Buckeye Healthy Schools Alliance engages in the following activities:
- Continuing education (including statewide conferences & regional workshops)
BHSA Sponsored Activities
- Advocacy for health policy, funding, & programs
- Technical assistance to schools & community coalitions
The Alliance is an opportunity for health, education, and business to work together to support schools in their efforts to reduce (and eliminate) health & education disparities.
Supporting school health programs to improve the health of Ohio's young people has never been more important! We believe that Healthy Students are Better Learners!
Membership meetings are held quarterly. Remaining meeting dates for 2013 --- December 12. All meetings will be held in Columbus, Ohio or via teleconference. For more information, contact Heather Vilvens, BHSA Executive Director.
Buckeye Healthy Schools Alliance Team teamed up with the American Heart Association and Ohio SOPHE for healthy kids, healthy communities day at the state house on Nov. 13th. Pictures coming soon!
BHSA Sponsored Activities
Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns encourage kids to EAT BREAKFAST and Snack Smart! American Dairy Association Mideast teamed up with our OH NFL teams to encourage kids to eat breakfast and snack smart after school. Watch now and feel free to share with others!
Set the Standards: Health Education in Ohio
Ohio Needs Health Education Standards!
Did you know that Ohio is one of only two states without state Health Education standards? House Bill 256 will address this need. State education standards provide a definition of quality for local schools. By establishing a minimum level of health education, Ohio can be confident that all students are receiving basic health information, while still giving schools options for greater achievement. Click here to see how you or your organization can support efforts toward the adoption of health education standards in Ohio.
Shared Use Agreements
Schools can offer a variety of safe, clean facilities, including running tracks, pools, gymnasiums, fitness rooms, and playgrounds. Unfortunately, districts often close their property to the public after school hours due to concerns around liability, security, maintenance, and other costs.
Schools can create access by opening existing facilities during non-school hours, integrating the opportunity for community use when planning new construction projects, or building collaborative relationships and entering into reciprocal agreements with local governments or community organizations. Click here for ways to support House Bill 290!
Resources for Dealing with Traumatic Events in Schools
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) offers a variety of bullying prevention resources for families, schools and communities. These resources include a model anti-bullying policy and related presentation materials, a webinar series and links to helpful websites. Districts can take advantage of these tools for help in meeting their legal requirement to establish a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation and bullying. Click here to go to the ODE website to access these valuable resources.
Bullying Prevention Resources
BHSA New Spotlight Award!
Do you know someone that is a "School Health Champion"? Each quarter, BHSA will spotlight one of these Champions. A School Health Champion is a person working to promote and support school health as a means to academic achievement & lifelong success in Ohio Schools. Use this simple on-line form to submit your nominations. The deadline for quarterly submissions are: August 14, November 14, February 14, and May 14 of each year. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Heather Vilvens, Executive Director for BHSA, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW OHIO Eat Breakfast and Snack Smart videos