NEW! 2016 Creating a Healthy School Environment Grant and Awards Program: Meeting Health Needs Through Supportive Services: Meeting Health Needs through Supportive Services is a grant program to support economically disadvantaged school districts and high-needs schools with supplementary assistance through grants to meet basic student health needs. Applications are being accepted until December 31, 2016. Apply today!
Highmark Foundation Building Sustainable and Lasting Changes in Schools grant winners: Congratulations! The Highmark Foundation is pleased to announce the awardees for the 2016-2017 school year. View the complete list of winners! Checks will be mailed during the month of August 2016.
This was a rigorous process, and we thank those schools and school districts that submitted an application. You can also browse the Foundation's website to download other resources available to schools.
School Bullying Prevention Consultation Line: The Highmark Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership for school bullying prevention with the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention to operate the Department of Education's Bullying Prevention Consultation helpline. The 24-hour helpline is a resource available to Pennsylvania students, parents/guardians and schools, both public and non-public, to help with developing strategies.
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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