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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.

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Topline Message on Children
and Vaccinations

The CDC recommends that children and adolescents age 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for children and adolescents age 5 and up, as a 2-dose series taken 3 weeks apart. The dose for children age 5-11 is one-third of the dosage of the vaccine for older adolescents and adults.

 Vaccination is the best way to protect children age 5 and older from COVID-19. COVID-19 has become one of the top 10 causes of pediatric death, and tens of thousands of children and teens have been hospitalized with COVID-19. While children and adolescents are typically at lower risk than adults of becoming severely ill or hospitalized from COVID-19, it is still possible.

 The vaccine is safe and effective. Before being authorized for children, scientists and medical experts completed their review of safety and effectiveness data from clinical trials of thousands of children. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was rigorously tested and reviewed, and over 11 million adolescents ages 12-17 have already safely received the COVID-19 vaccine.

 Visit our Answers to Tough Questions on children and vaccinations for messaging guidance that helps answer questions

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." 

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Join Us for the
Virtual Annual Member (VAM) Meeting

March 31, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

You are invited to participate in the Virtual Annual Member (VAM) Meeting on Thursday, March 31, 2022, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, 12:00 pm MT, and 11:00 am PT

This is the time to get the best information of what is happening across the organization. If your membership needs updating before March 31, make sure you are eligible to receive future emails about the meeting and other committee events.

Registration will close on March 28, 2022.

Click on the following links to access 1) a preliminary meeting agenda and 2) the 2022 Officer Candidates Package.

An updated draft agenda, board and committee reports, and Nominations Committee motion will be shared prior to the meeting so that you may be fully engaged with the organization’s leadership throughout the assembly.

Register Here

PHCC logo New Information from our public health partners. Since the start of the pandemic, what we’ve known about COVID-19 has continued to evolve, but all research points clearly to the benefits of vaccination, masking, and testing. Public health communicators can play a vital role in saving lives and keeping people healthy by focusing on the most important and factual information available through the use of bridging statements.  

 Bridging statements can be an effective communications tool to stay grounded in core messages and build trust with fact-based messaging. The Public Health Communications Collaborative has created a new resource on how to use bridging statements effectively to build trust, acknowledge and answer tough questions, and combat misinformation in your communities.  Read More on the PHCC Website


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  • Feeling isolated in your work and would like support?
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  • Want to change kids' lives?

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