Course Description:

This training reviews the connection between youth sports and public health and ways that local health departments may work with youth sports organizations to improve health. Learn how national public health goals are in line with youth sports participation, ways to consider equitable access to youth sports, and how youth sports organizations can support positive mental and physical health. Develop your skills to strengthen connections between local health departments and sports organizations and support equitable sports participation.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how youth sports participation aligns with national public health goals.
  2. Explain disparities that exist in youth sports participation nationally.
  3. Propose public health approaches to improve equity in sports participation in your local community.
  4. Implement public health systems to support positive mental and physical health in participating athletes.

Target Audience: Sports Organizations, Health Departments, and other Public Health Professionals

Duration: 45 minutes

Continuing Education Information:  0.75 Continuing Competency Credits for CHES; 0.75 CPEUs for Registered Dietitians

Disclosures:  The planners, reviewers, and authors have no declared conflicts of interest