Women's Health Freebies
New, Free Publication about Pregnancy and Diabetes
"For Women with Diabetes: Your Guide to Pregnancy" is an illustrated, 44-page booklet that includes information about checking and controlling blood sugar levels, maintaining a healthy diet, staying physically active, and taking tests and diabetes medications during pregnancy. Logs for recording daily blood glucose and ketone levels, food intake and physical activity are included. To order a free copy of the publication, visit the NIDDK Clearinghouses Publications Catalog Website. Copies also can be ordered by calling the Clearinghouse at 1-800-860-8747 or writing to the NDIC at 1 Information Way, Bethesda MD 20892-3560. The Clearinghouse also has many other resources about diabetes in English and Spanish. All publications are available free of charge. The new booklet is also available online at the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse Website.
Free OWH consumer information kits provided by Dear Abby
In celebration of National Women's Health Week (May 11 to May 17), the FDA is offering a free Health and Beauty Kit that includes tools for making informed choices about the cosmetics and other products women use every day. This collection of fact sheets is available in English and Spanish, and is an example of how the FDA has been working to promote the safe use of health and beauty products ever since the landmark Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act was signed in 1938.
The Health and Beauty Kit contains: cosmetics, hair dye and relaxers, sunscreens and tanning, botox, contact lenses, and tattoos. For the quickest service, the kits should be ordered online. If you do not have online access, send your name and address to Health/Beauty Information Kit, Pueblo, CO 81009, or call toll-free: (888) 878-3256, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, and ask for the Health and Beauty Information Kit. Readers, order your kit today because quantities are limited!
Free Foods Tool Kit
From The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and developed to help parents, health professionals, community groups, teachers, and school administrators to improve the nutritional quality of the meals, snacks, and drinks available to students. The Kit includes:
- Model policies;
- Fact sheets;
- Advice about how to influence school decision makers and build support for change; and
- Sample letters, flyers, and other model materials.
It also includes descriptions of numerous schools that have made positive changes to their school foods (many without losing money) and a list of pending state school foods legislation/policies. The Kit is available online (for no charge).
Dr. Margo Wootan
Center for Science in the Public Interest
1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
Free 4Girls.Gov Posters Are Now Available from NWHIC
Call NWHIC at 1-800-994-9662 to request a free poster of the 4Girls Health Website for the young lady in your life. The Girls Health Website was developed by the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services to give girls between the ages of 10 and 16 reliable, current health information. The site focuses on many health topics that respond to adolescent girls' health concerns and motivates girls to choose healthy behaviors
using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages.
Free AAP Speaker's Kit on Breastfeeding Promotion and Management
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health supported The American Academy of Pediatrics in the development of the AAP Speaker's Kit on Breastfeeding Promotion and Management that will enable health care professionals to educate themselves and their colleagues while spreading the message about breastfeeding in the community. To order call 1-800-994-9662.
Free Campaign Material for African American Outreach Program: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Available items include: Parent Brochures - Babies Sleep Safest on their Backs; Refrigerator Magnets; Parent Videotape - Sudden Infant death Syndrome: A Video on Helping To Reduce the Risk; and Resource Kits for Reducing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in African American Communities. To order call 1-800-505-CRIB.
Free Video Educational Seminar Program
The Society for Women's Health Research Announces a Free Video Educational Seminar Program on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Quantities are limited so get yours today! For order information, please call TSN directly at 1-800-275-2767.
Page last updated: April 14, 2017