Programs for Educators
Creating Healthy Communities
Promotes healthy living to lower chronic disease by working with schools to create more local programs and resources, including training; developing health programs with activity ideas, funding ideas, and links to local resources; and policies and other changes that support healthy choices.
Healthy Children, Healthy Weights
A program designed to prevent childhood overweight by promoting healthy weight in all children. Run by a licensed dietitian, the program offers: training; menu/snacks review and guidance; technical assistance to help program participants put the program into practice; and an educational campaign to impact parents.
Protects school children and staff by identifying and eliminating health and safety hazards through school inspections. School buildings and the surrounding grounds (including playgrounds) are all inspected for hazards that could pose a threat to public health.
Office of Public Health Practice
Coordinates and supports the placement of students and volunteers at Columbus Public Health throughout the department.
Traffic safety education program for schools, offering: traffic safety presentations; educational materials; fatal vision goggles (simulate intoxication); safety belt stencil; Vince and Larry, crash test dummy costumes; and Keep Kids Alive - Drive 25 yard signs ($2 per sign).
School-Based Health Services
Services offered to any Columbus City School student through a partnership of local health providers, including dental, immunizations, behavioral health, primary care, and others.
Y.E.S. (You're Extra Special)
Provides support and prevention education groups to help children ages 5-13 cope when someone they love abuses alcohol or other drugs through 10-12 week groups at schools and community agencies. There is no fee for the Y.E.S. Program. Call 645-6256 for information.
Educators Resources Page