The UnityPoint Health Youth Prevention Education Initiative
UnityPoint Health is helping to educate middle and high school students about the dangers of prescription drug and opioid misuse and the importance of building, maintaining and promoting positive mental health.
The new Prescription Drug Safety course and Mental Wellness Basics course are being provided to middle and high schools throughout Iowa and Illinois. The courses were designed to help students develop and grow skills to make safe and healthy decisions for themselves, their families and their communities. Both courses are sponsored by UnityPoint Health and provided free of charge to schools, educators and students.
Prescription Drug Safety
The UnityPoint Health Prescription Drug Safety course helps prepare teens to stand up against prescription drug and opioid abuse by educating students on the science of addiction, safe use of prescription drugs, refusal skills and how to support a friend.
Mental Wellness Basics
The UnityPoint Health Mental Wellness Basics course is designed to equip students in grades eight through 10 with the knowledge and skills necessary to build, maintain and promote positive mental health in themselves and their peers.
Schools May Use Both Courses at No Charge
To see if these courses are available in your area, and to learn how to bring the programs to your school, please contact Ashley Thompson at (515) 537-6089 or Ashley.Thompson@unitypoint.org.
Both courses were developed by education technology innovator EVERFI, Inc. EVERFI is a leading education technology company that provides learners of all ages with education that tackles some of society's' toughest challenges, through innovative and scalable digital learning.