New health education interactive program debuts in Ohio

Local students to learn directly from doctors

CLEVELAND - A new program aimed at improving the health of students and encouraging underrepresented youth in becoming ‘next generation' medical and health professionals has made its debut Cleveland.

On Wednesday, Ohio First Lady Karen Kasich, along with representatives from Cisco, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital and Case Western Reserve launched Ohio's ‘Connected Health Education' program at Cleveland Early College High School.

The program consists of a K-12 and higher education collaborative that will allow students to connect and learn directly from doctors about healthy habits and also career oriented studies to ready them for health and medical careers.

The initiative is made possible by a grant from Cisco which provides the technology and the broadband connection for the students' classrooms.

The project will take place at four sites: Cleveland Early College High School, Cleveland School for Science and Medicine, Case Western School of Medicine and John R. Buchtel Community Learning Center in Akron.

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