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School Health Spotlights In partnership with the Highmark Foundation, School Heath Spotlights are online continuing education sessions. PA Bullying Prevention Consultation Line Bullying Prevention We have impacted the lives of over 200,000 children with our bullying prevention program, the OBPP Youth Mental Health First Aid (TM) This training teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in crisis.

Welcome to The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Exciting things have been happening at CHPDP! In June we moved to our new home in the Choices building on Jari Drive, Johnstown, PA. In November our staff has been asked to present at the International Bullying Prevention Association conference on our work. Our first book: “A Public Approach To Bullying Prevention,”continues to be a valuable resource to those in the bullying prevention field. Click on the link to the right to learn more and to see how our services may be of benefit to you.

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15Jan 20

Did your kids get a new smart device over the holidays?

If so, sign up for Bark, free for one year, and help keep them safer online! Go to for more information and to sign up Here’s why you need Bark– In partnership with schools and parents, Bark has: PROTECTED: 4.4 million children PREVENTED: 16 school shootings DETECTED: 20 thousand severe self-harm situations
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22Oct 19

Parents are you worried about your child vaping? You should be.

Vaping is at an all time high among teens in the  United States and many youth don’t know the serious and potentially life threatening health problems that can occur as a result of vaping.  Visit How To Talk To Teens About Vaping for expert advice and help starting the conversation with your teens.  If your teen (or…
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15Aug 19

School Nurses, Do you want some support managing chronic health conditions?

About 1 out of every 4 children between 2-8 years old have some type of chronic health need. Check out the CDC’s valuable page “Managing Chronic Health Conditions in Schools” for up to date information and research on how to best manage and support children with asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, food allergies and oral health issues. There…
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