Additional Resources on Family Health & Well-Being

References to websites and resources used in this publication are not an endorsement of one product over other similar products.


Physical Health

WebMD provides credible information and reference materials about a wide variety of health topics.

My Family Health Portrait is an internet tool from the U.S. Surgeon General that helps you record your family health history. You can then share this family health history with your healthcare provider to inform your care.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control provides family health resources including timely information about family health, including seasonal health tips, warnings about disease outbreaks, and vaccine information.

FamilyDoctor.org
American Academy of Family Physicians provides health information for the whole family.

Psychological and Mind-Body Health

American Psychological Association maintains a Psychology Help Center with information on topics such as work & school, family & relationships, health & emotional wellness, disasters & terrorism, and managed care & health insurance.

Greater Good Science Center provides user-friendly, research-based information on the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, including skills for promoting a compassionate, thriving, and resilient society.

American Association of Pediatrics offers information on the importance of meditation breaks for kids (also relevant for adults!).

Environmental Health

A Family Guide from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health) provides 20 easy steps to personal environmental health.

Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Database is a searchable database showing safety information for over 62,000 cosmetics and personal care products, including children’s sunscreen. (You can continue to the site without signing up for a newsletter.)


For questions or suggestions related to this page, please contact the Family Health & Well-Being page editor, Larissa Duncan larissa.duncan@ces.uwex.edu.

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