Launched in the mid-80s by a group of concerned parents and teachers the PAS for Global Health has been working toward the promotion of better health ever since. It has been known for a long time that “better health leads to better learning,” and thus discovering ways to ensure healthy conditions as a preventive measure, make the most sense.
In addition, very early on it was seen that by working together, as a team, parents and students can achieve much more as an entity than they can on their own. By researching, learning and putting in practice simple methods, global health can be impacted in a positive way.
The core issues that this group covers are those that fall into the category of priorities for our youth. This include: nutrition; physical activity; body image; the psyche; sex education; alcohol/drug abuse. By addressing these topics early on, any real concerns can be nipped in the bud. It is important that such key health issues are not swept under the carpet, but are rather given over with all the facts in an educational setting. That is what Parents and Students for Global Health is all about.