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Wagner, Robin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
Student health insurance experiences the same inflationary trends as employee benefits, but is rarely viewed as a significant direct cost to an institution, nor is the bill as high as the costs associated with employee health plans. Several long-term solutions and strategies that could help colleges to contain the ever-escalating cost of providing…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, College Students, Health Care Costs, College Administration
Rabidoux, Salena; Rottmann, Amy – Liberal Education, 2017
Generally speaking, whenever teachers are mentioned, so too are teachers' unions. However, that is not the case in "right-to-work" states. Teachers in North Carolina, for example, do not have a collective voice to represent them in local or state political arenas, where politicians are usually not well versed in educational practices. As…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Teacher Collaboration, Team Teaching, Online Courses
Abdoo, Christopher George – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In school districts across the United States, it has become increasingly difficult to recruit and retain STEM teachers. This is due, in part, to the limited number of candidates in teacher preparation school compared to other disciplines, as well as greater opportunities for STEM teachers in other employment sectors when compared to teachers in…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Leadership, Collective Bargaining, Teacher Salaries
Perrin, James M.; Boat, Thomas F.; Kelleher, Kelly J. – Society for Research in Child Development, 2016
Rates of health insurance for children have improved significantly over the past few decades, and more children have insurance than ever before in U.S. history. Health care does improve child health and well-being, but growing understanding of social and community influences has led health care practitioners to work toward more comprehensive and…
Descriptors: Health Services, Child Development, Child Health, Public Policy
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Rogers, Charles R.; Robinson, Cendrine D.; Arroyo, Cassandra; Obidike, Ogechi Jessica; Sewali, Barrett; Okuyemi, Kolawole S. – Health Education & Behavior, 2017
The homeless represent an extremely disadvantaged population that fare worse than minority groups in access to preventive services and health, and minority groups fare worse than Whites. Early detection screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) saves lives, but empirical data about CRC screening practices among homeless Blacks and Whites are limited.…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Cancer, Screening Tests, At Risk Persons
Bridgman, Anne – Society for Research in Child Development, 2016
Most U.S. children (94%) have some form of health insurance coverage. While this is the highest rate in U.S. history, poor children still lag behind middle-income children. Serious infectious diseases (e.g., measles, diphtheria, meningitis) and severe malnutrition have declined or disappeared, and new treatments have improved life expectancy among…
Descriptors: Health Services, Child Development, Child Health, Public Policy
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Ghosh, Biswadip – Information Systems Education Journal, 2021
GlobePort, a nationwide adult-care business, offers its employees health insurance benefits using a variety of vendors. Each vendor has different medical/dental/life insurance plans with different application formalities. Two years back, GlobePort found it difficult to support all of these variations and decided to pursue business process…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Outsourcing, Vendors, Employees
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Caven, Meg; Khanani, Noman; Zhang, Xinxin; Parker, Caroline E. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
Staff turnover is a pressing problem in early childhood education. High turnover can create organizational instability and distract from the care and education mandate of early childhood education centers. The Early Childhood Workforce Development Research Alliance of the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands wants to better…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Salaries
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Caven, M.; Khanani, N.; Zhang, X.; Parker, C. E. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
Staff turnover is a pressing problem in early childhood education. High turnover can create organizational instability and distract from the care and education mandate of early childhood education centers. The Early Childhood Workforce Development Research Alliance of the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands wants to better…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Salaries
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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
Turnover in the early childhood educator workforce affects the quality of the early childhood education environment and has been linked to weakened language and social development. Turnover also influences school effectiveness, as the academic and financial costs of turnover for student learning and school budgets are considerable. To inform…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Salaries
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Williams, Jaime; Tucker, Carolyn M.; Wippold, Guillermo; Roncoroni, Julia; Moutinho, Maria E.; Lee, Susan; Desmond, Frederic; Ateyah, Wafaa – American Journal of Health Education, 2020
Background: Health initiatives have been established in many workplaces to promote healthy behaviors among employees. Health Self-Empowerment Theory (HSET) suggests that personal, modifiable factors, such as motivation to engage in healthy behaviors, are pathways to increasing such behaviors. Purpose: The present study examined the effects of the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Employee Attitudes, Health Behavior
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Ariail, Donald L.; Quosigk, Benedikt L. – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2021
The University System of Georgia (USG) has a state-wide initiative aimed at increasing the well-being of faculty and staff by incentivizing a decrease in tobacco product usage by employees covered by a USG healthcare plan. This incentive is positive in that aid in stopping tobacco product usage is offered to each member; and negative in that each…
Descriptors: Well Being, Health Promotion, Incentives, Smoking
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Bains, Ranbir M.; Cusson, Regina; White-Frese, Jesse; Walsh, Stephen – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: We summarize utilization patterns for mental health services in school-based health centers. Methods: Administrative data on school-based health center visits in New Haven, Connecticut were examined for the 2007-2009 school years. Relative frequencies of mental health visits by age were calculated as a percentage of all visits and were…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Mental Health Programs, Psychiatric Services, School Health Services
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Croen, Lisa A.; Shankute, Naomi; Davignon, Meghan; Massolo, Maria L.; Yoshida, Cathleen – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
This study investigates demographic and clinical factors associated with initiation, continuation, and adherence to behavioral health treatment (BHT) among children with autism spectrum disorder. Among 293 insured children referred for applied behavior analysis (ABA) based BHT, 23% never initiated treatment. Among those initiating treatment, 31%…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Behavior Modification, Child Behavior
Sparr, Mariel; Joraanstad, Alexandra; Atukpawu-Tipton, Grace; Miller, Nicole; Leis, Julie; Filene, Jill – Administration for Children & Families, 2017
To promote prenatal health and improve birth outcomes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns initiative. The Strong Start initiative is assessing several enhanced prenatal care approaches, including home visiting. As part of the Strong Start initiative, CMS, in partnership with the…
Descriptors: Prenatal Care, Perinatal Influences, Health Promotion, Neonates
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