Discover your role in bullying prevention! This training provides guidance on how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention through the use of long-term, community-wide prevention strategies. Take the course, earn continuing education and make a difference today! (1.5 contact hours) Learn more at http://bit.ly/29B2uyz
Archive for the ‘Children and Teens’ Category
According to Healthfinder and WELCOA, the Wellness Council of America, these are some of the health observances for July.
- Cord Blood Awareness Month
- International Group B Strep Awareness Month
- Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
- Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
- National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
- UV Safety Month
- July 28 is World Hepatitis Day
An infographic from Safe Kids Worldwide emphasizes findings from their new research report, “Keeping Kids Safe In and Around Water: Exploring Misconceptions that Lead to Drowning.” They address the misconceptions and recommend what people can do to keep kids safe around water. For a summary of the report and links to the infographic, safety poster, and full report, visit http://bit.ly/29m2KT4
Agricultural Health and Safety Special Project and Pilot Study Funds (Mini-grant Program)
Application Deadline: August 17, 2016
The purpose of this program is to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. Funds are allocated to support projects that: a) test innovative strategies; b) develop new partnerships beyond safety professionals (e.g. insurers, bankers, equipment dealers, media); c) identify and/or incorporate emerging trends and technologies in agriculture; and d) translate research findings into practical applications.
Originally viewed on RHIhub, https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/1632
July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Most people don’t think of kids when they think of arthritis.
To learn more about this disease go to Kids Get Arthritis Too http://bit.ly/29cFoA8
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new publication titled: Understanding Child Trauma. This gives parents and caregivers an overview of the types of traumatic stress that commonly affect children and details the effects these events have on a child’s physical and psychological health. A resource list for assisting with recovery is provided.
Also available: Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is a program of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) which provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Calls (1-800-985-5990) and texts (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746) are answered by a network of independently-operated crisis centers around the country, who provide psychological first aid, emotional support, crisis assessment and intervention, and referrals to local/state behavioral health services for follow-up care & support.
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ “Immigrant Child Health Toolkit” was recently updated and reformatted. The free toolkit addresses matters related to immigrant child health, such as clinical care, immigration status related concerns, access to care and mental health. It can be viewed on the web or downloaded as a PDF: http://bit.ly/28LWfaJ
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including behaviors contributing to unintentional injuries and violence, sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and STDs, alcohol and other drug use, tobacco use, unhealthy dietary behaviors, and inadequate physical activity. For 2015 results, you can
- read and share CDC YRBSS Results and Trend Fact Sheets, http://1.usa.gov/28IPDhH
- watch Healthcare Triage: Kids Today… Are Pretty Great by Aaron Caroll comparing results from 1991 to those from 2015, http://bit.ly/28JLfhK
- use the YRBSS Youth Online to create your own comparison, such as results from 1995 and 2015, http://1.usa.gov/28Jvkij
Healthy Tomorrows projects must represent a new initiative within the community or an innovative component that builds on existing community resources. Projects usually target low-income populations and address four key areas:
- Access to health care services,
- Community-based health care,
- Preventive health care, and
- Service coordination
The program requires direct clinical or public health services, pediatrician/pediatric primary care provider involvement, 2 to 1 non-federal matching funds in years 2 – 5, a realistic evaluation component, and an advisory board.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1OpbBoO. Deadline is August 2, 2016.
The People’s Garden Initiative works across USDA and with partners to start and sustain school gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural and urban areas with the mission of growing healthy food, people and communities. This work is accomplished through collaboration and volunteerism. It is named in honor of President Lincoln’s description of USDA as “The People’s Department.” Learn more at http://1.usa.gov/1s8rlmi