News from your Executive Director
Week ending 27 August 2010
- Blue Apple Award Application Now Available!
Please spread the word—this is a great opportunity for schools to earn recognition for achievement in health education.
The AAHE Blue Apple Health Education Awards will recognize up to 12 U.S. schools for their commitment and creativity in teaching students about the power of practicing a healthy lifestyle. The awards are designed to capture how schools empower teachers and administrators to teach and promote health education, utilize best practices in the classroom and coordinate health education with other aspects of school health.
Recipients receive benefits including:
· All expense paid trip to attend the 2011 AAHE/AAHPERD Convention in San Diego for one
health teacher and the building principal
· Paid registrations at the 2011 AAHE/AAHPERD Convention
· One year paid membership to AAHE/AAHPERD
· Reimbursement for substitute teacher while traveling
· Two tickets to the AAHE Awards Luncheon
· Free one-year subscription to HealthTeacher, a comprehensive online health education
· Recognition plaque and banner denoting their school as a Blue Apple Award recipient
· Inclusion in national and local public relations campaign highlighting Blue Apple Award
· Recognition on plaque as a Blue Apple Award recipient at the AAHE headquarters
The 2011 applications are now available online at www.blueappleaward.org. Schools may select elementary, middle or high school level applications to complete online or print a copy to submit by mail.
The deadline to submit an application is November 1, 2010. Encourage schools with exemplary health education programs to apply for this national recognition award!
DASH Unveils New HIV Page
Bringing High-Quality HIV and STD Prevention to Youth in Schools:
CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH).
· http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/ (spotlight)
· http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/about/hivstd_prevention.htm (pages)
Second Annual Conference on the Health Risks of Youth
The Second Annual Conference on the Health Risks of Youth is now open for registration and conference program proposal submissions. The deadline for submissions has been extended to August 31, 2010, so please get your info to Darrel Lang ASAP.http://healthadvocatesllc.com/secondannualconference.html
Info about the conference may be found at:
US Department of Education Announces Second Round RTT Winners
This week, Secretary Duncan announced the second round of Race to the Top winners. The ten winners are: Washington, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Rhode Island. For the full press release, visit:
CDC Head’s Up Initiative Update
Now in Stock:
At long-last, print copies of both the newly updated, "Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports," and the newly released, "Head Up to Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs" materials are available for order, free-of-charge, at: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/pubs/ncipc.aspx#tbi4.
For bulk orders please contact CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now in Video:
In addition to their posters and fact sheets, be sure to check out a new video on concussion for college athletes developed by the NCAA: http://web1.ncaa.org/web_video/health_and_safety/concussion/concussion.html.
Mark Your Calendars!
Society 2011 National Conference: Leadership Through Collaboration
San Diego, CA March 23-25, 2011