Resources to Support the Nine Essential Content Areas
Alcohol Related Information
Drug Related Information
Memo to Schools Re: Modernization of Health Education (Law Related to Heroin & Opioids)
Instructional Resource Packet For Heroin & Opioids Modernization Supplemental Guidance Document
Opioids Overdose & Regulations: NYS Department of Health Questions and Answers
The Puberty Professor, Podcast and Blog
Sexual Health Education in Schools Position Statement, National Association of School Nurses (6 pages, printable)
Five Ways To Help Improve School HIV Prevention Programs, Blog Network
KidsHealth in the Classroom, HIV and AIDS Newsletter, The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth
Challenges and Opportunities for Change in Food Marketing to Children and Youth, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
MyPlate Activity Sheets, MyPlate.gov (free, printable handouts)
MyPlate Champion Pledge, MyPlate.gov (printable certificate)
Physical Activity: Moving Toward Obesity Solutions, Workshop Summary, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Nutrition Education in the K-12 Curriculum: The Role of National Standards Workshop Summary, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Information for Teens: Staying Healthy and Preventing STDs, CDC (2-page printable)
Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
Click on "Learning Activities" from the side bar. This will take you to an archive of free lesson plans.
Straight Talk About Sexually Transmitted Infections, GirlsHealth.gov
Electronic Cigarettes-Get the Facts About Electronic Cigarettes, Their Health Effects and the Risks of Using E-Cigarettes, CDC Office on Smoking and Health
Going Back to School May Lead to More Vaping-Here's What Educators and Communities Can Do About It, truth initiative: Inspiring Lives Free From Smoking, Vaping & Nicotine
Health Equity in Tobacco Prevention and Control, Best Practices User Guide, CDC Office on Smoking and Health
New National Youth Anti-Vaping Curriculum Gives Young People the Facts About E-Cigarettes and Equips Them With Resources to Quit, truth initiative: Inspiring Lives Free From Smoking, Vaping & Nicotine
Smoke Free Media Guide, Reality Check of NYS
Youth and Young Adult Activism: Advocacy on a Dime, Reality Check of NYS
Youth Engagement State and Community Interventions, Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs, CDC Office on Smoking and Health
Burn Prevention, CDC Child Safety and Injury Prevention
Child Passenger Safety, CDC Transportation Safety
Children and Fire Safety Tips, National Fire Protection Association (1 page, printable)
Drowning Prevention, CDC Child Safety and Injury Prevention
I Spy Cooking Safety Video, National Fire Protection Association: Sparky School House
I Spy Fire Safety Video, National Fire Protection Association: Sparky School House
Smoke Alarms at Home, National Fire Protection Association (1 page, printable)
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in Youth, NYS DOH
Erin's Law, New York State Education Department
Fight Child Abuse Video Series and Resources (K-3), FightChildAbuse.org
Fight Child Abuse Video Series and Resources (4-6), FightChildAbuse.org
Fight Child Abuse Video Series and Resources (Teens), FightChildAbuse.org
KidsHealth in the Classroom: Suicide Prevention, The Nemours Foundation (printable)
My Body is Mine Activity Book (K-2), Tedi Bear Children Advocacy Center (downloadable)
Safety Rocks Activity Book (3-4), Canadian Centre for Child Protection
Including a list of common poisons, poison prevention tips, and contact details for local poison control centers across New York State.
The School Health Profiles Survey (Profiles) is a system of surveys assessing school health policies and programs in states and large urban school districts. Profiles surveys are conducted biennially by state and local education and health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers.
The Student Health and Academic Achievement fact sheets and PowerPoint slides highlight the association between student health-risk behaviors and academic grades based on YRBS data. Individual fact sheets on the six categories of health-risk behaviors and an overarching fact sheet containing compelling associations are available for download via the Student Health and Academic Achievement website. These one-page fact sheets include both tables and graphic representations of these significant associations along with bullet-point summaries. Comprehensive PowerPoint slides containing graphs of all the significant associations among health-risk behavior variables and academic grades are also available.
Every Kid Healthy, A Toolkit for Family and Community Involvement in Improving School Health from Action for Healthy Kids
Addressing the Growing Problem of Domestic Sex Trafficking in Minors through Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
Trafficking in Urban, Suburban and Rural Areas, National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments
Mental Health Education in NY Schools by the Mental Health Association in NYS
Memo from Renee Rider, NYSED Associate Commissioner, Office of School Operations and Management Services, regarding Mental Health Education Literacy: Linking to a Continuum of Well-Being Resources Now Available
In an effort to help health educators plan skills-based sequential lesson, we're collecting complete learning experiences. These samples include teacher plans, teacher resources, student handouts and all the necessary components to take and teach.
Power of Choice Learning Experience - A middle school learning experience on decision making and alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Stress Management Learning Experience - A high school learning experience on stress management and violence prevention.