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New Sesame Street for Military Families Prescription Pad

Friday, June 7, 2019

Sesame Workshop, in partnership with the Defense Health Agency and TRICARE, is excited to announce a new multi-functional resource, specifically created to offer the youngest members of our military families a place to share their adventures.

The Sesame Street for Military Families prescription pad is designed to provide an easy solution for pediatric health care providers, who support military families during their many transitions. The pad provides simple tips and information focused on military changes such as deployments, homecoming, relocation and much more. The prescription pad promotes the Sesame Street for Military Families website and encourages health care providers to customize the resources to the families they serve. The pad also includes an activity for children.

On the other side of the prescription pad is a coloring page with furry friends, Grover and Elmo, who encourage young ones to proudly share information about themselves with medical providers. These sheets are helpful conversation starters children can use with their new wellness teams. Health care providers can learn how their youngest patients see resiliency in their own families.

Sesame Street for Military Families also offers a new poster featuring Grover that lets children see themselves larger than life! The poster accompanies the prescription pad and reminds them to share and show all they know with their provider while at appointments!

With new resources, fun activities, and furry friends, Sesame Street for Military Families looks forward to building communities and strengthening relationships between military families and health care teams.

Please email the Defense Health Agency at dha.connected-health@mail.mil to request a copy of the Sesame Street for Military Families Provider Resources Kit.