Student health

Innovations

Statewide Collaborative Combines Social Marketing and Sector-Specific Support to Produce Positive Behavior Changes, Halt Increase in Childhood Obesity 03/02/13

Let's Go! is a multilevel, multisector initiative in Maine that promotes physical activity and healthy eating in an effort to increase the proportion of children at a healthy weight. The program,...

Statewide Policy and Practice Changes Encourage Schools To Promote Behavior Change in Students, Leading to Better Physical Fitness 03/01/13

Nemours, a children's health system, spearheaded a multisector, collaborative, statewide initiative to halt and ultimately reverse the growing prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in...

School-Based Health Centers Enhance Access to Mental Health Services for Adolescents, Particularly African-American and Hispanic Males 02/21/13

In addition to standard primary care services, Connecticut's 78 school-based health centers offer a broad array of confidential mental health services to elementary, middle, and high school...

Inner-City School Health Center's Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services: Enhancing Access to Screening for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Prenatal Care, and Contraception 12/06/12

The Rush University College of Nursing operates health centers inside three Chicago public schools that provide convenient, comprehensive reproductive and sexual health services to a primarily...

School District Uses Policies and Related Programs to Improve Health, Behavior, and Academic Performance of Students with Asthma and Reduce Absenteeism 05/21/12

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District developed a series of policies designed to mitigate the impact of asthma on students by ensuring the creation of an asthma-friendly environment in the...

QualityTools

Preventing Skin Infections: A Guide for Athletes, Coaches, and Parents 10/31/14

The goal of this Web-based video seminar is to help protect student athletes from skin infections. The video makes extensive use of animation, special effects, graphics, and studio and on-location shooting. It is suitable for all sports with a...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Adolescent and School Health: Sexual Risk Behavior Publications and Resources 03/06/13

This Web site offers resources to support HIV and sexually transmitted diseases prevention programs in schools. The resources provide education, training, and more to assist in decreasing sexual risk behaviors among students. Tools available...

Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation 11/13/12

This report provides recommendations, strategies, and action steps for implementation by policymakers and others to help combat and prevent obesity. It identifies strategies that individually have the greatest potential reach and impact on...

A Guide To Improving Children's Oral Health Care: Tools for the Head Start Community 08/27/12

This guide for Early Head Start/Head Start (EHS/HS) staff provides information to coordinate and establish dental homes and improve oral health care for high-risk, low-income children. Included are resources to support EHS/HS children’s use of...

Get Covered. Get in the Game. Campaign 02/15/12

The goal of the Get Covered. Get in the Game. campaign is to help uninsured children get health insurance so they can participate in sports programs. Eligible children and teens can get no-cost or low-cost health coverage through...

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