Overview

Overview

Government & Community Relations' work centers around the Let’s Move It® initiative – our strategy for improving the overall well-being of the residents in the communities we serve by positively “moving the dial” on advocacy and policy, healthy lifestyles, education and economic vitality.

Grades K-5

Grades K-5

Dangerous Decibels®

A free, school-based program designed to teach 4th through 5th graders the concepts of noise-induced hearing loss prevention. Through a fun, interactive, 50-minute presentation, students explore the science of sound, the way it travels, and how they can protect their hearing for years to come!

The program is delivered by Cleveland Clinic audiologists and audiology doctoral students who have completed Dangerous Decibels® educator training.

Classroom teachers can register to participate by visiting www.clevelandclinic.org/DangerousDecibels

From Jump Ropes to Microscopes

Designed by 2009 Creative Learning Intern Elizabeth O’Neill and based on the children’s book of the same name written by 2008/2009 Creative Learning Intern Leah Backo, this interactive Web game gives elementary school students in the opportunity to learn about healthcare careers they may never have even known existed.

Visit www.clevelandclinic.org/JumpRopes to play the game.

HealthCARE™ (Cultivating Acceptance and Respect through Education)

This educational program designed to promote inclusion and self-esteem among children ages 5 through 10. Developed by the Civic Education Department and the Cleveland Clinic Theatre Company, the program provides free educational resources, including award-winning videos and accompanying curricula that meet state and national academic standards in a variety of subjects. Also, HealthCARE™ offers disease-specific lessons so teachers can address inclusion and self-esteem as they relate to specific medical conditions.

Visit www.clevelandclinic.org/HealthCARE to access these educational materials.

Power Washers™

Created by 2008 Creative Learning intern Gabriel Firestone, these hygiene superheroes teach elementary school students the importance, technique, and science of proper hand washing through music, humor, and games. Join Water Woman, Super Soap, and Touchy Towel as they take on a band of evil germs in their Webby Award-winning music video debut, or become a Power Washer™ yourself by beating the bad guys in the Power Washers™ Hand Washing game. 

Visit www.clevelandclinic.org/PowerWashers to play the game.

Grades 6-12

Grades 6-12

Adventures in Health Science and Medicinessm (AHSMsm)

This program is a series of courses delivered through videoconference technology designed to promote career exploration in health science and the study of medicine for students in middle school. Offered through hour-long, real-time presentations, each course includes a lecture, case-study investigation, hands-on activities, and collaborative discussion facilitated by a Cleveland Clinic caregiver.

Classroom teachers must apply to participate. Learn more at www.clevelandclinic.org/AHSM.

Diabetes 101

A middle and high school program that focuses on the signs and symptoms of diabetes. This program addresses prevention, management and treatment of diabetes as well as awareness and compassion for those around you dealing with diabetes.

Classroom teachers can register to participate by emailing LetsMoveIt@ccf.org.

Diabetes 101 is also offered for adults in various locations throughout Northeast Ohio. To view upcoming dates for the adult program, please visit www.clevelandclinic.org/Diabetes101.

eXpressions™

Since 2005, eXpressions™ has engaged more than 10,000 high school students — from across Ohio and around the world — in the creative exploration of science and medicine. Through project-based, peer-to-peer learning, participants interpret research studies conducted by Cleveland Clinic summer interns.

An esteemed panel of content experts evaluated this year’s 1,500 submissions. Exceptional entries were awarded one of five levels of recognition: Best in Show, Blue Ribbon, Red Ribbon, White Ribbon, or Honorable Mention.

eXpressions™ is more than a competition, however. Tied to state and national academic standards, this innovative line of programs gives participants a deeper, real-world understanding of science, art, language, and math while promoting creativity, innovation, communication, and teamwork.

Classroom teachers who wish to participate can find more information at www.clevelandclinic.org/expressions.

Hypertension 101

A middle and high school program that focuses on the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure. This program addresses prevention, management and treatment of high blood pressure while focusing on eating healthy and exercising.

Classroom teachers can register to participate by emailing LetsMoveIt@ccf.org.

Hypertension 101 is also offered for adults in various locations throughout Northeast Ohio. To view upcoming dates for the adult program, please visit www.clevelandclinic.org/Hypertension101.

Internships

Please visit the Economic Vitality page to learn more about our middle and high school internship opportunities.

PLEASE NOTE: Government & Community Relations does NOT offer college-level or graduate-level internship programs. Additional high school, college and graduate-level experiences can be found below. Please contact the Department listed on each program's web page for more information.

Stroke 101

A school-based program for middle school students. This program educates and empowers middle-schoolers to recognize the signs of a stroke and encourage the rapid care of the individual to achieve better outcomes. This program is taught in the school setting and utilizes a pre- and post-knowledge tests.

Classroom teachers can register to participate by emailing LetsMoveIt@ccf.org.

Stroke 101 is also offered for adults in various locations throughout Northeast Ohio. To view upcoming dates for the adult program, please visit www.clevelandclinic.org/Stroke101.

Teen Cancer Program

This high school education program focused on cancer prevention and the importance of self-exams. Students in the program study breast, testicular, skin, and lung cancers.

Classroom teachers can register to participate by emailing LetsMoveIt@ccf.org.

Worldwide Classroom®

This program includes free, interactive, real-time courses delivered through video conference or live stream technology that address a wide range of important health topics and healthcare careers for regional and national middle and high school-aged students. Educators can register their students to participate in one or all of the courses offered through the program’s two unique learning series – Hot Topics and Meet the Caregivers.

  • Hot Topics courses explore an array of important health topics, with one health topic being spotlighted each month.
  • Meet the Caregivers courses showcase the work of Cleveland Clinic caregivers whose careers relate to the health topics being spotlighted each month in the Hot Topics courses.

Classroom teachers who wish to participate can find more information at www.clevelandclinic.org/WWClassroom.