Farmworker health is community effort in Arizona town
WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) — A handful of voices softly chattering in Spanish filter into a building that's become the heart of Winchester Heights, a Willcox neighborhood filled with farmworkers. The...
California overhauls sex education guidance for teachers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public school teachers, encouraging them to talk about gender identity with kindergartners and give advice to...
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education celebrates 5 years
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Happy Birthday to the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education.
The organization celebrated five years since Kyle Parker was hired as president and CEO of the Arkansas...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah State Board of Education has adopted new health education standards for grades K-12.
The Deseret News reports that it's the first time the board has new health...
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education develops $11M village
BARLING, Ark. (AP) — Heritage Village, a walkable neighborhood with both commercial and residential space, is now under development on the Barling side of Chaffee Crossing across from the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education.
Grant boosts medical efforts in Michigan’s underserved areas
DETROIT (AP) — A federal grant is boosting the work of a Michigan program aimed at putting more health care professionals in underserved communities.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is receiving a federal grant of more than $4.3 million to help prevent student obesity, manage childhood chronic disease and prevent those sicknesses in adulthood.
According to the state Department of Education, the grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will focus on awareness and policies for school-based health education, physical education and physical activity, healthy eating, and management of chronic health conditions.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new state law is taking effect in New York state that will require schools to teach mental health to students in elementary, middle and high school.
The measure was passed and signed into law in 2016. It requires schools to include teaching about mental health in traditional physical education and health classes. It takes effect on Sunday.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican lawmakers have given preliminary approval to prohibiting Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding for sex education.
GOP-led legislative committees approved budget legislation Thursday that would add disqualifying language for federal grants aimed at sexual health education to Iowa youth.
Students organize diabetes fair
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley students brought health education to the Brownsville Farmers’ Market on Saturday with their Diabetes Prevention Community Health Fair.
Area students compete for top spot at science meet
Nearly 200 area eighth-graders from nine schools got a chance to show off projects months in the making — and, at the same time, maybe become inspired to pursue health and science as a career.
That was the idea behind the Northern Nebraska Regional Science Meet hosted at the Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community College in Norfolk on Monday.
House panel raise concerns surrounding sex-education bill
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposal to update Idaho's nearly 50-year-old sex education law sparked too many concerns for lawmakers to advance the legislation on Friday.
Instead, the House Education Committee agreed the bill needs to be amended to better protect parental rights before allowing the full House to vote on it.
Niagara Falls school district adopts new health curriculum
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — School officials in the city of Niagara Falls have voted to approve a new health and sex education program.
The Niagara Falls City School Board voted 8-1 in favor of the overhaul at a meeting Thursday night. Superintendent Mark Laurrie says the new curriculum will include physical, mental and emotional health education.
Regional West Foundation awards $68,000 in nursing and health education scholarships
SCOTTSBLUFF ? The board of directors of Regional West Foundation is pleased to announce that $68,000 in scholarships has been awarded by the foundation to 34 area students who are enrolled at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Nursing-West Nebraska Division, Western Nebraska Community College, and the Regional West School of Radiologic Technology.
Several deadly diseases strike Black Americans harder and more often than they do white Americans.
Fighting back means genetic research. It means changing the system for testing new drugs. It means improving health education. It means overcoming disparities in health care. It means investments targeted to the health of black Americans. And the evidence so far indicates that these investments will pay health dividends not just for racial minorities, but for everyone.
Digging in the dirt, getting healthy: New program promotes gardens as health education tool
A new program is working to enhance the well-being of local communities by showing young students how to grow their own, healthy food.
Twenty-two schools or YMCAs across North Carolina received grants to start or expand gardens as learning tools.
Blooming Botany teacher Kristin Hord said she loves to show students Hunter Elementary School's vegetable garden in southeast Raleigh.
Madison College to name health care center after former Gov. Tommy Thompson
Former Gov. Tommy Thompson will have a permanent place on Madison's North Side.
Madison Area Technical College plans to rename its Health Simulation Center after the longest-serving governor in Wisconsin history. The center, located inside the Health Education Building on the Truax Campus, trains students in a variety of fields how to respond to medical situations with realistic simulation equipment.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A new medical school has opened its doors in western Arkansas.
The Times Record reports the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith began classes Monday.
The school is the first installment of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education. The College of Health Sciences is expected to open by 2020.
DOWAGIAC, Mich. (AP) — A community college in southwestern Michigan is expanding its nursing and health education building in an attempt to combat a growing shortage of nurses that seems particularly acute in the area.
In your Community: Baby shower, health screening make up two Keystone First events
Keystone First’s Moms2B Baby Shower will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Concilio, 141 E. Hunting Park Ave.
The shower will include healthy snacks, refreshments, fun games for kids, dental screenings and important information for new moms.
Registration is required. For more information, call (800) 521-6867 (TTY 1-800-684-5505).
Keystone First’s member health awareness and screening event will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22 at Christian Street YMCA, 1724 Christian St.
Underage drinking: Helping teens cope with stress can reduce binge drinking
As we roll into high school graduation season and the long months of vacation, it's no surprise that underage drinking peaks in the summer.
After a year of homework, extracurricular activities, jobs, college prep and more, teens just have more time on their hands. But, the Poe Center for Health Education points to another reason: Adolescent binge drinkers are drinking to cope with stress.
Barbershop health initiative offers health screenings and education
MICHIGAN CITY – Black men have the highest mortality rate of any ethnic group and gender in the state of Indiana, according to James Garrett, executive director of the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM).
VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Community College’s graduating nursing students, in partnership with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc., and District Health Department No. 10, will hold the annual Community Health Promotion Fair on Wednesday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Next Generation Learning Center in Manistee.
This event provides nursing students the opportunity to offer information on current health issues to the public.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana health campaign is enlisting black-owned barbershops in a push to bring free health screenings and information on common diseases to black men.
The seventh annual Black Barbershop Initiative kicks off Friday at Community Action of Southern Indiana in Jeffersonville with free health screenings, door prizes and health information.
LIHUE — New worker protection standards, tripling the cost to register pesticides and better data collection are just a few of the projects being launched by the state to address restricted-use pesticide exposure.
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