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W.Va. health conference aims at students, families

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Health-care providers and state educators are attending a conference this week aimed at helping school-aged children and their families.

The 2013 Kidstrong Conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Charleston Civic Center. It will address the health and safety of students in instruction, school climate and health, including immunizations.

The conference is aimed at school administrators, teachers, nurses, counselors, school-based health center staff and mental health professionals, and public health specialists working with children.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin is set to present a report Tuesday on school safety and debut a video for young people on the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

The conference is organized by the state departments of Education and Health and Human Resources, Marshall University's medical school and the West Virginia Immunization Network.


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