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                           Celebrate National Public Health Week 2016




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Creating the Healthiest National goals for 2016:

Build a nation of safe, healthy communities

Help all young people graduate from high school

The relationship between increased economic mobility and better health

Social justice & health

Give everyone a choice of healthy food

Preparing for the health effects of climate change

Provide quality health care for everyone

Strengthen the public health infrastructure



 Other Health Resources:

Student Mental Health Resource Guide: Information and advice from experts on various mental health conditions and ways to manage them.

Josh Anderson Foundation: Mental health organization based in Fairfax that aims to raise awareness of mental illnesses and provide programs and resources for teens.

LGBTQ College Student Guide: Campus and community resources for LGBTQ students including how to look for an LGBTQ-friendly school, information about prominent LGBTQ student organizations with a presence at most colleges, and a list of online resources. The guide also features interviews with the Director of the LGBT Resource Center at UC San Francisco, and Coordinator of Portland State University's Queer Resource Center.

The Trevor Project, Lifeline and TrevorChat: Teens who are feeling alone, confused or in crisis can call 1-866-488-7386 or chat online with a trained advocate. The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

What Kids Can DoBased in Providence, RI, What Kids Can Do (WKCD) is a national nonprofit founded in 2001 by an educator and a journalist with experience supporting adolescent learning in and out of school. Using digital, print, and broadcast media, they focus on the power of what young people can accomplish. Youth who concern WKCD most are those marginalized by poverty, race, and language, ages 12 to 22.

Programs for Teens in Alexandria 

Improv for Ages 11-16

Students across the country are putting their passion for eating right, being active and living healthy into making their schools healthier places. Get ideas, plan a project and share your success -