Massachusetts

The Innovations Fund

Phases: 2018, 2019

Promoting Health Literacy to Influence Health and Wellness of Students in the Community: Widening the Connections

Project Description:

2019: The Massachusetts Action Coalition will build on its previous Innovations Fund award by providing nurse facilitators and others appropriate resources to educate students about the dangers of vaping. The Action Coalition will work with representatives of partner organizations to create an evidence-based and adaptive curriculum based on existing state and national resources. The goal of the project is to evaluate and disseminate vaping curriculum to school systems throughout the state.

2018: The Massachusetts Action Coalition’s project, Promoting Health Literacy to Influence Health and Wellness of Students in the Community, aims to develop a health literacy initiative for students in select communities. The initiative will encourage nurses to become leaders and participants in existing school wellness committees. Participating nurses will receive population health training and access to resources from partners so they can be better positioned to shape school policies concerning school nutrition, physical activity, and other student health issues.