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Useful Health & Safety Links

The following links contain health and safety information created and maintained solely by their respective organizations.  The main purpose for providing these links is to offer our member districts easy, convenient accessibility to health and safety references.  The Contra Costa County Schools Insurance Group does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information in this site. Further, the Contra Costa Schools Insurance Group expressly reserves sole discretion to maintain, remove or add any links on this page. The inclusion of these links is not intended to endorse any information, products or services offered on these sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.

 

Fitness

American Council on Exercise
Your go-to fitness resource from a Fitness Q & A to healthy recipes to an exercise library and workouts.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Fitness 101 guidelines for adults, older adults, children, and pregnant/postpartum women.

National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability
Support and practical, condition-specific exercise information for those with disabilities; includes searchable database of physical activity programs, equipment, parks, and more.

Active.com
The leading online community for people who want to discover, learn about, share, register for and ultimately participate in activities about which they are passionate.

Nutrition

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The role of nutrition in overall health and physical performance, including energy needs, carbs, fat, fluids, protein, supplements, and weight management for athletes.

Choose My Plate
Meal planning, healthy eating on a budget, kids' lunches, nutrition, and sample recipes

Eating Well
EatingWell's ever-growing collection of recipes and meal plans are carefully developed and rigorously tested in the EatingWell Test Kitchen by their team of culinary professionals and registered dietitians.

Well-Being

Mindfulness: Getting Started
Tips, video clips, free guided meditations, and other resources for exploring mindfulness practices.

My Money
Tools to help you manage your money and achieve financial well-being along with peace of mind.

National Sleep Foundation
How much sleep to aim for and sleep quality improvement tips.

Self-Compassion
Ways to treat yourself with compassion; Dr. Kristin Neff's research-based teaching, self-assessment, exercises, and audio/video clips.

Stress Relief
Practical stress management strategies you can start using today.

Volunteer Match
ZIP code-searchable database of community volunteer opportunities.

 

Employee Health & Safety:

State of California, Department of Industrial Relations

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Promoting productive workplaces through safety and health research.

Environmental Protection Agency (Schools Division)

Schools Action for Safety & Health (SASH)

Student Health & Safety:

Action for Healthy Kids
Fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier kids.

American School Health Association
Strives to transform all schools into places where every student learns and thrives.