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AAHPERD participates in health education related coalitions. The following is a listing of these coalitions with a brief description of their focus and contact information.
is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. www.advocatesforyouth.org
are organizations concerned about curriculum and instruction in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. They are active in national, state, and local school reform efforts, including the development of standards in innovative curriculum projects. www.acr.uc.edu
is an umbrella organization for health, medical, civic, corporate, children's and religious organizations that are committed to reducing tobacco use among America's youth. The Campaign is involved in medical activities, special events, working with organizations to inform their members and constituents, and advocating its position to Congress. www.tobaccofreekids.org
is composed of more than 150 leading organizations who have united in support of the Hatch-Kennedy CHILD Act to support passage of legislation that would provide health coverage to all uninsured children, curb teen smoking, and reduce the deficit. www.cancer.org
The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life. www.childrensdefense.org
composed of organizations committed to improving the public's health by supporting the work of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Contact the American Public Health Association (202) 777-2742.
First held in 1988, and observed annually in May 31, WNTD is the only global event established to call worldwide attention to the impact of tobacco use on public health and reduce individual tobacco-dependence. www.wntd.org
was formed in 1990 to advocate for support of the CDC budget. Contact the American Public Health Association (202) 777-2742.
is an alliance of more than 350 organizations of State and territorial public health, mental health, substance abuse, and environmental agencies; and national membership organizations representing professional, voluntary, and business sectors committed to making Americans healthier by supporting the goals of Healthy People - the nation's prevention agenda. http://www.healthypeople.gov/
The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) advocates national policies and programs to promote healthy eating and physical activity to help reduce the illnesses, disabilities, premature deaths, and costs caused by diet- and inactivity-related diseases such as heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. http://www.cspinet.org/nutritionpolicy/nana.html
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families by reducing teen pregnancy. www.teenpregnancy.org
its mission is to achieve constant increases in physical activity among all persons in the United States in order to improve and maintain health and quality of life. www.ncppa.org
was created by the American Association for Health Education through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to increase the awareness in skin cancer prevention. The Coalition will be the driving force behind the promotion of sun safety strategies in the Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Youth Sports arenas.
consists of over 100 national non-profit organizations committed to the mission of assuring that comprehensive sexuality education is provided for all children and youth in the U.S. by the year 2000. www.siecus.org
The National Sleep Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving public understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting public education, sleep-related research, and advocacy. www.sleepfoundation.org
is a public-private partnership created to reduce the incidence of food borne illness by educating Americans about safe food handling practices. www.fmi.org
is comprised of a variety of organizations and associations, government agencies manufacturers and retailers of sun protection products, and companies whose products and services promote outdoor activity.
is a broad-based coalition of groups representing women, consumers, mid-life and older Americans, labor unions, professional organizations, businesses, and health-care providers who share a commitment to raise osteoporosis awareness at the national, state and local levels, in both the public and private sectors. http://www.nof.org/
The mission of NOYS is to promote youth empowerment and leadership and build partnerships that save lives, prevent injuries, and enhance safe and healthy lifestyles among all. http://www.noys.org/