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Parent Engagement in School Health Webinar & CDC Twitter Chat

The American School Health Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a webinar, Engaging Parents to Foster Healthier, More Successful Students, Nov. 14, 2:00-3:30 pm. This webinar will discuss how parent engagement in school health positively influences the health of children and adolescents. Register for the webinar in advance.

Dr. Joyce Epstein, Director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships and National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University, will provide an overview of high quality programs for school, family, and community partnerships.

Dr. Shannon Michael, adolescent health researcher at the CDC, will describe how parent engagement in schools positively impacts adolescent education and health outcomes, and will identify evidence-based strategies and actions for engaging parents in school health. The session will end with an in-depth overview of CDC’s newly released resources for parent engagement in school health.

CDC Twitter Chat:  Getting Parents Engaged in School Health

On Nov. 15, 2:30-3:30,  join the CDC for an interactive Twitter Chat to share and discuss evidence-based strategies and actions for engaging parents in school health.

Dr. Kevin Fenton, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, and subject matter experts Dr. Shannon Michael, adolescent health researcher in CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health and Dr. Patricia Dittus, behavioral scientist in CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, will take part. Follow #HealthyYouthChat to participate.

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