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Joshi, Ashish; Amadi, Chioma; Alam, Amina; Krudysz, Margaret A.; Hernandez, Gabriela – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
The objective of this study was to compare recruitment methods for prospective students to the public health programs at the CUNY School of Public Health. Recruitment data on prospective Masters and Doctoral Public Health students were gathered during the period of July 2014 to July 2015, using 4 recruitment methods: Schools of Public Health…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Recruitment, Public Health, Graduate Students
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Allegrante, John P. – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
This article describes advances in the behavioral self-management of chronic disease from the perspective of a 25-year trajectory of National Institute of Health-funded research in arthritis and cardiopulmonary diseases that has sought to develop a transdisciplinary understanding of how applied behavioral science can be used to improve health…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Social Theories, Epistemology, Health Behavior
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Anderson, Marcia – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
Children spend as much as ten hours per day, five days a week in childcare centers and preschools. In providing healthy environments, these facilities deal with a variety of pest and pesticide issues influenced by their geographic location, local environment, and pesticide regulations. Some rely extensively on pesticides while others use…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Poisoning, Toxicology, Child Health
Giri, Minal; Montoya-Williams, Diana; Berman, Brad D.; Swamy, Padma; Fredricks, Karla; Uwemedimo, Omolara Thomas; Levine, Jack; Young, Janine; Linton, Julie M. – ZERO TO THREE, 2018
The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Community Pediatrics Immigrant Health Special Interest Group consists of 300 members and works to advance pediatric practice and advocacy for diverse immigrant children. Members share practice tools and strategies, and they advocate for the health and well-being of all immigrant children in a number of…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Immigration, Child Health, Well Being
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LeClair, Amy; Kelly, Brian C.; Pawson, Mark; Wells, Brooke E.; Parsons, Jeffrey T. – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2015
Aims: This study aimed to explore motivations for prescription drug (i.e. prescription pain killers, stimulants and sedatives) misuse among young adults active in urban nightlife scenes in New York City. Prior research has established ''recreation'' and ''self-medication'' as the primary motivations among this age group, but, as prescription drug…
Descriptors: Motivation, Drug Abuse, Young Adults, Social Environment
Lauen, Joanna; Henderson, Dorothy; White, Barbara; Kohchi, Joaniko – ZERO TO THREE, 2017
Achieving reproductive health and justice matters to family and child well-being. These two ideals are, however, often put at odds in public policies and discourse that shape the systems and programs that affect pregnant women and families. This article describes the Irving Harris Foundation's historic approach to investing in early childhood and…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Vignettes, Infants
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Colarossi, Lisa G.; Dean, Randa; Balakumar, Kavitha; Stevens, Alexandra – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
We present an organizational capacity building program that is a systemic approach to training professionals, creating organizational policies and practices, and enhancing the physical environment with materials about sexual and reproductive health. The evaluation of four different organizations showed increases over six months in: staff reports…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Sexuality, Health Promotion, Sex Education
McKoy, Deborah L.; Stern, David; Bierbaum, Ariel H. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2011
Work-based learning (WBL), an important part of the 1990s "School to Work" movement, is a core component of the Linked Learning strategy which is now shaping efforts to improve secondary education in California and around the nation in cities such as Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia. WBL can include not only classic internships and…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Work Experience Programs, Workplace Learning, Citizenship Education
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Porter, Kathleen J.; Koch, Pamela A.; Contento, Isobel R. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: There are many potential health benefits to having nutrition education programs offered by expert outside sources in schools. However, little is known about why and how schools initiate, implement, and institutionalize them. Gaining this understanding may allow the impact and reach of nutrition and other health education programs in…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Health Promotion, Elementary Schools, Public Schools
Carnoy, Martin – Economic Policy Institute, 2017
Betsy DeVos, the new U.S. secretary of education, is a strong proponent of allowing public education dollars to go to private schools through vouchers, which enable parents to use public school money to enroll their children in private schools, including religious ones. Vouchers are advanced under the rubric of "school choice"--the…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Student Improvement
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Albert, David A.; McManus, Joseph M.; Mitchell, Dennis A. – Journal of School Health, 2005
School-based health centers (SBHCs) often are located in high-need schools and communities. Dental service is frequently an addition to existing comprehensive services, functioning in a variety of models, configurations, and locations. SBHCs are indicated when parents have limited financial resources or inadequate health insurance, limiting…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Surgery, School Personnel, Delivery Systems
New York Civil Liberties Union, 2017
The New York Civil Liberties Union's Teen Activist Project (TAP) and Youth Organizing Institute are peer educator and organizing programs for high school students in New York City. In recent years, students from both programs have identified bullying and harassment and the lack of comprehensive sex education as major problems in New York City…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sex Education, Safety, Student Surveys
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Challenor, Bernard; Onyeani, Loretta – American Journal of Public Health, 1973
Discusses the role legal services play in public health care delivery in disadvantaged communities in relation to such socio-medical problems as lead poisoning, child abuse, involuntary mental commitment, and housing code violations. Recommends a legal advocacy program to ensure adequate public health care. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Disadvantaged Environment, Lawyers, Lead Poisoning
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Stiefel, Leanna; Shiferaw, Menbere; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Gottfried, Michael – Educational Researcher, 2018
The passage of landmark federal legislation in 1975 guaranteed students with disabilities (SWDs) a free appropriate public education. Over time, reauthorization of this legislation has highlighted the importance of educating SWDs in the general education environment where appropriate, and significant interaction with general education peers who…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
Maloney, Larry D.; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2017
New York City was home to 1,575 district and 183 charter schools in Fiscal Year 2014 (FY2014). Seven percent of all public school students in New York City attended charter schools that year. Researchers systematically reviewed funding and spending documents involving the city's district-run and independent charter schools for FY2014. Research…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Educational Equity (Finance)
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