Thursday, September 10, 2009

H1N1 Comic: Keeping Children & Teens Home With Flu

I have been a fan of my (King County) Public Health department for a while, but particularly enjoy their public education resources for H1N1 which are always in plain English, often multilingual, and usually include helpful illustration for those with low literacy. Even if you're a medical librarian, don't your eyes glaze over when reading yet another symptoms checklist full of bullet points? Mine do.

Their latest offering, Home With Flu, is a 2-page PDF comic aimed towards parents who are now facing a new school year with the likelihood that flu will be a part of it. It provides practical and helpful advice on planning for backup childcare in a responsible way, when exactly to keep kids home, and calling the doctor. Here's one of the panels:

I hope to see this translated in multiple languages soon although it is (mostly) helpful as is due to the graphic design.


Perplexity Peccable said...

I *so* agree! Anytime I see a health link from King County Seattle, I take it seriously and click through. Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention! Good catch!