Educational or Curriculum

Building Wellness™ Curriculum

Initiative Description: Building Wellness™ is a youth health literacy curriculum targeting low-income youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade in order to prepare the youth to be active, educated participants in their healthcare. Lessons focus on asthma, obesity and overweight, accidental injury, and drug and alcohol use.

Study Results: Improved overall health knowledge among participants and their families.

Reference: Diamond, C., Saintonge, S., August, P., & Azrack, A. (2011). The development of Building WellnessTM, a youth health literacy program. Journal Of Health Communication, 16(3), 103-118.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good