It’s back-to-school season and ChooseMyPlate.gov just launched new resources to help families eat better together. It’s also a great time for families to establish a new routine and work together toward a healthier lifestyle. Check them out here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/nmu3.
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Healthy Native Youth — a website produced in collaboration by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston — uses culturally relevant health information to develop educational programs for Native Alaskan and American Indian youth. Intended for use by health educators, teacher and parents, the project provides training and tools for age appropriate programs on sexual health. More heath topics will be added in the coming year: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ckfq
Want to know more about genes and how they work? Or learn about DNA forensics, biotechnology, and related careers? This educational website has up-to-date information, animations, games, interactive tutorials, and teacher resources designed for students and educators in grades 9 to 12.
Get in touch with your inner child and watch Sesame Street‘s Raya teach Elmo about preventing Zika virus in these 30-second clips.
- Elmo and Raya Learn About Zika – focuses on preventing mosquitoes from breeding (Spanish version from Plaza Sésamo: Elmo y Raya saben sobre el zika)
- Elmo and Raya Learn How To Prevent Mosquito Bites (Spanish version from Plaza Sésamo: Elmo y Raya aprenden a evitar las picaduras)
For more information from Plaza Sésamo, visit their Zika page.
ExceptionalLives: Resource for Parents or Caregivers of Children or Adult Family Members with DisabilitiesWednesday, August 17th, 2016
ExceptionalLives is a great resource for parents of children or adult family members with disabilities. There are new versions of their free online Guides for parents of children or adults with disabilities. The How-to Guides were developed to help parents through many complex processes like creating a specialized education plan, getting SSI benefits, or optimizing health insurance. The software compiles the right mix of information based on answers to questions about your family, so you only get what you need. The improved ease-of-use and new features were driven by parent feedback. We invite you to explore this site.
The American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative, Voices for Healthy Kids, has several grants to aid advocacy efforts that help children achieve a healthy weight. Incubator Grants are geared toward innovate approaches and Open RFA grants focus on state, local, or tribal public policy campaigns. The Incubator Grant deadline is August 18, 2016, and the Open RFA deadline is September 1. For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/voices
Register to attend virtually for the “Keeping Kids Safe: Promoting Tolerance and Inclusion Among Students to Prevent Bullying”. The upcoming 2016 Federal Bullying Prevention Summit will focus on the strategies schools, students, parents, and community members can use to ensure that all students, particularly those who may be discriminated on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and religion, have supportive educational environments within which to learn. This year, we are putting a special emphasis on the issues facing transgender youth, students with disabilities, as well as Muslim and Sikh students.
View online this Friday, August 12, 2016 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM EDT
Register at to attend online https://nnlm.gov/bhic/d020
In a new report, the American Cancer Society recommends that 11- and 12-year-old girls as well as boys should be vaccinated to guard against cancers associated with the human papilloma virus (HPV). “HPV vaccination has the potential to prevent tens of thousands of cancers and hundreds of thousands of pre-cancers each year,” said Debbie Saslow, PhD, director of cancer control intervention for HPV vaccination and women’s cancers at the American Cancer Society. “It is critical that all the stakeholders here—families, health care providers, and others—make HPV vaccination a priority, so that prevention of the vast majority of cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, and oropharyngeal [throat] cancers can become a reality.”
To learn more about the HPV vaccine and these recommendations go to HPV Facts and Fears. http://bit.ly/29Mwbkb
From the Centers for Disease Control:
“The World Health Organization (WHO) along with the Centers for Disease Control, the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Together for Girls, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, and the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children came together to create an evidence-based technical package, INSPIRE. It contains solutions to help countries and communities prevent and respond to violence against children and adolescents.”
The full report is available in English. The executive summary and accompanying infographic is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.