Below you will find third-party sites and resources as they relate to health promotion and education. DHPE is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. A link here does not constitute endorsement or support of DHPE.
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- A Saver's Guide to Eating and Living Well
Healthy eating can be affordable and doesn’t require a great deal of labor in the kitchen: it does require having a basic tool (nutritional education) and exercising a basic skill (planning). Whether you are cooking for your family, living on a student budget or simply hoping to improve your health and wellness, we’ve got resources for you.
- Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids is the only nonprofit organization formed specifically to address the epidemic of overweight, undernourished and sedentary youth by focusing on changes at school. Action for Healthy Kids has launced a campaign for school wellness to assist schools, parents, and communities in effectively implementing, tracking, and strengthening their wellness policies and practices.
- Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation. The goal of the Alliance is to stop the nationwide increase in childhood obesity by 2010 and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices. The Alliance will positively affect the places that can make a difference to a child's health: home, schools, restaurants, doctor's offices, and the community.
- Alliance for a Healtier Generation
The Alliance for a Healtier Generation Alliance Byte Monthly Newsletter provides great tips and resources for healthy habits, school health updates, news, etc.
- American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) promotes and supports healthy lifestyles through high quality programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance, and sport, and provides members with professional development opportunities that increase knowledge, improve skills, and encourage sound professional practices. AAHPERD addresses the public with consumer health news and links to their centers for public affairs and legislative action.
- American School Health Association
The American School Health Association (ASHA) is a multidisciplinary organization of school health professionals that protects and promotes the health, well-being and success of children and youth through coordinated school health programs. ASHA helps address the health needs of young people by offering technical assistance, developing tools and supporting collaborative activities on a variety of topics, and it supports advocacy coalitions by providing legislative network and other resources.
- CCSSO Health Education Assessment Project (HEAP)
The HEAP SCASS works to develop effective health education assessment resources through a collaborative process. HEAP increases members' capacity to align curriculum, instruction, and assessment to improve student health literacy through improved health education instruction.
- CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)
CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) promotes the health and well-being of children and adolescents to enable them to become healthy and productive adults. This site provides tons of resources.
- CDC Youth Media Campaign
Lots of historical information on VERB™ which was a national, multicultural, social marketing campaign coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Social marketing campaigns apply commercial marketing strategies to influence the voluntary behavior of target audiences to improve personal and social welfare. The campaign ran from 2002-2006.
- Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
The Center for Health and Health care in Schools supports the good health of children and adolescents by working with parents, teachers, health professionals and school administrators to strengthen successful health programs at school.
This web site combines information on key school health issues with guidance on organizational and financing challenges. High-quality school health programs are the most direct, efficient ways to assure that all children get the help they need to lead healthy and productive lives.
- Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.
- Healthier Schools New Mexico
A model of coordinated School Health
- Healthy Schools Campaign
Healthy Schools Campaign, an independent not-for-profit organization, is the leading authority on healthy school environments and a voice for people who care about our environment, our children, and education.
- Making Health Academic
This site contains information on Coordinated School Health Programs (CSHP)
- NACDD School Health Initiative
NACDD's School Health Project is committed to working to help build the capacity of Chronic Disease Directors and other health department staff involved in the health of children and youth. Its mission is to assist states and territories in reducing the risk and burden of chronic disease in school communities to promote lifelong health and to support academic success.
- National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) improves the health and educational success of children and youth by developing and providing leadership to advance school nursing practice. NASN represents school nurses on national and federal committees that affect health services to children, supplies written and oral testimony to Congress about school health services on request, and advises members of federal legislation affecting school health services.
- National Association of State Boards of (NASBE)
The National Association of State Boards of (NASBE) is the only national organization giving voice and adding value to the nation's State Boards of Education. A non-profit organization founded in 1958, NASBE works to strengthen state leadership in educational policymaking, promote excellence in the education of all students, advocate equality of access to educational opportunity, and assure continued citizen support for public education.
- Rachel Ray's Yum-o Organization
Launched in 2006 by Rachael Ray, Yum-o!® is a nonprofit organization that empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking by teaching families to cook, feeding hungry kids and funding cooking education and scholarships.
- Salud America
Salud America! The RWJF Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children unites researchers, policymakers and the public in seeking solutions to Latino childhood obesity.
- Student Guide to Nutrition and Fitness Resources
Find out what schools are doing to address obesity and chronic disease in children, adolescents and young adults, and learn how students can be supported in living a healthy lifestyle.
- TripBuzz: Exercise Guide for Kids
With childhood obesity on the rise experts, officials, parents, and teachers are working together to make sure that kids get plenty of exercise and create a healthier future. This page is full of free resources for anyone looking to help kids get excited about physical fitness.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Healthy School Environments
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Healthy School Environments web page links facility managers, school administrators, architects, design engineers, school nurses, parents, teachers, and staff to sites and materials addressing environmental health issues in schools.