Illness Prevention Module

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Principles of Prevention
Importance of Immunizations
Food Safety
Travel Safety
Health Insurance

Principles of Prevention
Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Clean Hands Save Lives:www.cdc.gov/handwashing
Microbe World, Handwashing quiz: www.microbeworld.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=65
American Cleaning Institute - www.cleaninginstitute.org
United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA), Food Safety & Inspection Service - Safe Food Handling: Cleanliness Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness: www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/
Cleanliness_Helps_Prevent_Foodborne_Illness
CDC, National Immunization Program - How Vaccines Prevent Disease: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/howvpd.htm
CDC, Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance:
CDC, Healthy Pets Healthy People: www.cdc.gov/healthypets
CDC, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases -
If You Want To Know More:

United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA), Food Safety & Inspection Service - Basics for Handling Food Safely: www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/
Basics_for_Handling_Food_Safely

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Food Safety Research Information Office: http://fsrio.nal.usda.gov

Partnership for Food Safety Education: www.fightbac.org

American Red Cross - Flu - www.redcross.org//prepare/disaster/flu

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Importance of Immunizations
Centers for Disease Control, National Immunization Program -
Immunization Action Coalition -
Resources at K-State Lafene Health Center - Immunization Services
If You Want To Know More:

National Network for Immunization Information - Evaluating Information on the Web: www.immunizationinfo.org/parents/evaluatingWeb.cfm

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Food Safety
Centers for Disease Control - www.cdc.gov

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics -

Partnership for Food Safety Education - www.fightbac.org

Food and Drug Administration, Food Safety -
www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/storagetimes.html

If You Want To Know More:

Is My Food Safe? app for iPhone/Android, homefoodsafety.org - www.homefoodsafety.org/app

Bites: Safe Food from Farm to Fork - http://bites.ksu.edu

Fight BAC! Food Safety in All Seasons - www.fightbac.org/safe-food-handling/safety-in-all-seasons

FoodSafety.gov

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Food Safety Research Information Office: http://fsrio.nal.usda.gov

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Cosmetics - www.fda.gov/Cosmetics

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service -
Fact Sheets: www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets
Food Safety Tips for College Students: www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/
Food_Safety_Tips_for_College_Students

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Foodborne Diseases - www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/foodborne/Pages/default.aspx

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - www.fda.gov/food

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Home Food Safety: www.homefoodsafety.org

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County - Food Reflections: Tips, Tools, and Travel-Safe Food for Summer Food Safety: http://lancaster.unl.edu/food/ftjun04.htm

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Travel Safety
Centers for Disease Control - Traveler’s Health: wwwn.cdc.gov/travel
U.S. Department of State - http://travel.state.gov

K-State's Office of Student Life -

Resources at K-State

Lafene Health Center - Travel Clinic - for personalized travel planning

Enjoy Spring Break Safely, Dr. Daniel Fung

Study Abroad, International Programs

If You Want To Know More:

Transportation Security Administration - www.tsa.gov

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Health Insurance

HealthCare.gov -

United Healthcare - Health Insurance 101, Insurance at a Glance: www.uhcsr.com/SelfServiceSupport/Students/
HealthInsurance101/InsuranceGlance.aspx
National Health Insurance Reform Glossary of Health Insurance Terms - www.ksinsurance.org/consumers/healthreform/aca_glossary.php
National Health Insurance Reform Glossary of Health Insurance Terms - www.ksinsurance.org/consumers/healthreform/aca_glossary.php
If You Want To Know More:

Kansas Insurance Department - Insure U - Get Smart about Insurance: www.ksinsurance.org/insureu

HealthCare.gov - www.healthcare.gov

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research - Quick Tips—When Getting a Prescription: www.ahrq.gov/consumer/quicktips/tipprescrip.htm

American College Health Association - Standards for Student Health Insurance Benefits Programs: www.acha.org/Publications/docs/Standards%20for%20
Student%20Health%20Insurance_Benefits%20
Programs_Mar2008.pdf

Medline Plus - Health Insurance: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthinsurance.html

United Healthcare Student Resources,
Health Insurance 101: www.uhcsr.com/SelfServiceSupport/Students/
HealthInsurance101/HealthInsurance101.aspx

How Health Insurance Works - http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/health-insurance.htm

National Association of Insurance Commissioners & The Center for Insurance Policy and Research - www.naic.org

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