Educating Elementary Students

Educating Teens

  • Generation Rx has a teen toolkit for educating teenagers (Grades 7-12)[2] See Tools and Resources.

Educating College Students

  • Generation Rx has a college toolkit for educating college students [3] See Tools and Resources.

Educating Adults

  • Generation Rx has an adult toolkit for educating adults[4] See Tools and Resources.

Educating Seniors

  • Generation Rx has a senior toolkit for educating seniors and caretakers [5] See Tools and Resources.

Educating Patients

Educating Employees

  • Generation Rx has a workplace toolkit for educating employers and employees[7] See Tools and Resources.

Workplace Toolkit

Toolkit/Resource
Type
Source
Description
Supplemental Materials
Expanded Opiate Testing
Toolkit
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Employers
Help for workplaces to expand opioid testing, with an overview and suggestions on how to implement testing

Planning & Negotiating Drug Testing
Toolkit
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Employers
Help for workplaces negotiating with drug testing vendors.

Drug-Free Workplace Program Best Practices
Toolkit
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Employers
Advice on best-practices to achieve a drug-free workplace.

Cleaning House - The Person or the Problem
Toolkit
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Employers
Advice for workplaces on how to handle employees with substance use disorders.

The Role of EAPs
Toolkit
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Employers
A discussion of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and their value.

Planning & Negotiating EAPs
Toolkit
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Employers
Advice for how to implement an Employee Assistance Program.

Drug-Free Workplace Policy Builder section
Toolkit
US Department of Labor
AUDIENCE: Employers
A policy-building tool for workplaces.

Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 section
Toolkit
US Department of Labor
AUDIENCE: Employers
A description of the 1988 law on drug-free workplaces, and what requirements may apply to a given company.

Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace
Website
Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace
AUDIENCE: Employers & Employees
This not-for-profit organization offers resources for employers and employees on detection, prevention, policy, implementation, education and much more.

A Dose of Reality (for compliance)
Training
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Employers & Employees
This 60-minute course will review why the rate of prescription abuse is so high in America and educate the learner on a 5-point strategy to help all consumers be safer, healthier and become part of the solve of this problem. (Compliance certificate awarded upon course completion. Registration is required.)

A Dose of Reality
Training
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Employers & Employees
This course will review why the rate of prescription abuse is so high in America and educate the learner on a 5-point strategy to help all consumers be safer, healthier and become part of the solve of this problem. (Not for compliance.)

Medicines In My Home
Training
FDA
AUDIENCE: Employees
This multimedia, educational program teaches consumers how to choose over-the-counter medicines and use them safely.

Preventing Prescription Abuse in the Workplace
Training
SAMHSA
AUDIENCE: Employers & Employees
This webinar serves as a primer for workplaces to reduce prescription drug abuse.

Applying the Strategic Prevention Framework to Prescription Drug Abuse
Training
CADCA
AUDIENCE: Employers & Employees
Created by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America this course guides community representatives and coalition members in strategies to prevent Rx drug abuse. To access the course you will have to log-in/register, but you do not need to become a member. If you are not already registered with CADCA follow the prompts on the screen to do so.

Newsletter/ Online Communication
Handout
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Employees
Employee awareness tool detailing medication safety.

Poster/Handout

Poster
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Employees
Customizable employee awareness tool, for posting in visible places in the office.

Wallet Card

Wallet Cards
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Employees
Customizable cards to distribute to employees detailing safe medication practices.

Table Top Sign

Poster
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Employees
Customizable tabletop signs regarding safe medicine practices.

Postcard

Postcard
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Employees
Customizable postcards to send to employees of your company to advertise safe medicine practices.

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Employees
Help your employees understand how prescription drug abuse impacts them by posting this fact sheet in visible places.

5 Point Strategy
Training
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Employers & Employees
Arm your employees with tools to be safe and critical consumers of prescription medication using this 5 point strategy.


College Toolkit

Toolkit/Resource
Type
Source
Description
Supplemental Materials
Facilitator's Guide
Toolkit Overview
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Overview of the full toolkit.

Introductory Letter

Letter
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Campus Leaders
A customizable letter to campus leaders advocating for Generation Rx presentations on their campus.

Trivia Game Activity

PowerPoint
Presentation
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: College Students
A PowerPoint trivia game on saying no, and using medication safely.

Trivia Game Facilitator Talking Points
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Facilitator information accompanying the PowerPoint trivia game above.

Rising Above the Opioid Epidemic Activity

PowerPoint
Presentation
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: College Students
A PowerPoint on opioid abuse.

Rising Above the Opioid Epidemic Facilitator Talking Points
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Facilitator information accompanying the PowerPoint on opioid abuse above.

The Reality of Misusing Prescription Stimulants Activity with Facilitator Talking Points
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Facilitator information accompanying the skit game below.

The Reality of Misusing Prescription Stimulants Activity Scenes Only
Handout
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: College Students
A handout with skit scripts about safe use of prescription stimulants.

Safe Medication Practices for Life (for use with Activity 1)
Video
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: College Students
A video for use with activity 1, the trivia game. Links to Vimeo.

The Impact of Misusing Prescription Opioids (for use with Activity 2)
Video
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: College Students
A video for use with activity 2, the opioid abuse PowerPoint. Links to Vimeo.

The Impact of Misusing Prescription Stimulants (for use with Activity 3)
Video
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: College Students
A video for use with activity 2, the stimulant skits. Links to Vimeo.

Safe Medication Practices Visual Aids
Handout
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: College Students
A handout with visual aids intended to decrease drug dependency and harmful drug interactions.

Stand-Alone Visual Aids
Posters
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: College Students
Stand-alone posters regarding low rates of drug use.

Personalized Visual Aid

Posters
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: College Students
Customizable poster regarding campus resources available for struggling students.

"The Party" InterACT Video
Video
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: College Students
Ohio State’s INTERACT drama troupe invited high school students to direct actors who portrayed college kids contemplating the use of prescription drugs at a party.

The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery
Toolkit
Ohio State University
AUDIENCE: Colleges and Universities
The Higher Education Center provides resources, training, and technical assistance for colleges and universities wishing to enhance their alcohol and other drug misuse prevention efforts or collegiate recovery communities.

Taking Action to Prevent & Address Prescription Drug Abuse: A Resource Kit for America’s College Campuses
Toolkit
National Council on Patient Information and Education
AUDIENCE: Colleges and Universities
The downloadable handouts in this resource kit are designed to equip peer educators and campus leaders (residence assistants, peer health educators,campus leaders in student government, Greek life or campus clubs, and captains of athletic teams among others) with practical informational resources and programming ideas to educate college students about prescription drug misuse prevention and treatment, and also to help build skills so that students can take action against it.

College en Espanol (See Main Page for Zipped File)
Toolkit
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitators & College Students
All of the above files, in Spanish. File is zipped.

Adult Toolkit

Toolkit/Resource
Type
Source
Description
Supplemental Materials
Overview
Toolkit Overview
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Overview of the program

Getting Started
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Advice and planning tips for the facilitator

Introductory Letter

Letter
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Community Leader
Customizable letter to send to community leaders urging them to allow this program to their organization.

Q&A Session Guide
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Information for the facilitator on how to answer common questions at an adult question and answer session.

"Safe Medication Practices" PowerPoint

PowerPoint Presentation
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Adults
PowerPoint presentation on safe medicine practices. Run time 20-30 minutes.

"Safe Medication Practices" Facilitator Talking Points
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Information accompanying the above PowerPoint presentation, including notes and tips.

"Take Action" Handout
Handout
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Adults

GenerationRx Adult en Espanol (See Main Page to download zipped file)
Toolkit
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator & Adults
All the above files, in Spanish. File is zipped.

How to read an Over-The-Counter label
Guide
Scholastic
AUDIENCE: Adults
Guide on how to understand the information given on Over the Counter labels to ensure safe usage.
Scholastic Newsletter on Over the Counter Medication.

Senior Toolkit

AUDIENCE: Older Adults & Caregivers, after Facilitator Processing
Toolkit/Resource
Type
Source
Description
Supplemental Materials
Getting Started
Toolkit Overview
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Overview of the toolkit

PowerPoint Slides

PowerPoint Presentation
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Older Adults & Caregivers
PowerPoint presentation on appropriate use of medications for older adults - focuses on tools for tracking medications and getting appropriate information.

Key Messages Handout
Handout
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Older Adults & Caregivers
Handout regarding information given in above PowerPoint, intended to be used in conjunction.

Interactive Activities Overview
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Description of interactive activities to be completed.

New Prescription Role-Play Activities
Handout
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Older Adults & Caregivers, after Facilitator Processing
Skit script regarding questions to ask at the pharmacist and in the doctor's office.

Rx Roulette Game
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Question & Answer game. Run time: 45-60 minutes

Bingo Games

Toolkit
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator & Older Adults & Caregivers
Zipped file with bingo materials.

Jeopardy Game

Toolkit
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator & Older Adults & Caregivers
Zipped file with jeopardy materials.

Blank Medication List
Implementation Tool
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Older Adults & Caregivers
Blank card on which to record medications, uses, directions, and other information.

Blood Sugar Log
Implementation Tool
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Older Adults & Caregivers
Blank card on which to record blood sugar over time.

Blood Pressure Log
Implementation Tool
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Older Adults & Caregivers
Blank card on which to record blood pressure and heartrate over time.

ScriptYourFuture.com
Website
National Consumers League
A website created by the National Consumers League to help consumers adhere to their medication regimens. Contains a printable wallet-sized medication list, blood pressure log and blood sugar log. Also provides a service for individuals to sign-up for a phone call reminder to take their medications.

nihseniorhealth.gov
Website
National Institute of Aging
A website from the National Institute of Aging and the National Library of Medicine providing health information for older adults. It allows for increased font size or audio content.

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
Website
National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health
A website from the National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health providing easy-to-understand information about prescription medications, non-prescription medications, dietary or herbal supplements (complementary or alternative medicines).

www.nccam.nih.gov/health/
Website
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Provides the general public with access to information about complementary and alternative medicines.

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
Website
National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health
A website from the National Library of Medicine and National Institute ofHealth providing easy-to-understand information about prescription medications, non-prescription medications, dietary or herbal supplements(complementary or alternative medicines).

Medication Use Safety Training for Seniors
Website
National Council on Patient Information and Education
A website by the National Council on Patient Information and Education which provides various resources to help educate the public on safe medication use in older adults.

GenerationRx Senior en Espanol (See Main Page to dowload zipped file)
Toolkit
Generation Rx
All of the above files, in Spanish. File is zipped.

Patient Toolkit

AUDIENCE
Toolkit/Resource
Type
Source
Description
Supplemental Materials
Patient Waiting Room Video on Controlled Substances
Video
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Patients
A video detailing appropriate use for prescribed drugs to be played in waiting rooms

Full Length Patient Video on Controlled Substances
Video
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Patients
A 7 minute video on appropriate use for prescribed drugs.

Accompanying Handout on Controlled Substances
Handout
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Patients
A handout for patients regarding safe medication practices for controlled substances.

Bulletin Board Panels - Set 1
Poster
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Patients
A poster to put up in patient waiting areas, saying "Respect the Rx"

Bulletin Board Panels - Set 2
Poster
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Patients
A poster to put up in patient waiting areas, saying "Respect the Rx"

Bulletin Board Panels - Set 3
Poster
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Patients
A poster to put up in patient waiting areas, saying "Respect the Rx"

Bulletin Board Banner 1 – multiple pages
Poster
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Patients
A poster to put up in patient waiting areas, saying "Respect the Rx" for printing on 8.5 x 11 paper

Bulletin Board Banner 2 – multiple pages
Poster
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Patients
A poster to put up in patient waiting areas, saying "Respect the Rx" for printing on 8.5 x 11 paper

Bulletin Board Banner 3 - multiple pages
Poster
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Patients
A poster to put up in patient waiting areas, saying "Respect the Rx" for printing on 8.5 x 11 paper

Respect the Rx Patient Brochure
Handout
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Patients
A brochure to give patients, describing the good, the bad, and the ugly about prescription medications.

Health Professional Talking Points cards, double-sided
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Healthcare Professionals
Talking point cards for healthcare professionals about Respect the Rx, double-sided.

Health Professional Talking Points cards, single-sided
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Healthcare Professionals
Talking point cards for healthcare professionals about Respect the Rx, single-sided.

Patient Questions for Health Professionals cards, double-sided
Handout
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Patients
Cards with questions that patients should ask of their healthcare professionals about their prescriptions, double-sided.

Patient Questions for Health Professionals cards, single-sided
Handout
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Patients
Cards with questions that patients should ask of their healthcare professionals about their prescriptions, single-sided.

National Institute on Drug Abuse Information for “Patients & Families”
Website
National Institute on Drug Abuse
AUDIENCE: Patients, Healthcare Professionals
This site provides information about treatment resources, prevention resources, clinical trials, and addiction, as well as “a patient’s perspective."

The Medicine Abuse Project “Patient Education Materials”
Website
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
AUDIENCE: Patients, Healthcare Professionals
This site from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids provides resources and information for healthcare providers to use with their patients.

Elementary Student Toolkit (Grades K-5)

Toolkit/Resource
Type
Source
Description
Supplemental Materials
Overview
Toolkit Overview
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
An introduction and overview of toolkit resources.

Introductory Letter

Letter
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Parents
A customizable letter home for parents of children who have participated in the program.

Stations Facilitator Guide
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitators
A description of how to set up and run 4 activity stations, including Q&A, reading prescription drug labels, locating safe drug storage areas, and an optional skit activity.
Length: 1 - 1.5 hours with optional skit; 0.5 - 1 hour without skit

Med Safety Active Stations
Activity Toolkit
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Kids, after Facilitator Processing
The tools to run the 4 activity stations described in the Stations Facilitator Guide.

Medication Safety Trivia - Facilitator's Guide
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitators
A description of how to set up and run a medication trivia game, with small groups working together to determine safe medicine practices.

Medication Safety Trivia - Trivia Game

PowerPoint
Presentation
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Kids
A trivia game about medication safety.

Candy or Medicine - Facilitator's Guide
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
A description of how to set up and run a Candy or Medicine game, pictures of candy next to similar-looking medicine that kids must distinguish.

Candy or Medicine Game

PowerPoint
Presentation
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Kids
A game of distinguishing candy from medicine.

Good Choice or Bad Choice - Facilitator's Guide
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
A guide to setting up a Good Choice/ Bad Choice game.

Good Choice or Bad Choice Game

PowerPoint
Presentation
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Kids
A game of scenarios where kids determine if a given decision is a good or bad idea.

Supplemental Workshops
Toolkit
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Kids, after Facilitator Processing
Further games and activities on medication safety. Includes a crossword, two math puzzles, an informative drawing space, and an activity on what should and should not be shared.

Visual Aids
Handout
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Kids
Several pages of stand-alone handouts that can be distributed in class.

FDA Kids Homepage
Database
FDA
AUDIENCE: Kids
The FDA's page for children, with resources for kids & teens, on a variety of topics around health.

Adventures in Pharmacy
Story
Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
AUDIENCE: Kids grades 3-5
A story about visiting a drugstore and safely using over-the-counter medications. Includes activities like a maze, discussion questions, a place to write a story about a pharmacy visit, word games, and a place to draw.

Elementary en Espanol (See Main Page for Zipped File Download)
Toolkit
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitators & Kids
All of the above files, in Spanish. The file is zipped.

Teen Toolkit (Grades 7-12)

Toolkit/Resource
Type
Source
Description
Supplemental Materials
Facilitator's Guide
Toolkit Overview
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
An introduction and overview of toolkit resources.

Tips & Advice Handout for Teens
Handout
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Teens
A 1 page handout on medication safety.

Introductory Letter

Letter
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Organization Leaders
A customizable letter to ask organization leaders to allow a Generation Rx presentation to the teens in their organization.

"Medication Safety for Teens" Activity

PowerPoint
Presentation
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Teens
An informative PowerPoint on medication misuse & safety.

"Medication Safety for Teens" Facilitator Talking Points
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Information accompanying the above PowerPoint for the facilitator. Includes relevant talking points & tips.

"Champions of Rx" Activity

PowerPoint
Presentation
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Teens
A PowerPoint trivia game about prescription drug misuse & consequences.

"Champions of Rx" Facilitator Talking Points
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Information accompanying the above PowerPoint for the facilitator. Includes relevant talking points & tips.

"Lead the Scene" Activity

PowerPoint
Presentation
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Teens
A PowerPoint with connected videos showing various scenarios about medication safety.

"Lead the Scene" Facilitator Talking Points
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Information accompanying the above Powerpoint for the faciltator. Includes relevant talking points & tips.

"Lead the Scene" Theatrical Performance (See Main Page for Link)
Video
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Teens
The video accompanying the Lead the Scene PowerPoint

"Plot Twists" Activity with Facilitator Talking Points
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Facilitator information accompanying a skit educational material about how to say "no" to different situations

"Plot Twists" Activity Scenes Only
Handout
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Teens
Scripts for skits that cover safe use of medicines, what is illegal/misuse, and how to say no.

"Minute Activities" Activity with Facilitator Talking Points
Toolkit Guide
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator
Facilitator information accompanying the Minute Activities, including a spelling bee, a true/false buzzer game, a list game, a scenario game, a science experiment example, and a question game. Each game takes 5-10 minutes.

Letters for "Spelling Bee" Game
Implementation Resource
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Teens, after Facilitator Processing
Cutout letters accompanying the spelling bee game

Cards for "Roll the Dice" Game
Implementation Resource
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Teens, after Facilitator Processing
Cutout cards accompanying the roll the dice game.

"The Party" InterACT Video
Video
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Teens
Ohio State’s INTERACT drama troupe invited high school students to direct actors who portrayed college kids contemplating the use of prescription drugs at a party.

Smart Moves, Smart Choices
Database
National Association of School Nurses
AUDIENCE: Parents, Teens, Educators
"Smart Moves, Smart Choices" provides sections entitled Get Facts, Take Action, Watch Videos,and Quick Links for parents, teens, and educators. The program also offers a tool kit that enables educators to hold school assemblies about teen prescription drug abuse in their communities.

Talking to Your Kids About Prescription Drug Abuse
Database
National Council on Patient Information and Education
AUDIENCE: Parents
Talking to Your Kids About Prescription Drug Abuse provides advice for parents regarding the rising abuse of prescription medications by teens and resources for addressing this phenomenon.

Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer
Training
National Council on Patient Information and Education
AUDIENCE: Parents, Educators, Healthcare Providers
This program aims to protect teens by reducing prescription drug abuse. The initiative encourages educators, healthcare providers, parents and other “teen influencers” to talk to teens about prescription drug abuse. The program provides easy-to-use materials to help mentors reach out to teens.

PEERx
Training
National Institute on Drug Abuse
AUDIENCE: Teens age 13-15
The centerpiece of the initiative is “Choose Your Path,” an innovative video tool that empowers teens to assume the role of the main character and select which path to take at certain points in the drama and then watch the consequences play out onscreen. Other free PEERx resources include: an Activity Guide with step-by-step instructions to help teens organize peers in their school or community group; Peer Into Your Path, a twist on Choose Your Path that invites teens to write their own decision tree-based stories weaving in facts about the effects of prescription drugs; free downloads that can be made into iron-on decals for T-shirts, or posters, wallpaper or stickers; relevant posts from NIDA’s Sara Bellum Blog; and fact sheets.

Generation Rx Teen en Espanol (See Main Page for zipped file)
Toolkit
Generation Rx
AUDIENCE: Facilitator & Teens
All of the above files, in Spanish. File is zipped.


  1. ^ http://www.generationrx.org/take-action/elementary/
  2. ^ http://www.generationrx.org/take-action/teen/
  3. ^ http://www.generationrx.org/take-action/college/
  4. ^ http://www.generationrx.org/take-action/adult/
  5. ^ http://www.generationrx.org/take-action/senior/
  6. ^ http://www.generationrx.org/take-action/patient/
  7. ^ http://www.generationrx.org/take-action/workplace/