What AMCHP is doing to Stop Bullying Now! – On any given day, kids may hear a nasty rumor, be pushed in the hallway, receive a mean text message or exclude others from a group. Is this bullying?
Data & Trends
Percentage of High School Students Who Met Recommended Levels of Physical Activity and Percentage of High School Students Who Attended Physical Education Classes.
Call for Abstracts: 14th Annual MCH EPI Conference
This call for abstracts is specifically for students, fellows and summer interns for the “Making Methods and Practice Matter for Women, Children and Families,” conference convening December 10-12, 2008, in Atlanta, GA. This conference, organized by the CDC, will offer MCH professionals the opportunity to share experiences, enhance their knowledge, and generate new ideas for improved MCH data use and informed policymaking. The deadline for abstracts is August 29. For more details regarding the conference, visit http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/MCHEpi/2008/AboutConference.htm.
View from Washington
In this edition of "View from Washington," Brent Ewig discusses a hearing in the House Committee on Education and Labor.
As part of Health Maine Partnerships, 45 school health coordinators (SHC) are hired by school districts throughout the state to coordinate school health activities and implement policy changes. Their primary focus has been physical activity, nutrition and tobacco, with some substance abuse focus added this year. However, the full scope of their work is a comprehensive approach to health in schools. The SHCs have just completed the CDC School Health Index which has some injury questions that they will use as part of their planning process.
Partner with PTA to Promote Healthy Lifestyles
PTA Healthy Lifestyles is helping communities make health and wellness a priority throughout the month of November. Talk to your local PTA about partnering on an event to promote regular exercise, good nutrition, or other healthy habits. Local PTAs in good standing are eligible to apply for monetary awards of up to $1,000 to support their events. To learn more, visit www.pta.org/healthylifestyles.
Download a PDF version of the August edition of Pulse here.