Sports Medicine and Exercise
Resources on the Internet:
Sports Injuries - from Medline Plus
Sports injuries and medical conditions – from Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL
Other Useful Links:
Federal Web Sites That Promote Physical Activity:
- for individuals and families -
..........Preventing Falls in Older Adults - from the Centers for disease Control, promotes physical activity as part of the approach to reducing falls
..........NIH Senior Health - age-related health information for seniors, including exercise, balance and fall prevention
..........Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future - from the U. S. Surgeon General - promotes the importance of healthy eating and physical activity at a young age
..........Adult Fitness Test - from the President's Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
- for Schools -
..........Healthy Youth! - from the CDC
- for Communities -
Administration on Aging (AoA) ( Search: physical activity )
The AoA Evidence-Based Disease Prevention Program provides examples of how community-based organizations deliver
low-cost evidence-based physical activity programs that benefit older adults and help them to thrive in their communities.
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO), CDC
The DNPAO physical activity Web site provides resources for program planners, health professionals, and other community members.
Federal Highway Administration
The Bicycle and Pedestrian program provides resources to help promote bicycle and pedestrian transportation use, safety, and accessibility.
Resources include a listing of State Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinators and information on funding sources and legislation.
This Web site also links to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, which provides information on engineering, advocacy, education, and enforcement topics.
Environmental Protection Agency
The Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging program provides tools to support community efforts to employ smart growth and active aging policies and programs.
National Institutes of Health
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition) is an educational program for families and communities
focused on helping youths improve food choices, increase physical activity, and reduce screen time.
We Can! is jointly sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute;
the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases;
the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development;
and the National Cancer Institute.
National Park Service
The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program has helpful tools that provide resources and information
on trail and greenways programs and trail development. For example, the site has a toolbox of materials
on how to turn a community dream of building a trail or revitalizing a park or open space into reality.