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.
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Are the kids starting to ask about Ebola and you don’t know the facts? The best SAFE source for any disease is at CDC.gov. In the the case of Ebola (Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever) go to: www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/index.html
Speaking of www.cdc.gov – the CDC site has information on just about everything a health teacher could use (ok – zip on pay raises). So we posted a link on ebola above but now everyone is hearing about e-cigarettes. Just go to cdc.gov, go to search and hit e-cigaretttes or cancer or HIV or YRBS or pay raises!
- 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.
- YRBS-LAUSD 2013 – This is the link to the LAUSD AIDS Prevention Unit ‘s link to the recent YRBS LAUSD both middle school and high school. Some fascinating data here for LAUSD. www.aidspreventionlausd.net/yrbs.html
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come out with a great new program to fight smoking by teens – THE REAL COST. They have some great print materials AND some super PSA type spots on their site and also on YouTube. THIS is realllllllly great stuff! You will have no problem coming up with teaching ideas. Now for an FDA similar site for marijuana and heroin.
- 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.
- 2014 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
- The Friends of Project 10, website has lots of answers that may come up in class pertaining to GLTBQ issues. Gail Rolf (CASHE co-founder) says they will be posting information about recent court rulings. They have an entire section of resources for educations (teachers, administrators, etc.). www.Project10.org
- Lambda Legal has quite a legal resource site featuring state by state status for individual states. There are four categories they report on: laws about bullying; laws about parenting; laws about work place; and laws about relationships such as Prop 8.
- National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD): National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people as well as highlight the amazing work young people are doing across the country to fight the HIV & AIDS epidemic. Click here to learn more.