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LHU student presents at Pennsylvania Public and Community Health Annual Conference

Janice Balmer PhotoLock Haven University health science student, Janice Balmer, of Manheim, was selected for an oral presentation of her research at the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health 2019 Pennsylvania Public and Community Health Annual Conference held on April 2 in Lancaster.

The topic for this year’s conference was “Invigorating Public Health in Pennsylvania through Community-based Initiatives.”

Balmer’s presentation, “Invigorating Elementary Physical Education to Combat Childhood Obesity in Pennsylvania,” highlighted creative initiatives that engage elementary students to increase daily physical activity and enhance nutrition meeting the national standards enhancing health development.

“The Master of Health Science program has provided me the tools and opportunities to highlight my work on a state and national level,” Balmer said.

For more information about the Master of Health Science degree at LHU, visit

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Lock Haven University’s main campus is located on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in the scenic mountains of Pennsylvania. The university offers 49 undergraduate majors and certifications with 47 minors and five graduate programs.

LHU is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.


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