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Health education is an integral part of community health programs, therefore, Health Educators provide information to individuals and communities in an effort to promote, maintain, and improve healthy lifestyles. Some of the issues that are of importance include substance abuse, safety, HIV/STDs, nutrition, high blood pressure, smoking, pregnancy, and diabetes.
Healthy & Fit School Advisory Committee
What is HFSAC?
A Healthy & Fit School Advisory Committee is an advisory group of at least six individuals who represent segments of the community (teacher, coach, student, administrator, parent, school nurse, health care professional, community member, food service personnel, custodian, school bus driver, school secretary, school counselor). The group acts collectively to provide advice to the school regarding school health issues. HFSAC are committed to creating healthy school environments so students may reach their learning potential.
Why do we need to get a HFSAC started?
For more information about HFSAC Visit: Healthy & Fit School Advisory Committee (See OK §70-24-100a or Senate Bill 1459)
CATCH Kids Club is part of National Institutes of Health's We Can!
We Can! ( Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national public education outreach program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) designed to help children 8–13 years old stay at a healthy weight through improving food choices, increasing physical activity, and reducing screen time. The program is a collaboration of 4 Institutes of the NIH: the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and National Cancer Institute (NCI). We Can! is unique because it provides practical tips and materials to parents and families in home and community settings.
Currently, there are over 135 communities in 34 states around the country that are a part of the We Can! program. Park and recreation departments, hospitals and healthcare professionals, schools, city government, the private sector and other community-based organizations are all collaborating through We Can! to provide science-based information and resources to families in their communities. Over 60 We Can! community events have been coordinated with a reach to over 100,000 people! We Can! partners with national medical, corporate, and family advocacy organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Action for Healthy Kids, and Wal-Mart.
Choctaw County Health Department is in partnership with Boys and Girls Club After School Program to implement this science-based youth curricula.
For more information about the Coordinated Approach To Child Health visit:
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