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CDC "Heads Up" Program offered for all sidelines
CDC HEADS UP is rolling out a new resource called a microsite. It offers a simple way for you to share HEADS UP tools and concussion safety information directly through your own website.
The microsite allows you to choose content by sport and provides color options to match your team, school, and organization. It includes links to popular HEADS UP resources, such as trainings and videos, as well as new sports-specific safety tips. All content is maintained by CDC and syndicated to your website, which means that, once embedded, the microsite will automatically keep your site current with the latest HEADS UP content.
Check out the microsite and grab the embed code. For technical help please email IMTech@cdc.gov.
Do your part to get concussion safety on every sideline:
- Download the HEADS UP concussion app.
- Customize CDC HEADS UP fact sheets and posters with your team or school logo and colors.
- Take an online training.
Please visit the CDC Heads Up microsite at http://www.cdc.gov/HEADSUP/
Georgia Tobacco Free Schools
It is easy for your school system to go tobacco free! This link will provide you steps in adopting a tobacco free school policy and how to implement and enforce the policy post adoption. The downloadable information will give you tools to use in your local system.
Georgia Tobacco Free Schools Steps and Process
EpiPens 4 Schools Program
The EpiPen4Schools® program, offered by Mylan Specialty, the marketer and distributor of EpiPen® (epinephrine injection) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injectors, was developed to help improve access to epinephrine in the event a person experiences a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) in the school setting. The program offers four FREE EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® Auto-Injectors to qualifying public and private kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools in the U.S. Requirements to qualify for this offer include having a valid prescription. The products are available in the form of two EpiPen 2-Pak® cartons, two EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® cartons or one 2-Pak of each kind. Each EpiPen 2-Pak® contains two single auto-injectors, instructions for use and a EpiPen® Trainer, with no drug product or needle, to help patients become familiar with the administration technique. In the event that the free supply is used to respond to an allergic emergency (anaphylactic event), qualifying schools are eligible to receive a replenishment order of EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® Auto-Injectors prior to their annual eligibility date at no additional cost.
Lens Crafters One Sight Program
One Sight helps the world see. Through continued partnerships, volunteer efforts and financial support, One Sight provides comprehensive eye exams, vision care and customized prescription glasses to students in need in your local schools system. One Sight and Lens Crafters believe good vision isn't a luxury, it's essential to experiencing every moment.
Give Kids a Smile
Through the ADA Foundation's Give Kids A Smile program, launched nationally by the American Dental Association in 2003, more than 5 million underserved children have received free oral health services. These free services are provided by approximately 10,000 dentists annually, along with 30,000 other dental team members. Each year Give Kids A Smile day is celebrated nationally on the first Friday in February. GKAS events are intended to be touch points for children who do not receive dental care, for whatever reason. The ultimate goal for a GKAS program should be to establish a dental home for these children - in other words, provide continuity of care.