The Healthy Kids Learn Better Coalition is a statewide partnership of organizations and individuals working collectively to promote policies and programs that will reduce physical, social and emotional barriers to learning. Our goal is to build supportive funding, leadership and policies on the connections between health and education in order to keep kids safe, healthy, and ready to learn.

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2014 Place Matters Conference

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The Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division invites you! Join others working to create conditions and environments for tobacco free living, healthy eating and active living.


Date: Wednesday, November 19 – Friday, November 21, 2014
Location: Hilton Portland, 921 SW Sixth Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Registration Fee*: $50; $25 students and seniors (limited scholarships are available)

Register now! See more at: http://beattygroup.cvent.com/d/v4qfmp


Check out these exciting conference features:

  • 30+ speakers and 20+ topics to motivate, inspire and challenge you;
  • Innovative partnerships creating healthy environments and communities;
  • Wednesday morning pre-conference session (Oregon Self-Management Forum: Riding the Wave of Health System Transformation);
  • Yoga or Nia opportunities to start your day off right; and
  • Speakers and participants from community and state organizations.

*Oregon Health Authority and State of Oregon employees are invited to attend with no $50 registration fee.

Questions? Please contact Patricia at patricia.schoonmaker@state.or.us.

Regional Nature, Play and Education Symposium

Date: Monday, September 15, 2014
Time: 9:00am to 8:00pm 
Location: Oregon Zoo, Cascade Crest Banquet Center 
Kids, play, and the great outdoors, what could be better? These elements come together in a big way at the Regional Nature Play and Education Symposium, sponsored by Metro. 
Professionals, parents, educators and members of the public are invited to learn and discuss elements of nature-based play with expert panelists in the morning. Stay for the afternoon to hear from inspirational speakers, including keynote speaker David Bond, founder of the play-based British documentary film, “Project Wild Thing.” 
Recesses will take place through the day led by local nonprofit Playworks and an option to tour the new natural play area at the Portland Children’s Musuem will be available during lunch. 
Registration by Sept. 1 includes breakfast, brown-bag lunch, refreshments (and recess!) for $15. If you register after Sept. 1, the price is still $15, but breakfast and lunch will not be provided. 
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Alliance 4 Kids 2014 Fall Conference


Save the Date! Alliance 4 Kids 2014 Fall Conference
Addressing the Symptoms of Chronic Absenteeism:
Creating Healthy Learners
Thursday November 20, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM PST

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Double Tree Lloyd Center

1000 NE Multnomah St.

Portland, OR 97232

HKLB Coalition Meetings

Date: 1st Tuesday of every month

Time: 2-4pm

Location: 240 NE Broadway St