Umatter for Youth and Young Adults Program (Umatter YYA)

Umatter for Youth and Young Adults (Umatter YYA) is a youth leadership and engagement initiative.  The goal is to promote mental health wellness:  healthy coping mechanisms among youth and young adults, and the ability to recognize when a peer needs help and how to provide it.  The aim is to foster healthy community cultures for [...]

Marijuana and Mental Health: Policymakers Should Consider Impacts

The impact of legalization of marijuana is far more involved than we may anticipate, including the potential for long-term debilitating effects on personal health, and an impact on educational and health care systems. JoEllen Tarallo, Ed.D., MCHES, FASHA, Director, CHL Should we be concerned about increased use of marijuana, now commonly referred to as cannabis, [...]

Opportunities in ESSA to Promote Health and Physical Education

“Addressing the health and well-being of America’s students is paramount to comprehensive education reform and a proven strategy for school turnaround.” American School Health Association Anyone who believes that healthier students are better learners wants to pay attention now to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the opportunities it provides. ESSA is the education [...]