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Resources from Other Organizations and Initiatives

Resources are subdivided into the following catagories:

Note: CDC Resources are marked with a *

Coordinated School Health Programs

  • Building Business Support for School Health Programs: An Action Guide

    The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) developed this guide to help state and local coalitions communicate effectively with the public about the nature and benefits of coordinated school health programs (CSHPs). It describes how to build support among the business community and guides readers through such steps as assembling communications teams and strategies, working with business leaders and employees, reaching out to the media, and handling difficult or controversial issues.

This manual, prepared by the Academy for Educational Development (AED) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is designed to assist those responsible for developing coordinated school health infrastructure at state and local levels. It is a planning tool for developing organizational supports to build a coordinated school health program and an implementation tool for institutionalizing those supports at the state and local levels.

  • Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn

    This guide from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is designed to help state and local decision-makers establish effective policies to foster academic achievement and lifelong healthy habits among students. It provides guidance on developing an overall school healthy policy framework and specific policies to promote physical activity and healthy eating and discourage the use of tobacco.

  • School Health Starter Kit
  • This kit, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is designed to help schools and communities build support for coordinated school health by describing it to the general public. The materials include (1) an overview of the benefits of coordinated school health, (2) clear, jargon-free messages that resonate with target audiences (e.g., parents and school personnel), and (3) tools to enable action, including a CD-ROM that users can customize for their own marketing activities.

  • Step by Step to Health Promoting Schools: A Guide to Implementing Coordinated School Health Programs in Local Schools and Districts
  • Developed by Education, Training and Research Associates (ETR Associates), this book is a guide to assist schools and their collaborating partners as they implement a coordinated school health program. This book helps administrators, teachers, nurses, counselors, social workers, other school staff, parents/guardians, and health-related agencies within an individual school, at the district level, or both, assess their school needs and resources and create coalitions for change.

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Education, health, and safety status of children and youth

This is the fourth annual report prepared by the Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics on the condition of children in the United States. Included are eight contextual measures that describe the changing population, family characteristics, and context in which children are living and 23 indicators of well-being in the areas of economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education.

This is the third annual report from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice describing the nature and extent of crime and violence on school property, as well as the measures that some schools have taken to prevent and address school violence.

The Encyclopedia of ED Stats brings together data from several National Center for Education Statistics sources, including: The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics, and Youth Indicators.

  • Healthy Youth Funding Database (HY-FUND)
  • Formerly known as the Adolescent and School Health Funding Database, this resource contains information on federal, foundation, and state-specific funding sources for school health programs.

This report, the third in a series of annual reports on school crime and safety from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, presents the latest available data on school crime and student safety. It synthesizes information from a variety of independent data sources from federal departments and agencies including the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Center for Education Statistics, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This report presents an overview of the key findings from the 2000 Monitoring the Future survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students, which is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It emphasizes recent trends in the use of various licit and illicit drugs covered by the study and shows trends in the levels of perceived risk and perceived disapproval associated with each drug.

This is the fourth edition of an annual report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on trends in the well-being of our nation’s children and youth. The report presents recent and reliable estimates on more than 90 indicators of well-being. It is intended to provide the policy community, the media, and all interested citizens with an accessible overview of data describing the condition of children in the United States.

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults – behaviors that contribute to unintentional and intentional injuries; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) (including human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] infection); unhealthy dietary behaviors; and physical inactivity. This report summarizes results from the national survey, 33 state surveys, and 16 local surveys conducted among high school students during February--May 1999. The YRBSS website also offers YOUTH99, a free CD-ROM, to access six years of data from YRBSS.

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Best practices in risk prevention and health promotion

This evidence-based guide from the Office on Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is designed to help States plan and establish effective tobacco control programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use. It identifies and describes the key elements for effective state tobacco control programs, including programs designed for communities, schools, and the entire State.

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed this sourcebook, which examines the effectiveness of specific violence prevention practices in four key areas: parents and families; home visiting; social and conflict resolution skills; and mentoring and documents the science behind each best practice. It also provides a comprehensive directory of resources for more information about programs that have used these practices.

A joint project of the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, this guide for educators, juvenile justice practitioners, and others in youth-serving organizations provides background information on conflict resolution education; an overview of four widely used, promising, and effective approaches; and guidance on how to implement conflict resolution education programs in various settings.

Early Warning, Timely Response, co-authored by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, describes research-based practices designed to assist schools and communities in identifying warning signs and developing prevention, intervention, and crisis response plans. Safeguarding Our Children is a follow-up guide that emphasizes early intervention and prevention and the importance of teamwork among educators, mental health professionals, parents, and students.

The first bulletin in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) Family Strengthening Series, this document will inform you of the latest research detailing the crucial role played by the family in delinquency prevention and will describe OJJDP’s Strengthening America’s Families Initiative.

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General provides an up-to-date review of scientific advances in the study of mental health and of mental illnesses that affect at least one in five Americans. The National Action Agenda represents an outgrowth of this report and introduces a blueprint for addressing children's mental health needs in the United States.

This guide from the National Institute on Drug Abuse was written in a question-and-answer format to provide important research-based concepts and information and further efforts to develop and implement effective drug abuse prevention programs. Specific questions were solicited from State and local drug abuse prevention practitioners and key leaders in national prevention organizations. The answers were developed in consultation with prevention scientists.

This report from the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education, released by the White House, November 29, 2000, outlines ten strategies to promote health through lifelong participation in enjoyable and safe physical activity and sports. Includes a bibliography and appendices of helpful materials.

This report introduces a blueprint for addressing suicide—Awareness, Intervention, and Methodology, or AIM. The action steps presented in this document were prioritized from among a variety of recommendations developed through a public-private collaboration of non-governmental organizations, federal and state governmental agencies, corporations and foundations, and public health, health, mental health experts.

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Research-based Prevention Programs

Federal reviews

  • Programs That Work
    (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Division of Adolescent and School Health)

Other Major Reviews

Tools for Selecting Programs

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