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Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award!

Call for Nominations for the 2016 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award!

Deadline, June 17, 2016
The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2016 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award! The Award recognizes significant efforts by individuals or groups to improve children’s vision and eye health at the state or national level. Learn more.


Heroin and Prescription Opiate Taskforce Community Meeting

Heroin and Prescription Opiate Taskforce Community Meeting: 

A free community conversation on heroin and prescription opiate overdose and addiction on May 31st in Renton, sponsored by the King County Heroin & Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force (formerly MHCADSD). This is a public event and your voice is needed!


community mtg

CDC Report: Increase in Suicide in the United States, 1999-2014

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Responds to New CDC Report

Increase in Suicide in the United States, 1999-2014
According to a joint statement prepared by partners of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, data in the new CDC report underscores why suicide prevention must remain a national public health priority. Read the statement for more from the Action Alliance

“Adolescent-Friendly Services: Key Criteria and Assessment Tool

A webinar intended for clinical staff in schools and providers in the community who either provide or refer youth to sexual health services. Presented by Jessica Serrano, MD, Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine/Seattle Children’s Hospital, it is sponsored by OSPI’s Adolescent Health/School-based Prevention project to promote exemplary sexual health education (ESHE).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Today is the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and May is National Teen Pregnancy Month – a downloadable Supporter Kit includes 12 ideas for getting involved. Other offerings include:

May 11, 11 am – Digital Town Hall Webinar on teen pregnancy prevention from OAH.

May 19, 10 am – “Reducing Disparities in Teen Birth Rates” webinar from the CDC.

May 19, 11 am – Twitter Chat, #Youth360: Moving Beyond Prevention to Holistic Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health.

Other resources for the May campaign are available from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

OSPI Webinar: New Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards

Don’t Miss It – New Washington State OSPI Standards Orientation Webinar

Learn about the new Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards by joining OSPI on May 25th: 10-11 am


This presentation will orient participants to the new 2016 Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards, adopted by Superintendent Dorn in March 2016. As a result of this webinar, participants will:

1.) Understand the benefits to the new standards.
2.) Know what is required to teach and when.
3.) Consider how current instruction already aligns.
4.) Determine potential gaps that exist between current practices and the new outcomes.
5.) Identify what is needed to start implementing the new standards.

For questions about this webinar or the newly adopted standards, please contact

Suicide Rates Climb In U.S.

NPR Story, Morning Edition, April 22, 2016
Stated in the NPR story, “There is one age group that really stands out – girls between the ages of 10 and 14. Though they make up a very small portion of the total suicides, the rate in that group jumped the most – it experienced the largest percent increase, tripling over 15 years from 0.5 to 1.7 per 100,000 people.” Access the story.

CDC Training Tools for Healthy Schools: Professional Development & Training


CDC Healthy Schools is releasing four NEW professional development resources! CDC Training Tools for Healthy Schools (TTHS) is a comprehensive set of professional development resources to help educators, school health professionals, and administrators create school environments where students are healthy and ready to learn.


E-Learning Series for Training Tools for Healthy Schools

** Earn FREE continuing education credit (CEU) & certificate! **

Three CDC Healthy Schools tools are now available as online modules to provide users with easier and more flexible access, robust Go Further sections with additional information and resources, and a tailored learning experience through 1–1.5 hour, self-directed modules.

E-Learning Series:

·          School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

·          School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide

·          Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program: A Guide for Schools


Professional Development Follow-Up Support Tool Kit

·          This tool kit includes information, resources, and worksheets to help users provide follow-up support         once a professional development event has been completed.


Understanding Professional Development

·          This document assists users in starting conversations about professional development by offering basic definitions of professional development, training, and workshops.


Professional Development 101: Part 1 & Part 2 – The Basics – A Professional Development Series

·          This kit includes audio recorded e-Learning modules introducing users to professional development practices and that will increase the skill-building capacity of staff as they work toward improving health and educational outcomes.

·          Also included are materials, worksheets, downloadable slides, written script, and downloadable recording to enhance the learning experience.


Professional Development 101: Part 1  – The Basics

Professional Development 101: Part 2 – The Basics