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Neufeld L, Gero A. [2017]. Adolescent oral health campaign final report: 2016-2017 school year. [Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program], 9 pp.

Annotation: This final report provides information about the Utah Department of Health’s Oral Health Program’s Adolescent Oral Health Campaign during the 2017–2018 school year. The goal of the campaign was to educate middle school and high school students in Utah about oral health and to encourage positive oral health behaviors and increase use of oral health services. Topics include goals and objectives, methods, results, and limitations.

Contact: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 142002, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2002, Telephone: (801) 273-2995 Web Site: http://health.utah.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: , Adolescent health, Final reports, Health behaviors, Health education, High school students, Middle schools, Oral health, State surveys, Students, Utah

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2016. Preventing childhood obesity in Michigan's classrooms: A collaboration between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and statewide partners. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 4 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet describes Building Healthy Communities, a school-based prevention program in Michigan to help children adopt healthy habits at a young age by providing access to healthy food, health education, physical education, and physical activity. Contents include a description of the program's development and implementation process, outcomes, and next steps. Topics include partnering organization efforts to pool funding, resources, and expertise to engage elementary schools and expand to middle and high schools throughout the state.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Behavior modification, Children, Collaboration, Curriculum, Elementary schools, Health behavior, Health promotion, High schools, Michigan, Middle schools, Nutrition education, Nutrition services, Obesity, Outcome and process assessment, Physical activity, Physical education, Prevention programs, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships, School health education, School health programs, State programs, Statewide planning

National Activity Plan Alliance, Secular Changes in Physical Education Exposure Ad Hoc Committee. 2016. Secular changes in physical education attendance among U.S. high school students: YRBS 1991–2013. Columbia, SC: National Activity Plan Alliance, 20 pp.

Annotation: This document reports findings from a study to determine the extent to which school-based physical education attendance has changed among U.S. high school students over the past two decades. The study used data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System for the period 1991 to 2013 to assess changes in the percentage of U.S. high school students reporting individual days per week of physical education attendance, any physical education attendance, daily physical education attendance, and the mean number of days of physical education attendance during an average school week.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: High school students, Participation, Physical education, Schools, Trends

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health. 2016. 2014-2015 school health dental screening surveillance report. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information from an oral health screening survey of students in 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, and 10th grades from 89 schools in Nebraska conducted in 2014–2015. The survey had two primary objectives: (1) measure participation of schools that were providing required oral health screenings and (2) assess oral health status among a convenience sample of Nebraska schoolchildren. The report discusses surveillance methods, limitations, and results. Characteristics of respondents are presented, and recommendations are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 E-mail: dhhs.helpline@nebraska.gov Web Site: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us

Keywords: Elementary schools, Health screening, High schools, Middle schools, Nebraska, Oral health, Population surveillance, State surveys

Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Center for Sex Education. 2015–. School health sex education kit. Morristown, NJ: Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Center for Sex Education, multiple items.

Annotation: This kit of 10 manuals provides lesson plans on sexuality topics for students in grades 3–12. Contents include the following titles: Changes, Changes, Changes: Great Methods for Puberty Education; Game On! The Ultimate Sexuality Education Gaming Guide; Great Mentoring: Positive Conversations with Young People about Sexual Decisions; Let's Erase Bullying; Making Sense of Abstinence; Positive Images: Teaching About Contraception and Sexual Health; Sex Ed 101; Sex Ed in the Digital Age; Teaching Safer Sex; and Unequal Partners: Teaching about Power, Consent, and Healthy Relationships.

Contact: Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Center for Sex Education, 196 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960, Telephone: (973) 387-5161 E-mail: info@sexedstore.com Web Site: http://www.sexedcenter.org $499 (full set); manuals also available individually.

Keywords: Curricula, Elementary education, Elementary schools, High schools, Middle schools, Sexual health, Sexuality education, Students, Teaching

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. 2014. School health index: A self-assessment and planning guide—Middle/high school. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 v.

Annotation: This guide provides step-by-step instructions for creating a school health improvement plan. The guide is designed to help communities identify the strengths and weaknesses of school policies and programs for promoting health and safety; develop an action plan for improving student health and safety; and involve teachers, parents, students, and other community members in improving school policies, programs, and services. Contents include instructions for site coordinators, eight self-assessment modules, and an action plan component. Topics include school health and safety policies and environment; health education; physical education and other physical activity programs; nutrition services; school health services; school counseling, psychological, and social services; health promotion for staff; and family and community involvement.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Community action, Community participation, Environmental health, Family school relations, Health promotion, High schools, Middle schools, Nutrition, Physical activity, Physical education, Policy development, Program development, Program improvement, Program planning, Safety, School age children, School counseling, School health, School health education, School health services, Social services, Students

Rhode Island Department of Health. 2014. Oral health concerns and dental care among Rhode Island middle and high school students, 2013. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, 4 pp. (Rhode Island data brief)

Annotation: This form for school oral health programs includes information to share with parents about their child’s oral health screening. The form includes space for program staff to insert the child’s school, name, grade, and classroom and whether the child has no obvious oral health problems, problems that should be evaluated by a dentist, or needs for immediate care by a dentist. Space for notes as well as the screener’s name and screening date is included.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Web Site: http://www.health.state.ri.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Health care utilization, Health status, High schools, Middle schools, Oral health, Rhode Island, School age children, State programs, State surveys, Statistical data, Students

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. 2014. Physical education profiles, 2012. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 147 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes physical activity and physical education policies and practices of secondary schools (middle schools, high schools) across 26 jurisdictions (18 states, 6 large urban school districts, 1 territory, and 1 tribe). Topics include requirements, curricula and standards, instruction, student assessment, school-based intramural sports programs or physical activity clubs, teacher qualifications, and professional development.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/NCCDPHP/dph Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Curricula, High schools, Inservice training, Middle schools, Physical activity, Physical education, School age children, Sports, Standards, Students, Teachers

Teaching Tolerance. 2013. Bullied: A student, a school and a case that made history. [Montgomery, AL]: Teaching Tolerance, 5 pp.

Annotation: This website describes a documentary film geared toward middle school and high school students, administrators, teachers, and counselors that chronicles one student's ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers a message of hope for those fighting harassment. The film is intended to help create a safer school environment for all students, help students understand the toll bullying takes on victims, and encourage students to stand up for classmates who are being harassed. The film, which is 40 minutes in length, includes closed captioning and Spanish subtitles. Also included is a viewer's guide with lesson plans and activities that can be used in staff development. Additional related resources are available on the website.

Contact: Teaching Tolerance, c/o Southern Poverty Law Center , 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104, Telephone: (334) 956-8200 Fax: (334) 956-8488 E-mail: http://www.tolerance.org/contact-us Web Site: http://www.tolerance.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Consumer education materials, High schools, Homosexuality, Middle schools, Safety, Sexual harassment, Spanish language materials, Staff development, Tolerance

Brandt R, Phillips R. 2013. Improving supports for youth of color traumatized by violence. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the most effective ways to support male children and adolescents traumatized by exposure to violence. The report introduces the problem and then discusses theoretical models and approaches, including school-based employment-based, and care-coordination strategies, improved implementation of service systems; and action steps.

Contact: Center for Law and Social Policy, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 906-8000 Fax: (202) 842-2885 E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact Web Site: http://www.clasp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Adolescent males, Behavior modification, Behavior problems, Child behavior, Child development, Communities, Families, Health care systems, High risk adolescents, High risk children, Low income groups, Male children, Poverty, Prevention, Programs, Racial factors, Schools, Service delivery, Trauma, Violence, Violence prevention

Basslet EJ, Chriqui JF, Stagg K, Schneider LM, Infusino K, Asada Y. 2013. Controlling junk food and the bottom line: Case studies of schools successfully implementing strong nutrition standards for competitive foods and beverages. Chicago, IL: Illinois Public Health Institute, 127 pp.

Annotation: This report highlights case studies from middle schools and high schools in eight diverse districts across the country that illustrate ideas and strategies to help district and school-level decisionmakers successfully implement stronger nutrition standards for competitive foods. The report presents findings from a study of policies and practices related primarily to food-service accounts.

Contact: Illinois Public Health Institute, 924 West Washington Boulevard, Suite 405, Mailbox 10, Chicago, IL 60607, Telephone: (312) 850-4744 Fax: (312) 850-4040 Web Site: http://iphionline.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Costs, High schools, Managed competition, Middle schools, Nutrition, Policy analysis, School age children, Snacks, Standards, Students

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2012. School bullying: Extent of legal protections for vulnerable groups needs to be more fully assessed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 58 pp.

Annotation: This report addresses what is known about the prevalence of school bullying and its effects on victims, approaches that selected states and local school districts are taking to combat school bullying, legal options that federal and selected state governments have in place when bullying leads to allegations of discrimination, and key federal agencies' coordination efforts to combat school bullying. Background, methodology, and findings are included.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bullying, Discrimination, Elementary schools, High schools, Junior high school, Legal issues, Legal processes, Middle schools, Prevention, Research, School age children, School districts, Schools, Service coordination, Statistical data

National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention. 2012. Supportive school discipline: A snapshot from Safe Schools/Healthy Students initiatives. Newton, MA: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, 17 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about supportive school discipline—defined as a systemic constellation of programs and practices that promote positive behaviors while preventing negative or risky ones. The report discusses cross-agency partnerships, data-driven decisions, system-wide use of evidence-based programs and practices, and engagement of parents and families as partners. For each topic, examples are provided for specific school districts. A case study of one child who benefited from supportive school discipline is also provided.

Contact: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453, Telephone: (877) 217-3595 Fax: (617) 969-5951 E-mail: info@promoteprevent.org Web Site: http://www.promoteprevent.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Behavior disorders, Behavior problems, Child behavior, Discipline, Families, High risk adolescents, High risk children, Parents, Prevention, Programs, Schools

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2012. Bringing it all together: Addressing infant mortality through Best Babies Zones. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 webcast (60 min.). (Funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. (JMB))

Annotation: This webinar, held on September 18, 2012, provides an overview of the Best Babies Zones Initiative. The initiative embraces a lifecourse perspective and works to transform communities, improve birth outcomes, and reduce infant mortality. The webinar discusses the primary strategies of the initiative, as well as anticipated challenges and opportunities.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Economic factors, Education, Families, Health, High risk groups, Infant health, Infant mortality, Low income groups, Neighborhoods, Prevention, Programs, Schools

Rand Center for Domestic and International Health Security. 2011. Helping children cope with violence and trauma: A school-based program that works [Upd. ed.]. Santa Monica, CA: Rand Health, 7 pp. (Research highlights)

Annotation: This updated fact sheet describes a continuing school-based program implemented in the Los Angeles Unified School District that was designed to help children cope with violence. Students in the program lived in largely Hispanic neighborhoods. The fact sheet provides background about the problems faced by children exposed to violence, discusses the way the program was developed and the program's results, and offers conclusions. Statistical information is presented in figures in the fact sheet.

Contact: Rand Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-3208, Telephone: (310) 393-0411 Fax: 310-393-4818 E-mail: correspondence@rand.org Web Site: http://www.rand.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Child mental health, Children, Coping, Families, High risk children, Hispanic Americans, Low income groups, Parents, Programs, Schools, Students, Violence, Witnesses

Austin SB, Ziyadeh NJ, Forman S, Keliher A, Jacobs D. 2011. Eating disorders referral rates improved by community-led nationwide screening in U.S. high schools. Wellesley Hills, MA: Screening for Mental Health, 7 pp.

Annotation: This report provides results from a pilot evaluation conducted by 51 U.S. high schools to assess the effects of a community-led, nationwide screening initiative on school rates' of student referral for eating disorder symptoms. Contents include information about the methods and a discussion of referral rates from pre- to postscreen and reasons reported by females and males for not seeking help. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Screening for Mental Health, One Washington Street, Suite 304, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481, Telephone: (781) 239-0071 Fax: (781) 431-7447 E-mail: smhinfo@mentalhealthscreening.org Web Site: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Community participation, Eating disorders, High schools, National initiatives, Program evaluation, Referrals, Screening

DeSimone JS. 2010. Sadness, suicidality and grades. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 38 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 16239)

Annotation: This study examines the relationship between grade point average (GPA) and the experience of two primary depression symptoms -- feeling sad and losing interest in usual activities -- for at least two consecutive weeks among high school students during the years 2001-2009. The study discusses previous literature and draws upon data from the 2001, 2003, and 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS), which monitors health risk behaviors and includes a national school-based survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: info@nber.org Web Site: http://www.nber.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Adolescents, Depression, Educational attainment, Educational psychology, High schools

Tucci J. 2010. Connecting youth to quality health information: A lesson plan for high school health and fitness education. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Center for Public Health Nutrition, 8 pp.

Annotation: This high school health and fitness education lesson plan is designed to increase student's capacity to access and evaluate quality health information. Contents include a guide to evaluating online health information, a MedlinePlus tutorial, and a case study role play. An online health information scorecard, in-class case study activity, and homework assignments are provided for handouts.

Contact: University of Washington, Center for Public Health Nutrition, 306 Raitt Hall, Box 353410, Seattle, WA 98195, Fax: (206) 685-1696 E-mail: uwcphn@u.washington.edu Web Site: http://www.cphn.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Evaluation methods, Health literacy, High schools, Information sources, School health education

Adelman HS, Taylor L. 2010. Mental health in schools: Engaging learners, preventing problems, and improving schools. [Thousand Oaks, CA]: Corwin , 310 pp.

Annotation: This book describes a new approach to school-based mental health with the goal of better serving students, maximizing resources, and promoting academic performance. The book discusses how educators can effectively coordinate internal and external resources to support a healthy school environment and to help students who are at risk overcome barriers to learning. Topics include an overview of the history and current state of school mental health programs, strategies for effective school-based initiatives, and a call to action for high-quality mental health programming in public schools.

Contact: Corwin Press, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, Telephone: (805) 499-9734 Secondary Telephone: (800) 233-9936 Fax: (805) 499-5323 Web Site: http://www.corwinpress.com/ $35.75, plus shipping and handling.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Financing, High risk adolescents, High risk children, Initiatives, Mental health, Programs, School health, School health programs, School health services, Schools, Students

National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative. [2009]. Cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) [toolkit]. Newton, MA: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention,

Annotation: This toolkit provides information about the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative. The Safe Schools/Healthy Communities projects form collaborative efforts that involve educators, mental health professionals, juvenile justice professionals, and law enforcement agencies in creating safe learning environments that promote healthy child and adolescent development and prevent child and adolescent violence and drug use. The toolkit provides strategies for integrating cultural and linguistic competence into the initiative. The toolkit includes resources, publications, events and opportunities, a grantee locator, briefs, e-newsletters, fact sheets, and other tools. A document describing the initiative and a guide for engaging school administrators are also available.

Contact: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453, Telephone: (877) 217-3595 Fax: (617) 969-5951 E-mail: info@promoteprevent.org Web Site: http://www.promoteprevent.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescent development, Child development, Collaboration, Communities, Communities, Costs, Cultural competence, Families, High risk adolescents, High risk children, Initiatives, Initiatives, Low income groups, Mental health, Public health, Resource materials, Risk factors, Safety, Schools, Schools, Violence prevention

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.