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CATCH My Breath Now Available for Free Nationwide
Thanks to CVS Health

The popular CATCH My Breath Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Program is now available to middle schools and high schools across the country free of charge thanks to a three year, $500,000 grant from CVS Health.The grant is part of CVS Health’s Be The First initiative, a five-year $50 million effort to help deliver the nation’s first tobacco-free generation through education and awareness, research and tobacco control advocacy, and health behavior programming. Learn more here.

CATCH National Award Winners To Be Announced Soon!
With so much great CATCH work taking place across the country, we are excited to announce a new national recognition!
The CATCH® Awards for Excellence in Health (CATCH Awards) are a new national distinction to be given annually in recognition of exemplary efforts to promote and support health and wellness locally through the CATCH Program. In addition to providing well-deserved recognition, the CATCH Awards are intended to provide a platform to spotlight local achievements that may serve as models for success across the nation. We'll announce the inaugural CATCH Award winners in early December. Stay tuned!
Lights, Camera, Action! New Videos Featuring CATCH  
Want to see CATCH in action? Grab some popcorn and check out some of the videos listed below. A huge shout-out to Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York, Brownsville ISD, and Brighter Bites for putting them together!
#CATCHKickOff Week / Official CATCH Hashtags
In the Communications Guide of the newly released CATCH Coordination Kit: Second Edition, CATCH users are encouraged to use official CATCH hashtags aligned to each of the six themes. These hashtags aim to promote a culture of health locally and engage with a network of CATCH supporters globally.

As we approach the winter holidays, we want to go back and give a shout-out to all the great #CATCHKickOff posts from the fall. Check some of them out on Twitter here.

CATCH Global Foundation Retreat
In October, we were so happy to convene most of the CATCH team in Austin for a company retreat! We were also excited to welcome Marcella Bianco, our new CATCH My Breath Program Manager, to the team. We're so grateful to work day-to-day with these wonderful people, all with a shared passion for children's health. Get to know the team here. 
(A shout-out to our wonderful CATCH team members at Flaghouse, Inc. in New Jersey – Kathy, Carol, Eileen, Monica, and Brooke – who were unable to join this time around!)
Give the Gift of Health
As you celebrate your blessings this holiday season, please consider a donation to CATCH to help deserving kids learn the most important life lesson of all - how to be healthy! Help sustain and grow the CATCH Promise by clicking here or on one of the Express Donate links below: 

  • Donate $10 to bring CATCH Promise to another child. 
  • Donate $30 to bring our new health education site to a pre-school or after-school program for 2 years. 
  • Donate $100 to bring our new health education site to a entire elementary school for 2 years. 
  • Donate $250 to bring CATCH Promise to another classroom.
  • Donate $600 to train a new CATCH Community Trainer.
  • Donate $5,000 to bring CATCH Promise to another school. 

Want to give an ongoing gift to CATCH? Click to donate $5/month$10/month$15/month$20/month, or $25/month
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CATCH will be at these upcoming events!  
Ohio AHPERD, Nov. 29 - Dec 1, Sandusky, OH

, Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, Fort Worth, TX
Fall Conference Recap
Conference season has been in full swing this fall! CATCH team members presented at or attended Southern Obesity Summit, ASHA, Texas AEYC, Region 5 Head Start, APHA, Healthier Texas Summit, Kentucky AHPERD, Arizona Health and PE, Illinois AHPERD, Ohio AHPERD, and Texas AHPERD. Looking forward to next year’s lineup!
2017 Texas CATCH Champions Announced
Each year during the TAPHERD convention, we honor Texas CATCH Champions for their untiring dedication to creating healthy environments for the children of Texas.
Congratulations to this year's awardees: 
Roberto Guevara III, Julian Salinas, Kaitlan Thomas, Corrie Yother, Michele Rusnak, and Patricia Werner!
Click here for full details. 
Webinar: "Integrating Communications Into Your School Health Efforts"
Miss or want to rewatch our communications webinar from October 26th? The whole recording is now available online here! In the webinar we reviewed our recently released Second Edition of the CATCH Coordination Kit, including the all new Communications section (available for free through Learn how to utilize a range of communications tactics to engage your campus and surrounding community in school health efforts.
CATCH in the News
Check out some of these recent features: 
"RMS Students CATCH Up on Nutrition" - Franklin County Times, Russellville, AL
"YMCAs get funds for CATCH equipment" - Daily Press, Escanaba, MI
Social Media
We love hearing from our CATCH communities! See how others are talking about CATCH on social media:
The CATCH Newsletter comes to you from Kathy Chichester, the National CATCH Coordinator, and Laura Aavang, Communications Specialist. Have a great story about how you've used CATCH, or how it's touched your community? Share it with us!
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