Oral health poster CONTEST sends louisiana STUDENTS to indianapolis
In collaboration with the Student Alliance Council (SAC) and the Louisiana Oral Health Coalition, Well-Ahead hosted a poster contest at the end of the 2017/2018 school year. This contest aimed to increase awareness of oral health in East Baton Rouge public schools. Broadmoor High, Scotlandville Magnet High, and Woodlawn High participated in the contest. The student that created the most effective oral health poster was awarded with a paid trip to the School-Based Health Alliance Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Louisiana Oral Health Coalition had the honor of voting for and naming the winning students. Congratulations to Woodlawn High School! It's "Be Smoke-Free" poster submission effectively demonstrated the negative impact of smoking on oral health. In June, two Woodlawn High student representatives, Melissa Castilo and Jada Paulin, attended the School-Based Health Alliance Conference in Indianapolis for a formal poster presentation.
Did you know?
- According the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report, 90% of smokers start using tobacco regularly by the time they are 18 years of age. Three million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2015.
- In Louisiana, 13.2% of middle school students and 27.6% of high school students use tobacco. (2015 YRBS)
Moving Louisiana's Health Forward
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can join the Louisiana Oral Health Coalition!