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Jan

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Native Youth Website

Posted by on January 10th, 2018 0 comments

The Indian Health Service has launched a website that targets Native Youth and adults who work with Native Youth. The Generation Indigenous Initiative will build resiliency and promote positive development through the use of partnerships and programs that offer resources, information and tools that focus on suicide and substance abuse prevention, sexual health/responsibility, mental health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Jan

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Be Her Resource: School Resource Officers and Girls of Color

Posted by on January 10th, 2018 0 comments

Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality and the National Black Women’s Justice Institute announce a new toolkit: Be Her Resource: A Toolkit About School Resource Officers and Girls of Color. Designed for school systems and police departments, the toolkit is based on interviews and focus groups with girls of color and police officers. As… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Dec

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week: January 22-28, 2018

Posted by on December 27th, 2017 0 comments

The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides resources for teachers — including ideas, resources and activities for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, January 22-28, 2018.  Visit the National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week webpage for information on a Twitter chat on January 22, events and partnerships, planning your own events, and accessing toolkits for… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Dec

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New App Helps Parents Track Child’s Developmental Milestones

Posted by on December 12th, 2017 0 comments

Is your child’s development on track for his or her age? Now you can find out with CDC’s new free Milestone Tracker app. The app makes it easy for parents to track, support, and celebrate their young child’s development. “Skills like taking a first step, saying those first words, and waving ‘bye-bye’ are developmental milestones… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Dec

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Holiday Toy Tips

Posted by on December 12th, 2017 0 comments

Toys are at the top of many shopping lists and is a often a favorite part of holiday shopping. Those youngsters may have a wish list a mile long but which of those many items are safe?  When choosing a toy for a child, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the toy be appropriate for… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Nov

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Holiday Bakers Beware

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

From the FDA Consumer Health Information Before you eat that raw cookie dough read this. Raw dough can make you sick. Eating raw dough or batter—whether it’s for bread, cookies, pizza or tortillas—could make you, and your kids, sick, says Jenny Scott, a senior advisor in FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. According to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Nov

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DNA Essay Contest

Posted by on November 14th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

National DNA Day is celebrated every April 25, which commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. Next year’s DNA Day will be on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  Teachers and students from around the world are encouraged to celebrate by participating in… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Nov

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Youth Compendium of Physical Activities

Posted by on November 14th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has a new resource, Youth Compendium of Physical Activities. This compendium provides measures of energy expenditure for 196 common youth activities including sedentary activities, standing activities, playing and participating in games, and walking and running. The compendium can be used by researchers, healthcare professionals, teachers, and fitness professionals.

Posted in: Children and Teens

Nov

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NIH News in Health, November 2017

Posted by on November 6th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the November issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, General, Public Health

Nov

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Making the Case: Engaging Businesses for Public Health

Posted by on November 3rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The CDC VetoViolence initiative has put together Making the Case: Engaging Businesses, a tool to “help public health initiatives successfully connect with local businesses” by communicating the “important role of businesses as partners in assuring safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments in the home, community, and workplace.” The tool includes information on: Explaining the importance of… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health

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