Below are links to outside web sites that other school health centers have found to be useful. They are organized by subject area and include a brief description of each site’s focus areas and/or sponsoring organization. Either scroll down to browse all of the provided web site descriptions or jump to a particular subject area using the following links.
Please follow the hyperlinks below to open each web site separately. The appearance of the below useful links on the NCSCHA web site should not be considered a formal endorsement of the site, the sponsoring organization, or its content.
North Carolina Office of Administration site enables look up North Carolina Administrative Code, Medicaid appeal information and forms, etc.
Information about sexual health topics, organizational tools, lesson plans and other resources as well as training and other strategic assistance Whether you are someone new to the field of sex education or trying to stay abreast of the latest effective programs and resources, Advocates can help. Explore the Sex Ed Center for lesson plans, curricula, national standards, and state legislation.
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s specific area for health topics geared towards clinicians, educators and other health professionals including topics like health and safety, sexually transmitted diseases, environmental toxins, smoking and alcohol, sports, and more.
Medicaid Bulletins website that posts the N.C. Medicaid general and special bulletins which are current as of the date of publication.
Education.Training.Research (ETR) is a private non-profit health education promotion organization.
Connects users to the events, people, information, and research that shape health policy.
The Media Awareness Network is a Canadian not-for-profit centre of expertise and excellence in media education.
The Mission of Action for Children North Carolina is to advocate for child well-being by educating and engaging all people across the state to ensure that our children are healthy, safe, well-educated and have every opportunity for success.
A source of specific school statistics.
The official web site of the North Carolina General Assembly. Can be used as a tool to track bills, find and communicate with your State House and Senate representatives, and follow meetings and issues before the General Assembly.
A resource for North Carolina General Assembly ratified General Statutes.
Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities office within the NC Department of Health and Human Services that promotes good health regardless of race and ethnicity, disability or socioeconomic status. Good resource for state and national statistics, research, publications.
NC Division of Public Health within the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Provides public health services and programs at state and local levels.
NY Times lesson plans on Media Literacy.
Merchants of Cool video and teaching kit from PBS Frontline.
State Center for Health Statistics within the Department of Health and Human Services provides data collection, health-related research, production of reports, and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics.
The Office of Continuing Education (OCE) at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is the largest and most comprehensive program of its kind among US Schools of Public Health. OCE\'s goal is to strengthen the practice of health and human service professionals, researchers and educators through well-designed and targeted training programs.
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus information from the Maryland Community Health Administration.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America works to develop and implement public policies to improve the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies
Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Sections on parental education, youth activism, policy assistance and lesson plans.
Amplify is a youth driven community dedicated to changing society’s dysfunctional approach to sexual health issues.
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina, the state\'s leader in preventing teen pregnancy and promoting healthy adolescence through advocacy, collaboration and education. Empowering families, communities and educators to help teens become healthy, contributing adults is a surefire way to strengthen our future.
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s web site. This portion of the site is devoted to an A-Z Index of diseases and conditions.
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s specific site for adolescent sexual behavior, STD’s and pregnancy education and prevention.
A resource for TB information
Patient Education materials from American Diabetes Association
The original open access comprehensive medical textbook for all clinical fields
NC DHHS’s communicable disease website which serves as a of communicable disease surveillance, guidance, plans, and statistics.
RECAPP (Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention) site that provides practical tools and information to effectively reduce sexual risk-taking behaviors. Teachers and health educators will find up-to-date, evaluated program materials to help with their work with teens.
Families are Talking, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States web site devoted to research and advocacy on teenage sexuality education issues.
Immunization Action Coalition site which is a resource for all things concerning immunizations.
NC Department of Health and Human Services Immunization Branch web site that provides the latest ACIP Recommendations on required immunizations
MySistahs is a Web site created by and for young women of color to provide information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy.
Our goal is to help children with communication and mobility issues develop communication and literacy skills so they can be fully integrated into the public schools.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute website is a resource for topical educational materials.
Since 1997, the Kaiser Family Foundation and BET Networks have partnered on an extensive public education campaign to inform young people about HIV/AIDS and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). The partnership includes special programming, public service advertisements (PSAs), online content on bet.com, and a free resource and referral service.
Sex education by teens, for teens presented through Rutgers University.
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy website designed for teens.
An innovative web site developed by Alberta, Canada educators and health professionals to achieve excellence in teaching sexual health.
Sponsored links to general information about health issues for teens, including sections on asthma, allergies and acne.
Sponsored links to general information about health issues for teens, including teen pregnancy.
An online resource for adolescents for any and all questions regarding teen health, relationships, body and sexuality.
Planned Parenthood site geared towards teens and sexuality, pregnancy and STD education.
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
An evidence-based, peer reviewed information resource - available via the Web, desktop computer, and PDA. With UpToDate, you can answer questions quickly, increase your clinical knowledge, and improve patient care.
The Kids are Alright Local NC teen-made documentary. A documentary documenting the lives of 6 gay and lesbian teenagers in the Wake County Public School System in North Carolina. Nominated for an Emmy Award in 2002; completely independently produced by youth.
The Antidefamation League is the nation\'s premier civil rights/human relations agency. ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups.
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s specific area for alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment in youth and teens.
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s specific area for tobacco use and prevention in youth and teens.
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s specific area for understanding and preventing violence to adolescents including abuse by parents, sexual and partner violence, and suicide.
The COPS Gangs Toolkit consists of resources for law enforcement officials, educators, and parents to address specific types of crimes committed by gangs. Includes bullying and gang information.
The purpose of this site is to provide information regarding coping with psychological issues using commonly accepted psychological principles.
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Organization for students, parents, and teachers that tries to affect positive change in schools. Offers information on what you can do in your state. GLSEN believes that a quality K-12 education is a fundamental right of every American. To that end, GLSEN works with elected officials and other policy makers at the local, state and federal level to ensure that the best and most inclusive safe schools policies are considered, passed and implemented.
Men Can Stop Rape mobilizes male youth to prevent men\'s violence against women. It builds young men\'s capacity to challenge harmful aspects of traditional masculinity, to value alternative visions of male strength, and to embrace their vital role as allies with women and girls in fostering healthy relationships and gender equity.
Sex education by teens, for teens, including this section on violence and abuse. Presented through Rutgers University
Sex education by teens, for teens, including this section on GLBTQ. Presented through Rutgers University.
KidsPeace is a private charity dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, preadolescents and teens.
Sponsored links to general information about health issues for teens, including depression and mental health.
Sponsored links to general information about health issues geared towards teens, including tobacco use and drug addiction and rehabilitation.
is an online resource for adolescents for any and all questions regarding teen health, relationships, body and sexuality. This section specifically addresses issues of alcohol, tobacco and many types of drugs.
An online resource for adolescents for any and all questions regarding teen health, relationships, body and sexuality. This section specifically addresses issues of emotional health including depression, bipolar, suicide, anger, cutting and much more.
is an online resource for adolescents for any and all questions regarding teen health, relationships, body and sexuality. This section specifically addresses issues of emotional health including bullying and violence, abuse, date rape and much more.
Teaching Tolerance publication is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center which includes teaching tools and classroom activities for educators.
Yellow Ribbon is a community-based suicide prevention program that empowers and educates professionals, adults and youth.
provides support services on the Internet to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and straight supportive youth aged 25 or younger. The list provides a safe space and supportive environment to talk with other straight youth in similar situations about the unique issues facing straight youth who have friends or family members who are gay, lesbian, bisexual transgendered, or questioning.
A Web site created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people. YouthResource takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to GLBTQ youth, by providing information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy.
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s specific area for healthy nutrition guidelines for adolescents.
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s specific area for encouraging appropriate physical activity in adolescents.
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, provides to young people aged 5 - 19 a practical, hands-on approach to nutrition education and food preparation.
Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina is a statewide movement that promotes increased opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity. The site includes patient education materials, pediatric obesity tools, research, statistics and funding information.
Tools for healthier weight and lifestyles in individuals, families, communities and workplaces.
Illinois Nutrition Education and Training Program’s comprehensive list of links to web sites concerning nutritional topics.
The United State Department of Agriculture’s site on the recommended food pyramids and comprehensive nutrition education materials.
Sponsored links to general information about health issues for teens, including eating disorders.
CYFER net\'s Web site brings together the best, children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country. Materials are carefully reviewed by college and university faculty.
Youth Activism MTV has launched Think to give young people everywhere the opportunity to make your life, your community and your world better. The Think community provides the tools so you can do just that.
American Academy of Pediatricians patient education materials.
A reputable and reliable source for almost any type of health care information for any age group including data & statistics, immunization schedules, current health warnings, prevention programs, etc.
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s comprehensive area devoted to Adolescent Health issues, research, statistics and programs.
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s specific area for Adolescent and School Health programs and research.
Family Health International publication about peer education programs
gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home.
information you can trust about kids and teens that\'s free of \"doctor speak.\" KidsHealth is the most visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. It\'s really three sites in one: with sections for parents, for kids, and for teens. It provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners is the professional home for PNPs and other advanced practice nurses who care for children. NAPNAP is the only national organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care for infants, children and adolescents and to advancing the PNP’s role in providing that care.
National Association of School Nurses supports the health and educational success of children and youth by developing and providing leadership to advance school nursing practice by specialized registered nurses.
is a non-profit organization that uses writing and filmmaking to foster youth leadership, advocacy and self-expression in under-served teens. Scenarios USA asks young people to write about the issues that shape their lives.
Sponsored links to general information about teen health issues for teens: your body, your mind, sexual health, food & fitness, recipes, drugs & alcohol, questions & answers, disease & conditions, infections, school & jobs, staying safe.
is an online resource for adolescents for any and all questions regarding teen health, relationships, body and sexuality.