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Bice, Matthew R.; Ball, James; Bickford, Nate; Bickford, Sonja H.; Hollman, Angela; Coughlin, Ava; Dinkel, Danae; Meyer, Richard C.; Ranglack, Dustin H. – Health Educator, 2018
Considering over one-third of the United States' population is now considered obese, childhood obesity has become a highlighted public health concern. Educators and health professionals have spent a significant amount of time examining how to approach the obesity epidemic, specifically childhood obesity, yet there is still no clear solution. An…
Descriptors: Gardening, School Community Programs, Public Health, Food
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Huelskamp, Amelia C. – Health Educator, 2018
Schools often credit instructional gardens with improving fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity in children. Many schools are able to obtain funding and supplies to establish a garden program, but there are challenges to program sustainability that often result in garden failure. This systematic review compares recommendations for…
Descriptors: Gardening, Sustainability, Barriers, Child Health
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Knippen, Kerri Lynn; Thompson, Amy; Masters, Andrea – Health Educator, 2018
Worksite wellness programs continue to demonstrate a high return on investment by controlling and reducing employer shares of health care expenditures. Health risk assessments (HRA) are commonly used to establish priorities. This crosssectional study utilized an online HRA grounded by constructs from the Health Belief Model and the Theory of…
Descriptors: Wellness, Work Environment, At Risk Persons, Depression (Psychology)
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Shipley, Meagan; Holden, Caitlin; McNeill, Elisa Beth; Fehr, Sara; Wilson, Kelly – Health Educator, 2018
Unhealthy relationships have a devastating impact on adolescents' academic performance, including poor attendance, difficulty concentrating, and feeling unsafe at school. Schools provide an ideal setting to positively influence adolescents' attitudes, knowledge, and relationship skills by integrating healthy relationship lessons into sexuality…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Adolescents, Student Behavior
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Holden, Caitlin; McNeill, Elisa Beth; Shipley, Meagan; McDonald, Skye – Health Educator, 2018
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for school age youth, with 1 in 12 high school students reporting seriously contemplating suicide over the past year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2014). The majority of students and teachers have not received adequate mental health training (Jacobs, 2006); thus, there is a need to…
Descriptors: Suicide, Adolescents, Mental Health, Training
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Wallace, Edward – Health Educator, 2017
Background and Purpose: Racial and ethnic minority populations are disproportionally affected by obesity. Text messaging is a major feature of mobile phones and is popular because it allows people to receive information effectively, unobtrusively, and privately. However, the willingness to exercise and eat healthy to prevent obesity by receiving…
Descriptors: Obesity, Minority Groups, Prevention, Low Income
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Visker, Joseph; Rhodes, Darson; Cox, Carol – Health Educator, 2017
Community Health Workers (CHWs) serve an indispensable but oftten misunderstood and unrecognized role in public health. These individuals constitute the frontline of health care in many communities and are relied upon to provide an assortment of services. Unfortunately, the full extent to which CHWs are utilized is unknown and there is little…
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Health Personnel, Staff Role, Professional Development
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Ball, James W.; Bice, Matthew R.; Maljak, Kimberly A. – Health Educator, 2017
Physical activity is a preventative measure that can help decrease obesity trends. However, many individuals struggle to live a physically active lifestyle. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between Self-Determination Theory, adults' barriers to exercise, and those who have met and have not met the Center for Disease…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Barriers, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities
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Smith, Theresa M. Enyeart; Burnett, Audrey J.; Wessel, Maria T. – Health Educator, 2017
Upholding academic integrity is a key part of becoming a successful, ethical health educator and professional. Many universities struggle with students engaging in academically dishonest behaviors, ultimately increasing the chance of compromising their futures as professionals in today's society. The purpose of this study was to assess four…
Descriptors: Ethics, Health Education, College Students, Student Behavior
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Sofalvi, Alan J. – Health Educator, 2017
Awareness of the history of health education efforts is important for health educators. The VD Radio Project, developed in the middle of the 20th century, was a cooperative effort of the United States Public Health Service and Columbia University designed to encourage people to be tested for sexually transmitted infections. How the campaign came…
Descriptors: Health Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Prevention, Public Health
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Lanier, Jacqueline; Schumacher, Julie – Health Educator, 2017
The objective of the study was to understand, through multiple perspectives, how gleaning from a local farmer's market can improve access to fruits and vegetables in low income neighborhoods. Gleaning is simply defined as the act of collecting and donating excess foods that would otherwise go to waste. This study employed a mixed method approach…
Descriptors: Food, Low Income Groups, Agricultural Occupations, Neighborhoods
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Barton, Barbara A.; Bulmer, Sandra M. – Health Educator, 2017
Depression and anxiety are increasingly prevalent on college campuses; however, few studies have explored these disorders among graduate students. Purpose of this study was to examine prevalence, correlates and predictors of depression and anxiety among graduate students. This cross-sectional study used secondary data (N=4477) collected as part of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Predictor Variables, Graduate Students, Depression (Psychology)
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Catalano, Hannah Priest; Richard, Keith; Hawkins, Katherine Hyatt – Health Educator, 2017
This study tested a theory of planned behavior (TPB)-based model in predicting human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination intentions and series completion among university students. A nonexperimental, cross-sectional design was utilized with a convenience sample of 281 university students, including 40.9% nonvaccinees, 19.6% vaccine initiators, and…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Communicable Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immunization Programs
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Moyer, Matthew T.; Foley, John T.; Hodges, Bonni C.; Pace, Jill – Health Educator, 2016
The introduction of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model has challenged professionals working in school health to inspire school districts to embrace WSCC's philosophical and practical components. Adopting the WSCC model to foster wellness priorities in school districts encourages healthy people and healthy environments to…
Descriptors: Wellness, School Districts, Health Promotion, Models
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Carreon, Amie Klein; Peoples, JaNiene; Shipley, Meagan; Wilson, Kelly; Ramirez, Cameron – Health Educator, 2016
Excessive drinking among college students, which is influenced by an array of factors ranging from campus norms to membership in student organizations, has been linked to consequences including motor vehicle accidents, cognitive deficits, arrests, overdoses, assaults, and death. Considering the severity of consequences related to drinking,…
Descriptors: College Students, Drinking, Social Media, Health Promotion
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