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Aug

25

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National Center for Education Statistics – International Data Explorer

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. They are independent and non-partisan. Their mission is to provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Health Information Literacy, Uncategorized

Aug

23

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New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Children

Posted by on August 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a new set of guidelines for the screening and management of high blood pressure in children and adults this month. An estimated 3.5% of all children and adolescents have high blood pressure, which often goes undetected and therefore untreated, according to the AAP. Included in the new guidelines… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Aug

23

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National School Lunch After School Snack Program

Posted by on August 23rd, 2017 0 comments

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for this federally assisted snack program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. School districts and independent schools that choose to take part in the snack program receive cash subsidies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for each snack they serve. In return,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Scholarships and Grants

Aug

09

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Immunization Awareness Month

Posted by on August 9th, 2017 0 comments

The importance of immunizations and health is a year ’round topic, but August, especially, is a good time to promote awareness. The National Immunization Awareness Month Toolkit, available from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, includes plans for taking action, such as: articles to share, sample tweets, suggested newsletter items, ideas for community… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health

Aug

08

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Statistics in Schools

Posted by on August 8th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools program offers free activities and resources that can help you bring statistics into any K-12 classroom. Statistics in Schools activities use real-life census data to help students understand statistical concepts and gain data analysis skills. The geography, history, math and sociology activities were created by teachers and correspond… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Aug

08

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Marijuana Talk Toolkit

Posted by on August 8th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

More states are legalizing the use of marijuana but even in states that haven’t legalized its use doesn’t mean that the youth in this country aren’t partaking. Teens and young adults are especially susceptible to the negative effects of any drug use, including marijuana. Even the occasional use of marijuana can cause teens to engage in… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Aug

01

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Promise Neighborhoods grant

Posted by on August 1st, 2017 0 comments

The vision of the program is that all children and youth growing up in Promise Neighborhoods have access to great schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and a career. The purpose of Promise Neighborhoods is to significantly improve… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Jul

12

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Community Health Workers’ Role in Addressing Infant Mortality

Posted by on July 12th, 2017 0 comments

Although the Infant Mortality Rate in the United States is falling, it is still worse than its peer nations, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Several U.S. cities are implementing programs to try to address this problem, which is an indicator of the overall health of a community. Because it is so important to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health

Jul

12

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Best Practices in Behavioral Health for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Boys and Men

Posted by on July 12th, 2017 0 comments

A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) highlights existing programs that address behavioral health disparities among Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander boys and young men. It also outlines effective tools and best practices in working with this population. Included are strategies for practitioners, educators, and community leaders:… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Jul

11

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Self-Advocacy resources for youth with disabilities

Posted by on July 11th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

KASA (Kids As Self Advocates) is a national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth and is a project of Family Voices.  It is made up of teens and young adults with disabilities speaking out. KASA knows youth can make choices and advocate for themselves if they have the information and support they need…. Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Websites

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