About "What To Do For Health" book series:
In America, more than 77 million people have Below Basic or Basic health literacy skills, have trouble reading or writing above a 3rd to 5th grade level and are challenged when it comes to effectively navigating all aspects of the healthcare system. In 1998, IHA recognized the impact this staggering statistic has on these individuals' ability to make informed and intelligent decisions on the need for healthcare intervention, and to access that care in an appropriate manner. In response, the principals of IHA began writing a series of books, entitled "What To Do For Health".
The "What To Do For Health" books series are easy-to-read, easy-to-use guides to better health. They are:
- Written at a 3rd-5th grade reading level
- Effective in-home solutions for most health issues
- Liberally illustrated with useful diagrams and images
- Free of medical jargon
- Available in multiple languages
- Indexed for quick and easy use
Titles in the "What To Do For Health" book series include:
Click on any title above to find more information including its Table of Contents and sample pages.
Effectiveness of the "What To Do For Health" book series:
Multiple independent studies have shown that giving parents a copy of the easy to read book, What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick, and training them how to use it at home to care for their child's minor ailments and injuries led to:
- 57-61% reduction in ER Visits
- 39-56% decrease in doctors/clinic visits
- 43-60% fewer missed school days by children due to illness or injury
- 41-47% less work days missed by parents due to child's illness
One study that included parents on Medicaid also showed that the reduced hospital ER visits saved more than $550 per family annually.
Click here to view the results of some of these studies
To conduct a similar training to those mentioned above, consider our Teacher Training Manuals which are available for each title.
The "What To Do For Health" book series is an excellent resource for distribution by any group that has as its mission the health and wellness of parents, children, mothers-to-be, teens, or seniors. Volume discounts and Grant Book Programs for Community Nonprofit Organizations and Educational Institutions are available.
At this time, the IHA Bookstore cannot calculate freight costs. Once you submit your order, we will email you a complete quote for your approval before charging and shipping the order.
For more information on the "What To Do For Health" book series call IHA at (800) 434-4633, and speak with Hillery Pastovich, ext. 209, or Elizabeth Silvis, ext. 205 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.