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Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Toolkit
Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Toolkit
2017
The Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Toolkit helps to educate and bridge current gaps in the system and ensures that parents and various agencies have a fast track to assessing and meeting needs when a bullying situation causes distress in families. By supporting the development of this toolkit, the Highmark Foundation seeks to provide a lasting and valued resource to address difficult bullying incidents.

Bullying Prevention: Parent Guide
Bullying Prevention: Parent Guide
2017
This Parent Guide, produced by the Center for Safe Schools through a Highmark Foundation grant, was guided by input from parents and organizations that serve youth. It represents Highmark Foundation's commitment to improve children’s health and well-being.

Bullying Prevention: School Administrator Guide
Bullying Prevention: School Administrator Guide
2017
The Administrator Guide to Bullying Prevention, produced by the Center for Safe Schools through funding provided by the Highmark Foundation, was created with input from school administrators and bullying prevention trainers. It represents the Highmark Foundation's commitment to improve children's health and well-being.

Bullying Prevention: Out-of-School and Afterschool Guide
Bullying Prevention: Out-of-School and Afterschool Guide
2017
This Guide, produced by the Center for Safe Schools and Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN), was developed with funding provided by the Highmark Foundation. It was informed by research and the perspectives of youth development and bullying prevention practitioners. It represents the Highmark Foundation's commitment to improve children’s health and well-being.

Bullying Prevention: Urban Schools Guide
Bullying Prevention: Urban Schools Guide
2017
This guide, produced by the Center for Safe Schools and the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at Windber Research Institute, was developed with funding provided by the Highmark Foundation. It was informed by research and the perspectives of urban educators from around the United States. It represents the Highmark Foundation's commitment to improve children’s health and well-being.

Stories of Success in Bullying Prevention
Stories of Success in Bullying Prevention
Nov. 2015

The Highmark Foundation has invested more than $10 million in bullying prevention. Its bullying prevention strategy was developed and implemented in partnership with the Center for Safe Schools and the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Windber Research Institute. This report highlights valuable lessons learned about bullying prevention from Pennsylvania schools involved in Highmark Foundation initiatives.

2015 Highmark Foundation Giving Report
2015 Highmark Foundation Giving Report
April 2015

The report demonstrates the positive impact of Highmark Foundation's 15 years of investing in community health.

Changing Lives: Engaging People, Places and Systems to Improve Health Outcomes, 2014 Highmark Foundation Giving Report
Changing Lives: Engaging People, Places and Systems to Improve Health Outcomes, 2014 Highmark Foundation Giving Report
April 2014

This report demonstrates the positive impact the Foundation has had on people and communities through initiatives funded in 2014.

Preventing Bullying in Schools Through Partnerships
Preventing Bullying in Schools Through Partnerships
April 2012
This report focuses on the Highmark Foundation's continued efforts to prevent bullying in schools and its implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). The Highmark Foundation’s goal was to expose as many schools as possible in its service region to the OBPP. The program itself is meant to reduce bullying and to increase schools' capacities to prevent bullying. The positive outcomes of the coalition have provided solid evidence that bullying prevention investments yield positive results.

Maternal Depression
Maternal Depression: Strengthening Systems of Care
Dec. 2011
This report highlights community and programmatic strategies supported by one national and several local grants to reduce maternal depression. These public health strategies provide greater access to coordinated maternal and child health care through cohesive systems-level approaches. As a result of these proactive approaches, mothers, children and families have access to affordable, quality resources to assist with challenges associated with maternal depression.

Dental Report
Working Together: Improving Access to Oral Care and Dental Care for Underserved Populations
Dec. 2010
This report, published in 2010, details the successful comprehensive and multilevel strategy that helped improve the quality of oral health and dental care among underserved individuals and individuals with special needs in Pennsylvania. The Highmark Foundation targeted its funding towards safety net providers across the Commonwealth.

Hospitals
Hospitals: Strengthening Systems & Supporting Communities
June 2010
This report issued in June 2010 highlights programs and services developed and offered by community hospitals and health systems to assist communities in preventing or reducing illnesses and chronic diseases, and in providing greater access for the uninsured. The grants provided rural and urban hospitals with resources to increase access to care and to build capacity to implement and deliver a wide range of programs and services.

Community Based
Translating Community-Based Participatory Research into Practical Solutions
Nov. 2009
This report, published in November 2009, reviews practical evidence-based solutions and programs created from community-based participatory research (CBPR) designed to reduce the burden of chronic disease in underserved populations.

Safety Net Providers
Safety Net Providers: Filling the Gap, Increasing Access and Improving Health Outcomes
Sept. 2009
This September 2009 report discusses the ability of safety net providers such as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), also known as Community Health Centers (CHCs), Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alikes (FQHC-LAs), Free Clinics, and Rural Health Centers (RHCs) to reduce costs of chronic disease through access to preventive health programs.

Diabetes Care
Improving Access to Diabetes Care and Services in Pennsylvania through Coordinated Strategies
June 2009
Issued in June 2009, this report details community-based programs and services created to reduce the effect of diabetes. These programs aimed to increase access to diabetes care and services for minorities and underserved individuals in western and central Pennsylvania.

Nursing Impact
Addressing the Nursing Shortage in Pennsylvania through Grantmaking
March 2009
This report published in March 2009 details the Highmark Foundation's efforts to fund five colleges and universities in Pennsylvania to establish scholarships, enhance simulation centers and develop different teaching modalities to enhance their capacity to recruit and retain students.