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Making the Connection II Now Available!

The Society's tool for promoting Coordinated School Health is now available for download!

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Groundbreaking National Sexuality Education Standards Set the New Gold Standard for Sexuality Education in Public Schools

Today, four leading health organizations released the first-ever national standards for sexuality education in schools. Published in the Journal of School Health, the ground-breaking National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills, K12 provide clear, consistent, and straightforward guidance on the essential minimum, core content for sexuality education that is developmentally and age-appropriate for students in grades Kindergarten through grade 12.

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Society's National Conference Update

Society's National Conference Update

On March 23-25, 2011, the Society presented our first national conference, Leadership Through Collaboration, at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, CA. In addition to a series of fantastic keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions, we also launched discussions for the strategic plan for the Society's upcoming membership year, 2011-2012.

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From the Desk of the Executive Director

From the Desk of the Executive Director

Introducing the Student Health Advocacy Coalition! Following many months of work by the organizing committee to establish a pilot infrastructure, I am pleased to announce the recent launch of the new Student Health Advocacy Coalition (SHAC). Previously known as the Friends of School Health, SHAC is a coalition of national organizations dedicated to promoting the health and well-being...

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Head's UP: Concussion in Youth Sports

Head's UP: Concussion in Youth Sports

Concerned about Concussions in Sports? A New FREE Online Training Helps Prepare Coaches in Less than 30 Minutes!Each day in our nation, hundreds of thousands of young athletes head out to fields, ice and gymnasiums to practice and compete in a wide variety of sports. There's no doubt that these sports are a great way for kids and teens to stay healthy, as well as learn important leadership and team-building skills.

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Congratulations to Society Member Nora Gelperin!

Congratulations to Society Member Nora Gelperin!

This year's Mary Lee Tatum Award has been presented to Society Member Nora Gelperin. The Mary Lee Tatum Award is given annually by the Association of Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education (APPLE) to the person who most embodies the qualities of an ideal sexuality educator.

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Recent Funding Opportunity Announcements

Recent Funding Opportunity Announcements

The Society has added a new feature to our resource page. Simply click on the resource tab above to access the latest FOA's and learn about valuable grant opportunities...

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Senators Push $50 Million for School-Based Health Care

CQ HEALTHBEAT NEWS: July 26, 2010 4:39 p.m. By Jane Norman, CQ HealthBeat Associate Editor Seven senators are appealing for $50 million for school-based health clinics as senators begin work on appropriations measures in that chamber. In a letter to Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, the senators ask for money for school-based health centers that are struggling to keep their doors open in the midst of the economic downturn and local budget cutbacks.

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National HIV/AIDS Strategy For The United States, Released July 13th, 2010

National HIV/AIDS Strategy For The United States, Released July 13th, 2010

President Obama unveiled a National HIV/AIDS Strategy on July 13th 2010, the first comprehensive national plan to address the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic since the first cases of AIDS were recognized nearly three decades ago.

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2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) Results Released!

2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) Results Released!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) is pleased to announce the release of the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance MMWR Surveillance Summaryand the 2009 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data.

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The President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and the Office of National AIDS Policy...

The President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and the Office of National AIDS Policy...

Support PACHA and ONAP in developing a Youth Advisory Group...The issues facing youth living with and at risk for HIV are complex.Young adults and teens ages 13 through 29 accounted for 34% of new HIV infections that occurred in 2006, the largest share of any age group.The development and implementation of the National HIV AIDS Strategy(NHAS) and other national efforts should be reflective of the particular issues facing youth.

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The National Stakeholders Meetings Version 2.0

The National Stakeholders Meetings Version 2.0

By Lissa Pressfield, MHS Program Manager, Adolescent Health Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Since the creation of the National Stakeholders Collaborative (NSC) in 2003 - a partnership between the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Director, the National Coalition of STD Directors, and the Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education and Recreation...

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Presidential Task Force Report Released

Presidential Task Force Report Released

Announcing the release of the action plan from the Presidential Interagency Childhood Obesity Task Force, Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity within a Generation. This report provides a national road map that will help us solve the epidemic of childhood obesity in a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood...

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Nation Assembly on School-Based Health Care Webinar

Nation Assembly on School-Based Health Care Webinar

Health Reform and SBHCs: Victory... and the Way Forward The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L.111-148) includes two important provisions for school-based health centers (SBHCs): language authorizing a federal SBHC grant program, and an emergency appropriation that would provide $200 million for SBHCs over four years. Learn more on this upcoming webinar...

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Check out the Society's Recently Updated Resources!

Check out the Society's Recently Updated Resources!

If you've missed some of our recent professional development opportunities, click on the resource tab and explore archived webinars, presentation slides, and more...

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Upcoming NASBE Webinar Examines Physical Activity and PE Policies from state to classroom

Upcoming NASBE Webinar Examines Physical Activity and PE Policies from state to classroom

Webinar Examines How State Wellness Policies Can Support School Physical Activity/Education: State and district leaders are responding to the need for policies to improve the nutrition and physical activity environments in schools...

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The National Stakeholders Collaborative presents:State Strategies for Addressing the Sexual Health of Youth in Foster Care

The National Stakeholders Collaborative presents:State Strategies for Addressing the Sexual Health of Youth in Foster Care

Join the National Stakeholders Collaborative (NSC) for a webinar discussing state-wide approaches to addressing the sexual health needs of youth in foster care. Presenters will include...

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Webinar: Strategies for Using Data to Address the Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Schools

Webinar: Strategies for Using Data to Address the Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Schools

Join the Society on Thursday, March 25th from 3-4:30pm (EST) for a webinar about using data to inform practice. GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network will present National and State level data on LGBTQ youth and lead a discussion on best practices in meeting the needs of this population in schools.

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News from the Friends of School Health, submitted by Martha Harris, Society Chair of the Advocacy, Policy and Legislative Committee

News from the Friends of School Health, submitted by Martha Harris, Society Chair of the Advocacy, Policy and Legislative Committee

The Society's Advocacy, Policy and Legislative (AP&L) Committee recently facilitated two meetings of the Friends of School Health (FOSH). In July, AP&L Chair, Martha Harris,facilitated an in-person meeting with member organizations at the American Psychological Association (APA).

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Welcome New Society Members!

The Society would like to offer a warm welcome to our newest members...

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Healthy People 2020

Healthy People 2020

The proposed objectives for Health People 2020 are available online for public review and comment. Health People provides science-based, 10 year national objectives for promoting health and preventing disease.Comments will be accepted in writing via a public comment Web site at www.healthypeople.gov/hp2020 or by emailing HP2020@hhs.gov.

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News from the CSH Collaborative

By Jacquelyn Sowers

The Coordinated School Health Collaborative has chosen three states for their new Capacity Building Assistance Opportunity!

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