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Archived Community-Based Effort to Promote Better Diet and Regular Exercise in Students Improves Fitness, Modestly Reduces Obesity 9/10/2014
A community-based program sends annual report cards to parents documenting their child's body mass index and fitness, offers healthier food options in school, and provides expanded physical education opportunities before, during, and after school, leading to improved fitness levels and modest reductions in obesity among participating students.
Hospital-Based Asthma Educators Train Patients, Providers, and Community Members on Optimal Care, Leading to Fewer Admissions, Emergency Department Visits, and Missed Work Days 8/27/2014
Asthma educators help patients, providers, school nurses, childcare providers, pharmacists, and others in the community achieve optimal asthma treatment, leading to fewer hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and missed work days.
Statewide Screening of Fifth Graders Leads to Identification and Treatment of Those With Genetic Predisposition to Early-Onset Heart Disease 8/27/2014
Screening of fifth graders in West Virginia identifies those with a genetic predisposition that can lead to early onset of heart disease and other health risks, with those identified (and their family members) receiving treatment for the condition. The program has screened 100,000 fifth graders and secured treatment for the vast majority of those identified as being at risk.
Teen Tobacco Prevention Curriculum Is Adapted for Native American and Latino Communities, Leading to Positive Feedback 8/27/2014
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.
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.
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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: September 10, 2014.