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NEW! Childhood obesity prevention in Pennsylvania, 2005-2015: The Highmark Foundation is pleased to announce two new publications on childhood obesity prevention in Pennsylvania, 2005-2015. Improving Child Health Outcomes provides highlights from Stemming the Flood, which offers a comprehensive look at efforts to prevent childhood obesity using Health eTools for Schools data from 1,114 Pennsylvania Schools in 293 districts and 53 counties. This work is the result of the Highmark Foundation's funding of Force for Health Foundation and Indiana University School of Public Health (Bloomington).


NEW! Highmark Foundation 'Building Sustainable and Lasting Changes in Schools' grantees: The Highmark Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of a toolkit containing publicity guidelines and resources for schools. Visit the Foundation's website anytime to download other resources available for schools.


Download the toolkit to edit the letters and press releases to promote your grant to students, parents and the community!


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!


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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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