Teachers & Administrators
- Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CTAHPERD)
- Connecticut Interscholastic Athletics Association (CIAC)
- SHAPE America (Society of Health & Physical Educators)
- Connecticut Association of Administrators of Health and Physical Education (CAAHPE)
Government and Non-Government Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of all people. Their site provides information, resources, publications, funding opportunities, data and statistics on health topics from A-Z including physical activity
- CDC–DASH Division of Adolescent Health Healthy Youth Web-adapted version of the Division of Adolescent and School Health's Program At-A-Glance, and includes the most current health-related data
- Virtual Office of the Surgeon General The Surgeon General's Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity
Health and Achievement Links
Coordinated School Health Partnerships
- How are Student Health Risks & Resilience related to the Academic Progress of Schools?
- Making the Connection: Health and Student Achievement
- Action for Healthy Kids
Curriculum and Instruction
- Creating a Healthy School Using the Healthy School Report Card: An ASCD Action Tool helps school communities develop health promoting schools and homes that enable, motivate, support, and reinforce student and staff adoption and practice of healthy behaviors. Schools that use the action tool will bring community and parent stakeholders together to assess how effectively they address student and staff well-being and support student academic achievement and positive behavioral outcomes.
- Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool
- State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2014, presents data on physical activity behaviors and environmental supports that encourage increased physical activity in each state. You can use this report to learn which states across the nation are doing to encourage and support physical activity and to identify opportunities for improving community supports in your state. Individual Action Guides summarize each state's data and provide suggested actions that state health departments can take to encourage and increase physical activity in their states.
- The Whole Child: Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported, Challenged - Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Infusing Physically Active Learning into Academic Teaching and Learning
- ABC for Fitness provides instruction for teachers to incorporate short bursts of activity at the beginning of each class; can ensure that children obtain the level of physical activity that is essential for good health and well being
- PE Central Web site for physical activity, physical education, and cross-curricular teaching
- VERB: CDC Youth Campaign Comprising online games and interactives, blogs, educational materials, and other activities, this multicultural social marketing campaign to increase physical activity among youth is called VERB: It's what you do. Curricular materials for educators and interactive multimedia content directed at youth combine to engage and motivate tweens (ages 9 to 13), encouraging healthy lifestyles and participation in physical activity.
Health and Wellness Organizations