Updates & Upcoming Events
Take Your Parent to PE Week
Register your school to participate in the first-ever Take Your Parent to PE Week from September 25-29. It’s fun, immersive way to introduce parents to your school’s physical education programs and teachers - and invite them to engage with physical education throughout the year. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to share your passion for physical activity and motivate families to move!
Schools can participate by signing up online here to access a free, downloadable logo and poster. After class, post your school’s participation on social media - and encourage parents to do the same - using the hashtag #ParentsLovePE.
Challenged Athletes Foundation Hosts Mobility and Swim Clinics
Challenged Athletes Foundation will be hosting two interactive sports events at Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday, September 23rd. The morning session will consist of a running and mobility clinic for individuals who use prosthetics, and the afternoon session will be a swim clinic available for any individual with a physical disability. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Now Recruiting: NACCHO Health and Disability Fellowship
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 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 2017-18 cohort. This fellowship can create a profound impact on a career in public health. For more information and how to apply, visit http://www.naccho.org/uploads/downloadable-resources/NACCHOHealthandDisabilityFellowship.pdf
New Health & Disability E-learning Module for Health Department Staff
NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program is proud to announce a new online e-learning module titled, “Health and Disability 101: Training for Health Department Employees.” The purpose of this training is to educate health department staff about the benefits of including people with disabilities in all public health programs, products and services. To access this free training, click here. This course can be accessed through NACCHO University, NACCHO’s learning management platform. In order to view the course, you will need to create a MyNACCHO account by clicking the “sign in” button on the top right. Follow the prompts to create a new account and you will be re-directed back to the NACCHO University homepage. When signed-in, you can access your account by clicking on your name on the top right.
NRPA 2017 Annual Conference
The 2017 NRPA Annual Conference, the biggest professional development event for the field, is coming to New Orleans September 26-28. Visit NCHPAD at booth 2945 in the expo hall! Also, be on the lookout for a special announcement about, "Parks for Inclusion." For more information about the conference, click here.
NIH's Celebrates Go4Life Month
September marks Go4Life Month, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This year's campaign challenges older adults to “Move More with Go4Life®!” by stepping up physical activity, working out a bit more frequently, and trying all four types of recommended exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. To learn more about Go4Life Month, please click here.
Call for Proposals for Rehabilitation Psychology's 20th Annual Conference
The 20th Annual Rehabilitation Psychology Conference theme "Promoting Access and Inclusion" will facilitate opportunities to learn new skills and knowledge, as well as collaborate and network with colleagues in the field. In addition to general rehabilitation psychology-related topics, the program committee will give preference to those submissions which reflect the following thematic area: prevention of secondary conditions among at-risk populations, promotion of inclusion and improved quality of life, and reduction of health disparities and barriers to access through the implementation of evidence-based practices and programs.
To learn more about the conference or to submit a proposal, please click here.
Parents for Healthy Kids Launch
Action for Healthy Kids and National PTA have teamed up to launch a new website, ParentsforHealthyKids.org, designed to educate, empower and engage parents and caregivers in becoming change agents for healthier schools and support them in reinforcing healthy habits at home. Parents can learn how to get involved and make a difference in school health, engage school leaders and decision makers, explore a variety of school health topics, connect with other parents in a community forum, get tips for being healthy at home, and much more.
Exercise Their Minds. Protect PE.
The benefits of physical education (PE) ring clear as a school bell. With PE, we can keep kids’ hearts healthy and their minds in gear to do their best at school. The fact is, active kids do better. Physical education has positive impacts on their physical, mental, and emotional health. Yet competing priorities are making effective PE programs increasingly less common. With your help, we can change that. ORGANIZATIONAL NAME is proud to support the Exercise Their Minds. Protect PE campaign led by Voices for Healthy Kids, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Active Schools and SHAPE America.
The campaign, running over the next month, will educate, engage & activate parents and other community members about the importance of PE with weekly calls-to-action. Social media messaging, which includes calls-to-action, videos, & graphics, will allow supporters to deepen their engagement & extend our reach across the country. Follow the campaign on social media through the hashtag #ExerciseTheirMinds or visit the website ExerciseTheirMinds.org. Exercise their Minds™. Protect PE.