One goal of the CIRCLE Community Outreach and Translation Core is to help clinicians translate CIRCLE research findings into meaningful messages that they can convey to their own patients.  To this end, Core Leader, Dr. Mark Miller, was one of four primary authors and developers of A Story of Health, a multi-media eBook dedicated to children’s environmental health research translation for clinicians.

A Story of Health

The eBook relates key concepts of children’s environmental health through stories of fictional people, their families, and communities to enable readers to explore the risk factors for disease as well as how to prevent disease and promote health and resilience. Using the setting of a family reunion as a backdrop, the eBook explore how multiple environments influence our health across the lifespan.  A Story of Health is told through the lives of fictional characters and their families – Brett, a young boy with asthma; Amelia, a teenager with developmental disabilities; and Stephen, a toddler recently diagnosed with leukemia. Each fictional case features the latest scientific research about disease origin and helpful facts about disease prevention. Colorful illustrations, graphics and videos enhance each page. Links to a wide range of additional resources and hundreds of scientific papers enrich each story with information you can use today to promote health and prevent disease.

A Story of Health, a multi-media eBook that explains key concepts of children’s environmental health through fictional case studies.

Free Continuing Education Credits for Health Professionals

The eBook offers FREE continuing education credits for health professionals provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Each story is accredited separately with information available in the eBook, and registration for credits here:

Download A Story of Health

You are invited to download the entire A Story of Health eBook, or to download individual chapters. Note that in order to navigate the eBook properly, you must download, save, and view the eBook using Adobe Acrobat Reader (the recommended software for interacting with the eBook).

A Story of Health, the complete eBook


Includes Introduction and 3 stories – Brett’s Story (asthma), Amelia’s story (developmental disabilities) and Stephen’s story (childhood cancer).

(Download – pdf, 153 pages, 24.1 MB)

A Story of Health, Stephen’s story


Explore the many risk factors for leukemia, and the emotional toll this disease takes on families through the story of three-year-old Stephen and his parents.

(Download – pdf, 71 pages, 17.6 MB)

A Story of Health, Brett’s story


Explore the life of Brett, a nine-year-old who lives in Southern California and is coping with asthma.

(Download – pdf, 60 pages, 15.5 MB)

A Story of Health, Amelia’s story


Join Amelia and her family on their journey of discovery about how the environment they live in is important to their health.

(Download – pdf, 56 pages, 15.1 MB)