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Depression screening rates remain low among adolescents

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is increasing among U.S. adolescents, while screening rates for depression remain low and insufficient in addressing the rising mental health crisis, according to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. A research team lead by Deepa Sekhar, associate professor of pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine, investigated […]

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Highmark Foundation partners with Penn State PRO Wellness on Healthy Champions program

Highmark Foundation has awarded $80,000 to Penn State PRO Wellness to help fund the annual Healthy Champions signature program for the 2019-2020 academic year. Originally developed for schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Healthy Champions is a free program that assists school leaders with fostering an environment that helps teach youth and their families how to bring […]

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Celebrate Active Classrooms Week on December 9-13

Active Kids Learn Better! Active Schools and our collective impact partners work year-round to encourage and support schools across the country in creating active classroom environments. Why? Because studies show that classroom physical activity helps students feel better, work together as a team, reduce anxiety and maintain focus. To raise awareness of the importance of […]

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Healthy Staff Meeting

Healthy schools need healthy role models. Lead the way by hosting a healthy staff meeting. Adding physical activity breaks or nutritious snacks can help staff stay attentive during meetings, get excited about school wellness, and help reinforce efforts to become a healthy school. If students see staff practicing what they preach, they are more likely […]

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