Health education materials

Our health education brochures provide you with information on how to stay healthy and manage your conditions.

You can request materials in your preferred language or in alternative formats, such as large print, by calling our Health Education department at (323) 827-6036, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Health topic brochures

Age-specific anticipatory guidance

Birth – 2 months:
English (PDF, 247 KB), Spanish (PDF, 200 KB)

3 – 4 months:
English (PDF, 209 KB), Spanish (PDF, 276 KB)

5 – 6 months:
English (PDF, 194 KB), Spanish (PDF, 196 KB)

7 – 9 months:
English (PDF, 149 KB), Spanish (PDF, 208 KB)

10 – 12 months:
English (PDF, 200 KB), Spanish (PDF, 228 KB)

13 – 15 months:
English (PDF, 218 KB), Spanish (PDF, 403 KB)

16 – 23 months:
English (PDF, 441 KB), Spanish (PDF, 370 KB)

2 years:
English (PDF, 435 KB), Spanish (PDF, 264 KB)

3 years:
English (PDF, 651 KB), Spanish (PDF, 392 KB)

4 – 5 years:
English (PDF, 218 KB), Spanish (PDF, 246 KB)

6 – 8 years:
English (PDF, 293 KB), Spanish (PDF, 1.6 MB)

9 – 12 years:
English (PDF, 416 KB), Spanish (PDF, 2 MB)

13 – 16 years:
English (PDF, 617 KB), Spanish (PDF, 447 KB)

17 – 20 years:
English (PDF, 395 KB), Spanish (PDF, 394 KB)

Alcohol and substance use disorder

Teen substance use disorder:
English (PDF, 58 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 68 KB)
Chinese (PDF, 150 KB)
Armenian (PDF, 113 KB)
Farsi (PDF, 429 KB)
Korean (PDF, 318 KB)


Anxiety information:
English (PDF, 114 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 122 KB)
Chinese (PDF, 161 KB)
Armenian (PDF, 181 KB)
Farsi (PDF, 120 KB)
Korean (PDF, 140 KB)
Khmer (PDF, 159 KB)
Russian (PDF, 126 KB)
Tagalog (PDF, 116 KB)
Vietnamese (PDF, 132 KB)


Condition information:
English (PDF, 108 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 351 KB)

Blood pressure

You can control your high blood pressure:
English (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Spanish (PDF, 121 KB)
Chinese (PDF, 264 KB)


Breastfeed your baby:
English (PDF, 86 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 74 KB)

Breastfeeding resource directories:
Los Angeles County
San Diego County

Complementary and alternative medicine

Information flyer:
English (PDF, 319 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 545 KB)

Dental care

Keep your child’s mouth healthy:
English (PDF, 80 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 83 KB)
Chinese (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Armenian (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Farsi (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Korean (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Khmer (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Russian (PDF, 964 KB)
Tagalog (PDF, 82 KB)
Vietnamese (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Healthy smiles for adults:
English (PDF, 105 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 101 KB)
Chinese (PDF, 491 KB)
Armenian (PDF, 150 KB)
Farsi (PDF, 606 KB)
Korean (PDF, 506 KB)
Khmer (PDF, 219 KB)
Russian (PDF, 172 KB)
Tagalog (PDF, 110 KB)
Vietnamese (PDF, 234 KB)


Take control of your diabetes:
English (PDF, 3,5 MB)
Spanish (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Emergency Room visits

Not sure it’s an emergency?
English (PDF, 3.9 MB)
Spanish (PDF, 3.9 MB)

Family planning and unplanned pregnancy

Birth control guide:
English (PDF, 810 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 285 KB)

Guide to sterilization and permanent birth control for men and women:
English/Spanish (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Unplanned pregnancy information
English (PDF, 44 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 45 KB)


Immunizations keep your child healthy:
English (PDF, 61 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 64 KB)
Chinese (PDF, 129 KB)
Armenian (PDF, 101 KB)
Farsi (PDF, 86 KB)
Khmer (PDF, 130 KB)
Korean (PDF, 282 KB)
Russian (PDF, 71 KB)
Tagalog (PDF, 65 KB)
Vietnamese (PDF, 71 KB)

Preventive health guidelines and immunization schedule for children and adolescents:
English (PDF, 1.6 MB)
Spanish (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Lead poisoning prevention

Protect your child from lead:
English (PDF, 48 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 50 KB)


Build a healthy meal:
English (PDF, 381 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 54 KB)


Information on parenting young children:
English (PDF, 2.3 MB)
Spanish (PDF, 2.0 MB)
Chinese (PDF, 4.4 MB)
Armenian (PDF, 3.1 MB)
Farsi (PDF, 7.7 MB)
Khmer (PDF, 2.5 MB)
Korean (PDF, 5.1 MB)
Russian (PDF, 2.8 MB)
Tagalog (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Vietnamese (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Parents' firearm safety checklist:
English (PDF, 26 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 53 KB)
Chinese (PDF, 174 KB)
Arabic (PDF, 127 KB)
Armenian (PDF, 127 KB)
Farsi (PDF, 137 KB)
Khmer (PDF, 80 KB)
Korean (PDF, 214 KB)
Russian (PDF, 99 KB)
Tagalog (PDF, 59 KB)
Vietnamese (PDF, 148 KB

Physical activity

Every body is made to move:
English (PDF, 272 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 293 KB)
Chinese (PDF, 564 KB)
Armenian (PDF, 468 KB)
Farsi (PDF, 562 KB)
Khmer (PDF, 527 KB)
Korean (PDF, 609 KB)
Russian (PDF, 456 KB)
Tagalog (PDF, 419 KB)
Vietnamese (PDF, 451 KB)


I'm having a baby – what do I do?
English (PDF, 77 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 76 KB)
Chinese (PDF, 597 KB)
Armenian (PDF, 271 KB)
Farsi (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Khmer (PDF, 189 KB)
Korean (PDF, 547 KB)
Russian (PDF, 151 KB)
Tagalog (PDF, 102 KB)
Vietnamese (PDF, 234 KB)

Unplanned pregnancy information
English (PDF, 44 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 45 KB)

Birth control guide:
English (PDF, 810 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 285 KB)

Depression during and after pregnancy
English (PDF, 43.4 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 121 KB)

Maternal mental health: What every new mom and mom-to-be needs to know
English (PDF, 66 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 68 KB)

Preventive health guidelines and recommended immunization schedule

Preventive health guidelines (PHG):
English (PDF, 230 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 163 KB)

HIV/Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) prevention

Take care of yourself to avoid an STD:
English (PDF, 123 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 119 KB)
Chinese (PDF, 174 KB)

Tobacco cessation

You can stop smoking:
English (PDF, 82 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 80 KB)

Free quit smoking services and help:
California's Smokers Helpline, English
California's Smokers Helpline, Spanish
Asian Smokers' Helpline, Chinese
Asian Smokers' Helpline, Korean
Asian Smokers' Helpline, Vietnamese

Los Angeles County tobacco cessation and education resources:
L.A. Quits - Los Angeles County Tobacco Control and Prevention Program

San Diego County tobacco cessation and education resources:
Smoke Free San Diego

Weight management/Obesity

Do You Need To Lose Weight? Healthy Hearts, Healthy Homes​:
English and Spanish (PDF, 4.5 MB)

Women's health

Pap tests – a healthy habit for you:
English (PDF, 166 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 340 KB)


Health and wellness programs for our members

Find health and wellness programs to help you stay active, manage chronic conditions, maintain a healthy weight, eat healthy, and improve your understanding of your overall health.

Health and wellness portal

We offer multiple online tools to help you live healthier and manage chronic conditions

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