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The Society utilizes advocacy, partnerships, professional development and resources to build the capacity of school health leaders to implement effective health education and physical education policies and practices that support success in school, work and life.
Topline Message on Children
AAP, AACAP, CHA Declare National Emergency in Children's Mental Health
AAP, AACAP, CHA declare a national emergency in children's mental health. The AAP, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and Children's Hospital Association have declared a national emergency in children's mental health, citing the serious toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on top of existing challenges.
They are urging policymakers to take action swiftly to address the crisis.
"Young people have endured so much throughout this pandemic and while much of the attention is often placed on its physical health consequences, we cannot overlook the escalating mental health crisis facing our patients," AAP President Lee Savio Beers, M.D., FAAP, said in a statement. "Today's declaration is an urgent call to policymakers at all levels of government - we must treat this mental health crisis like the emergency it is."
Join Us for the
February 13 – 15, 2022
The Society is a partner with several organizations engaged in the health and physical literacy conversation and movement. As a part of that discussion, the Society is engaged in a second national Health and Physical Literacy Summit (2020 and 2022). The Summit is a professional development opportunity focusing on the application of the dimensions of health and physical literacy. Whether individuals work in K-12 education, state level agencies, higher education, or a clinical/community setting, the Summit is relevant professional development. Sessions will focus on topical areas that support health and physical literacy including health, physical education, research, physical activity, dance, and sport. Following is a list of professional development sessions specifically organized by the Society. Professionals seeking CHES®/MCHES® credit will have a wealth of opportunity over the multiple days. Come join us for the live discussion and networking.
Update on Omicron Variant: As scientists continue to learn more about the Omicron variant, emphasizing the core messages of protection and prevention is the best way to promote public health strategies, combat misinformation, and build trust.
• The best way to prevent the spread of this new variant or any other variant is to get vaccinated, get a booster if you are eligible, and wear a mask in indoor public settings or in crowded environments.
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