THE HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SAFETY COMMITTEE ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES AND PROVIDES RESOURCES AND TRAINING TO FOSTER THE HEALTH, WELLNESS, SAFETY, AND EQUITY FOR
STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
IN OUR PTA COMMUNITIES.
Colorado PTA believes that to achieve our vision to help every child’s potential become a reality, we must be strong advocates for the whole child; including his or her health and well-being. Healthy students are absent less often, experience fewer behavior problems, and have an easier time learning.
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Join the Healthy School Movement

Schools across Colorado are forming health and wellness teams and focusing on creating healthy schools. Colorado PTA has a Health, Wellness, and Safety Committee that provides resources and advocacy opportunities to support healthy students and a healthy school environment. All PTA members are welcome to join the committee. Your unit can also designate a Health, Wellness, and Safety Liaison. By designating this position, you and your PTA unit are better able to connect with other leaders, receive trainings, lead initiatives and access resources and funding opportunities to support initiatives at your school. Each school has a unique culture and may have different areas of focus depending on their community’s needs. Focus areas may include the following:

  • Supporting healthy school nutrition programs
  • Supporting mental health and suicide prevention initiatives
  • Supporting social emotional health and equity education opportunities
  • Increased access to opportunities for play, physical education, and movement in the classroom
  • Supporting safety education programs
  • Focus on non-food rewards
  • Healthy fundraisers
  • Healthy snack programs

Health, Wellness, and Safety Liaison

The Health, Wellness, and Safety (HWS) Liaison’s role is to help connect PTA members with school, district, and community resources to support health, safety, and equity at schools and healthy lifestyles for students and families. The individual in this position serves as a liaison between the PTA and any school, district or community efforts related HWS, such as a school wellness team. The individual may simply serve as the point person for resources and educational opportunities provided by the HWS committee or may lead school wellness efforts, depending on personal and PTA capacity and the school community. The HWS Liaison position can be filled by any person who has a genuine interest in youth health, safety, and equity. Learn what this position is all about and how to adapt it to fit the time you have and the interests of your parent group on this webinar, recorded live by Colorado PTA and Colorado Action For Healthy Kids on February 6, 2018.
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Health Wellness & Safety Info Sheets

Join the Healthy School Movement

Health, Wellness, and Safety Committee goals are to:

  • Provide local PTA units with pertinent and up-to-date resources, information, and education
  • Effectively advocate for issues related to the health, wellness, safety, and equity for all students
  • Collaborate and partner with likeminded individuals and organizations within Colorado to further enhance education and awareness of student health, wellness, safety, and equity issues
  • Develop successful collaboration with other Colorado PTA programs and initiatives
  • Encourage each PTA unit to appoint a Health, Wellness, and Safety Liaison

Find out more about being a Health Wellness and Safety Liaison here.

To join the Colorado PTA Health Wellness and Safety Committee or to find out more, please contact the Colorado PTA Health Wellness and Safety Committee Chair at HWS@copta.org

Health Wellness and Safety Resources
Scientific Literature Review of
Marijuana-Related Health Effects

This information is presented by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Per C.R.S. 25-1.5-110,  the Retail Marijuana Public Health Advisory Committee was appointed to review the science of marijuana-related health effects. The committee is responsible for reviewing the current scientific literature, summarizing the evidence, and translating the evidence into public health statements and recommendations that everybody can understand.

The committee developed a systematic, unbiased criteria for selecting and evaluating studies to determine the weight of scientific evidence for marijuana health effects.

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Video Library


Colorado PTA & National PTA Bring you all the latest Health, Wellness & Safety tools and information with its extensive library of videos! Make sure you watch the National PTA Webinar Series as well! Here are some Highlights!

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