2016 Creating a Healthy School Environment Grant and Awards Program: The Highmark Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 Creating a Healthy School Environment Grant and Awards Program for schools grades K-12 in western and central Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Creating a Healthy School Environment Grant and Awards program applications can be found at https://highmarkfoundationrfp.versaic.com. All applications should be submitted online. Create an account and follow the instructions for submitting an application. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 18, 2016. Download an instruction booklet (PDF).
Adjudicated Youth White Paper: Highmark Foundation is pleased to announce its latest publication, Reducing Barriers to Physical Activity for Adjudicated Youth: Implementing Promising Solutions to Improve Health Outcomes. This white paper discusses the successful efforts of Highmark Foundation with assisting one residential placement facility located in western Pennsylvania in addressing childhood obesity.
Stories of Bullying Prevention: Stories of Bullying Prevention highlights valuable lessons learned from schools involved in bullying prevention efforts and describes the Highmark Foundation's recent support of bullying prevention and children's health programs in Pennsylvania.
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 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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