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Tools, Education, and Technical Assistance Encourage Schools to Adopt Strategies That Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Youth 7/16/2014
A statewide collaborative initiative targeting six key sectors promotes policy and practice changes in schools, leading to the widespread adoption of strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity, including improvements in the nutritional quality of school meals.
Medical Center Places Nurses in Schools, Leading to Better Lifestyle Choices and Academic Performance Among Students 6/4/2014
Medical center–employed nurses work at elementary and middle schools, providing typical school nurse services, annual health screenings, and periodic classroom presentations, leading to improvements in the ability to identify health issues and in the lifestyle choices and academic performance of individual students.
School-Based Prenatal Care Coordination Program Enhances Access to Culturally Sensitive Care, Improves Birth Outcomes for Immigrant and Minority Teens 6/4/2014
A high school–based clinic added an obstetrics care coordination program to provide pregnant Hmong and African-American students with comprehensive and culturally sensitive prenatal care, education, support, and referrals to community resources. The program has led to increased knowledge and confidence among teens and good birth outcomes.
Teen Tobacco Prevention Curriculum Is Adapted for Native American and Latino Communities, Leading to Positive Feedback 6/4/2014
Teens Against Tobacco Use™, a peer-to-peer mentorship program designed to educate youth on the dangers of tobacco use, was adapted for the Native American and Latino communities in Washington state.
Attempt Intensive Counseling of Students by School Nurses Does Not Have Larger Impact on Long-Term Smoking Rates Than Briefer Sessions 5/21/2014
Trained school nurses held four weekly, one-on-one sessions with high school students who smoke; the sessions did not have a larger impact on long-term smoking rates than did four shorter, information-focused sessions, but both types of counseling generated higher long-term quit rates than typical programs targeted at teen smokers.
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Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking: A Guide to Action for Educators 3/12/2014
This guide provides educators and other school personnel with steps they can take to stop underage drinking.
KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School 10/9/2013
This guide teaches communities how to organize and implement the KidsWalk-to-School program, which aims to get children to walk and bicycle to and from school in groups accompanied by adults.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Adolescent and School Health: Sexual Risk Behavior Publications and Resources 3/27/2013
This Web site offers resources to support HIV and sexually transmitted diseases prevention programs in schools.
National Assembly on School-Based Health Care: Clinical Services 3/27/2013
The tools and resources on this Web page are intended to support the provision of high-quality clinical services in school-based, school-linked, and mobile health centers.
Preventing Childhood Obesity: A School Health Policy Guide 11/28/2012
This guide offers policymakers and administrators the latest policy updates and recommendations about how to promote physical education, physical activity, and healthy eating policies in schools.
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School-Based Health Programs for At-Risk Youth 3/27/2013

Last updated: July 16, 2014.