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Fitness

NIRSA Leaders in College Recreation
NIRSA is a leader in higher education and the advocate for the advancement of recreation, sport, and wellness by providing educational and developmental opportunities, generating and sharing knowledge, and promoting networking and growth for our members.

ACSM- American College of Sports Medicine
ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. The American College of Sports Medicine advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. This site specifically gives access to other resources that are applicable to fitness in general.  The direct link above gives access to infographics related to fitness.

Center for Young Women’s Health
Although this website is described as “Women’s Health,” this link in particular talks about different strategies for healthy eating, as well as methods that one could implement into their life for a healthier lifestyle. These are not tailored to any specific gender and can be utilized across the board of nutrition.

Nutrition

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)
NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. This site also offers programing information related to eating disorders, as well as toolkits to have a better understanding of the different types of eating disorders, as well as how they affect your mind and body.

National Youth Transitions Center
This website discusses a multitude of nutritional things related to college students. This site is set up like a module and provides loads of information for readers to understand the importance of healthy eating on a college campus/ while students are in college.

American College Health Association (ACHA): Nutrition
This page is an index of ACHA and other resources on this topic. Resources include association projects, programs, publications, guidelines, and more. Additional information may be available under “External Resources.” This site also provides programming information related to nutrition.

Alcohol

College Drinking Prevention
This site includes research related to college alcohol consumption.  It also offers statistics and materials to better your own education of alcohol consumption in college. This site also provides information about CollegeAIM- CollegeAIM—the College Alcohol Intervention Matrix—is a new resource to help schools address harmful and underage student drinking. Developed with leading college alcohol researchers and staff, it is an easy-to-use and comprehensive tool to identify effective alcohol interventions.

National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency
This website talks about alcohol and drug use.  There are many different perspectives that are given; whether it be for the person who is dependent on drugs, a family or friend of someone who uses, or just someone who wants to help and make a difference. This site has a lot of information regarding both alcohol and drug use and dependency.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
This website provides information regarding people who use and/.or abuse alcohol. There is a lot of research provided, as well as programing information and statistics. The main focus of NIAAA is to help people understand the impact of alcohol on human health and well-being.

Drugs

Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse is a national nonprofit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction. This website breaks down the science behind addiction and the effects that addiction has on one’s mind and body. This site also provides educational/ prevention resources to use when discussing addition related to drugs and substance abuse.

National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency
This website talks about alcohol and drug use.  There are many different perspectives that are given; whether it be for the person who is dependent on drugs, a family or friend of someone who uses, or just someone who wants to help and make a difference. This site has a lot of information regarding both alcohol and drug use and dependency.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Mental Health

Mental Health Association (MHA)
MHA is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. This site provides programing information related to mental health, as well as mental health screening tools. This site also provides up to date news and events related to mental health.

Active Minds
Active Minds is a program run on college campuses that aims to combat the stigma of mental illness and encourage students who needed help to seek it.  Active Minds aims to prevent future tragedies related to suicide and allow students to have a safe place to combat their illness. Active Minds site includes programming ideas as well as other issues and resources related to mental health.

Campus Minds
The Campus Mind Works website was created to support University of Michigan students who have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, as well as students who are looking for strategies to maintain positive mental health – to help all students to stay healthy and get the most out of their college experience. On this site you will find: Information about mental health disorders, treatments, medications, insurance, and academic procedures, An extensive, easy-to-search mental health resource database with U-M and community support services, Useful tools and strategies to help you stay healthy while facing the unique challenges of college life.

Sleep

University of Georgia Health Center
This website provides information and statistics around sleep necessity, importance, and deprivation among college students.  This site also provides information and programs around different topics related to sleep that this university has done. This website also provides resources for students to utilize if they are struggling with their sleeping habits.

National Sleep Foundation
This website provides a medical perspective on the importance of sleep. There is a section dedicated to college students which includes grants that students can apply for! This site also talks about how different medical conditions can affect your ability to sleep. This site is full of information related to sleep and the importance that it has on our bodies, as well as the different connections that sleep has to our actions as a person.

The Better Sleep Council
This mission of the better sleep council focuses on the relationship between sleep, good health, and the quality of life. This site talks about all things related to sleep-whether that be about different types of mattresses, the positions that we sleep in, the stages of sleep, or the consequences of not getting enough sleep.

General Health

American College Health Association (ACHA)
ACHA covers a variety of health topics including drug use, eating disorders, general health, nutrition, substance use and many more that we cover.  This link takes you to the selection screen where you are able to look at all of the topics that they provide information for. This site also includes publications as well as results from past National College Health Association surveys.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC covers many health topics, specifically focusing on diseases and conditions as well as healthy living.  They also provide tips for college students to live a healthy lifestyle. The CDC also provides health information related to relevant topics around the world.  They explain current outbreaks, symptoms, and precautionary steps one should take to avoid the current outbreaks.

National Institute of Health
The National Institute of Health works to improve health and prevent diseases. NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. This website also provides access to apply for health related grants and funding.

BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA
The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA supports collegiate peer educators and advisors by empowering students and student affairs administrators to create campus environments which are healthy and safe. Peer education programs focusing on alcohol abuse, tobacco, violence prevention, sexual health, safety, physical and mental health issues all find a home in the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA.

Healthy Monday Campaign
The Monday Campaigns is a non-profit public health initiative associated with Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse universities that dedicates the first day of every week to health. Every Monday, individuals and organizations join together to commit to the healthy behaviors that can help end chronic preventable diseases.

Last Updated 8/15/18

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