The following links are offered as an index of useful information covering topics that you will find largely relevant. Most, if not all, of these hyperlinks point to other Web sites outside of Eastern Suffolk BOCES. Please be aware that we are not responsible for incorrect, outdated, or inappropriate content on these sites.
Resources compiled from the project performed by the Rocky Point School District under the direction of Eastern Suffolk BOCES from September 2009 to June 2012.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Standards for School Health
- The purpose of this document is to assist schools in developing and evaluating comprehensive health education and to lay a framework for local school boards to use in determining the content of health curricula in their communities.
- HealthSmart is the premier K-12 health education program in America. It is the only program to focus so clearly on reducing the risky behaviors identified by the CDC.
Tobacco Action Coalition
- The Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island was established in 1990 as one of 22 coalitions in New York State participating in the American Stop Smoking Intervention Study (ASSIST). The coalition consists of healthcare providers, local and state government agencies, non-profit organizations, youth agencies, community groups and concerned citizens.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
- "Getting it Right, Right from the Start: Preventing Childhood Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes." Free educational classes for parents of young children to learn how to raise healthy, active kids. All classes are held by a registered dietitian. Call 631-727-7850 x342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Information Center - Various links and publications about a variety of important health topics.
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition)
- A national healthy weight education program for families and communities. The program focuses on providing expert health information, classes and activities to families to encourage better nutrition, more physical activity, and less "screen time" for children and young people ages 8-13.
Skin Cancer Prevention
Suffolk County Department of Health Services - Youth Tobacco Survey - The Suffolk County Suicide Prevention
Lifelines School-Based Suicide Response Program - Information about suicide prevention curriculum for 8th or 9th graders as well as parent and faculty training.
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
- This is an interactive website that educates the public about the hazardous chemicals in tobacco products. It is geared for kids but adults might be just as inclined to visit the site and journey through the “Haz-Mat” site. CFTFK also has survey information available and statistics on the power of advertising tobacco products.