Arts and Public Health

Reports and articles of Arts and Public Health:

The Art of Problem Solving

Art Oriented Children

Arts Education in Colorado

Conflict Resolution Education: The Field, the Findings, and the Future

Demonstrating Impact in Public Art Museums

Enhancing Resilience in Children 

Impact of Art Museum Programs on K-12 Students

Implementation of the Pressure Point designed at Kaiser Permanente Colorado to meet Educational Standards and Improve Resiliency 

Middle School Literature Review

NYTimes: Art Makes You Smart

School Conflict Management: Evaluating Your Conflict Resolution Education Program

Student Manual for Promoting Mental Health Among High School Students


Care Equity Project Resources

Blink by Malcom Gladwell

Bridges Out of Poverty by Ruby K. Payne

Setting the Table by Danny Meyer

What Doctor’s Feel by Danielle Ofri


Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)

Adventure of Fitness – A fun, interactive and on-demand physical activity library available to schools. – Food and nutrition information. – Fun fitness games and nutrition ideas for kids – recipes and guides for adults.

Live Well Colorado – A nonprofit organization committed to reducing obesity in Colorado by promoting healthy eating and active living.

National Agricultural Library USDA: Food and Nutrition Information Center – Cultural and Ethnic Food and Nutrition Education Materials/Resource List for Educators.

Playworks – Play and recess to support social-emotional learning.


Social & Emotional Health

Dealing with Bullying – A great website for kids! – A new resource for bullying and cyberbullying in schools.

Rise Above – Is a drug abuse prevention organization that measurably impacts teen perceptions and attitudes about the risks of substance abuse to help youth make empowered, healthy choices.

Stop Bullying Now – This site has hypothetical bullying situations with questions at the end.

Word Central – Meet Alpha-bot, the word-spelling robot for fun games and challenges.



Youth Engagement Resources

Colorado 9 to 25 – Is a collective, action-oriented group of Colorado youth and adults working in partnership to align efforts an achieve positive outcomes for all youth, ages 9-25, so they can reach their full potential.

Colorado 9 to 25 Youth Summit Proposal 

2014 Colorado 9 to 25 Youth Summit Report 

2014 Colorado Youth Summit Participation and Planning Structure

Jeffco Healthy Schools/Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

Positive Youth Development Toolbox


Related Web Sites

Activity Tree – The largest online directory of kid’s lessons, classes and camps.

Colorado Department of Education – CDE is the administrative arm of the Colorado State Board of Education. CDE serves Colorado’s 178 local school districts, providing them with leadership, consultation and administrative services on a statewide and regional basis.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment – CDPHE regulates environmental health and safety and compiles vital statistics for the state of Colorado.

The Colorado Education Initiative – CEI is an independent non-profit that collaborates with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), schools and districts across the state to accelerate achievement for all Colorado students.

The Colorado Trust –  Is a grantmaking foundation dedicated to achieving access to health for all Coloradans.