In recognition of National Sports and Fitness Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health’s Region 5 Adolescent Health Network, in partnership with IAPO, presented a webinar on the impact of physical education (P.E.)/physical activity on adolescent mental health and well-being.
- Dr. John Ratey, Harvard Medical School, presented on his neuroscience research demonstrating a connection between physical activity and improved academic outcomes among students. The webinar will highlight P.E. policy in Region 5 states and also showcase Illinois’ work to adopt enhanced P.E. policies.
- Paul Zientarski, retired P.E. Department Chairman, Naperville Central High School/Board member – DuPage FORWARD, shared Naperville’s experience implementing P.E. policy in schools.
Originally recorded May 3, 2018
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Intended audience: Individuals and organizations that work with young people, such as health and social service providers and educators, as well as others with an interest in learning about the impact of P.E. and physical activity on adolescent mental health.