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Nurse-Led Weekly Educational Program for Children Focuses on Physical Activity and Food Choices, Leading to Healthier Behaviors, Lower Body Mass Index 8/13/2014
A weekly, hospital-based community program led by nurses that educates children about healthy lifestyle choices related to nutrition and physical activity has led to reductions in body mass index and waist circumference and to increases in physical activity.
Community Coalition Supports Schools in Helping Students Increase Physical Activity and Make Better Food Choices 7/30/2014
A community-based coalition in rural Pennsylvania conducts ongoing marketing, supports schools, and sponsors community events in an effort to promote healthier behaviors by students, leading to more physical activity and better food choices.
Early Identification and Intervention Leads to Lower-Than-Expected Rates of Schizophrenia for At-Risk Adolescents 7/30/2014
The Portland Identification and Early Referral program encourages community members to identify and refer adolescents with early warning signs of psychosis and then intervenes with counseling and medical therapy before the onset of full-syndrome psychosis.
Interactive Learning Program Integrated into Elementary School Curriculum Improves Student Knowledge and Behaviors Related to Nutrition and Physical Activity 7/30/2014
An interactive learning program integrates health-related topics into core academic subjects in elementary schools, leading to improvements in student knowledge and behaviors related to healthy eating and physical activity, and contributing to a leveling off in the prevalence of overweight/obesity.
Policy School District Uses Policies and Related Programs to Improve Health, Behavior, and Academic Performance of Students with Asthma and Reduce Absenteeism 7/30/2014
A school district’s multifaceted, collaborative initiative to reduce the impact of asthma includes multiple policies and subsequent programs such as electronic monitoring, case management, and stakeholder-specific education, leading to fewer asthma-related absences and better academic performance, behavior, health, and quality of life for students with asthma.
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Clever Crazes for Kids: Toolkit for Educators 8/13/2014
This toolkit for educators provides more information about Clever Crazes for Kids (CCK), instructions on how to register their school and students, and several promotional fliers to encourage participation in the program.
Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT) Version 2 8/13/2014
This software tool has been developed to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety, and health issues.
A Guide To Improving Children's Oral Health Care: Tools for the Head Start Community 6/18/2014
This guide for Early Head Start/Head Start (EHS/HS) staff provides information to coordinate and establish dental homes and improve oral health care for high-risk, low-income children.
Educational Guide on Lung Health for Elementary School Students 5/7/2014
This lung health curriculum features lessons and a resource section designed with both the teacher and the student in mind. The lessons are specifically tailored for delivery to elementary school children in grades 3/4 and 5/6.
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.

Last updated: August 13, 2014.