Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 15: Personal Care and Consumer Choices

Student Web Activities - Lesson 5 - Getting to Know Community Resources

Getting to Know Community Resources


Communities offer a variety of resources and programs to help educate teens about critical health and community issues. On the Web site below, you will read about a program known as 2-1-1 helps people across the country get the help they need. On the Web site below, you will learn more about 2-1-1 and how it can be used to help you to find information about programs and resources in your own community.

Link to explore: United Way – 2-1-1


  • Start at the " United Way – 2-1-1" Web site.
  • Read through the page, taking notes as you go.
  • When you are done, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information provided, research and make a list of the health education programs that are available in your community.

What is 2-1-1?
When someone calls 2-1-1, what happens?
Why do many people end up going without the human services they need?
What are four examples of the kinds of services the 2-1-1 System can provide information about and referrals to?
How can the 2-1-1 System help during a disaster like a hurricane?
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