ND Roughrider “31” Health Promotion Conference

Several educators and community members from the local area learned how to promote school, community and personal healthy lifestyle concepts at the 31st annual Roughrider Health Promotion Conference, May 30 – June 2, 2017 in Medora, North Dakota.

(Left to Right) Shawn Flaherty, Steven Gussey, and Jessica Gussey attending the Roughrider health conference. (Courtesy Photo)

The conference theme was “Putting The Pieces Together 2017– Where Do You Fit In?”

Shawn Flaherty (sixth), Jessica Gussey (second), and Steven Gussey were three of the 200 participants. Schools and communities from across the state sent representatives to evaluate their school health and community programs and to develop action plans for making improvements. Sessions were based on the components of Coordinated School Health including health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, counseling, psychological and social services, healthy school environment, health promotion for staff, and family/community involvement. Additional topics included substance use prevention, character education, violence/bullying prevention, chronic disease prevention and professional development.

The keynote presenters included: Deb Tackmann with “Wellness Education in the 21st Century: Are You Ready For The Challenge?” and Katie Dilse “Your Fire Within” How The Spark of YOU Can Light The World.”

For more information, please visit www.ndroughrider.com/

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