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OHS Staff Directory
- Health in Action- This database offers a broad array of health and physical education activity ideas, developed by teachers for use by their fellow educators to help them fulfill the requirements of the Mississippi Healthy Students Act. Fully searchable, Health in Action provides all the information you need to prepare an activity for your students.
- T.E.A.C.H. Mississippi Manual
- Delta State University Health Educators Newsletter
- Positive Action is an evidenced-based, positive youth development program that improves students' health, academic achievement, character, and social/emotional skills, while reducing problem behaviors, such as: bullying, violence and substance use. It has a PreK-12 sequential curriculum with kits for school-wide climate development, counselors, families, and community involvement. It's based on the intuitive, intrinsically motivating philosophy taught through six unit concepts, including positive actions for the whole self: physical, intellectual, social, and emotional areas.
- Lessons from Literature is an innovative program that enlists English teachers to use the books and material already being taught to facilitate discussion and build awareness about physical, verbal and sexual abuse. Created by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, www.endabuse.org, Lessons from Literature will extend and enrich the core literature curriculum while raising student awareness of the serious topic of abuse.
- Developmental Health Indicators, Birth to 5
A Guide for Parents & Childcare Workers
Until they're tall enough to wear a properly positioned adult seat
belt, kids will need to use a car safety seat. Using these seats,
when they’re correctly installed, reduces fatal injuries in a car crash
by 71 percent for nfants and 54 percent for toddlers, according to
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). For
more information visit Progressive's website at
To view the webinar click on the provided link above
Road of Life – Cancer Prevention for Kids Resource is a free, easy to use elementary health education resource geared towards 3rd – 5th graders. The goal of this program is to eradicate preventable cancers and diseases of excess by educating children about fitness, nutrition and tobacco use decisions they can make to lead to healthier lives.
- The Mississippi Fire Marshal's Office with support from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering free to schools Risk Watch an unintentional injury prevention curriculum for Pre-K through 8th grade,which includes a 45 minute teacher workshop. Supplies are limited. For further information contact Tammy Peavy (601) 359-1061 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The School Health Profile, developed by the CDC, is a survey administered biennially to middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers to assess health policies and programs in states and large urban areas. The 2006 National Profile & Mississippi Fact Sheet are available electronically.
- Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data
- For additional resources please visit these sections of the 2006 Mississippi Comprehensive Health Framework at