Learn about CATCH's expansion in Ecuador, best practice guides + more!
Learn about CATCH's expansion in Ecuador, best practice guides + more!
CATCH Returns to Cuenca, Ecuador!
After a successful first phase of CATCH's first Latin-American implementation, Ecuador's Ministry of Education backed an expansion of CATCH's program there from 7 to 28 schools.
A report on the first phase of our Cuenca implementation, a photo album from this recent trip, and a blog report from our Ecuador liaison Rose Jennings are all available on our blog!
In celebration of this new expansion in Ecuador, we have developed our webpage in Spanish as well! Please see catch.mx for translated content.
February is National Cancer Prevention Month!
Did you know: obesity and body weight contribute to as many as one in five cancer deaths? We take time this month to take a step back and look at how our behaviors may impact our likelihood of getting cancer. National Cancer Prevention Month focuses on healthy behaviors to help reduce cancer incidence - for instance, cutting cancer risks by moving more, maintaining a healthy weight and eating more healthfully. 
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is working on skin cancer prevention efforts by sponsoring a training on The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Ray and the Sunbeatables™: A Sun Safety Curriculum for Preschoolers - share with us what your community is doing to prevent and reduce cancer risks!
CATCH Kids Club Best Practices Guide
Teach an after-school program? Our CATCH Master Trainers and long-time users CATCH have worked together to create a manual for getting the most out of your CATCH Implementation. It's on our website here!
CATCH in Oklahoma
CATCH Global Foundation has partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma to bring CATCH to the rural communities of Guymon and Carnegie. CATCH Program Director Peter Cribb led our first training in Guymon in January, and the community was so excited we landed on the front page of the paper!
Texas Schools: TEKS Alignment Guides
CATCH has put together guides on how our curriculum aligns with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Find them on our website!
Reminder: CATCH Open Academy
Is your district or community looking to train a small number of CATCH implementers or trainers? Our open academy, held in Austin this July for after-school programs and schools, could be for you. More information on our website.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to Impact Health & PE
ESSA, which in December replaced the No Child Left Behind act as the federal legislation providing a framework and funding for primary and secondary eduction, marks health and physical education as part of a student's "well rounded education" (previously identified as core subject areas). Learn more in this helpful article from our friends at SHAPE America.
Our webinar with CATCH Master Trainers Joey Walker and John Krampitz on the CATCH Coordination Kit was one of our all time best attended, and for good reason! Find the archive of this great resource on our website.
Visit with CATCH this spring!
Representatives from CATCH will be at the following conferences this spring:
  • Association for Community Health Improvement Conference, 3/1-3/3, Baltimore MD
  • Beyond School Hours Conference, 3/9-3/12, Dallas TX
  • California AHPERD Conference, 3/10-3/12, Santa Clara CA
  • National Afterschool Association Convention, 3/20-3/23, Orlando FL
The CATCH Newsletter comes to you from Kathy Chichester, the National CATCH Coordinator, and Katie Stone, Marketing Associate. Have a great story about how you've used CATCH, or how it's touched your community? Share with us!
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