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NEW! Highmark Foundation Creating a Healthy School Environment Grants:The deadline to apply for a grant for the 2015-2016 school year is over. The Highmark Foundation thanks those schools and school districts that submitted an application. Check the website during June 2015 to see if your school was awarded a grant. Please visit the Foundation's website to download other resources available to schools.


NEW! Highmark Foundation Excellence in School Nursing Awards:The Highmark Foundation is proud to award the first ever Excellence in School Nursing Award to three incredible school nurses who practice in the communities we serve. Congratulations to Kathleen Macurak, South Fayette Township School District, Allegheny County; Carol Madden, Big Spring School District, Cumberland County; and Janet Allio, Kanawha County Schools, Kanawha County, West Virginia. The finalists will be presented with their awards at a special school presentation.


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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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