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Archive for the ‘Children and Teens’ Category

Native STAND Educator Training Program

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Native Students Together Against Negative Decisions (STAND) is a culturally-relevant, inter-tribal curriculum for high school-aged (14-18 years old) teens that draws on cultural teachings and values from across Indian Country. The curriculum holistically addresses healthy decision-making and develops knowledge and skills for healthy relationships and self-esteem, preventing STDs and early pregnancy, and avoiding substance abuse.

The Oregon Health & Science University Center for Healthy Communities is partnering with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board to recruit Tribes and AI/AN organizations from around the country to receive training on the delivery of Native STAND and to participate in the Native STAND Dissemination, Implementation, and Evaluation Project. Successful applicants will receive one week of training in Portland, Oregon with expenses paid for travel, lodging and meals. For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/626d

Text adapted from Oregon Prevention and Research Center Native STAND website

Youth-created PSA music video on perils of unprotected sex

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The North Omaha Area Health (NOAH) Clinic interns created a music video PSA, Moment of Passion, about the “perils of unprotected sex” and the importance of STD screenings. All production, music, and acting were done by the interns. The end of the video has some specifics about the clinic but the rest may appeal to young adults around the country.

New Clinical Guidelines to Prevent Peanut Allergy

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

An expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, issued clinical guidelines to aid health care providers in early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants to prevent the development of peanut allergy. Development of the Addendum Guidelines was prompted by emerging data suggesting that peanut allergy can be prevented by the early introduction of peanut-containing foods. The addendum provides three separate guidelines for infants at various levels of risk for developing peanut allergy and is targeted to a wide variety of health care providers, including pediatricians and family practice physicians. The Addendum Guidelines appeared January 5 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Related resources, including a Summary for Clinicians and Summary for Parents and Caregivers, are freely accessible on the NIAID food allergy guidelines webpage. A PDF copy of the Addendum Guidelines also will be made available there soon.

Addendum Summary for Parents and Caregivers https://nnlm.gov/bhic/vqnw

NIAID food allergy guidelines webpage https://nnlm.gov/bhic/r0el 

SHEC’s Cultural Competency Webinar Series

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Mental Health in Ethnically Diverse, LGBTQIA and Youth Groups Webinar

The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) released its Cultural Competency Resource Guide last fall 2015. The guide was comprised of resources, trainers, institutions, and publications about cultural and linguistic competency that can be shared with the 10 regional health equity councils (RHECs), stakeholders, and partners to help address cultural barriers with health care systems. Additionally, this guide includes important terms for members of the SHEC to become familiar with as the SHEC develops a common language around cultural competency. To view the resource guide, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/dz0y/.

To follow up on the release of the Cultural Competency Resource Guide, the SHEC will host a series of webinars in various regions of the country. The webinars will include speakers from organizations that focus on cultural competency. Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective:

  1. Describe how mental health affects various ethnic groups;
  2. Describe how mental health affects LGBTQIA and youth communities;
  3. Discuss current programs that are currently addressing mental health in ethnically diverse, LGBTQIA, and youth communities; and
  4. Describe evaluating tool(s) for programs that address mental health in LGBTQIA and youth communities.

DATE: January 18, 2017 TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

For more information and to register, go to https://nnlm.gov/bhic/w8am

Sleep Recharges You Toolkit for Teens

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

The Sleep Recharges You Toolkit was designed for high school teachers, nurses, counselors, and coaches to help them raise awareness among teens about the importance of sleep. In the toolkit, you’ll find lesson plans, activities, presentations, infographics, and other images such as

Sleep Recharges You: Feel Great. Health sleep recharges your mood enabling you to feel your best and have a more optimistic attitude toward life.

 

#sleeprechargesyou

National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Research Society and other partners.

 

Tools for Bringing the Dog Genome Project Into the Biology Classroom

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Dr. Elaine Ostrander’s lab at the National Institutes of Health is trying to understand disease susceptibility, behavior, and variation that occurs throughout domestic dog breeds. A collection of helpful online resources for coming up to speed with the dog genome and its promising findings chosen to help both teacher and student. These include a recent videos of Dr. Ostrander presenting her findings, important published research, and powerful images for use in talks or handouts. Access the collection of online resources https://nnlm.gov/bhic/kg6u

Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week 2017 website and webinar

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

January 23-29 is the 2017 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), a health observance created to deliver the scientific facts to youth about the effects and consequences of drug abuse on the brain, body, and behavior.

School-Based Health Alliance is hosting a webinar on December 8 at 2:30pm ET to demonstrate how easy it is to participate in NDAFW and utilize free materials from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), such as the Drugs: Shatter the Myths booklet and the interactive National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge. To register, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/metz

For more information about NDAFW, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/xi8h. You will find resources from the NIDA to plan events, generate program ideas, and share information with youth.

Rankings in Action: Schools as a Hub for Health webinar

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Dec 13, 2016 3:00pm EST

Register at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/t9ym 

Join County Health Rankings and Roadmaps as they explore the intersection between health and education with guest presenter, Miranda Kridler, County Planner, who will share how the Athens County Health Coalition is effectively partnering with five school districts in rural Athens County, Ohio. Participants will learn how the coalition is focusing on what is important, building on what is working, and moving into implementation of sustainable, evidence informed strategies.

Text adapted from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

More than 20 Million Children Lack Sufficient Access to Essential Health Care

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

“Unfinished Business: More than 20 Million Children in U.S. Still Lack Sufficient Access to Essential Health Care” is a report based on analyses of national data sets concerning uninsured children, insured children who miss primary care visits due to various barriers, and insured children who lack access to essential subspecialties. The report describes problems that underserved rural children face in obtaining adequate healthcare, and discusses how to address non-financial barriers to care: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/4jay

Circle of Life Prevention Curriculum for Youth

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Multimedia Circle of Life is a sexual risk-reduction program designed specifically for American Indian youth ages 10-12 years. Multimedia Circle of Life teaches skills such as goal setting, decision making, and standing up to peer pressure. Prevention topics include: how diseases are spread; the health effects of HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted infections; and ways youth can protect themselves from these diseases. The content also addresses teen pregnancy prevention. See: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/m6zk for student, parent and teacher resources, lesson plans, training videos, games and more.