Action for Health Kids Resource Database
Action for Health Kids (AFHK) is a national initiative aimed at
improving the health and educational performance of children through
better physical education and nutrition in schools. The AFHK website
hosts a resource database that contains links to over 150 brochures,
books, CD-ROMS, toolkits, and websites containing information on
children's physical activity and nutrition.
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America is the world's largest
fitness educator that certifies fitness professionals and develops
educational materials. The website contains information regarding
services, supplies, and support that the Association offers.
Appropriations Fact Sheets
The Chronic Disease Directors website offers 11 Appropriations Fact
Sheets that can be used to raise awareness about current federal
appropriations plans when communicating with a range of audiences.
Included in the Fact Sheets is information about CDC funding for
nutrition, physical activity and obesity programs, heart disease
and stroke, diabetes, and arthritis.
Asthma Management Website
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's National Asthma Education
and Prevention Program has created the "Asthma Management Model
System," primarily for health care professionals to learn the latest
diagnostic and treatment methods. The site also contains consumer
education materials, including one on "Asthma and Physical Activity
in the School."
Bright Futures in Practice: Physical Activity
This site offers guides for the health professional which provide
developmentally appropriate physical activity supervision for children
and adolescents. The site also includes an overview of physical
activity issues and concerns, and strategies and tools for health
promotion and disease prevention.
Center for the Advancement of Health
The goal of the Center for the Advancement of Health is to link
health research to policy and practice. In addition, the Center
aims to encourage collaboration among researchers, policy makers,
and practitioners and communicate information about translating
research to policy and practice.
The Center for Weight and Health
The Center for Weight and Health promotes collaborative solutions
to weight problems and food security issues by encouraging and conducting
relevant research. Their website contains information regarding
projects, resources, literature, and data and statistics that relate
to weight problems.
Chronic Disease Directors: Appropriations Fact Sheet
The Chronic Disease Directors (CDD) website offers 11 appropriations
Fact Sheets. These can be used to raise awareness about current
federal appropriations plans when communicating with a range of
audiences, including CDD members, decision-makers, partners, and
community groups. Included in the Fact Sheets is information about
CDC funding for nutrition, physical activity and obesity programs,
heart disease and stroke, diabetes, and arthritis.
Electronic Resources for Evaluators
This web site has numerous links to evaluation related sites which
include: Links to People & Organizations, Links to Online Journals
and Resources, Links to Evaluation Tools & Data, Links to Training,
Jobs & Funding, and other Favorites. The resources were compiled
by Catherine Elwell, a doctoral candidate and staff member in Educational
Research and Evaluation at Utah State University.
Fitness for Youth Program (FFY)
FFY is a program developed by the University of Michigan and Blue
Cross Blue Shield Michigan that teaches health-related concepts
to students and provides several weekly periods of vigorous cardiovascular
exercise. The FFY website provides examples of successful fitness
programs for youth, tips for successful implementation, and research
on children's health.
The Foundation Center provides a gateway to philanthropy on the
worldwide web for grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers,
the media, and the general public.
Guidelines for Promoting Physical Activity and Nutrition
The Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition
Directors' Nutrition and Physical Activity Work Group has published
"Guidelines for Comprehensive Programs to Promote Healthy Eating
and Physical Activity". The document offers recommendations for
making it easier to live a healthy lifestyle by counteracting the
impact of living in a society that makes it easy to eat high-calorie
foods while avoiding activity. State and local health advocates
can use the Guidelines to create comprehensive nutrition, physical
activity, and obesity control programs.
Health Education Advocate
Health Education Advocate has a mission "to provide a central, timely
source of advocacy information related to the field of health education
and health promotion." Their website includes sections on Advocacy
Alerts, Taking Action, Legislation, Identify Your Congressmen, Advocacy
Resources, and several others.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for Older Adults
This web site provides professionals with free strategies and materials
to enhance the capacity of national, state and local organizations
in serving the health promotion and disease prevention needs of
Health Resources for Minority Women
The National Women's Health Information Center has compiled "Health
Resources for Women of Color," which lists information from U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services agencies and programs. Included
are materials on physical activity, for African American women and
for Hispanic/Latino women, from several U.S. government agencies.
Human Kinetics Publishing
Human Kinetics Publishing has a "commitment to developing quality
resources in such areas as the sport and exercise sciences, physical
education, fitness, sports, and coaching." In addition to their
product catalog, their website also includes information on jobs,
conferences and links to other physical activity-related sites.
Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Library
With information compiled by the Maternal and Child Health (MCH)
Library at Georgetown University, this website offers a selection
of recent, high-quality resources that analyze data, describe public
health campaigns and other promotion programs, and report on research
aimed at identifying promising strategies for improving physical
activity levels within families, schools, and communities.
North Carolina Prevention Partners
The mission of North Carolina Prevention Partners is "putting prevention
first for a healthier NC by fostering partnerships, promoting prevention,
and influencing policy." Their website provides resource lists for
a wide variety of health promotion and disease prevention topics,
including physical activity.
Patient-centered Assessment and Counseling for Exercise and
PACE is a nutrition and physical activity counseling program for
physicians and other health care providers that includes assessment
tools and counseling protocols. Information about the materials
and training is provided on the website.
Public Health Training Network
The Public Health Training Network (PHTN) is a distance learning
system sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control, that takes
training opportunities to professionals in public health settings
and, increasingly, in healthcare and related settings.
Researchers against Inactivity-related Disorders (RIDS)
Researchers against Inactivity-related Disorders (RIDS)is an organization
that advocates for government support of research into disorders
associated with a sedentary lifestyle. The website provides facts
about sedentary death syndrome, links for contacting legislators,
and other links and resources.
A website billing itself as "The most comprehensive online resource
on social marketing" is sponsored by Weinreich Communications. The
site includes information on social marketing conferences, a series
of articles describing social marketing and research, a list of
free publications, and links to related sites.
Social Marketing: Health Canada
Health Canada, the national health department of Canada, has created
a Social Marketing Network. One of the resources available at the
website is an annotated bibliography, which contains information
on physical activity and social marketing. An on-line tutorial on
social marketing is also included.
Take Heart Alaska
Take Heart Alaska is a statewide cardiovascular disease prevention
coalition. A subgroup of the coalition, Alaskans Promoting Physical
Activity (APPA), is dedicated to increasing physical activity among
Alaskans to reduce CVD. Their website contains publications, links,
data and statistics concerning CVD in Alaskans, and information
about Take Heart Alaska and APPA.
VERB sites for tweens
VERB was a CDC youth media campaign that was aimed at encouraging
positive physical activity among youth aged 9-13 (tweens). The campaing ran from 2002 through 2006, and used a variety of media channels and out-of-home
outlets to communicate ideas for fun physical activities.
Weight-Control Information Network
A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and
Kidney Diseases, the Weight-control Information Network site offers
professionals and consumers science-based information on obesity,
weight control and nutrition. Included are publications, lecture
series on video, and a program listing.
World Health News
This online news digest from the Center for Health Communication
of the Harvard School of Public Health is designed as a resource
for an international audience of policy makers and journalists,
as well as public health researchers, practitioners, and advocates.