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Harding Middle School Takes Top Prize in "Inclusive Physical Education and Physical Activity Video Contest"
Harding Middle School (Cedar Rapids Community School District, IA) won the $1,000 1st Place Prize in the 2016 Let’s Move! Active Schools Inclusive Physical Education and Physical Activity Video Contest.
From Oct. 6 – Dec. 6, 2016, U.S. schools were invited to create a short video demonstrating at least one physical education or physical activity best practice for meeting the needs of students with disabilities, ultimately create an inclusive environment that meets the needs of all students.
More than 30 schools from across the country entered the contest, showcasing adaptations and modifications to physical education activities such as exercises, games, rhythms, and sports to ensure students of all ability levels are able to engage in physical activity.
NACCHO Health and Disability Fellowship Program
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is currently recruiting for the Health and Disability Fellowship program. This fellowship is an invaluable workforce development opportunity for graduate level students and recent alumni interested in getting hands on experience in the public health disability field. Applications are now open for two graduate-level students to join the program’s 2016-17 cohort. For more information and how to apply, visit http://essentialelements.naccho.org/archives/4926.
NCHPAD Annual Partner's Meeting
Reflecting on the Big Picture of Physical Activity and Disability
Read our latest contribution to the HHS Be Active Your Way Blog: https://health.gov/news/blog-bayw/2017/01/reflecting-on-the-big-picture-of-physical-activity-and-disability/.
I FIT Tips Video Series
A video series designed to show how to adapt common gym exercises for individuals who use a wheelchair. Check out the five new videos that were filmed featuring athletes from the University of Alabama Adapted Athletics program.
Global School Play Day
Global School Play Day is an international event to promote the importance of free play in schools. #GSPD2017 will take place on February 1st, 2017. In GSPD2016, over 175,000 students participated from around the world! Educate students, parents, colleagues, and administration about the benefits and necessity of play. Click here to register your class/school today: http://www.globalschoolplayday.com/.
For resources on inclusive play and physical activity go to: http://www.nchpad.org/Educators.
Let's Move Active Schools Interactive Infographic
Why are Active Schools so important? Because Active Kids Do Better. Physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy and strong, but it can also contribute to higher test scores, improved attendance, better behavior in class, enhanced leadership skills and a lifetime of healthy habits.
Check out this new interactive infographic (featuring us!) to find the tools and resources you need to become an Active School -> http://www.letsmoveschools.org/resources-grants/.
Meeting theme: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health
Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 23, 2017
The Disability Section of the American Public Health Association is seeking abstracts on topics related to disability and public health for presentation at the 2017 APHA annual meeting. Get the full topic areas and submission guidelines at: https://apha.confex.com/apha/2017/dis.htm.