HealthMatters™ Program Resources

1. Getting the Memo

Interactive Atlas – View county-level maps of heart disease and stroke, along with maps of social environmental conditions and health services for the entire United States or for a chosen state or territory.
The Power of Prevention – A publication covering chronic diseases, what causes them and at what cost. 
Heart Disease Fact Sheet – Heart disease facts, risk factors, and public health campaigns.
National Core Indicators – NCI™ is a voluntary effort by public developmental disabilities agencies to measure and track their own performance.
Nutrition for Everyone – resources to help you start healthier eating habits.
Nutrition Basics – basic concepts related to nutrition to keep in mind.

2. Am I ready? Is my Organization ready?

Body Mass Index Calculator
Fruit and Vegetable Serving Calculator
Portion Distortion – 
Compare portion sizes from 20 years ago to present. Fun, interactive activities.
What Counts as a Cup? – examples of foods and serving sizes.
VIDEO Beyond Disability – Empowered Fe Fes (slang for female), a group of young women with disabilities, hit the streets of Chicago on a quest to discover the difference between how they see themselves and how others see them.

3. Making Lifestyle Changes

VIDEO HealthMatters Program!
Thera-Band Academy – has over 900 exercises using Thera-Band products that you can search for and create your own exercise program.
National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability – public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disability.
VIDEO Man Eating Sugar – New York City Health Department’s PSA about sugar content in soft drinks.
VIDEO Man Eating Fat – New York City Health Department’s PSA about fat content.

4. Doing the Program

UPDATEDCurriculumMaterialsUnit 1 Lesson 6; Unit 2 Lesson 15

VIDEOS HealthMatters, Kentucky!
VIDEO 1: University of Kentucky HDI’s HealthMatters Program
VIDEO 2: Staying Healthy
VIDEO 3: Warm Up
VIDEO 4: FABS Exercises
VIDEO 5: FABS Dice Game

Ground Rules
Fun Facts
Safety Tips
Water Content in Fruits and Vegetables
Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale

LearningZoneXpress – learning tools, design, create and deliver innovative messages on topics including nutrition, health and wellness.
Cooking by Color: Recipes for Independence – not just a cookbook. It’s a method. Using color coding, universal design for learning, and plain language, the information in this book is presented to set every cook up for a successful experience in the kitchen.

5. Keeping the Program Going

Monday Campaigns – non-profit public health initiative that dedicates the first day of every week to health.
Rethink Your Drink – educational campaign about health risks associated with drinking sugar loaded beverages.
This is 200 Calories – all your favorite foods shown in 200 calories!
24 Must-see diagrams that will make eating healthy super easy
150 Teaching Methods
Eat Well Work Well
Participant Sign in Sheet
HealthMatters Program 12-week Survey (Time 1)
HealthMatters Program 12-week Survey (Time 2)

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