Archive: Health Education

January 8, 2024

Later School Start Times May Improve Teen Sleep Health

Data indicates that more than three-quarters of US high school students do not get enough sleep, but adequate rest is important for physical and mental health as well as academic performance. Some experts feel early school start times are linked to short sleep in teens, and starting the school day…

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January 8, 2024

2024 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening are excited to announce the launch of the 2024 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant! This grant will award a total of 170 programs $500 in funding to start or improve their youth gardens or greenspaces. Any nonprofit organization, school district, university, government entity, or tax-exempt organization,…

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January 3, 2024

Prominent Philanthropists Invest $23 Million

Funding from Pivotal Ventures and MacKenzie Scott recognizes the critical role of school-based health centers­.SBHA has been awarded $23 million from Pivotal Ventures, founded by Melinda French Gates, and MacKenzie Scott in recognition of our work to expand healthcare access in schools that serve families with the lowest incomes. The…

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December 17, 2023

Championing Healthy Futures

Powerful learning experiences often happen outside of the school day. The Education Development Center (EDC) builds, implements, and evaluates out-of-school and nonformal programs that deliver core civic, educational, and life skills to young people in diverse environments. EDC’s support for out-of-school time (OST) and informal learning leverages children’s and…

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December 16, 2023

E-Cigarettes Infographic for Community Action

In its newest installment of the “What’s Trending?” infographic series, CADCA developed an infographic on e-cigarettes. Use this infographic to equip your team, engage your community members, and inform the broader public about the dynamic landscape of e-cigarette trends. Download the infographic What’s Trending: E-Cigarettes | CADCA.

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December 15, 2023

Build-Your-Own SCD School Binder

Sickle Cell Disease Coalition (SCDC) has released a new toolkit that provides more information and can provide the necessary tools that School Health Services needs. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited, chronic blood disorder that can lead to complex complications for individuals born with the disease. SCD complications often…

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December 9, 2023

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC)

The education, public health, and school health sectors have each called for greater alignment that includes integration and collaboration between education leaders and health sectors to improve each child’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. Public health and education serve the same children, often in the same settings. The Whole…

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December 9, 2023

Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being in Schools

Schools are prioritizing students’ mental health, and there are many tools and resources to choose from. CDC created this action guide as a place to start. It can help school and district leaders build on what they are already doing to promote students’ mental health and find new strategies to…

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I’m so proud of all those [who took part in the Health Moves Minds program]. They now see the huge benefit of what this program has to offer.
Kristi Bieri Health Moves Minds State Coordinator On the impact of the partnership with MHS and the recent Social Emotional Climate School Scholarship Program