Youth Heart Watch Resources

Healthy Habits

BeTobaccoFree.gov provides information from various Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) divisions about the health effects of tobacco and how to quit, including an infographic that shows the benefits of quitting today.

BodyWorks is a community-based healthy lifestyle program designed to help parents and caregivers of teens and preteens improve family eating and physical activity. The program provides hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to increase healthy eating and physical activity.

Smokefree Teen is a website run by the National Cancer Institute dedicated to helping teens take control of their health with a focus on making the right decisions — especially the decision to quit smoking. Find information about how smoking will impact other areas of your life and how to change those patterns if you want to.

“Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers” provides tips and advice for teenagers to get healthy and maintain healthy habits. This educational resource was developed by the Weight-control Information Network.

Being physically active can improve your health. Everybody, no matter your age, size or abilities, can benefit from more physical activity. Find information and tips to help you learn ways to add physical activity to your life.


Heart Health: SCA & CPR Resources

Be the Beat is an online resource from the American Heart Association that provides free tools and educational resources for teachers and school administrators to use to help start and sustain CPR and AED programs and schools.

American Heart Association's Hands-Only™ CPR campaign provides a variety of educational resources including information about how to give hands-only CPR, statistics about CPR, a hands-only CPR fact sheet and FAQ’s, videos demonstrating how CPR can save lives, and more.

The HeartRescue Project is designed to improve how SCA is recognized, treated and measured in the United States. HeartRescue Partners work to improve SCA survival rates by expanding and replicating successful cardiac arrest response programs.

Youth Heart Watch is an affiliate of Project ADAM®, which offers a variety of resources to help schools implement programs to make automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available. These programs also help schools prepare for a cardiac emergency through CPR and AED training and education for students and staff, fundraising support, and sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) awareness education.

The Red Cross offers First Aid/CPR/AED courses with an emphasis on hands-on learning to give you the skills to save a life in the case of a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency. Course options include those designed specifically for high school and college students.

Youth Heart Watch Video Series

In this video series, you’ll hear from families whose children died unexpectedly from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Cardiac experts discuss risk factors and symptoms of SCA and how Youth Heart Watch aims to significantly reduce SCA and death among children.

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation aims to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest by increasing awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influencing attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.


Nutrition

ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information. The online resources and tools can empower people to make healthier food choices for themselves, their families, and their children.

The Healthy Weight Toolkit is a resource for families that want to learn to eat healthier and be more active. Download each sheet and print it out!


School Projects

In this Health Physical Education Online Supplement, students and faculty from the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush provide educational resources on how to detect sudden cardiac arrest and how to save a life using CPR and AEDs. This website was developed as part of the school's SPORTS study participation.

These student-created projects show some of the fun, innovative ideas that engaged students in their own CPR and AED education.