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Columbiana County schools receive funds for health and wellness projects

The Coordinated Action for School Health (CASH) Coalition recently awarded health and wellness funding for seven local school projects. The awards range in funding from $1,000 to $2,000 and will help schools implement student wellness activities with projects that target one or more health priority areas identified in the 2023 Columbiana County Health Improvement Plan.

The 2023-2024 project award winners are Crestview Local, East Liverpool City High School, East Liverpool Westgate School, East Palestine City School, Leetonia Exempted Village, Salem City Jr./Sr. High School, and Salem City Southeast School.

The funded projects will support multiple wellness initiatives, including an after school run club, a drug free youth club, staff health and wellness activities, a male mentoring program, National Youth Violence Prevention week activities, an attendance incentive breakfast, and a self-esteem increasing program for girls.

The grants have benefited Columbiana County schools for 16 years. It is believed that the project funding has reached over 21,000 students. To date, 139 projects have been awarded to improve student health. This year, partners on the CASH Coalition provided $10,000 in school health project funding.

Funding for the projects are provided by Akron Children’s Hospital, The Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, East Liverpool City Hospital, and the Salem Regional Medical Center.

For information, contact Melissa Galbreath, CASH Coalition, at 330-424-9591 x 55185.

Source: Salem News