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Koh, Howard K. – Health Education & Behavior, 2013
The public health journey is a remarkable one, filled with twists and turns as well as risks and rewards. Because promoting the health of others represents a mission brimming with meaning, our professional work is also profoundly personal. At this extraordinary moment in our nation's public health history, I reflect on the purpose of the…
Descriptors: Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Health Occupations
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Yell, Mitchell; Smith, Carl; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Losinski, Mickey – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2018
In the past few years, the provision of mental health services in public schools has received considerable attention. When students with disabilities are eligible for special education and related services under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), mental health services are required if such services are needed to provide…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Court Litigation, Special Education, Disabilities
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Green, Lawrence W.; Allegrante, John P. – Health Education & Behavior, 2011
In this article, the authors offer an interpretation of the history of the "Healthy People" initiative showing that the outcomes remain largely the same, with appropriate decennial adjustment of the proliferating numerical targets and increased delineation of objectives for special populations. But the strategies by which those outcomes are to be…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, Federal Government
Cohodes, Sarah; Kleiner, Samuel; Lovenheim, Michael F.; Grossman, Daniel – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2014
Public health insurance programs comprise a large share of federal and state government expenditure, and these programs are due to be expanded as part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Despite a large literature on the effects of these programs on health care utilization and health outcomes, little prior work has examined the long-term effects of…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Child Health, Access to Education, Federal Legislation
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Yun, Joonkoo; Beamer, Jennifer – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
The importance of physical activity has received considerable attention during the past decade. Physical education has been viewed as a cost-effective way to promote physical activity as a public health initiative. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that a "substantial percentage" of students' overall…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Physical Activities, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2012
Sanitizers and disinfectants can play an important role in protecting public health. They are designed to kill "pests," including infectious germs and other microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Unfortunately, sanitizers and disinfectants also contain chemicals that are "pesticides." Exposure to persistent toxic…
Descriptors: Public Health, Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Child Health
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Bergman, David M. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2013
The state and federal governments, along with private industry, play an important role in the development of a health profession. State governments establish training standards through licensure laws, and state programs dictate employment and payment opportunities. The federal government unifies a profession through recognition in national health…
Descriptors: Counselors, Government Role, Lobbying, Federal Government
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Donnelly, Joseph; Young, Michael – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: More than half of US states have legalized medical marijuana. Several states have also legalized it for recreational use. In spite of states' actions, marijuana remains illegal under federal law. It remains to be seen, however, if the Trump administration will enforce federal law in states that have legalized marijuana. For now, it…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Laws, Drug Therapy, Federal Legislation
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Detrich, Ronnie; Keyworth, Randy; States, Jack – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2016
Education is a public health issue. Poor educational outcomes are correlated with many health and social ills. To improve the quality of education, it will be necessary to take advantage of the leverage points of policy, evidence, and implementation science. The idea of evidence informing policy may be non-controversial, but a closer examination…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Miller, Brett; McCardle, Peggy; Hernandez, Ricardo – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
Low literacy levels in adult learners pose an educational and public health challenge to practitioners and the scientific community. Increasing demands placed on literacy can limit opportunities in the workplace and access to health-related resources, negatively affecting public health. Current estimates from the National Center for Education…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Public Health, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning
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O'Rourke, Thomas W. – American Journal of Health Education, 2017
Health care has been an ongoing issue of public concern for decades, well before President Obama took office. Passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, in March 2010 and upheld by a Supreme Court in June 2012. With Republicans now in control of both the House and Senate as well as the presidency, the ACA in its current…
Descriptors: Health Services, Human Services, Civil Rights, Social Responsibility
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Goomas, David T. – Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 2012
The effects of wireless ring scanners, which provided immediate auditory and visual feedback, were evaluated to increase the performance and accuracy of order selectors at a meat distribution center. The scanners not only increased performance and accuracy compared to paper pick sheets, but were also instrumental in immediate and accurate data…
Descriptors: Safety, Public Health, Reading Improvement, Feedback (Response)
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
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2017
This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) annual performance report for the year 2016 describes Colorado's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Colorado will implement to address those challenges. Guided by the vision of the Early Childhood Colorado Framework (their vision, goals, and priorities for a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, State Programs, Educational Quality, Accountability
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Losinski, Mickey; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Yell, Mitchell L. – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
Public concern over the general health of children in the United States has risen during recent years due to dramatic decreases in physical activity levels and increases in obesity and other health-related issues. This article examines the participation of students with disabilities in extracurricular activities, particularly athletic activities,…
Descriptors: Athletics, Disabilities, Physical Activities, Extracurricular Activities
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