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Smathers, Carol A.; Lobb, Jennifer M. – Journal of Extension, 2017
The tool kit Mobilizing Rural Communities to Prevent Childhood Obesity is the product of a seven-state multidisciplinary research project focused on enhancing obesity prevention efforts by integrating community coaching into the work of rural community coalitions. The interactive tool kit is available at no cost both in print form and online, and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Extension Education, Prevention
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Zakocs, Ronda; Hill, Jessica A.; Brown, Pamela; Wheaton, Jocelyn; Freire, Kimberley E. – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
Although health education programs may benefit from quality improvement methods, scant resources exist to help practitioners apply these methods for program improvement. The purpose of this article is to describe the Data-to-Action framework, a process that guides practitioners through rapid-feedback cycles in order to generate actionable data to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Health Education, Educational Quality, Program Improvement
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Rao, Satya P.; Taani, Murad; Lozano, Valerie; Kennedy, Elizabeth England – College Student Journal, 2015
There are more than 1,000 suicides on college campuses every year, with rates of completed suicide ranging between 0.5-7.5 per 100,000 among students. In addition to the prevalence of suicide ideation, attempts, and completions, students at high risk of suicide often do not seek help. As a major public health problem, suicide prevalence has not…
Descriptors: College Students, At Risk Students, Suicide, Help Seeking
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Clark, Noreen M.; Zimmerman, Barry J. – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
Researchers interested in health-related learning have recently begun to study processes people use to self-regulate their health and their ability to prevent or control chronic disease. This paper represents a social cognitive view of self-regulation that involves three classes of influence on self-regulating behavior: personal, behavioral, and…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Health Behavior, Prevention, Diseases
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Frank, Gail C.; Beaudoin, Jessica; Rascon, Mayra; Garcia-Vega, Melawhy; Rios-Ellis, Britt – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The health of Hispanics is greatly influenced by level of education, socioeconomic status, and access to healthcare (United States Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 2011). To address this issue and to reduce health disparities among all ethnic groups, community based interventions with culturally appropriate and linguistically…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Nutrition Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education, Hispanic Americans
Hamilton, Rashea; Sanders, Megan; Anderman, Eric M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2013
Sex education in middle and high school health classes is critically important because it frequently comprises the primary mechanism for conveying information about sexual health to adolescents. Deliver evidence-based information on HIV and pregnancy prevention practices and they will be less likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors, the theory…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Sexuality, Sex Education, Health Education
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Walsh, Audra St. John; Chenneville, Tiffany – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2013
This paper describes best practices for responding to youth with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the school setting through the application of a school change model designed by the World Health Organization. This model applies a whole school approach and includes four levels that span the continuum from universal prevention to direct…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Best Practices, Change, Prevention
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Schwartz, Misty; Lauglin, Ann; Connelly, Susan; Potthoff, Meghan; Synowiecki, Barbara; Yager, Amy – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2013
An innovative partnership between a college of nursing and local parochial schools provided opportunities for nursing students to offer basic health promotion and disease prevention services, provide health education, and participate in a service-learning, research endeavor. This partnership provided the nursing school with the ability to…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Health Education, Service Learning
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Sclafane, Jamie Heather – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2013
Dialogue journaling is a technique that is useful for enhancing the goals of sexual health promotion and HIV/STI prevention programs with 14-to 17-year-old at-risk youth. Included is a detailed lesson plan on how to implement dialogue journaling in this context, a discussion of advantages and concerns about using them, and future implications for…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Sex Education, Sexuality, Health Education
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Sakuma, Kari-Lyn K.; Riggs, Nathaniel R.; Pentz, Mary Ann – Health Education Research, 2012
Effective school-based obesity prevention programs are needed to prevent and reduce the growing obesity risk among youth. Utilizing the evidence-rich areas of violence and substance use prevention, translation science may provide an efficient means for developing curricula across multiple health behaviors. This paper introduces Pathways to Health,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Obesity, Prevention, Health Behavior
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Bratsis, Michael E. – Science Teacher, 2012
U.S. health experts declared obesity an epidemic over a decade ago. Schools have tried to implement prevention programs for students, but as budgets shrink, educating students about obesity is increasingly falling to classroom instructors, including science teachers. The good news is that obesity-related classroom activities can be engaging, and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Science Teachers, Expertise
Schachter, Ron – District Administration, 2012
It's a drug prevention conversation--and program--that was largely missing as recently as a decade ago in most middle and high schools. In those days, the principal concern of health educators and disciplinarians alike was to keep students from misusing alcohol and illegal street drugs such as ecstasy, cocaine and even heroine. But driven by the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Prevention, Health Promotion, Health Education
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Knowles, Valerie; Kaljee, Linda; Deveaux, Lynette; Lunn, Sonja; Rolle, Glenda; Stanton, Bonita – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2012
A wide range of behavioral prevention interventions have been demonstrated through longitudinal, randomized controlled trials to reduce sexual risk behaviors. Many of these interventions have been made available at little cost for implementation on a public health scale. However, efforts to utilize such programs typically have been met with a…
Descriptors: Health Programs, Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Public Health
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Wade-Mdivanian, R.; Anderson-Butcher, D.; Hale, K.; Kwiek, N.; Smock, J.; Radigan, D.; Lineberger, J. – Prevention Researcher, 2012
"Generation Rx" is a prescription drug abuse prevention strategy which includes a "toolkit" designed to be used with youth. Developed by Cardinal Health Foundation and the Ohio State University, it provides health care providers (especially pharmacists), parents, teachers, youth workers, and other community leaders with…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Prevention, Drug Abuse, Community Resources
Donohoe, Holly; Stellefson, Michael; Tennant, Bethany – American Journal of Health Education, 2012
In the last 30 years, the application of the Delphi technique has been increasing. With the recent availability and established popularity of Internet-based research tools, the Internet has been identified as a means for mitigating Delphi limitations, maximizing its advantages, and expanding the breadth of its application. The discourse on the…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Research Tools, Health Education, Research Methodology
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