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Looking for strategies for health in schools?

Downloadable graphics and handout resources are available for use in presentations, on websites, and handouts. These four handouts provide examples of evidence-based strategies and promising practices for using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) framework to promote student health before, during and after school are available in the “Strategies for Using the WSCC Model” section on the CDC Healthy Schools website.

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    Youth use of e-cigarettes continues to be an emerging public health challenge. Addressing this challenge requires the cooperation of state and territorial public health agencies with school administrators, nurses, teachers, and other school-based stakeholders to ensure that all young people can learn in an environment free from e-cigarette use.

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    TSET Healthy Incentive Program UPDATE: As of September 13, TSET has received Healthy Schools incentive grant applications for an amount that exceeds the funds available in this grant cycle, and has received Healthy Communities incentive grant applications for an amount that meets the limit. The next incentive grant application period opens on Dec 2, 2019 for both Healthy Schools and Healthy Communities, and all eligible entities are encouraged to apply at that time.

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    Recently, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine held a workshop that explored challenges and opportunities for health sector actors that engage with faith-based health assets. The workshop provided an overview of faith-based assets in communities and their relationship to population health and the work of health improvement; highlighted areas where faith-based health assets are using evidence to inform their work and demonstrating effectiveness in improving health outcomes; provided examples of effective partnerships involving faith-based health assets; and shared lessons learned from working with faith-based assets that could contribute toward principles for engagement for health care organizations and public health agencies.

    Click here to read the report

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    Did you know that the OK In the Know learning community is celebrating its fourth birthday this year? After four years of collaboration, we have built up a wealth of information on the site with contributions from across Oklahoma.

    The OK In the Know team combed through the top pages from the 2018-19 fiscal year, and highlighted a few gems that you may not have seen.

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    Do you have tools that help you encourage creating a healthy school or district? Are those tools flexible enough to meet the specific needs of schools in your community? The Healthy Schools Toolkit is a new resource designed to help educators build healthy schools from the inside out to ensure all students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

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