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National Consensus on School Health Education

JUNE 14, 2021 – ATLANTA, GEORGIA – The American School Health Association, Eta Sigma Gamma national health education honorary society, Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education, Society for Public Health Education, and Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education proudly announce the launch of the National Consensus on School Health Education.

The initiative will focus on what students and out-of-school youth need to know and be able to do to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle and to succeed in school. Products of the initiative will serve as resources for educators interested in quality school health education as a component of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model. Developers will address critical contemporary health education issues such as social justice and anti-racism; social and emotional learning; mental health and trauma; misinformation, disinformation, and social media; and virtual learning; among others.

See the full document here, which includes Development Team members.

Congratulations to the 2020 Scholarship and Award Winners!

Dr. Becky J. Smith Scholarship (undergraduate students)

Kaitlynn McIntyre, Ball State University

Dr. Mary K. Beyrer Graduate Student Scholarship (Master’s degree or doctoral level students)

Milkie Vu, Emory University

Dr. Delbert Oberteuffer Scholarship (doctoral students)

Skylar Love, Texas A&M University

Milkie Vu, Emory University

Dr. Marion B. Pollock Fellowship (to a teacher for Master’s study)

Not awarded in 2020

Dr. Ann E. Nolte Writing Award

“Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Professional Roles and Responsibilities of Health Educators” 

Heidi L. Hancher-Rauch, PhD, CHES®, University of Indianapolis

Charity Bishop, MA, CHES®, Indiana University

Alli Campbell Nelson, BS, CHES®, University of Indianapolis 

Kara Cecil, PhD, MPH, University of Indianapolis 

Lisa Yazel, EdD, MCHES®, IUPUI 

Published in the American Journal of Health Promotion, 2018, 32 (8). Dr. Paul Terry, Editor