Latest Highmark Foundation Stories

2014-08-21 12:30:20

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Highmark Foundation has awarded schools in Western Pennsylvania with $311,950 in "Creating a Healthy School Environment" grants for innovative, healthy programs that begin in September when local students head back to schools. View the full list of school grantees on the Highmark Foundation website, www.highmarkfoundation.org. Ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 each, 55 grants were awarded to Western Pennsylvania schools serving students in...

2014-07-17 12:29:52

PITTSBURGH, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Highmark Foundation, in collaboration with the Center for Safe Schools, has developed new bullying prevention resources for parents, teachers, school administrators and volunteers who work with youth and families. In 2013, the Highmark Foundation and the Center for Safe Schools introduced the Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Toolkit, which covers 16 topics including the role of bystanders, why kids bully, strategies for kids,...

2014-05-14 16:25:45

Lee Hirsch documentary with post-viewing discussion facilitated by bullying prevention experts May 15, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in Harrisburg HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Safe Schools and the Highmark Foundation, together with WITF, will present a community forum and free screening of the documentary film "Bully" to promote awareness about bullying issues. The event will take place Thursday, May 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at WITF Public Media...

2014-03-25 16:24:04

Pittsburgh families, educators, public health groups and community leaders invited to attend the special event with post-viewing discussion facilitated by bullying prevention experts PITTSBURGH, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT: Free community film screening of "Bully" and post-viewing discussion facilitated by bullying prevention experts. The Highmark Foundation, the Center for Safe Schools and the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention are proud to present...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.