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Connecting Students with their Communities: 4 Projects to Help Strengthen Health Resilience

If you work with students, then you probably know that they offer unique connections with their communities, are better able to communicate with their fellow students, and inspire action among their peers. Students help their communities in ways that are big and small every day. Check out these 4 projects for students that can help make your community healthier, more connected and more resilient.  Learn More >>

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Learn to Help Children Cope before a Disaster Strikes

When disasters strike, it can be hard for parents, teachers and caregivers to help children cope.  Young people react to trauma differently than adults. Some may react right away; others may show signs that they are having a difficult time much later.  It can be hard for adults to know when children need help coping.  Learn about some common reactions to disasters now and how you can help support the children in your life when they need you most.  Learn More >>

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Stay Safe when Tornadoes Strike

About 1,200 tornadoes strike  the U.S. every year and some parts of the U.S. may get hit this weekend.  Take a few minutes to brush up on the basics of tornado safety. Knowing what to do when you see a tornado, or when you hear a tornado warning, can help protect you and your family. Find out what you can do to recognize the signs of a tornado and stay safe when one comes your way.  Learn More >>


Teaching your Children to Prevent Mosquito Bites

You know that mosquito bites can make you sick, but do your kids?  Mosquito bites can spread viruses like West Nile, Zika, dengue,chikungunya, and others.  If mosquitoes are still active in your hometown or if you are traveling to an area where mosquitoes are common, take a few minutes to remind your kids how to fight the bite.  Learn More >>

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