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.
Meeting dates for 2013 are March 14, June 13, September 12, & December 12. All meetings will be held in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, contact Heather Vilvens, BHSA Executive Director.
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BHSA Sponsored Activities
Did you know that Ohio is one of only two states without state Health Education standards?
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. A campaign is being started to promote the adoption of state standards for Ohio. Click here to see how you or your organization can support these efforts.
Set the Standards: Health Education in Ohio
Upcoming Workshops for School Professionals
Buckeye Healthy Schools Alliance is very pleased to be bringing these professional development opportunities to school professionals in Ohio:
- Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) Training to be held at the Wright State University Student Union. Originally scheduled for December 10, 2012 - this workshop has been POSTPONED UNTIL 2013.
If you work with schools, you won't want to miss these exciting events. Please register early as these do tend to fill-up quickly. Registration is on a first come first serve basis.
Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to all those directly affected by the tragedy in Newtown, CT. Words cannot express the sadness and grief we feel about this unspeakable act of violence. In the aftermath of this horrible tragedy, here are a few resources that you may find useful.
Additionally, the NEA School Crisis Guide has resources on preparing for, reacting to, and responding to a crisis. The guide stresses the importance of engaging all members of the school community in planning and responding to these types of events. We hope you find it helpful.
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 email@example.com.
Resources for Dealing with Traumatic School Events
Ohio Needs Health Education Standards!