Life has been incredibly tough for many of the teenagers at Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa. Screening surveys found that about half of students who have sought help at the health center on campus have significant histories of trauma. They’ve faced serious issues including physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, parents who are addicted or incarcerated, traumatic experiences with immigration, unstable living situations, or homelessness. Kaiser Permanente Northern California recently a
Every child deserves a healthy school. To reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and empower kids to develop lifelong healthy habits, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation launched its 2017 America’s #HealthiestSchools campaign. Learn more.
Despite signs of progress, disparities in obesity rates persist. Over the last 3 decades, obesity rates doubled for adults and preschool children, and tripled for school-age children and adolescents. Check out a quick summary of the 9th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference.
More than 100 Fire Up Your Feet awards were distributed to participating schools in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Metro Atlanta, Maryland, Oregon, SW Washington, Washington DC, and Virginia this spring. Read about some success story highlights.
Using a small grant from Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools, staff from Laupāhoehoe Community Public Charter School sought to build a multipronged wellness system with a strong emphasis on mental health.