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Healthi Kids Holds Photovoz Event

Published August 18, 2022 882 Views

Healthi Kids Holds Photovoz Event

Exhibit Helps to Cultivate Commitment to More Playful Lives for Children WHEN:         July 11, 2022 – September 30, 2022 During library hours: Monday 9:00 am – 8:30 pm Tuesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Wednesday 9:00 am –...

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Action Alert – Parents Needed for RCSD Board of Education!

Published August 5, 2022 296 Views

Action Alert – Parents Needed for RCSD Board of Education!

Parents and guardians have the power to advance the changes you want to see happen within the Rochester City School District. The RCSD Board of Education is recruiting RCSD parents and legal guardians for Board committees for the 2022-2023 school year. Parents who participate serve as advisory m...

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Complete Streets Makeover Recap

Published June 30, 2022 501 Views

Complete Streets Makeover Recap

According to Reconnect Rochester, in Monroe County from 2012-2021, over 5,000 crashes involved bicyclists and pedestrians, and ten people die on our local streets every year as a result of these crashes. To help resolve this issue, School #17 families, residents of the JOSANA neighb...

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Action Alert – Tell Monroe County to Center Kids in their Comprehensive Plan!

Published June 30, 2022 194 Views

Action Alert – Tell Monroe County to Center Kids in their Comprehensive Plan!

  Tell Monroe County to put kids first in their comprehensive plan! The time to prioritize children has never been greater. By building a playful and kid-friendly county and we can prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of all children in the county. COVID-19 has impacted kids...

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RCSD School Board Unanimously Approves Revised District Wellness Policy

Published June 29, 2022 625 Views

RCSD School Board Unanimously Approves Revised District Wellness Policy

Student health and wellness has been prioritized across the Rochester City School District. Last Thursday, June 23rd, the RCSD School Board unanimously approved the newly revised District Wellness Policy. The revised policy adopts ALL of the recommendations put forward by the Healthi Kids Coa...

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Sign Up Today For PlayROCs your Neighborhood 2022!

Published June 2, 2022 367 Views

Sign Up Today For PlayROCs your Neighborhood 2022!

    Want to host a play day in your neighborhood? Join Healthi Kids and residents across the city as we repurpose, reclaim and bring back safe play spaces to the City of Rochester!  PlayROCs your Neighborhood – Healthi Kids’ city-wide coordinated play...

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Action Alert: Tell Senator Schumer to Protect Summer Meals

Published May 17, 2022 327 Views

Action Alert: Tell Senator Schumer to Protect Summer Meals

  Tell Senator Schumer to Protect Summer Meals School is almost out, and summer is just around the corner. Unfortunately for families across the city access to summer meals is becoming much more burdensome. That’s why we need you to reach out to Senator Schumer to demand they ex...

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Why did Healthi Kids conduct a Racial Equity Impact Analysis of our Advocacy Agenda?

Published May 17, 2022 227 Views

Why did Healthi Kids conduct a Racial Equity Impact Analysis of our Advocacy Agenda?

                            Racism is a public health crisis. At Healthi Kids we have known this for over a decade. Black and Latino families in the City of Rochester experience worse health outcomes than people in the sur...

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Recognizing ROC Kids and Teens | Kid-History Spotlight

Published April 4, 2022 607 Views

Recognizing ROC Kids and Teens | Kid-History Spotlight

Everyone does something well. It's important to recognize kids when they make an attempt at accomplishing goals. It's also important to acknowledge kids when they excel at their goals. Whether at home, in school, or at the local R-center, when adults recognize kids for their effort and a...

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More Children Need to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Published March 10, 2022 419 Views

More Children Need to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

  Thursday, March 10, 2022   With COVID-19 vaccine rates among children remaining extremely low, county public health directors in the Finger Lakes region today further urged parents to get their children vaccinated. The public health directors highlighted the current vaccina...

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Let's Develop Healthy Bedtime Routines!

Published January 20, 2022 861 Views

Let's Develop Healthy Bedtime Routines!

  Are you trying to incorporate healthy bedtime habits into family routines? Is this a struggle you never thought you had to deal with? Fortunately, there are many options for healthy, fun, and productive bedtime routines. Creating a healthy bedtime routine should include bedtime exercis...

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Returning to Play After a COVID-19 Infection | Guidance for Families

Published January 14, 2022 626 Views

Returning to Play After a COVID-19 Infection | Guidance for Families

Pediatricians reinforce COVID-19 guidance for kids returning to sports and physical activity Interim guidelines are designed to protect school children and teens from cardiac events   ROCHESTER, NY, January 14, 2022 - As cases of COVID-19 increase among local children, a regional task f...

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