Safe, Strong, & Healthy Schools 

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In Spring 2021, we debuted Safe, Strong, & Healthy Schools—a conversation series that explored the impacts of COVID-19 on schools and on child health. You can view Season One on our SSHS archive page, though please keep in mind that the series was filmed in early 2021, which means that the content may no longer be relevant or accurate.


In Season 2—beginning in July 2021—we’ll continue to explore the known science and impacts of Covid-19 on schools and child health through presentations of the most up-to-date scientific evidence, conversations about best practices in schools, and question/answer sessions led by doctors and experts. Upcoming topics will include combating misinformation about Covid-19 in schools, the science behind CDC’s updated school guidance, an update on the pediatric vaccines, and more!


The Healthy Kids Collaborative is thrilled to continue its partnership with the University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics and other partners across the state to provide continued support and guidance  to school communities like yours as the 2021-22 school year approaches. We hope that you share this resource with others in your schools and districts as decisions are made and preparations continue for the fall semester.

Join us for Season 2 of this conversation series with Wisconsin doctors, educators, scientists, and leaders exploring the ways that schools and districts can build and maintain “Safe, Strong & Healthy Schools."


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Season 2 Episodes


Episode 5 Season 2
Is It an Allergy or Is It COVID?
Dr. Jim Gern

August 19 2021 | 7 a.m.

Episode 4 Season 2
Supporting the Safety of Children with Complex Health Needs in Schools
Dr. Ryan Coller

August 16, 2021 | 7 a.m.

Episode 3 Season 2
The Latest on COVID-19 Vaccines Q&A
Dr. Jim Conway

August 13, 2021 | 7 a.m.

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Episode 2 Season 2
Coping with Misinformation: A Challenge and An Opportunity
Dr. Dipesh Navsaria

July 29, 2021 | 7 a.m.

Episode 1 Season 2
What We Know Now: An Update on the Science of COVID-19 for the 2021-22 School Year
Dr. Ellen Wald

July 27, 2021 | 7 a.m.

Slides available on/after each episode air date.

Safe, Strong & Healthy Schools 

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