CPS Health and Wellness Plan Wins Big at ‘Champions for Change’ Awards


Cincinnati Public Schools is home to true champions.

Dr. Williams poses with her award alongside Hamilton County Commissioners (from left) Todd Portune, Denise Driehaus and Stephanie Dumas.

Hamilton County Commissioners Denise Driehaus, Stephanie Dumas and Todd Portune presented Dr. Jennifer Williams, BS, MEd, EdD, with the Champion for Knowledge award. The honor is part of Hamilton County’s Champions for Change program, which highlights individuals who positively affect the lives of moms and babies

Dr. Williams was honored for her work in developing a Board of Education-approved comprehensive health and wellness curriculum for CPS students as well as the first CPS Health Fair & Exploration for all 10th-graders.

In developing the K-12 curriculum, Dr. Williams convened healthcare professionals and CPS teachers to ensure that it was age appropriate and medically and scientifically accurate. When implemented, the curriculum will reach more than 35,000 students in the district.

Her work supports Hamilton County’s goal of reducing infant mortality.

Champions for Change awards were given to individuals who are positively affecting the lives of moms and babies in Hamilton County. (Dr. Williams is at the far right.)

Learn more about the great things happening at Cincinnati Public Schools: https://www.cps-k12.org/.


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