Smart Talk: Byrnes Health Education Center Reaches Important Milestone


Health education in the community and in partnership with families

  • Scott Lamar

  • Staff

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Broadcast date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Byrnes Health Education Center celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. What started in York has spread across the country and delivered seven and a half million health classes to children and adults.

Much has changed in health and health education over the past 25 years. Back then, there was no vaping or Obamacare, let alone a President Obama. On Tuesday’s program, we look at the health issues Americans had then and what issues they need or want education today.

To be published on Tuesday Smart talk to discuss the history of health education and what is important today are Anne Bahn, President and CEO, Byrnes Health Education Center,
Jamie Reisinger, Vice President of Education, Byrnes Health Education Center, and Chris Baldrige, Executive Director, Harrisburg Public Schools Foundation with the center’s founder
Susan P. Byrnes.

Five actions to help threatened and endangered species

How can an animal or plant recover enough to be removed from the endangered species list? A group of educators studied this question and found time on the list, money, and being an animal with a backbone – a vertebra – helps. Forty-six species have been removed from the endangered species list.

The researchers listed five factors that decision-makers can take to speed the recovery of species at risk.

Millersville University Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Aaron Haines has contributed research focused on species recovery under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and joins us on Tuesday. Smart talk.


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