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Capitol Hill Briefing Explains School-Based Health Centers’ Roles as First Responders to Students in Crisis

Capitol Hill Briefing Explains School-Based Health Centers’ Roles as First Responders to Students in Crisis, an article published January 31, 2007, discusses the health and education policy leaders belief that school-based health centers play a significant role in responding to students in crisis and provide a national model of health care access for students.

School-Based Health Centers: Improving Access and Quality of Care for Low-Income Adolescents

The article School-Based Health Centers: Improving Access and Quality of Care for Low-Income Adolescents, published in Pediatrics in October, 2007, compares visit rates, emergency care use, and markers of quality of care between adolescents who use school-based health centers and those who use other community centers within a safety-net health care system for low-income and uninsured patients.

Brochures: Asian Language Nutrition and Physical Activity - Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Vietnamese, English

The Asian Language Nutrition and Physical Activity Brochures project published a series of culturally sensitive and relevant educational materials that can help immigrant parents understand how they can adapt to a new environment and food supply in a way that will foster the health and welfare of their children.

Weighing the risks and benefits of BMI reporting in the school setting

Weighing and measuring children can be a large undertaking and the benefits must outweigh the costs. Weighing the risks and benefits of BMI reporting in the school setting offers guidelines for the collection of weights and heights.

Guidelines for Collecting Heights and Weights on Children and Adolescents in School Settings

It may sometimes be necessary to weigh and measure children in school settings. In these situations, it is important to obtain accurate information. At the same time, it is important to avoid encouraging unrealistically thin body types and stigmatizing children as “fat”, “heavy” or “skinny”.

To Improve Health and Health Care 2000: School Based Health Clinics

This chapter on School Based Health Clinics appears in the annual anthology of original articles about Robert Wood Johnson Foundaton (RWJF) grants and programs. It captures and conveys the experiences, findings, and lessons learned from a wide selection of the programs that RWJF funds--programs that tackle some of today's most critical health care issues.

Afraid to Eat: Children and Teens in Weight Crises

Frances Berg's book focuses on four major problems: dysfunctional eating, eating disorders, size prejudice, and overweight. Condemning “diets,” she instead proposes a wellness paradigm based on the Canadian “vitality” model, which calls for moderation in eating habits and an active, playful lifestyle.

Am I Fat? Helping Youth Children Accept Differences in Body Size

This book offers information and ideas to support teachers, parents and other caregivers in their efforts to help children accept and like their bodies. It includes specific tips on dealing with body image issues and suggestions for role modeling healthy attitudes about body size.

APHA Toolkit for Intervention of Overweight Children and Adolescents

Published by the American Public Health Association (APHA), this toolkit is designed to summarize and present basic information for parents, teachers, students, and community leaders to use to prevent and control childhood overweight and obesity.

Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition

This guide contains strategies and tools to help health professionals provide nutrition supervision partnerships with families and communities. The guide presents developmental nutrition guidelines for children and adolescents from birth to 21, emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention, and early recognition of nutrition concerns.