- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Partners in Health Sciences Program has been awarded $135,000 in grants to give Arkansas teachers tools to teach health science topics. 

Of the total, $100,000 is the third installment of a six-year, $600,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Human Services’ Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education to train pre-K teachers in “Healthy Hearts & Lungs” curriculum.

The remaining $35,000 is from the Arkansas Department of Health’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Section and the Tobacco Prevention Cessation Program. Those funds will be used to train teachers and school nurses in the “Healthy Lungs & Gums” and “Biology of Cancer” curriculums.

The Partners in Health Sciences program conducts professional development workshops across Arkansas to equip teachers with activities to use with their students.

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