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Oregon AWARE partners with educators and childcare providers to help students and their families have a better understanding of basic disease prevention, appropriate antibiotic use and how they can avoid antibiotic resistance.

Assistance to educators and child care is available in the form of health educator guest speakers (contact us to request a guest presentation) and age-specific learning materials. We serve the entire State of Oregon with our health messages.

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Curriculum is available free of charge to teachers and other educators. If you would like to request an AWARE health educator come to your classroom/school and present this information to your students/teachers, please contact us at oregon.aware@state.or.us.

 

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Please complete the brief registration form below to use the materials.

  • After you register, you will get an e-mail with details on how to access the curriculum.
  • Your registration information will only be used by the AWARE program for collecting feedback on our lesson plans and to help us improve the curriculum for the future.  

 

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  Antibiotics & You (Grades 4-6)

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    Oregon AWARE is pleased to offer Oregon schools and educators, for grades 4 - 6, the Antibiotics and You course. This program provides educators with the training and materials to teach a one-hour healthy living lesson focused on judicious use of antibiotics and ways to avoid contracting a viral infection.  The coalition has found that the most effective way to disseminate this valuable information is to have an AWARE trainer come to the school or district office and give a group of educators the tools to integrate the course into their curriculum. However, educators can request a trained speaker to give the class.

    • Antibiotics and You class is interactive, entertaining and helps build a foundation of understanding when antibiotics are necessary, and when they are not. The class includes lesson plans and teaching material that reinforces the speaker’s instruction.
    class is interactive, entertaining and helps build a foundation of understanding when antibiotics are necessary, and when they are not. The class includes lesson plans and teaching material that reinforces the speaker’s instruction.
     
    Students will learn:
    • The difference between viruses and bacteria
    • How germs spread and what children can do to stay healthy
    • How antibiotics work and when they are effective
    • What one can do to prevent antibiotic resistance
    • How to preserve our antibiotic lifeline

 

Material provided includes:  
 
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Germs: Viruses & Bacteria Activity Kit
An 8-page booklet of coloring sheets and games that teaches children and their parents about antibiotic resistance. Suitable for grades 4 - 6.

 

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Do Bugs Need Drugs? (Grades K-3)


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Do Bugs Need Drugs? is an interactive and entertaining community education program for children, grades K - 3, that is about hand washing and responsible use of antibiotics. An Oregon AWARE trainer will come to the school or district office and give educators the training and materials to integrate this course into their curriculum. However, educators can request a trained speaker to give the class. 


To learn more, visit Do Bugs Need Drugs?


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Children's Antibiotic Resistance Activity Kit
An 8-page booklet of coloring sheets and games that teaches children and their parents about antibiotic resistance. Suitable for grades K - 3. Size 8.5" x 11".


 

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The Nose

The Nose is an interactive exhibit that travels to childcares, ?schools, health fairs and other healthy living events to dramatically support judicious use of antibiotics to avoid antibiotic resistance. A bit quirky by design, the exhibit that was produced by Oregon AWARE and their corporate partners has proven its effectiveness in getting the attention of children and parents. 

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At the push of a button, The Nose makes a dramatic sneezing sound, which is punctuated by a spray of water through its nostrils. Then it speaks, saying one of five important healthy living tips.

This exhibit contributes to Oregon AWARE general public messaging:

  • Antibiotics don’t work for viral infections like colds or the flu.  These powerful medications only work against bacteria
  • If your health care provider prescribes an antibiotic, take every dose as directed
  • Never share antibiotics, take leftover antibiotics, or use them without a prescription
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough to keep from spreading infection to others
  • Washing your hands thoroughly and frequently is the best way to keep from getting sick

 

The Nose exhibit was funded through an unrestricted educational grant from Oregon AWARE Partners.

Educators that would like to have The Nose visit their students should contact AWARE via e-mail or call 971-673-1111 (ask for "The Nose").

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Antibiotic resistance presentation geared towards lay audiences.

 

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