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Join BHSA Today!
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

  • Coordinated School Health resources & tools
Get Involved by becoming a member  today. 

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.  Dates for 2014 TBA.
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!

Breakfast Smoothie (Joe Thomas Browns) - 

Thomas Tortilla (Browns) - 

Bengals Banana Breakfast - 

Michael’s  Magnificent Parfait (Bengals) - 

Advocacy Updates
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!

How can your school support healthy eating & physical activity. Find out more!
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
NEW OHIO Eat Breakfast and Snack Smart videos

Upcoming Workshops
Don't miss these great upcoming workshops!
April 23, 2014 - Active Living for the Body and the Brain forum, led by Health Policy Institute of Ohio in partnership with Ohio Department of Health and Association of Ohio Health Commissioners Location: Kettering, Ohio  Registration is now open for this event.

May 8, 2014 - Shared Use: Opening Doors to Improving Community Health & Connectivity Workshop. Led by SRTSNP Ohio State Network in partnership with BHSA Location: Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, Dayton, OH- Click here to register now.  

May 15, 2014 -Safe Routes to School: Policy (SRTS), Funding and Educational Resources for Ohio led by Buckeye Healthy Schools Alliance in partnership with Safe Route To School National Partnership (SRTSNP) Ohio State Network Location: ODOT, Columbus, OH - Click here to register now.