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National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. High Blood Pressure Information Center. – 1979
As part of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program effort, the conference explored the implications and impact of the prevalence of hypertension in Spanish-speaking populations in California. Approximately 150 experts in health fields, representing all levels of government, public and private health care providers, consumers, and health…
Descriptors: Cardiovascular System, Community Health Services, Data Collection, Disease Control
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2005
A healthy weight means you are not too fat or too thin. Your doctor may have said that you should not gain more weight or that you need to lose a few pounds. If you have diabetes and are overweight, you are not alone. The steps you take to manage your weight will help you feel better and may improve your blood sugar or glucose (GLOO-kos) levels.…
Descriptors: Hypertension, Diabetes, Health Promotion, Health Behavior
Illinois State Dept. of Public Health, Springfield. – 2000
This document is comprised of five fact sheets from the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding childhood lead poisoning. Recent studies claim that childhood lead poisoning can contribute to problems later in life, such as academic failure, juvenile delinquency, and high blood pressure. Directed to parents, caregivers, and health care…
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Safety, Children, Family Environment
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Ford, Donna Y.; And Others – Journal of Educational Thought/Revue de la Pensee Educative, 1994
Presents a literature review on the achievement problems of Black students, with particular emphasis on the problems of high-achieving Black students, the effects of peer pressure on achievement, and the phenomenon of acting "white" or "raceless." Offers recommendations for educators, parents, community leaders, and others interested in reversing…
Descriptors: Blacks, Conformity, Cultural Differences, Education
Reeder, Richard J. – 1985
Some local governments in nonmetro areas--especially those in the rural West and in very rural areas--experienced high levels of fiscal stress in the mid-seventies that were associated with high and rising local taxes. These local governments may be forced to cut back their rural development activities in the eighties. Fiscal pressures on local…
Descriptors: Financial Problems, Fiscal Capacity, Local Government, Low Income
Hollifield, John H. – Educational R & D Report, 1983
A look at the potential impact of high technology suggests that there may be a dim side to the popular view that high technology is the answer to America's educational and occupational problems. In reality, as technology advances continue, required job skills will decrease further. High technology will account for only 7 percent of all new jobs…
Descriptors: Career Education, Demand Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change
Stambler, Moses – 1983
Numerous factors influencing health status and health care in Mexico are reviewed in this paper. Part I covers socioeconomic influences including agricultural and land tenure patterns, oil production, population growth rate, and the extent of poverty. Part II discusses the political environment, emphasizing the effects of politics on strategies…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Delivery Systems
American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC. – 1989
This guide introduces volunteer opportunities in the schools to older persons. The first section describes the challenges of meeting the needs of a generation at risk, preparing today's students to be tomorrow's workers, easing the pressures on overburdened schools, and generating support for education. The second section describes the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults
Schaefer, Dennis P. – 1982
This booklet is intended to assist union representatives at plants in counseling workers who want to pursue college studies. Presented first is a hypothetical case study of a 37-year-old printer who would like to attend college at night but who is beset with time, family, and money problems. The remainder of the booklet consists of guidelines and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admissions Counseling, Adult Education, Adult Students
Adams, Jerry; And Others – 1988
A set of two pamphlets is presented on the topic of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Alcohol-Related Birth Defects. "Ten Projects for Preventing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Other Alcohol-Related Birth Defects" provides ideas and materials for students and others to use in educating the public about the dangers of alcohol use during pregnancy.…
Descriptors: Adults, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Cartoons
Moore, Thomas J., Ed.; And Others – 1981
The conference focused on the role of the Mexican American's cultural language, tradition, life style, health practices, and media utilization in the design of effective health education and information programs. Representing various local, state, and national health, education, and media organizations, the 108 participants attended sessions on…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Cardiovascular System, Case Studies
Frank, James – 1983
This module is an activity/discussion-centered unit focusing on the importance of shoreline surface area. The module is part of a series designed to be used by teachers, students, and community members to help them utilize community resources in developing and teaching environmental concepts and responsibility, and in seeking ways to solve…
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Forestry, Grade 7