Health Education Sites
The following list of websites can be used to enhance your curriculum; however, CASHE is not responsible for their website content. These websites are provided as a teacher resource.
- Act Against AIDS (AAA) – Act Against AIDS is a five-year national campaign launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House to combat complacency about HIV and AIDS in the United States. Launched in 2009, Act Against AIDS focuses on raising awareness among all Americans and reducing the risk of infection among the hardest-hit populations – gay and bisexual men, African Americans, Latinos, and other communities at increased risk.
- Affordable Care Act – Affordable Care Act Ensures Women Receive Preventive Services at No Additional Cost.Read the full News Release here.
- teen2xtreme.net – is a teens-only website where teens can come to learn about issues that matter to them. The site is fully manager by hosts who make sure that the content and discussions are appropriate. T2X.ME is YOUR place to connect with other teens around what matters to you. Talk about the things you care about, share your thoughts and find ways to take action to help yourself and your community. You want to know how to take care of yourself, from the little things to the big. Your body, your health, your life are yours and yours alone, and this site is a guide for making the most of what you’ve got.
- CDC – School Health Education Resources (SHER) – This site is full of health teaching lesson plans and ideas on all sorts of health related topics.
- CDC Healthy Schools Healthy Youth LATEST YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY (YRBS) FOUND HERE.
- 2013 National Health Information Calendar – This calendar has all of the nationally recognized health related days. Such as: World Aids Day, Great American Smokeout and even National Foot Health Week.
- Healthy Youth – Student Health and Academic Achievement A great report from the CDC linking student health and academic achievement. Useful information for accreditation reports and importance of health education. LATEST YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY (YRBS) FOUND HERE.
- California HealthyKids Resource Center has all sorts of materials that teachers can borrow (check your local district policie s regarding use). Be sure to request ”Buzz in a Bottle” (#8357-10) to review.
- HealthyPeople 2020 has come out with a new sectio n on Adolescent Health. Useful information for accreditation reports and importance of health education
- It’s ALL ONE Curriculum from the Population Council has lots of ideas health teachers might consider incorporating into their curriculum AFTER checking with you local district policies.
- HealthTeacher.com is another great source of health lessons K-12. There is a license fee, so do the school-wide license and save money.
- Health Ed Lesson Plans Health Education Teaching Techniques from the American Association for Health Education. Many well planned lessons.
- PHIL (Public Health Image Library) The CDC has a great resource for you in PHIL. You will find lots of FREE images that pertain to health that YOU can use with your classroom teaching. Save them on YOUR site as “my pictures” or something clever.
- WHAT ONE HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH TEACHER DOES… BrownellatTaft.weebly.com I currently teach four health education classes, primarily to freshman, a leadership course (SPIRIT) and one course at Pierce Community College.On the site students and parents/families can find high school daily agendas including homework information (especially helpful for absent students and parents/families who want to make sure homework is being done), how to contact me (email is my preferred method of communication), information on our service learning requirement including places students can volunteer, book lists (fiction and non-fiction), links to additional health information, my wish list (for the classroom and more), and tips for how parents/families can best help their struggling student.The site is completely free to me (weebly) and users do not have to register. Students are not required to use the website for any reason. And there is a disclaimer on the homepage. My student TA, Alex Sandoval, completely designed the website for me and updated it daily.Please email me with any questions or comments
- CASHE member Dr. Beverly Bradly has written a great article discussion the realtionahip of health education and student academic achievment which can be accessed at http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(13)00050-5/fulltext
- makinghealtheasier.org/timetoscaleback has a great series on nutrition. The site is funded by the CDC. Technical difficulties prevent us from having a live link. Just enter on your own and way you go. It is worth it!!!