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O'Donnell, Aislinn – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
The article addresses the implications of Prevent and Channel for epistemic justice. The first section outlines the background of Prevent. It draws upon Moira Gatens and Genevieve Lloyd's concept of the collective imaginary, alongside Lorraine Code's concept of epistemologies of mastery, in order to outline some of the images and imaginaries that…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Disadvantaged, Terrorism, Epistemology
Rodríguez, Jennifer J.; Smith, Vincent C. – ZERO TO THREE, 2018
Substance use and alcohol abuse during pregnancy are significant public health concerns. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a withdrawal syndrome that infants exposed to opioids may experience in the first few days of life. For most infants with NAS, exposure to opioids occurs during pregnancy while they are fetuses. Similarly, prenatal alcohol…
Descriptors: Prenatal Influences, Neonates, Drug Use, Alcohol Abuse
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Lederer, Alyssa M.; Oswalt, Sara B. – American Journal of Health Education, 2017
College students are an important priority population, and higher education is an opportune setting for chronic disease prevention and health promotion. Yet many people do not understand why enhancing the well-being of college students is of value. In this commentary, we address 3 common misperceptions about college health promotion: (1) College…
Descriptors: Public Health, Health Promotion, College Students, Higher Education
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Goc Karp, Grace; Brown, Helen; Scruggs, Philip W.; Berei, Catherine – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2017
This article highlights processes for infusing comprehensive school physical activity programming (CSPAP) into the physical education teacher education (PETE) program at the University of Idaho (UI). The PETE program uses a modified leadership framework to target learning outcomes and activities pertinent to CSPAP. Student CSPAP knowledge and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Life Style
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Greenberg, Mark T.; Domitrovich, Celene E.; Weissberg, Roger P.; Durlak, Joseph A. – Future of Children, 2017
Evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs, when implemented effectively, lead to measurable and potentially long-lasting improvements in many areas of children's lives. In the short term, SEL programs can enhance children's confidence in themselves; increase their engagement in school, along with their test scores and grades; and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Public Health, Evidence Based Practice
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Willis, Cameron; Greene, Julie; Riley, Barbara – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
Inter-organisational partnerships are widely used approaches in public health and chronic disease prevention (CDP), and may include organisations from different sectors, such as research-policy-practice sectors, inter-governmental sectors, or public and private sectors. While multiple conceptual frameworks related to multi-sectoral partnerships…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Public Health, Chronic Illness, Interdisciplinary Approach
Lieberman, Richard; Poland, Scott – Communique, 2017
Suicide is a leading, preventable cause of death in our nation for youth ages 10-24, and rates have increased slowly, but steadily since 2007. The rate of increase recorded between 2014 and 2015 for the youth 15-19 years old was the largest jump in the past decade (from 11.6 to 12.5 per 100,000) and the rate for youth 10-14 years old doubled…
Descriptors: Suicide, Prevention, Federal Legislation, School Policy
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Brill, Michelle F. – Journal of Extension, 2016
Extension has many opportunities to promote breastfeeding, one of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant and herself. This article describes how and why Cooperative Extension can and should partner with federal and state efforts to promote breastfeeding. Members of Rutgers' Family and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Technical Assistance, Nutrition, Expertise
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Cohen, Larry – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
It is a great time for prevention. As the United States explores what health in our country should look like, it is an extraordinary time to highlight the role of prevention in improving health, saving lives, and saving money. The Affordable Care Act's investment in prevention has spurred innovation by communities and states to keep people healthy…
Descriptors: Role, Prevention, Health Promotion, Public Policy
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Kub, Joan; Feldman, Marissa A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
Bullying among children and adolescents is recognized as a significant global public health problem, as it has serious health consequences. Schools are important sites in which to address violence prevention, specifically bullying prevention, and to promote positive youth development. The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion outlines five action…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Public Health, Public Policy
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Stein, Richard; Davis, Devra Lee – American Biology Teacher, 2014
Evaluating the potential health impacts of chemical, physical, and biological environmental factors represents a challenging task with profound medical, public health, and historical implications. The history of public health is replete with instances, ranging from tobacco to lead and asbestos, where the ability to obtain evidence on potential…
Descriptors: Public Health, Conflict of Interest, Environmental Influences, Hazardous Materials
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Magzamen, Sheryl; Brandt, Sylvia J.; Tager, Ira B. – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
National guidelines on the effective management of pediatric asthma have been promoted for over 20 years, yet asthma-related morbidity among low-income children remains disproportionately high. To date, household and clinical interventions designed to remediate these differences have been informed largely by a health behavior framework. However,…
Descriptors: Diseases, Child Health, Health Promotion, Chronic Illness
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Chatterji, Madhabi; Green, Lawrence W.; Kumanyika, Shiriki – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
This article summarizes a comprehensive, systems-oriented framework designed to improve the use of a wide variety of evidence sources to address population-wide obesity problems. The L.E.A.D. framework (for "Locate" the evidence, "Evaluate" the evidence, "Assemble" the evidence, and inform "Decisions"),…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Obesity, Scientific Research, Evidence
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Tabachnick, Joan – International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 2013
In 1995, the American Medical Association declared sexual abuse a "silent, violent epidemic." Since that declaration, there has been a growing acceptance and awareness of the need for a broader public health approach to preventing sexual violence. However, it is only recently that individuals and organizations are beginning to look at…
Descriptors: Prevention, Sexual Abuse, Public Health, Violence
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Robertson, Peter J. – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2013
Career guidance may have the potential to promote public health by contributing positively to both the prevention of mental health conditions and to population level well-being. The policy implications of this possibility have received little attention. Career guidance agencies are well placed to reach key target groups. Producing persuasive…
Descriptors: Public Health, Mental Health, Career Guidance, Well Being
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