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So, What is Synthetic Marijuana? by Lance Williams

On August 17, 2018 more than 100 overdoses in New Haven, Connecticut were attributed to synthetic marijuana – also known as K2, spice or “fake weed”.  In our very own state of Illinois (as of May 2018), the Illinois Department of Public Health has 164 documented cases across 15 counties tied to outbreaks related to […]

Prevention & the Opioid Crisis by Olivia Starr

As the opioid crisis continues to claim the lives of dozens of Americans each day, parents, educators, and healthcare professionals are seeking solutions to this unprecedented problem. Opioid abuse presents a unique challenge because of the drugs’ legal status and important role in providing relief for legitimate pain sufferers. Many are familiar with the story: […]

Different Viewpoints: Step-Out of Your Comfort Zone

RCC’s Different Viewpoints is a series of short articles from different age groups and their perspective on health education as they see it. Step-Out of Your Comfort Zone by Danielle Gluckman I’ve always worked with kids, from preschoolers to college students, but for the most part across this age span their biggest questions revolve around sexuality. […]

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School Programs

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In today's fast-paced world, children face a whole new set of choices, challenges and threats. Our science-based programs emphasize prevention by teaching kids what they need to know to make good choices and develop healthy habits for a lifetime. We infuse interactive educational experiences that meet community needs, state learning objectives and national health priorities.

Events

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There's no better way to engage the community than by bringing the community together. Our special events, presentations and camps are geared to reinforce our mission...while we have some fun doing it! We have a little something for everyone...mothers looking for the ideal lunch date with their daughters, camps for the science nut or a presentation to provide tips on how to talk to your kids about some of the uncomfortable subjects.

Get Involved

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This year, we'll reach an incredible milestone: 6 million students! 

We've seen a lot of changes in the lives of young people over the past 40 years. With technology being integral in the learning process and the abundance of both good and bad information out in the world, it's more important than ever to make sure that we give our kids the facts about sexuality and drugs! Keeping current is crucial and we need your support.

Support Us

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Today--as young people are faced with many pressures we didn’t encounter in our own adolescence--the work we do is more challenging and important than ever before. The donation you make to RCC health education contributes to enhanced curriculum, innovative delivery models, and opportunities for disadvantaged students all over Chicagoland to make better-informed choices.

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