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Don't miss sun safety training, webinar w/ GAVA, or great new case studies!
Don't miss sun safety training, webinar w/ GAVA, or great new case studies!
Free Sun Safety Training Available Online for Pre-K.
It's never been so easy to get access to Ray and the Sunbeatables™, A Sun Safety Curriculum for Preschoolers. Visit our blog to learn more about how your community can get this program for free.
It's a wrap! #SunSafeSuperhero contest raises awareness about skin cancer prevention behaviors.
Our photo competition for Skin Cancer Awareness Month ran throughout May in partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center and IT'S TIME TEXAS to spread tips and photos of communities being sun safe! Photos from the contest are now available on our blog. Click here to see more!
"It’s been a huge success physically, but also allows for creativity, team building and cooperation."
-Michelle Davis, PE Teacher, Guymon, OK on CATCH
In January of this year, CATCH partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma to bring CATCH to the rural communities of Guymon and Carnegie, OK. Read more insights from this first year on our blog.
Great photos out of 2016 CATCH Health Fair in Missoula!
Our friends in Missoula, MT have truly gone above and beyond to integrate CATCH into their whole community, as helmed by St. Patrick's Hospital. (Click for case study on our website!) They were generous enough to share photos from their most recent health fair with us, and we think they're stunning! Click here to see the photos, and maybe get some ideas for your next CATCH Family or Field Day!
Additionally, our friends in Missoula recently wrote in a very nice thank you regarding their experience with CATCH and the CATCH Global Foundation. Read the full letter here!
CATCH heads to New Orleans this Summer

Thanks to the generous support from The Humana Foundation, we're excited to bring the CATCH program to 8 elementary schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) in the New Orleans metropolitan area, serving approximately 4,200 children. Stay tuned for more details to come in August, and we look forward to working with our partners in New Orleans!
Healthy U Program Holds Appreciation Event
The Healthy U Program, based out of New Jersey YMCA's, is the largest CATCH implementation in the country. Their case study, available on our website, is a fascinating look into how the CATCH program can grow and adapt statewide. In May, they had an appreciation event complete with breakout sessions from Peter Cribb!  What a great CATCH success story!
Ray and the Sunbeatables™: A Sun Safety Curriculum for K-1 to roll out in August 2016
Beginning in August, the curriculum for Kindergarten through first grade students will rollout in six districts and bring the program to an estimated 36,405 K-1 children in 176 elementary schools. Read the story on our blog!
Webinars
Our June webinar is Thursday, 6/23 at 11 AM CT.  This webinar will focus on GO! Austin / VAMOS! Austin (GAVA), a coalition of residents/community leaders, schools and nonprofits that share a common interest in improving the health of two communities in Austin, TX, and will highlight the implementation and evaluation of the GAVA initiative. Click to register and for more info.
Interested in any of our webinars from the past few months? Make sure you check out previous webinars on topics like evaluation and stability, sun safety, and teaching children with behavioral disorders in our webinar archive.
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Visit with CATCH at upcoming events!
Representatives from CATCH will be at the following upcoming conferences:
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference- June 22-25, Seattle, WA
  • Say What! Conference 
    July 18-19, Woodlands, TX
  • General Assembly of YMCA's - July 14, Kansas City MO
  • Texas Head Start Association, July 16-20, Austin, TX
  • National Association of City Health Officials Conference, July 19-21, Phoenix AZ
  • IT'S TIME TEXAS Summit, August 1-2, San Antonio Texas
    (Texans, click here to register!)
Fun flyer from the City of Austin
City of Austin is ensuring funding for schools seeking to train in CATCH this summer, and created this helpful graphic to get the word out!
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 this June for early childhood centers and July for after-school programs and schools, could be for you. More information and registration details on our website.
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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To get CATCH in your community, email us or call 855-500-0050
For more information, visit our website at catchinfo.org
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