The West Virginia Health Education
Assessment Project (HEAP)
Nancy O’Hara Tompkins, Khalid M. Kamal, Don Chapman
Active Academics currently provides activities for K-5 classrooms in: Math, Reading, Language Arts, Health, Nutrition, and Physical Education. This program is endorsed by the WV Department of Education Office of Healthy Schools and WV Action for Healthy Kids.
The goal of the Junior Leagues' Kids in the Kitchen initiative, which is supported by The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. and its member Leagues, is to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues.
Take Charge Be Healthy is a web-based health module targeting middle and high school-aged youth (ages 12-18). The module focuses on physical activity, nutrition, and other health topics. It provides in-depth content and interactive tasks to enhance learning and encourage positive attitudes and healthy behaviors in today's teens.
CDC.gov now broadcasts public health videos through the new CDC-TV Web page. CDC-TV videos will cover a variety of health, safety and preparedness topics as part of CDC's goal of achieving true improvements in people's lives by accelerating health impact and reducing health disparities.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a joint initiative between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation and its mission is to tackle one of our nation’s leading health problems – childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance is to stop the nationwide increase in childhood obesity by 2010 by taking bold, innovative steps to help all children live longer and healthier lives. The program takes a comprehensive approach by helping schools improve access to healthier foods, increase opportunities for physical activity and establish school employee wellness programs.
The American Lung Association's Open Airways For Schools program educates and empowers children through a fun and interactive approach to asthma self-management. It teaches children with asthma ages 8-11 how to detect the warning signs of asthma, avoid their triggers and make decisions about their health.
If you are interested in implementing OAS in your school, contact Jessica Isner at (304) 342-6600, (800) LUNG USA, or by e-mail at jisner (at) lunginfo.org today!