Cairn Guidance is excited to work on a new project with Shine Light on Depression to raise awareness around childhood and teen depression and suicide. Shine Light on Depression offers no-cost, key-turning resources to support the mental health of youth in both in-school and after-school settings. 2022 Shine Light on Depression Ambassadors As mental health advocates, Cairn Guidance hired and trained ambassadors who are “boots-on-the-ground” to further support the work with the Shine Read ▸ about Shine Light on Depression
By Liz Thorne, VP of Policy and ProgramsI had been anticipating the grand opening of Faubion K-8 School, in Portland Oregon, this Fall for both personal and professional reasons. Most importantly, it is our neighborhood school. My daughter will be starting kindergarten there next year. As someone who works in school health and public health, the opening of Faubion also embodies so many of the practices we know are effective in supporting the health and academic achievement of young Read ▸ about Making School the Heartbeat of the Community
Mike Miller and Jamie Sparks Jamie and I were invited by Mike Miller, a former colleague of Jamie's at the Kentucky Department of Education to a beautiful reception at a private residence in Louisville last night to celebrate 10 years of growth for the University of Louisville's LGBT Center. It was an honor to be invited among 150 other guests celebrating the support of sexual minorities on campus.Over the years, the Center has been Read ▸ about LGTB Center at University of Louisville
By Liz ThorneLast week I had the pleasure to facilitate a school based health center partnership meeting in Deschutes County (central Oregon). County organizers wanted to focus on youth engagement and have young people be involved in the meeting. Partners from county public health, SBHC clinics, health systems, dental providers, mental health providers and the school districts were all in attendance. Members from the Sisters High School Youth Action Council (YAC) sat on an expert panel and Read ▸ about From Engagement to Partnership: How do organizations build youth-adult partnerships?
As 2015 gets its groove on, Cairn Guidance is becoming increasingly busy again after a nice respite during the holidays. Our focus is to continue to develop, revise and implement programs, practices and policies to increase our reach of healthy youth and staff, build sustainable partnerships, diversify our client-base and work, increase our advocacy efforts, model health ourselves and continue to thoroughly enjoy work!Some new exciting projects we are working on moving ahead...Eat Read ▸ about Cairn Guidance Update!
I moved to Kentucky over a year ago from Portland, Oregon. Regularly, people ask me what I notice are the biggest differences. I have observed two major things... how overweight people are and how many people smoke. I have been exposed to more secondhand smoke than I have in my life. When I lived in Louisville this past year (I now reside in Morehead, KY), I used to run downtown 2-3 times a week to the waterfront. I was exposed to the smoke from people walking Read ▸ about “Smoking is Killing Kentucky, Literally and Fiscally.”
“We used to think a person’s IQ would determine professional success. Now we know that the first year of life may determine a lot more than we once thought. ” — http://www.ket.org/health/safe-and-sound.htm Last week I attended the premiere viewing of Kentucky Educational Television's (KET) Special Report called "Safe and Sound; Raising Emotionally Healthy Children in a Stressful World," produced by Laura Krueger, and in part funded by the Foundation for a Healthy Read ▸ about Safe and Sound, KET Special Report
The Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Conference is the anchor event for the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) during which innovations and best practices elicited from CHMI strategic partnerships are featured. The Health Matters Conference showcases corporations, non-governmental organizations, and individuals that have made a significant investment in contributing to the health and well-being of others. We have over 100 million in new strategic health investments expected to Read ▸ about Clinton Health Matters Conference