Oral health poster project sends louisiana school to indianapolis
In March, Well-Ahead Louisiana, in collaboration with the Student Alliance Council (SAC) and the Oral Health Coalition, hosted an Oral Health Poster Project to increase oral health awareness in East Baton Rouge public schools. Broadmoor High, Scotlandville High, and Woodlawn High School all participated in this contest aiming to increase peer knowledge in regard oral health.
The stakes for creating powerful oral health posters were higher than ever! The SAC School that created the most effective oral health awareness poster was awarded with 2 all-expense paid trips to the 2018 School-Based Health Alliance Convention in Indianapolis, IN.
The Louisiana Oral Health Coalition, made up of the state’s oral health champions and stakeholders, had the honor of voting for and naming the winning school.
Congratulations to Woodlawn High School’s “Be Smoke Free” poster, which demonstrated the positive oral health effects of being smoke free and the negative oral health effects of smoking!
Representatives from the Woodlawn High School’s SAC will attend the School-Based Health Alliance Conference in Indianapolis, IN to present a formal poster presentation. Again, congratulations to the students from Woodlawn High School for demonstrating what it means to push Louisiana forward in oral health!
Did you know?
- According the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report, 90% of smokers start using tobacco regularly by the time they are 18 years of age. Three million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2015.
- In Louisiana, 13.2% of middle school students and 27.6% of high school students use tobacco. (2015 YRBS)
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