Navigation Links
The Highmark Foundation Announces $1 Million School Challenge Program
Date:11/16/2007

Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge grant program is new and improved

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Highmark Foundation announced today that $1 million in grants will be awarded on a rolling basis in 2008 through the Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge grant program to public, private, parochial and charter schools in the Foundation's 49-county service area.

The Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge is a grant program designed to support schools in the effort to introduce programs that will ultimately create healthier, more successful students.

"Children are our greatest resources, as they represent our future. We have a responsibility to invest in their lives early so that we can make the biggest impact in terms of healthy habits that will continue into adulthood," said Aaron Walton, chairman of the board of the Highmark Foundation.

Grants will be awarded to schools quarterly in January, April, July and October, and will provide funding of programs addressing bullying prevention and self-esteem, in addition to nutrition and physical activity. Applications for grants will be accepted all calendar year.

"Studies and statistics continue to show that the health habits of children develop at a young age and continue into adulthood," said Walton. "Many schools lack the resources needed to develop and implement children's health-based programs, so the Highmark Foundation is proud to provide $1 million in grants to help schools teach students the importance of a healthy lifestyle."

To showcase the success of the School Challenge grant program, the Highmark Foundation announced their new and improved 2008 program at several schools across the state. These schools were 2007 grant winners that are leaders in addressing the physical activity needs of their students:

-- Brentwood Middle School, Brentwood School District (Allegheny County),

was awarded $5,000 to support dietitian consultants, nutrition and

fitness education packets, and exercise equipment for the Spartan Body

Works program.

-- West Creek Hills Elementary School, East Pennsboro School District

(Cumberland County), was awarded $3,000 to purchase "Dance Dance

Revolution."

-- Edward Tracy Elementary School, Easton Area School District

(Northampton County), was awarded $3,000 to support the school's Tracy

Trackers program.

-- Ferndale Area Elementary School, Ferndale Area School District (Cambria

County), was awarded $3,000 to purchase the "Fit-Trail Fitness Center"

that will be built by families along a playground walking trail for

students K-6.

-- Northwestern Senior High School, Northwestern School District (Erie

County), was awarded $7,000 to support a personal physical fitness

center.

Schools are invited to apply for School Challenge grants by visiting the Highmark Healthy High 5 Web site at http://www.highmarkhealthyhigh5.org and clicking on "Grant Process for Schools," to download and complete the grant application.

About Highmark Healthy High 5

Highmark Healthy High 5 is a five-year, $100 million initiative of the Highmark Foundation aimed to reverse the current trends in children's health and to promote lifelong healthy habits in children throughout the 49 counties served by the Highmark Foundation. Highmark Healthy High 5 addresses five critical children's health issues, including nutrition, physical activity, self-esteem, grieving and bullying prevention -- through education, communications, volunteerism, grants and programming.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Highmark Foundation
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Introduces New Health Plan Comparison Tool for Consumers
2. Highmark Blue Shield Introduces New Health Plan Comparison Tool for Consumers
3. The Highmark Foundation Awards $580,000 in Highmark Healthy High 5 Grants to Four Non-Profit Organizations
4. Highmarks Hospital Pay-for-Performance Program Demonstrates Impressive Results
5. National Magazine Ranks Highmark 62nd Among Nations 500 Most Innovative Users of Information Technology
6. Highmark Medicare Services Awarded New Contract from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Products Ranked Among Americas Best Health Plans(R)
8. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Program Rewards Members for Enhancing Their Healthstyle
9. Highmark Blue Shield Program Rewards Members for Enhancing their Healthstyle
10. National Patient Safety Foundation Partners with Vocera Communications
11. R. P. Simmons Family Foundation Pledges $2 Million for New Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... ... Dr. Farhan Qureshi is an esteemed dentist who offers a full range of ... convenient office locations in Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia. Recently, Find Local Dentists has recognized ... This award confirms the fact that Dr. Qureshi’s patients have left highly favorable reviews ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... The Hear the World Foundation, a ... donation of cochlear implants. In February 2017, the first three children with profound ... of leading an independent life. This engagement builds on the support the Hear ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Floundering on New Year’s resolutions? Need an excuse to get ... reset. The U.S. Apple Association agrees and recommends starting each day with apples, ... to heart disease. , The U.S. Apple Association – which represents apple growers and ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... , ... Gym Source, America’s leading retailer of premium residential and commercial fitness ... Miami, FL. , “We are elated to be opening this new showroom,” explains Tom ... to give clients a seamless and motivating shopping experience.” , Every fitness journey is ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Today, to ... Carol Francis re-releases powerfully uplifting interview with medical expert and prolific author, Dr. ... and pass through tough times, Dr. Bernie Siegel energizes listeners to live life ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/17/2017)... YORK , Jan. 17, 2017 North ... GlobalData,s new report, "North America Insulin Delivery Market ... North America Insulin Delivery market. The report provides value, ... average prices (USD) within market segments - Insulin Pens, ... The report also provides company shares and distribution ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... , Jan 17, 2017 Research and Markets ... System Market 2016-2020" report to their offering. ... The global artificial pancreas devices ... period 2016-2020. Global Artificial Pancreas Devices System Market 2016-2020, ... from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... DUBLIN , Jan 17, 2017 ... for Self Healing Materials: 2017 - 2024" report to their ... This ... last full market report that was issued in May of 2015. ... market potential. In our previous analysis we projected a market potential ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: