U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Materials For Your Health Fair Or Event

View NIDDK’s science-based, patient-friendly fact sheets, flyers, and brochures created to hand out at health fairs and community events.
Follow these ten steps from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to plan a health fair.

Diabetes

Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke: What You Need to Know (PDF, 1.1MB)
Briefly describes the increased risk of heart disease and stroke among people with long-standing diabetes and lists additional risk factors that can contribute to these complications. Offers tips for preventing heart disease and stroke. 
 
Gestational Diabetes: What You Need to Know (PDF, 943 KB)
Defines gestational diabetes and lists risk factors. Briefly describes the effects of gestational diabetes on the mother and baby. Offers tips for staying healthy during pregnancy.
 
How to Help Your Children Stay Healthy (PDF, 1.22 MB)
This tip sheet explains what type 2 diabetes is and provides great ideas parents can use to help their children be active and eat healthier to prevent type 2 diabetes.
 
Prediabetes: What You Need to Know (PDF, 540 KB)
Defines prediabetes and its potential consequences. Lists risk factors and identifies ways to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
 
Preventing Diabetes Problems: What You Need to Know (PDF, 615 KB)
Briefly describes diabetes complications and their symptoms. Offers tips for reaching blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol targets.

Tips for Teens with Diabetes: What is Diabetes? (PDF, 782KB)
This tip sheet provides useful information about diabetes and encourages teens to take action to manage their disease for a long and healthy life.
 
Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Be Active (PDF, 1,017 KB)
This tip sheet provides useful information about diabetes and encourages teens to take action to manage their disease for a long and healthy life.
 
Type 2 Diabetes: What You Need to Know (PDF, 632 KB)
Briefly explains diabetes and defines type 2 diabetes. Lists risk factors and symptoms. Offers tips for reaching blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol targets.
 

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Digestive Diseases

Bowel Control Problems: What You Need to Know (PDF, 3.1 MB)
Defines bowel control problems, or fecal incontinence. Briefly describes symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

Celiac Disease: What You Need to Know
 (PDF, 665 KB)
Defines celiac disease and identifies it as a hereditary disorder. Provides a partial list of symptoms and briefly describes treatment.

Colon Polyps: What You Need to Know
 (PDF, 518 KB)
Defines colon polyps. Briefly describes risk factors, symptoms, those who should be tested for colon polyps, and treatment.

Foodborne Illnesses: What You Need to Know
(PDF, 807 KB)
Defines foodborne illness. Lists common symptoms and describes treatment. Offers tips for proper food handling and preparation.

Hepatitis: What You Need to Know
(PDF, 294 KB)
Defines hepatitis. Briefly describes routes of transmission for hepatitis A, B, and C and ways to protect oneself from these viruses. Lists symptoms and briefly describes treatment.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What You Need to Know
 (PDF, 561 KB)
Defines irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Briefly describes symptoms, diagnosis, and ways to help relieve symptoms.
 
Lactose Intolerance: What You Need to Know (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Defines lactose intolerance. Briefly describes symptoms and ways to manage symptoms.
 
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Endocrine and Metabolic Disease

Overactive Thyroid: What You Need to Know (PDF, 819 KB)
Briefly explains overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism, risk factors and symptoms.
 
Underactive Thyroid: What You Need to Know (PDF, 747 KB)
Briefly explains underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, risk factors and symptoms.
 
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Kidney Diseases

Bladder Control: What Men Need to Know (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Describes bladder control problems that affect men, identifies possible causes, and offers brief tips for prevention and treatment.
 
Bladder Control: What Women Need to Know (PDF, 880 KB)
Identifies who is likely to have bladder control problems and briefly explains what causes bladder control problems in women. Offers tips for improving bladder control and encourages women to talk with their doctor.
 
Chronic Kidney Disease: What Does It Mean for Me? (PDF, 552 KB)
Explains the basics of CKD for recently diagnosed patients.
 
Chronic Kidney Disease and Medicines: What You Need to Know (PDF, 888 KB)
Explains how to use medicines to people with CKD and encourages patients to turn to pharmacists for information and support.
 
Eating Right for Kidney Health: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease (PDF, 175 KB)
Provides an overview of the basics of nutrition and CKD.
 
For People with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure: Get Checked for Kidney Disease (PDF, 2.6 MB)
Explains the key risk factors for CKD and the importance of getting tested.
 
High Blood Pressure and Children: What Parents Need to Know (PDF, 3.2 KB)
Explains high blood pressure in children to parents and provides steps to keep their child healthy.
 
Is My Child At Risk for Kidney Disease? (PDF, 3.3 KB)
Explains risk factors for kidney disease, the importance of getting their child's urine tested, and the availability of treatment.
 
Kidney Stones: What You Need to Know​ (PDF, 506 KB)
Defines kidney stones and who is most likely to get them. Briefly describes symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
 
Making the Kidney Connection: Food Tips and Healthy Eating Ideas
Lists healthy eating tips and recipes with links to other resources.
 
Make the Kidney Connection Outreach Informational Card (PDF, 729 KB)
Explains the key risk factors for chronic kidney disease and the importance of getting tested. Informs of the Family Reunion Health Guide and Kidney Sundays Toolkit.
 
Questions and Answers about the Kidneys and Kidney Disease (PDF, 64 KB)
Answers important questions about the risk factors for kidney disease, testing, and what people can do to protect their kidneys.
 
Questions and Answers about High Blood Pressure (PDF, 106 KB)
Provides answers to common questions about high blood pressure and kidney health.
 
What African Americans with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure Need to Know
Highlights key facts about the impact of kidney disease on African Americans and statistics related to kidney disease in the United States.
 
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Urologic Diseases

Bladder Control: What Men Need to Know (PDF, 1.23 MB)
Describes bladder control problems that affect men, identifies possible causes, and offers brief tips for prevention and treatment.

Erection Problems: What Men Need to Know (PDF, 271 KB)
Defines erection problems and explains the causes of erections and erectile dysfunction. Describes treatment options for erectile dysfunction.
 
Prostate Problems: What Men Need to Know (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Describes the prostate and its function. Identifies the two most common prostate problems and describes symptoms, causes, and treatment.
 
Urinary Tract Infections: What You Need to Know (PDF, 774 KB)
Defines urinary tract infections (UTIs), lists symptoms, and identifies who is most likely to get UTIs. Briefly describes treatment and prevention.
 
 

Liver Diseases

Hepatitis: What You Need to Know (PDF, 294 KB)
Defines hepatitis. Briefly describes routes of transmission for hepatitis A, B, and C and ways to protect oneself from these viruses. Lists symptoms and briefly describes treatment.
 
Hepatitis B: What Asian and Pacific Islander Americans Need to Know (PDF, 190 KB)
Defines hepatitis B and lists its symptoms, modes of transmission, and risk factors. Explains why Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and other foreign-born Americans are at higher risk for chronic hepatitis B. Describes how to protect against hepatitis B.
 
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Weight-control, Nutrition, and Obesity

Be a Health Champion (PDF, 1.7 MB)
 
Being Healthy Is a Big Deal! (PDF, 284 KB) | Spanish version (PDF, 257 KB)
 
 
 
 
 
Healthy Community Kit (PDF, 3.6 MB)
Spread the word about the importance of making the move to be healthy. Download the kit’s tip sheets and promotional flyers and get started today.
 
 
 
The Weight of the Nation
This film series and discussion guides highlight obesity’s causes, its impacts and the steps you can take for yourself, your family and your community. Host film screenings to learn more about the health consequences of carrying extra weight and how to promote healthy eating and active living.
 
The Weight of the Nation for kids
This film series highlights youth who take a lead role in making healthy changes in their schools and communities. Host film screenings to inform, inspire, and create positive changes in your own schools and communities.
 

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