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NEW! 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.


Pa. Bullying Consultation Line PosterSchool 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.


To learn more about the helpline, visit the Highmark Foundation newsroom or www.highmarkfoundation.org for additional bullying prevention resources.


Stories of Success in Bullying PreventionStories 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.


View the Stories of Success in Bullying Prevention publication.


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).


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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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