Child Health

Funding Opportunity: Voices for Healthy Kids

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-08-17

The American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, through the Voices for Healthy Kids initiative have opened a new grant opportunity. This collaboration aims to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy issue campaigns with hopes of increasing the public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children. Through the engagement, organization, and mobilization of people, this initiative seeks to help all children grow up at a healthy weight.

Local Health Department and School Partnerships Report Released

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-07-31

The National Association of Chronic Disease Director has released a new report, Local Health Department and

Advancing Education and Health Through the Community Schools Strategy

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-07-10

Disparities in life expectancy are present in every community, representing unequal access to resources and services that can promote mental and physical health such as high quality education and healthcare services. To address these disparities, communities are forming partnerships with schools to improve educational outcomes. As poor academic outcomes are often rooted in health issues, partnerships with health organizations are of primary interest.

Supporting Parents to Help Children Thrive Policy Paper Released

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-06-07

Nemours and the Health, Medicine and Society Program of the Aspen Institute have released a policy paper entitled, 

AASA: Feeding Hungry Minds

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-06-05

The School Superintendents Association (AASA) recently published a new School Governance & Leadership (SG&L) publication entitled, Feeding Hungry Minds: Stories from the Field, with support from the Walmart Foundation.  This SG&L focuses on the influence of school breakfast through storytelling by stakeholders including superintendents, food service directors, parents and students. These stakeholders enthusiastically share the reasons why they support breakfast served in school classrooms and hallways.

A Third of U.S. Children Exposed to Lead Are Likely Undiagnosed

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-05-01

Study by the Public Health Institute (PHI), published in Pediatrics, suggests that current lead reporting may be capturing just two out of every three children poisoned by lead. From PHI’s California Environmental Health Tracking Program, "Assessing Child Lead Poisoning Case Ascertainment in the US, 1999-2010," discovered states in which more than 80% of children with lead poisoning were unidentified and researchers suspect that testing rates have declined in subsequent years as well.

How Embedding Health Access and Nurses in Schools Improves Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-04-03

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has released a new prevention and public health story, How Embedding Health Access and Nurses in Schools Improves Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. To read about how Grand Rapids Public Schools have partnered with Spectrum Health to improve health and educational outcomes in their students, and many more stories on a variety of topics, visit the TFAH webpage.

Voices For Healthy Kids Toolkit

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-02-27

Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint program of the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has developed 

A Toolkit for Pediatricians: Addressing Food Insecurity

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-02-27

The American Academy of Pediatrics and Food Research & Action Center jointly released a new toolkit, Addressing Food Insecurity: A Toolkit for Pediatricians, a comprehensive resource on how to identify and addre

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-10-25

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) has kicked off National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week from October 23-29th, 2016. This week, GHHI, the EPA, CDC, and HUD have collaborated to end childhood lead poisoning through awareness and events. Events at GHHI sites across the country are being held this week along with the launch of the national campaign to end childhood lead poisoning as a major public health threat within five years.

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