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In an effort to better understand the health and wellness needs of Arkansas students, Arkansas PTA was excited to host a Healthcare Forum...


ADVOCATE FOR EVERY CHILD HEALTHY


We hosted guest speakers who work closely in the field of:


  • Priority Area 1 – Physical Education and Physical Activity in Schools / School Nutrition Environment and Services / Out of School Time Healthy Eating and Physical Activity


Patty Barker - Hunger Relief Alliance, No Kid Hungry Campaign

Emily S. English MPS, MPH - Arkansas Garden Corps, Arkansas Farm to School

Dr. Brett Stone- Healthy Active Arkansas, Priority 4 Lead  (Physical Activity in Schools: Early Child Care through College)

Lisa Mundy, Coordinated School Health Director

  • Priority Area 2 – Sexual Health / Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted  infections (STI), including HIV infection


Danny Harris - Statewide Outreach and Prevention Coordinator ARcare Special Services
Gretchen Jaco, RN - ARcare Special Services, Creator "Generation NEXT" Youth Program
Theresa Parrish- Arkansas Coalition for Healthy Youth Coalition, Representative of Our Whole Lives (OWL): Lifespan Sexuality Education

  • Priority Area 3 – Immunizations


Jennifer Dillaha, MD - Medical Advisor for Health Literacy and Communication, Arkansas Department of Health
Heather Mercer - Arkansas Immunization Action Coalition

  • Priority Area 4 – Mental Health / Bullying / School Health Services for Managing Chronic Conditions / Counseling, Psychological and Social Services


Betsy Kindall, Ed.D - Arkansas Department of Education, OUR Educational Cooperative
Janie Ginocchio, MPA - Arkansas Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience Workgroup
Cheria Lindsey, BSN, RN - Arkansas School Nurses Association
Alan Mease, MD, Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Health, Arkansas Department of Health


ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 2018-2019 SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS


ARKANSAS PTA "ADVOCATE FOR EVERY CHILD HEALTHY" POWERPOINT


For more info, contact Melinda Kinnison, Arkansas PTA President-Elect at preselect/arpta@gmail.com.


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