Want to vote for something health-promoting and beneficial to NC high schools and students at our School? Read on.
North Carolina recently passed legislation requiring public schools to adopt a comprehensive health education curriculum for grades seven through 12. This is great news. Our schools can have great impact helping teens establish healthy lifestyles that last into adulthood.
In this context, we’d like to commend Liz Chen, a Master of Public Health student in health behavior. Under the guidance of research associate professor Beth Moracco, PhD, Liz and two UNC undergrads developed a tool to give NC high schools an affordable way to move this law into action. They call it MyHealthEd, a high-quality, comprehensive, interactive, online course tailored to students’ individual needs. Better still, MyHealthEd is now one of seven finalists for the SECU Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation. Let’s give a shout-out to Liz!
Want to find out how you can support Liz and the widespread adoption of this great program? Learn more about the SECU competition and Liz’s program, and then cast your vote every day between now and Saturday, Jan. 26! (To vote, scroll to the very bottom of the SECU page.) If MyHealthEd wins, Liz and her team members will be awarded $50,000 to help them take the program to the next step.
In the meantime, congratulations to Liz Chen for this recognition of her excellent work. We are so proud of Liz and all the innovators at the Gillings School!
Read more about Liz and other super students on page 33 of the fall 2013 Carolina Public Health magazine.