Professional development

What’s at stake?

  1. Healthy Schools Recognition Program: award and recognition program for schools
  2. Healthy Schools Summit: Annual summit featuring keynote speakers and engaging workshops on school health topics and priorities
  3. 1000 Hours a Year Initiative:
    grant program for lead and radon testing for schools and childcare centers 
  4. Technical Assistance: provide technical assistance on environmental health hazards and school sustainability initiatives such as lead and radon testing, mold and indoor air quality concerns, etc 
    Recent example: reopening schools toolkit:
  5. Environmental Health Curriculum:
    educational materials and resources available for K-12 students to learn about environment and health; we also have an after-school program called Eco-Schools that takes place in Homewood/PPS Faison in partnership with The Bible Center
  6. State of Environmental Health in PA Schools:
    Collect state-wide data on environmental health hazards for schools across the commonwealth to imform policy priorities
  7. Policy/Advocacy: Radon in Schools Workgroup, environmental hazards mapping (; and artificial turf project (in progress)
Join us for the:

2022 Healthy Schools PA Summit

Where and When? December 9, 2022 Virtual

8:30am– Welcome from Phil Johnson, Heinz Foundation on the Healthy Schools PA State of the Schools Report 

9:00-10:00am: First Keynote speaker: former Climate Advisor to the Obama Administration and Activist, Molly Kawahata

10:00-11:00am Panel — Teaching Hope to the Next Generation of Climate Leaders in the School Environment  

11:00-11:15am: Break 

11:15-12:15pm – Second Keynote Speaker: Research Scientist and Deputy Indoor Environment Group Leader in Energy Analysis and Environmental Impact Division at Lawrence: Dr. Rengie Chan

12:15 – 12:45 pm: Break for lunch 

12:45– 1:15 pm: Expert presentation on what it takes to promote and protect healthy school environments across PA

1:15 – 2:30 pm – Learning from Experts and Innovators’ Award-Winning Initiatives in School Environmental Health featuring PA Green Ribbon Schools.

2:30pm– Close with final remarks from Healthy Schools PA Program Manager, Shannon Meyers 

Join Us!

Together, we can ensure a safe and healthy environment for our children and those who devote their lives to shaping them into the next generation of leaders. Join engaging panel discussions among community leaders, policymakers, advocates, scientists and families from across our region, state and nation for the Healthy Schools Pennsylvania Summit on December 9, 2022.

Register for this free, virtual event using the link below: