MISSION: The Get Healthy Guam Coalition is a community-based collaborative organization dedicated to Raising Awareness and Motivating People to Actively Engage in Healthy Lifestyles.
Our current focus is on developing health prevention/health literacy materials.
The Get Healthy Guam Coalition exists to raise awareness, educate young people, and motivate communities to live healthy, engaging lifestyles. By spreading messages of hope and health, today’s students can spark positive change within their families and local communities.
Our True Colors
The book is aimed at 10-14 year old children to read, to debate, to use to create songs and drama, and to read to younger children. The summary sentences in red are to help younger readers enjoy the story and can be used for reading and for older readers to help younger ones follow the story.
How we created Our True Colors: Children for Health worked with health workers, a group of children and their teachers on the island of Guam to create this storybook and resource book. The children wanted to develop a book on bullying and resilience. We ran several workshops with a group of children to generate ideas and storylines and to come up with the issues, names and characters with which they could identify. At the final stage, Mr. Castro, the lead teacher on the book at Guahan Academy Charter School, worked with the children to review the story and the artwork. We hope you are as pleased with the result as we are! Click on the image below to access the storybook at childrenforhealth.org
SPONSORS: Guam Economic Development Authority, Tsubaki Towers, Guam Regional Medical City, Guam Marianas Training Center, Guam Memorial Hospital (in-kind), & Individual Donors.
Printing sponsor: Calvo's Select Care Health Plans
The (Type 2) Diabetes prevention poster is now available! Target age group: ages 9-14.
Diabetes - 10 messages for children to learn and share.
Side 2 includes teacher's notes and activity suggestions.
SPONSORS: Rotary Pacific Basin Group District 2750, Guam Memorial Hospital (in-kind).
Printing sponsors: Rotary Pacific Basin Group District 2750 and the Guam Diabetes Control Coalition.
Click on the image below to access the storybook at childrenforhealth.org. This will take you to Resource page of the Children for Health website where the poster can be downloaded for free.
Teacher's Toolkit on Diabetes Prevention
Currently in development
Workshops began in August, 2022. Estimated completion: March, 2023. Timeline includes the following phases: research, facilitator's training, student workshops, writing, artwork & formatting, publishing and distribution.
Participating classes/youth groups from:
Guahan Academy Charter School
Inarajan Middle School
SPONSORS OF STORYBOOK & TEACHER'S TOOLKIT CREATION:
Guam Economic Development Authority, Guam Regional Medical City,
and Guam Memorial Hospital (in-kind)
Student led Storytelling to Teach Communities the Power of Prevention
Our organization has proudly participated in various preventive health-related projects. In our latest endeavor, we’ve partnered with Children for Health (CfH) to create compelling posters & storybooks about community-specific health and wellness topics for students, ages 9 to 14.
The storybooks will:
Be strategically designed using the participatory inquiry method to spark curiosity;
Be written by students in collaboration with teachers and topic experts;
Be Illustrated by CfH’s in-house artist;
Create a depth of understanding;
Mobilize youth to become agents of change in their communities
The storybooks will have a primary story for older students and teachers, a lighter story for youth to share with younger children, and additional hands-on activities for further growth and exploration.
We invite you to become a Partner in Prevention. We’d love to connect with you. We believe that, together, we can make a remarkable impact in our community.
Donation Drive for Health Literacy Projects
Please support the Get Healthy Guam Coalition's donation drive for the development of health related materials. Our educational consultant group is Children for Health. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring this approach to Guam and to partner schools. With your support we can put Guam on the map for health literacy materials that resonate with your youth, driving health promotion in our families and community. Let's showcase the power of youth ages 9-14 as engaged health advocates!
Contact Get Healthy Guam Coalition
Page updated December 26, 2022