April Updates from CATCH out of Ysleta ISD, KishHealth System + more
April Updates from CATCH out of Ysleta ISD, KishHealth System + more
53% increase in MVPA in El Paso's Ysleta ISD. 
In August of 2015, CATCH Global Foundation partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas to bring CATCH to 14 schools and 7500 students in El Paso, TX’s Ysleta Independent School District. A brief summary is available on our blog.
The program, set to expand to 18,500 students and 37 schools in phase 2, has yielded significant results in SOFIT (System for Observing Fitness in Instructional Time) data. Click here to read the full report on activity in Ysleta to date!
The CATCH program was on the morning news in El Paso last week in a video that captured CATCH in action and teachers speaking about the program. Click here to watch the video from El Paso's ABC affiliate!
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! Join us for our photo contest!
CATCH is teaming up with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and IT'S TIME TEXAS to raise awareness for sun safe behaviors this summer. Learn more about our #SunSafeSuperhero photo competition on our website, and tag us in all of your photos of your community being sun safe using #SunSafeSuperhero!
CATCH going strong in rural Illinois 
The Kish Health System have been pioneers in using CATCH to significantly increase physical activity and healthy food choice and encourage sun safe behaviors. The KishHealth system has created significant measurable increases in moderate to vigorous activity, children are better aware of nutrition, and now, KishHealth is one of the pioneers in using MD Anderson Cancer Center's Ray and the Sunbeatables™: A Sun Safety Curriculum for Preschoolers. Read how they've made CATCH fit their system's needs on our website.
The Rural Health Monitor recently published an incredibly helpful profile of the CATCH program in the rural Illinois Delta Region.
“If the CATCH philosophy is engrained, the grant funds may be gone, but the principles will still live on." - Jeff Franklin, llinois Delta Network CATCH Project Director
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.
Tuesday's webinar with Richard Rairigh on the topic of sun safety is now on our website, as is last month's webinar with John Krampitz, PhD and Joey Walker, MPH on the topic of strategies for teaching children with neurological behavior disorders. Check them both out in our webinar archives!
Visit with CATCH at upcoming events!
Representatives from CATCH will be at the following upcoming conferences:
  • Smart Start Conference- May 2-5, Greensboro, NC
  • National Head Start Association Conference-
    May 16-20, Nashville, TN
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference- June 22-25, Seattle, WA
Also don't forget that May 1-7 is SHAPE America's National PE and Sport Week!
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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