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An Update on ASHA’s Diversity Efforts

Earlier this year, ASHA recommitted to enhancing the diversity of its membership. In 2019, ASHA began a process of conducting an internal assessment of the extent to which ASHA offers culturally appropriate services to the membership. In March, the ASHA Board President announced to the membership and partners the Association’s intention to adopt more inclusiveREAD MORE >>

Update on ASHA’s School Violence Taskforce

Following the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, the American School Health Association formed a School Violence Taskforce. This group of past ASHA presidents has met regularly to explore and discuss long-range solutions and to develop resources and support for schools. ASHA recognizes the tremendous influence of school health professionals to lead change efforts in theirREAD MORE >>

Our Words have Power

Our Words have Power By:  Jeanie Alter, ASHA Executive Director Each year, Merriam-Webster scours the English language and considers additions to the iconic dictionary.  Most recent additions include “swole” and “buzzy”.  This is an indicator of how language changes and the importance of staying current.  As such, ASHA wants to encourage all school health professionalsREAD MORE >>