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Health Education Resources


This web page contains information about Health education resources and curricula.

Health Education Resources

American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
The American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) is the professional association for health educators, physical educators, and those involved in leisure, fitness, dance, and other specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) main web site gives information for individuals, health care providers, public health professionals, students, and educators on health issues.

CDC Healthy Youth
Centers for Disease Control, Division of Adolescent and School Health web site provides resources on a variety of Health topics.

CDC Social Media Tools Guidelines and Best Practices
Centers for Disease Control web site provides guidelines and tool kits To assist in the planning, development and implementation of social media activities for health-related subjects.

The Community Guide (Guide to Community Preventive Services)
This CDC site provides an overview of evidence-based curricula, programs, and policies for a number of health topics (e.g. nutrition, tobacco, teen pregnancy, etc.).

Health Communicator’s Social Media Toolkit Acrobat Reader
This is a guide to using social media to improve reach of health messages, increase access to content, further participation with audiences , and advance transparency to improve health communication efforts.

Health Literacy
This CDC web site provides information and tools to improve health literacy and public health. These resources are for all organizations that interact and communicate with people about health.

LGBT Youth Health
CDC web site that provides resources to promote healthy outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth.

Making Health Academic
Provides current information, action steps, resources, and connections to provide state officials, education leaders, health professionals, families, and community leaders guidance in establishing Coordinated School Health Programs (CSHPs).

NH Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NHAHPERD)
NHAHPERD is the New Hampshire affiliate of the AAHPERD professional association for health educators, physical educators, and those involved in leisure, fitness, dance, and other specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle.

Obesity Prevention Program
NH Depmartment of Health and Human Services web site gives resources to promote healthy eating and physical activity to prevent obesity.

School Connectedness
CDC-DASH website that provides strategies for increasing protective factors among youth.

Health Education Curricula

Authentic Assessment Toolbox
This toolbox is a how-to website on creating authentic tasks, rubrics and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

Characteristics of Effective Health Eduction Curricula
CDC-DASH Healthy Youth website gives the characteristics of effective health education programs and curricula that experts in the field of health education have identified.

Discovery Education’s Health Lesson Plans Library
This popular site offers a variety of lesson plans and other teaching resources for health educators.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
The US Department of Education offers easy to find teaching resources on federal government web sites.

Health, Mental Health and Safety Guidelines for Schools – Health and Safety Education Chapter
This is a guide for administrators and policymakers from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the CDC, and other public health organizations. It provides recommendations and guidelines for maintaining a high quality health education program.

Healthy Children
NH Department of Health and Human Services website provides resources for parents, teachers, and community organizations to help teach kids about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating.


KidsHealth in the Classroom (Nemours Foundation)
This site offers free health curriculum materials for teachers of all grades and subject areas. Each teacher's guide includes discussion questions, activities, and reproducible handouts and quizzes - all aligned to national health education standards.

National Health Education Standards
The National Health Education Standards (NHES) are written expectations for Health education for what students should know and be able to do by grades 2, 5, 8, and 12.

RubiStar
RubiStar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.

teAchnology’s Rubrics page
This is another online tool for creating rubrics.

Toolkits for National Health Observances
healthfinder.gov free online toolkits give information and ideas for creating awareness on National Health Observance health topics.

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DISCLAIMER: The NH Department of Education provides these links as a service to educators and others seeking useful information relating to education. The opinions expressed in the links provided on the NH Department of Education HIV/Health web site do not imply an endorsement or a recommendation to purchase or use any particular product.


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