Healthy Hearts, Healthy Lungs &
Workshops for PreK-12 Teachers/School Personnel/Parents
A new (March 2002) hands-on, workshop
allowed Pre-K teachers from various Head Start schools in Pulaski County to learn about
the anatomy of the functional human heart (Healthy Hearts). In addition to the Pre-K teachers in training,
parents from the Head Start schools and administration personnel for the UAMS Head Start,
Arkansas Head Start, Arkansas Department of Education, UAMS AR Cares and the Little Rock
School District were present. The morning session was a lecture and laboratory session on
the functional anatomy of the human heart, use of the stethoscope, play-acting blood flow
and heart valve sounds, and studying human heart specimens. The Pre-K teachers devoted the
afternoon session to lesson plan development and a Make and Take Workshop.
A grant from the Arkansas Cancer Coalition was awarded from January 1, 2006 - June 30, 2013 which funds professional development for middle school teachers around the state. Anatomy of the functional human lungs (Healthy Lungs) is the topic presented to teachers and other school personnel.
Another grant from the Arkansas Cancer Coalition was awarded from February 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013 which funds professional development for middle school/high school teachers around the state. Functional anatomy of the skin, the damaging effects of unprotected exposure to UV radiation and the 3 major types of skin cancer (Healthy Skin) is the topic presented to teachers and other school personnel.
The data below summarizes participation in the Partners in Health Sciences program for Healthy Hearts, Healthy Lungs and Healthy Skin Training from March 1, 2002 - June 30, 2012:
Healthy Hearts, Healthy Lungs & Healthy Skin Workshops for PreK-12 Teachers/School