The CDC's Burning Truth communication initiative encourages young people to protect themselves from too much exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun and tanning beds in order to keep their skin healthy. The initiative website contains information on the real truth behind common tanning myths, and posters and buttons to share with friends and on social networks.
This blog entry describes the experience, transformation, and success of the young people who participate in YouthBuild AmeriCorps. This program for youth born into low-income families provides them with the opportunity to work toward their high school equivalency diploma while learning job skills by building affordable housing.
This curriculum in occupational safety and health can be used in the classroom or other group training sessions. It is designed to teach core health and safety skills and knowledge, and covers basic information relevant to any occupation. The target audience for the curriculum is high school age students; however, much of the material can be used in post-secondary job training environments like apprenticeship programs. The curriculum includes instructions for teachers and a step-by-step guide for presenting the material.