Weller Health Education at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital
For more than three decades, Weller Health Education at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital has partnered with hundreds of schools each year to change the behaviors of young people and help them develop life-long healthy habits which will prevent chronic disease, reduce violence and improve the overall health, safety and well-being of children and families in our communities.
Weller stays ahead of emerging health trends to create new programs that target the most pertinent health risks facing kids today including depression, prescription drug and heroin use, healthy relationships and building resilience and stress management skills. All programs are presented by professional health educators who are experts at connecting with young people and translating even the most complex information into easy to understand concepts. Faculty and parent programs are also available.
Our programs are rigorously evaluated and outcomes-based. Students take part in pre- and post-program tests measuring knowledge gain and positive shifts in attitude using an Audience Response System. Following program delivery, participating schools and funders receive impact reports detailing program outcomes.
Subject matter is centered on prevention in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse, mental health (including stress, depression and suicide), healthy relationships character education, growth and development, nutrition and fitness, and personal hygiene. Each school receives a risk assessment to complete prior to receiving recommendations from Weller Health Education at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital for programming options.
If you’d like to help us enhance health education for our community’s children, please consider making a contribution. Select Weller Health Education as your designation.
1628 Chew St.
Allentown PA 18102
Kristen Hoben, Program Coordinator: Kristen.Hoben@lvhn.org
Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Programs offered to schools by Weller Health Education at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital include:
- Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP)
- Stress Less
- Kids have Stress Too
- Drugs and Your Body
- Science behind Addiction
- Heroin: How did I get here?
Growth & Development
- Better Start Early Curriculum Kit
- Life begins
- Who Do You Trust?
- Bully Busters
- Dental Detectives
Fitness & Nutrition
- Kids in Motion
- Nutrition Curriculum Kit
- Nutrition Know It All
- Relationships 101
- Relationships 201
- Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP for parents)
- Life Begins (for parents)