Health is Academic
The mission of
Health is Academic is to promote healthy behaviors among children, teens and adults in order to:
* support learning
* enable students to take control of their own health so that they lead healthy and productive lives
* motivate adults to modify and adopt positive health behaviors
The Importance of Student Health and Academic Achievement
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The academic success of America’s youth is strongly linked with their health.

Health-related factors such as hunger, physical and emotional abuse, and chronic illness can lead to poor school performance.
Health-risk behaviors such as substance use, violence, and physical inactivity are consistently linked to academic failure and
often affect students' school attendance, grades, test scores, and ability to pay attention in class.In turn, academic success is an
excellent indicator for the overall well-being of youth and a primary predictor and determinant of adult health outcomes. Leading
national education organizations recognize the close relationship between health and education, as well as the need to embed
health into the educational environment for all students.
Health is Academic provides professional development programs that enable participants to better implement
health education programs for youth. Programs can be tailored for the following:
- teachers and administrators, (K-12)
- guidance counselors
- school nurses
- after school personnel
- parent education workshops
- programs directly for students
- programs for medical students working in schools
Health is Academic provides employee health programs focused on motivating employees to change
unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, poor nutrition, inactivity and excess stress.

Contact: Edward Diller | 516-606-4272 |