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What You Need to Know: FAQ’s on the Measles

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

In response to the increased number of cases of measles, including an outbreak at an amusement park in California, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services has created a list of FAQ’s.

What You Need to Know: FAQ’s on the Measles: http://1.usa.gov/1DKUO6d

Educational Resources for Parents and Childcare Providers: http://1.usa.gov/18hlr7C

Youth Violence Prevention

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Ready to take action and prevent youth violence in your community? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention interactive tool, Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) offers training and resources required for practitioners and communities to devise a tailored approach to youth violence prevention: http://1.usa.gov/1AM9q44

Adolescent Substance Abuse

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) has released a new resource: State Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Practice Guide. Substance Use Disorders present particular challenges for State agencies, and the complex needs of this populations are different than the adult population. See the guide for guidance on principles of care, service elements, and administrative considerations: http://bit.ly/1FXYaGg

Pre-Packaged Toddler Meals & Snack Foods an Issue with Salt and Sugar Content

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

The March 2015 issue of Pediatrics includes a study on the amount of sodium and sugar in complementary infant and toddler foods. Researchers examined the sodium and sugar content of 1,074 infant and toddler dinners, snacks, fruits, vegetables, dry cereals, juices and desserts.

Results: “Out of 79 infant mixed grains and fruits, 41 contained at least one added sugar, and 35 of these foods contained more than 35 percent calories from sugar. Seventy-two percent of toddler dinners were high in sodium, containing more than 210 mg consumed per meal. On average, dry fruit-based snacks contained 60 grams of sugar and 66 percent of calories from total sugars.”

They discovered the most commonly added sugars were:

Fruit juice concentrate (56 percent)

Sugar (33 percent)

Cane (20 percent)

Syrup (15 percent)

Malt (7 percent)

Sodium and Sugar in Complementary Infant and Toddler Foods Sold in the United States, to read more http://bit.ly/1vFBLF3

To learn more about your keeping your child healthy go to: http://bit.ly/1vFBX6Y

Study Finds Racial Disparities in Treating Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

A new study “Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Management and Outcomes Among Children With Type 1 Diabetes,” in the March 2015 issue of Pediatrics (published online Feb. 16), found racial disparities in insulin treatment methods and diabetes outcomes remained even after adjusting for socioeconomic status. To read more on this study go to http://bit.ly/1BlP9Fw

Braille Tales Print Braille Book Program

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

American Printing House (APH) for the Blind and the Dollywood Foundation have an exciting partnership that expands Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) program http://bit.ly/1CIwP4O  by providing  young children who are blind and visually impaired with accessible books in print/braille and audio formats.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a part of the Dollywood Foundation, partners with local sponsors in 1,300 communities in 3 countries to provide a quality, age appropriate book each month to preschool children enrolled in the program.

Print, Braille Books, Audio
APH/Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Partnership with the support of Penguin Group USA, offers a growing collection of audio files of Imagination Library books available as free downloads.  See the selected Imagination Library audio books for the month of February. http://bit.ly/1yX4NQM

Books are available free-of-charge in print/braille format. APH selects the titles from the current year’s DPIL booklist—those most appropriate for a child with a visual impairment.

Print/braille versions are mailed directly to the child’s family. When you enroll in the Braille Tales Print/Braille Book Program, your family can receive six free print/braille books each year until the child reaches his/her 6th birthday. There are eligibility requirements for the program. You or your child must meet the definition of blindness.
To learn more about the program visit http://bit.ly/1CIwP4O

Webinar: Youth Justice, Youth of Color and Health Policy Implications

Monday, February 16th, 2015

From the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities:

“In this webinar, Burns Institute founder James Bell will discuss justice policy implementation trends with particular attention to their impact on the mental health and life outcomes for youth of color. The presentation will also include a review of national youth incarceration data and strategies that are used to assist jurisdictions in understanding disparities in their youth justice system.”

February 19, 2015 3-4pm EST

Register: http://bit.ly/1DxXK7g

Rural Schools and Health: Topic Guide

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The Rural Assistance Center has an updated topic guide on Rural Schools and Health. The guide provides strategies that schools can use to improve the health of their students and includes links to relevant statistics, organizations and funding opportunities.

Rural Schools and Health: http://bit.ly/1KB3nUl

 

The 2015 Measles Outbreak: Exploring the Role of Public Health Law (webinar)

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The 2015 Measles Outbreak: Exploring the Role of Public Health Law (webinar)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

1-2:30 PM (ET)

From the Network for Public Health Law:

“This webinar examines the current measles outbreak in the U.S. and associated legal issues. Speakers will describe current vaccination recommendations, provide an overview of vaccination laws and exemptions, explore state temporary exclusion laws related to unvaccinated students, and highlight lessons learned by LA County [California] in implementing legal disease control measures.”

For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/1uwdHsY

 

Measles: Resources

Monday, February 9th, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the United States saw more measles in the first month of 2015 than it usually sees in an entire year.

MedlinePlus has reliable information on the current outbreak, prevention, potential complications and patient handouts. Information is in English and Spanish.

Measles (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1xZmPS1