Children who Learn to Live Healthy, Live Longer
Health education is one of eight components of a coordinated
school health plan. A strong, comprehensive health education
program in grades K-12 helps students achieve their highest
potential as they grow into healthy, confident and competent
What does a Comprehensive Health Education Program include?
American Academy of Pediatrics
The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics
(AAP) is to attain optimal physical, mental and social
and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents
and young adults. The AAP and its member pediatricians
their efforts and resources to the health, safety
and well-being of infants, children, adolescents,
and young adults.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with
The National Center for Youth with Disabilities (NCYD)
is a project of the University of Minnesota's Division
of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health and is affiliated
with the Society for Adolescent Medicine. NCYD was established
as an information and resource center focusing on adolescents
with chronic illnesses and disabilities.
The National Network for Immunization Information
The National Network for Immunization Information provides
up-to-date, science-based information to health care professionals,
the media, policy makers, and the public - everyone who
needs to know the facts about immunization.
School Health at the American Academy of Pediatrics
The information on this site is intended for pediatricians
and other health professionals working in or with schools.
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation,
is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status
of children in the U.S. By providing policymakers and citizens
with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to
enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning
ways to secure better futures for all children.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and
Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) consists of the Division of
Adolescent and School Health, the Division of Adult and
Community Health, the Division of Diabetes Translation,
the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, the Division
of Reproductive Health, and the Office on Smoking and Health.
Center for the Prevention of School Violence
Established in 1993 as an affiliate of the Governor's Crime
Commission in the Department of Crime Control and Public
Safety, the Center is a primary point of contact for information,
programs, and research about preventing school violence.
P.A.P.A. Parenting and Paternity Awareness (p.a.p.a.)
p.a.p.a. is an innovative educational curriculum designed
for secondary school students and young adults that deals
with "rights, responsibilities, and realities of
parenting." Key themes in the curriculum focus on
the importance of father involvement, the value of paternity
establishment, the legal realities of child support,
the financial and emotional challenges of single parenting,
the benefits of both parents being involved in the life
of a child.