ST. LOUIS, Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A positive prevention initiative designed to promote inclusion in schools was celebratedat Atlanta Elementary on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.
Home State Health hosted an assembly in honor of National No One Eats Alone Day, created by the non-profit Beyond Differences. Over 500 students
Social isolation has been identified as a precursor to bullying, self harm and community violence. Students have shown that given the tools, they will stand up for others as empathetic and caring activists, not passive bystanders.
"We are honored to be involved in the celebration of social inclusion in schools across Missouri," said Nathan Landsbaum, President and CEO of Home State Health.
"Social isolation is a preventable public health problem affecting millions of children every day who suffer in silence," says Laura Talmus, co-founder and executive director of Beyond Differences. "We've learned through teachers and families that No One Eats Alone is a powerful step and positive initiative that can change the culture in schools to be a more welcoming place for all."
Atlanta Elementary is one of more than 2,000 schools across the country that celebrated No One Eats Alone Day. The initiative reached more than 1 million students.
No One Eats Alone is sponsored by the Centene Charitable Foundation.
Home State Health is a MO HealthNet Managed Care health plan that provides health insurance to the people of Missouri. Established in 2012, Home State Health exists to improve the health of its members through focused, compassionate and coordinated care. Home State Health is owned by a joint venture of Centene Corporation and Missouri Community Health Access. Centene Corporation is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise. For more information, visit www.homestatehealth.com.
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