HEALTH

Please click on the school of your choice to view more information.  These pages are designed to give current Riverhead families easy access to important school information.

   School Name                             Grade Level

Riverhead Middle School                                  7-8

Riverhead High School                                     9-12

Health Associated Websites:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) – www.nih.gov  

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency – making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

 

Center for Disease Control – www.cdc.gov

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

CDC increases the health security of our nation.  As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from the health threats.  To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Medline Plus – www.medlineplus.gov 

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up-to-date. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 1000 diseases and conditions. There are directories, a medical encyclopedia, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, and links to thousands of clinical trials. MedlinePlus is updated daily and can be bookmarked at the URL: https://medlineplus.gov/. There is no advertising on this site, nor does MedlinePlus endorse any company or product.

 

The American Cancer Society – www.cancer.org

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.  The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) – www.choosemyplate.gov 

The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, CNPP focuses its efforts on two primary objectives:
 

  1. Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and

  2. Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.


CNPP's core projects to support its objectives are the following:
 

CNPP and the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) are agencies of USDA's Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services.

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration – www.fda.gov

FDA is responsible for

  • Protecting the public health by assuring that foods (except for meat from livestock, poultry and some egg products which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture) are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled; ensuring that human and veterinary drugs, and vaccines and other biological products and medical devices intended for human use are safe and effective

  • Protecting the public from electronic product radiation

  • Assuring cosmetics and dietary supplements are safe and properly labeled

  • Regulating tobacco products

  • Advancing the public health by helping to speed product innovations

 

FDA's responsibilities extend to the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and other U.S. territories and possessions

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – www.healthfinder.gov

When making decisions about your health, it’s important to know where to go to get the latest, most reliable information. Healthfinder.gov has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from approximately 1,400 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.

 

New York State Department of Health - www.health.ny.gov

Local health departments prevent disease, promote health and protect the public from health problems and hazards.

 

Community Resource Database of Long Island CRDLI – www.crdli.org

Looking for information on local community services?  The Community Resource Database of Long Island is a free, online directory of health, human service, and education agencies and programs on Long Island – services for children, teens, adults, families, and seniors in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.  With detailed information on nearly 12,000 community resources, the CRD provides instant, keyword access to essential information for Long Island individuals and organizations.  The CRD reaches people wherever computers linked to the Internet are available, wherever people can benefit from its use – in their homes, in their workplace, in community agencies, schools and libraries.  The CRD is current, with information added and updated on a daily basis.

 

Kids Health – www.kidshealth.org

Who We Are

Nemours is a nonprofit children's health system. Neil Izenberg, MD, a physician at Nemours, founded KidsHealth.org in 1995. Our goal is to help parents, kids, and teens take charge of their health.

What We Do

We aim to give families the tools and confidence to make the best health choices.

Here's what you'll find on KidsHealth.org:

  • Doctor-reviewed advice on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics — from before birth through the teen years.

  • Separate sections for parentskids, and teens, each created with your questions in mind.

  • Easy-to-follow articles, slideshows, videos, and health tools designed to help families learn, grow, and be their best.

  • Free lesson plans and programs for teachers and early childhood educators.

 

Alliance for a Healthier Generation – www.healthiergeneration.org

For more than a decade, Healthier Generation has worked with schools, youth-serving organizations, businesses, and communities to empower kids to develop lifelong healthy habits by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health. Driven by our passion that all young people deserve a chance to live healthier lives, our work has impacted up to 28 million kids across the country.

Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC)

http://www.liaac.org/

 

Anti Bullying information and resources

http://www.suffolkstopbullying.org/

 

Long Island Crisis Center provides 24/7, free, high quality, confidential and non-judgmental programs and services to support and empower Long Islanders at critical times in their lives.

https://longislandcrisiscenter.org/

 

The Long Island Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (LICADD)

https://www.licadd.org/

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