One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for kids to eat healthier and move more. Make a difference for kids: Spread the word about strategies for preventing childhood obesity and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. To learn more and access the toolkit go to http://1.usa.gov/1LceDYM
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August is National Immunization Awareness Month. healthfinder.gov has a toolkit for spreading the word about immunizations in your community through social media, email, newsletters and other media.
In 2011, 22% of students ages 12-18 were bullied at school. Learn how you can make a difference at the Bullying Prevention with StopBullying.gov webinar. StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. The StopBullying.gov Training Module and Community Action Toolkit will be showcased, along with an overview of the vision behind this train-the-trainer resource for community members of all different backgrounds.
Webinar: Bullying Prevention with StopBullying.gov
Date and Time: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm (ET)
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. This site offers a number of free resources covering many different types of trauma.
Please visit their website for these resources: bit.ly/1RDiT3K
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Supports research on environmental and policy strategies designed to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Deadline: Letter of Intent (Required): Aug 26, 2015
Application: Oct 7, 2015
For more information: http://bit.ly/1H1ogtW
Protect your self from the summer sun with these tips from the American Cancer Society. http://bit.ly/1BnbEdY
Simple Steps Saves Lives. Learn how to keep yourself and your children safe while having fun at the pool. http://1.usa.gov/1Lfuffv
Watch the video: The Adventures of Splish and Splash. http://1.usa.gov/1N2yPvP
Take one minute to make sure your family is safer this year by pledging to: Pool Safety Take the Pledge, there is one for adults and one for the kids. http://1.usa.gov/1JTVOdV
We R Native, http://bit.ly/1B78zPb, announces the release of Native VOICES, an evidence-based video designed to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The 23 minute video was designed to encourage condom use among heterosexual and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer) American Indian teens, and young adults 15-24 years old. Watch the movie trailer online: http://bit.ly/1BZoVoh
The Native VOICES Toolkit is available on request. Please send your name, tribe or organization, and mailing address to Tommy Ghost Dog Jr., email@example.com, to receive a free copy.
Using the setting of a family reunion as a backdrop, A Story of Health multimedia eBook explores how our environments interact with our genes to influence health across the lifespan: http://bit.ly/1KWKmeN. Described as “brilliant,” “innovative,” and “fun to use” by physicians, researchers and advocates, the peer-reviewed, 150-page eBook tells its story through the lives of fictional characters with asthma, developmental disabilities and leukemia (the first three case studies released to date). The eBook features the latest scientific research about disease origin and helpful facts about disease prevention. Free continuing education credits are offered through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). A Story of Health was developed by ATSDR, the Collaborative on Health and the Environment, the University of California, San Francisco, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California EPA, and the Science and Environmental Health Network. Download the book free of charge here: A story of Health ebook
Between marijuana legalization, the normalization in pop culture and new ways of using (edibles, vaporizers, concentrates), it’s becoming more complicated for parents to talk to their teens.
So where do you start? And what should you say? To help parents talk to their teens Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has developed a new resource kit for parents, the Marijuana Talk Kit for Parents. This kit provides facts about marijuana and its risks, tips on how to talk with your teen about marijuana, and how to respond to your teen’s questions and arguments. To download the kit: http://bit.ly/1dWgZir
The Federal Partners in Transition (FPT), a workgroup with representatives of several federal agencies, including the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor, and the Social Security Administration, was formed in 2005 to support all youth, including youth with disabilities, in successfully transitioning from school to adulthood. To realize this work, FPT developed The 2020 Federal Youth Transition Plan: A Federal Interagency Strategy, which outlines how the partner agencies will enhance interagency coordination through the identification of a shared vision, compatible outcome goals, and policy priorities, ultimately leading to improved outcomes for youth with disabilities by 2020. – See more at: http://bit.ly/1HUmSDM and to read the plan: http://bit.ly/1JAInOu