The College of Applied Sciences and Arts’ Health Science and Recreation department received the Program Excellence Award from the Society for Public Health Education for its “Salud Familiar” program.
The program is a partnership between San José State University and McKinley Elementary School to create “cultures, confidence, environments and resources for health and academic success among the McKinley community,” according to the elementary school website. The program allows SJSU students an opportunity to host activities and events at the school that promote healthy lifestyles.
The program was founded by Health Science professor Kathleen Roe and Aurora Garcia. SOPHE will be honoring the 35 award and scholarship recipients at its 66th Annual Meeting April 23-25, in Portland.