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- Health Career Exploration for High School Students
- President’s Challenge Has Motivated Millions of People to Get Fit
- Free On-Line Violence Prevention Course





Health Career Exploration for High School Students

Tell South Dakota students about the opportunity to experience a wide variety of health careers through hands-on activities and discussions at free, one-day, Scrubs Camps. To learn more click here.




President’s Challenge Has Motivated Millions of People to Get Fit

The President’s Challenge is for everyone – fitness beginners, weekend warriors, athletes, physical education teachers, and kids. These challenges are designed to help improve everyone’s activity level, whether they are young or old. It’s about choosing to live healthier and finding things you really like to do. To choose a challenge click here.




Free On-Line Violence Prevention Course

CDC is helping the nation prevent violence with a free on-line course called Principles of Prevention. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The course offers continuing education credits, teaches key concepts of primary prevention, the public health approach, and the social-ecological model. Participants complete interactive exercises to learn to help prevent five types of violence:
• Child abuse and neglect
• Intimate partner violence
• Sexual violence
• Suicide
• Youth violence


The course is designed for those working to stop violence from ever happening. It helps professionals move from the problem to the solution. This course teaches the fundamentals of effective violence prevention methods and incorporates the growing body of research on what works. The course includes:
• Interviews with leading experts in the field
• Dynamic graphics
• Interactive exercises
• Compelling storytelling that makes the case for violence prevention


The course is available at www.vetoviolence.org/pop. For additional information on Principles of Prevention, contact Jennifer Middlebrooks.


April 2011
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