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Archive for the ‘Children and Teens’ Category

Become a Summer Food Service Program sponsor

Monday, March 27th, 2017

“Sponsors must be organizations that are fully capable of managing a food service program. To be a sponsor, you must follow regulations and be responsible, financially and administratively, for running your program.

The following types of organizations can be sponsors:

  • Public or private nonprofit schools
  • Units of local, municipal, county, tribal, or State government
  • Private nonprofit organizations
  • Public or private nonprofit camps
  • Public or private nonprofit universities or colleges”

The USDA lists additional guidelines and roles on How to Become a Sponsor for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). They also provide links to state contacts and deadlines.

Poison Prevention & Treatment Tips

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Each year, more than 2 million people—about half of them under age 6—swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance. ​The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has some important tips to prevent and to treat exposures to poison. Information is available in English and Spanish in print and audio formats. Go to https://nnlm.gov/bhic/47zb

Information about Multiple Sclerosis for Kids

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Having a parent, grandparent or other loved one with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be difficult or confusing for children. The National MS Society has activity guides and newsletters to help children and the adults in their lives learn about the disease together.

Keep S’myelin (National MS Society): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/1uv3

 

Grants to support interventions with minority youth

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches

Due April 4 2017

Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II) provides grants to identify innovative approaches to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth.  MYVP II will support project interventions tailored to at-risk racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged youth (ages 12-18 years at the start of the project). It requires a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach, including at a minimum a public health agency (a public health department or community-based organization focused on public health), a local school (a primary school, a secondary school, or an alternative/non-traditional school) or school district, a state, county or local law enforcement agency or government agency that has demonstrated collaboration/partnership with law enforcement (e.g., mayor’s office, county government, board of supervisors) and an institution of higher education or learning. For more information, review the grant requirements at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/j3og

 

American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative

Due April 3 2017

The AI/AN Health Equity program will support programs that demonstrate effective promising practices that increase resiliency and protective factors within AI/AN youth, as well as build capacity among AI/AN serving healthcare professionals and paraprofessionals about providing trauma-informed, culturally appropriate health care services and interventions to AI/AN youth.

Eligible applicants include: Native American tribal governments, Tribal organizations, Tribal colleges and universities, Institutions that serve Native Alaskans, Tribal epidemiology centers, Urban Indian health programs and urban Indian organizations

For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/uk79

Endometriosis: Resources

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Endometriosis is a disease that can cause pain, infertility and heavy, painful periods among women. Although treatments such as surgery and medication can limit symptoms, there is no cure.

MedlinePlus has information on diagnosis, treatment, current research and other resources for teenagers and adults living with endometriosis.

Endometriosis (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/py73

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The CDC has a number of resources to aid in education and prevention campaigns

 

Love is respect. Teen dating violence awareness from VetoViolence.

Homelessness in Special Populations (webinar series)

Monday, February 6th, 2017

The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center is offering a webinar series for providers and others who work with people experiencing or at risk for homelessness.

MedlinePlus has information on Homeless Health Concerns: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9zr5

National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day – January 26

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day is an annual live online chat held between high school students and NIDA scientists during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. Students from around the country ask the questions they most want the answers to about drugs and drug abuse, including drug effects, how to help friends or family that are abusing drugs, and what causes addiction. Our expert scientists give them the facts. Join the chat on Janaury 26, 2017. Read more at: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6xyt

Climate Change, Health, and Populations of Concern

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

From the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

“EPA has developed communication materials that summarize key points from the U.S. Climate and Health Assessment for eight different populations that are disproportionately affected by climate change impacts. The agency is providing these materials for use and modification for anyone seeking to communicate the health impacts of climate change to a range of audiences.”

The populations include:

  • Children
  • Older Adults
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • People with Disabilities
  • Pregnant Women
  • People with existing health conditions
  • Occupational Groups
  • Communities with Environmental Justice Concerns

For each population, there are downloadable files, including talking points, fact sheets and slides.

Climate Change, Health, and Populations of Concern: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/qq7d

 

January is National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

January is National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month.  To learn more about TBI go to the MedlinePlus topic page, Traumatic Brain Injury  https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0tiq or the Kid’s Health topic page, Cold, Ice and Snow Safety https://nnlm.gov/bhic/kqpn