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Grant from National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Agricultural Health and Safety Special Project and Pilot Study Funds (Mini-grant Program)

Application Deadline: August 17, 2016

Information: http://bit.ly/29cQIyF

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

Upcoming Health Observance for July

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

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

New Behavioral Health Publication from SAMHSA

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

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.

http://1.usa.gov/291B312

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.

Immigrant Child Health Toolkit 

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

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

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) 2015 Results

Monday, June 20th, 2016

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 Partnership for Children Program Grant

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

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:

  1. Access to health care services,
  2. Community-based health care,
  3. Preventive health care, and
  4. 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

Tuesday, June 14th, 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

Parenting with a Disability: Know Your Rights Toolkit

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

The National Council on Disability has created a new resource for parents with disabilities: Parenting with a Disability: Know Your Rights Toolkit. The toolkit covers issues parents and prospective parents with disabilities face every day, including adoption and foster care, reproductive health, child welfare, family law, and what is required by law from government services. Download the toolkit at: http://bit.ly/1PhxFwu

Handout: Exercising with your kids creates long-lasting health

Monday, June 6th, 2016

The American Public Health Association has created a new tipsheet entitled “Exercising with your kids creates long-lasting health.” The handout is shareable and printable and available in English, Spanish and Easy-to-Read versions.

Healthy You: http://bit.ly/UD9hur

MedlinePlus has additional resources for family-friendly fitness.

Exercise for Children: http://1.usa.gov/1RVDgbB

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2016

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

This year, during Healthy and Safe Swimming Week http://1.usa.gov/1TDuTJc, the CDC is encouraging swimmers to protect themselves and their loved ones from getting sick or hurt while enjoying the pool, hot tub/spa, or water playground . Learn more about how to stay healthy while swimming or playing in the water, visit CDC’s Healthy Swimming Websites http://1.usa.gov/1scNLm3  or  http://1.usa.gov/1Z339vW and/or the Drowning Prevention Website http://1.usa.gov/1NPT8BD.