What's Happening: Events and Activities


Commit2Ten initiative#Commit2Ten Resources and Toolkit: September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The Highmark Foundation is pleased to present #Commit2Ten, a national initiative of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. #Commit2Ten is a social media campaign challenging families, schools and communities to add 10 additional minutes of physical activity a day during the month of September and beyond!


The toolkit offers links to resources and tools to help you get your kids moving for 10 more minutes every day. We encourage you to share the toolkit with your teachers, parents and communities. Please visit the Highmark Foundation website for other valuable school resources.


Commit2Ten initiativeLow Birth Weight Babies White Paper: Highmark Foundation is pleased to announce its latest publication, Two Organizations Working to Reduce Low Birth Weight: Different Methods, Comparable Results. The white paper discusses the successful efforts of Highmark Foundation with assisting two western Pennsylvania organizations in addressing low birth weight.



Bullying Prevention Professional Development Opportunity: A webinar titled 'Responding to Students Impacted by Bullying Through a Trauma-Informed Approach' and featuring Anthony P. Mannarino, PhD, director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents and vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Allegheny General Hospital will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. Register here or contact the Center for Safe Schools. Visit the Events page for additional details.


Commit2Ten initiative2015 Safe Schools Conference, October 29-30, 2015: The Highmark Foundation and the Center for Safe Schools present the 2015 Safe Schools Conference titled "Keeping Our Children Safe: Strategies for Schools and Communities" on October 29-30, 2015, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


This conference is designed to provide quality professional development opportunities for school administrators, student support personnel, teachers, school nurses, SAP team members, school resource officers, local law enforcement and other community partners. Register now, or for more information, contact (717) 763-1661, ext. 164; SafeSchools@csc.csiu.org.

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Bullying Prevention

Bullying is a major public health issue. It is a malicious, pervasive behavior that has emotional and physical effects on its victims, ultimately hindering learning and a positive school experience for thousands of children.

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity remains a major public health crisis for the nation and our region.


Schools are powerful places where a child's health, well-being and education are shaped.

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