This new eBook is an interactive document with multiple chapters that features prompts for embedded information and links to online resources on how to promote health and prevent disease. Download your free copy today!
What is A Story of Health?
A Story of Health is an interactive eBook that explains the many factors that influence our health across our lifetime such as
- The natural and built environment
- Chemicals and other contaminants
- The air we breathe
- The food we eat
- The water we drink
- Economic and social considerations
A Story of Health looks at how these different factors interact with each other and with our genetic make-up.
Through the power of personal story-telling, A Story of Health features fictional people exploring how the environment affects their health.
What information can I find in A Story of Health?
Topics in A Story of Health include
- Risks for childhood leukemia
- Occupational exposures during pregnancy
- Social support
- Learning and development disabilities, including definitions, US trends, and multiple contributors such as environmental and genetic
- Cognitive decline of normal aging
- And so much more!
Why should I read A Story of Health?
We may not think about the factors that influence our health across our lifetime unless faced with a reason to do so. The reason may be prompted by a doctor's visit, the birth of a child, caring for an elderly parent, or dealing with personal illness.
We may ask "how or why did this happen?" In some cases, the answer is obvious. In others, it's more complicated. A Story of Health is a multimedia eBook that explores these questions and looks into how our environments interact with our genes to influence health across the lifespan.
Each fictional case featured in A Story of Health shares the latest scientific research about disease origin and helpful facts about disease prevention. Colorful illustrations, graphics and videos enhance each page. Links to a wide range of additional resources and hundreds of scientific papers enrich each story with information you can use today to promote health and prevent disease.
How can I get my own copy of A Story of Health?
A Story of Health is the result of a collaboration among the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Program Agency (OEHHA), the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN), and the University of California Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU).