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York College’s Employee Wellness Committee has utilized the Byrnes Health Education Center for a variety of programs and have had great success each time. From employee Lunch N Learns on various topics to taking part in our Wellness Fairs, the Center has been a great resource for us and we look forward to continuing the relationship.

Matt Day

Assistant Director of Athletics and Recreation

York College of Pennsylania

New Program – Heroin: The Wake Up Call

In our continued efforts to create health curriculum that is relevant to current issues, Byrnes Health Education Center has added a new program: Heroin: The Wake Up Call.blankclock

The heroin epidemic has reached our doorsteps and this program, geared to grades 7-12, students are provided the facts about heroin use.  Utilizing a multi-media presentation, real life stories, and interactive activities, participants will gain valuable knowledge to aid in the prevention of heroin abuse.

As with all of our programs, students are evaluated for knowledge gain and behavioral intent with pre- and post-testing and every teacher is asked to evaluate our educators on presentation, content and impact.

About the program: This program is designed to inform students about the heroin epidemic in our country, state and region. Participants will learn factual information about what heroin does to their bodies and how Rx abuse can lead to heroin use. Local statistics and resources will also be provided along with current heroin trends and information on the “Good Samaritan Law.”

To schedule this program for your school or organization or for more information, please contact the Byrnes Health Education Center’s Education Services Department at 717.848.3064 x 249.

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