. It explains many questions that the general public really want to know and also serves as a fun review of the HIV cycle and its importance in prevention. The deck discusses how HIV is transmitted, the development of AIDS, and how anti-HIV meds, including PrEP, work.
Taking care of a newborn has its challenges. Since babies don’t come with manuals, a new parent would appreciate an easy-to-read resource on how to take care of a newborn. The New Baby Deck™ includes questions on feeding, bedtime, diaper changes, and car seats. Also covered are baby milestones you can expect, vaccinations, and doctor’s visits.
Prostate disease, which involves prostate enlargement, infection, and cancer, affects over 30 million men. Many people (men) do not know what the prostate is and as a result, do not take the necessary steps to prevent prostate disease. More than 50% of men will be affected by an enlarged prostate by the time they are 50 years old. Infection of the prostate affects more than 50% of men under 50. In the U.S., prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. The Prostate Health Deck™ has messages with basic information on prostate disease facts, screening, testing, and treatment.
With about 19 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) each year, STDs continue to be a significant health challenge in the U.S. The STD Prevention Deck: A-Z™ is geared towards teens and young adults. It discusses the most common STDs and their possible symptoms. It also suggests safer sex tips, encourages testing, and explains some health consequences of untreated STDs.
Bullying is a public health problem. It presents as a form of youth violence and can cause physical, social, and emotional harm. Using a question and answer format, the Stop Bullying Deck™ explores myths about bullying, the different forms of bullying, effects of bullying on health, and how to get help and prevent bullying.