School-based health
AJPH Q&A: Teen driving and riding practices after using drugs, alcohol

AJPH Q&A: Teen driving and riding practices after using drugs, alcohol

With more than a quarter of high school seniors driving after using drugs or alcohol, or riding in a car with a driver who did, O’Malley’s latest study investigates the prevalence of risky driving among our nation’s teens.
First lady Michelle Obama urges students to keep moving

First lady Michelle Obama urges students to keep moving

Through her Let's Move! Active Schools program, first lady Michelle Obama's recent visit to a Washington, D.C. school urged educators to continue teaching healthy habits and encouraged students to keep exercising.
CDC report shows school health trends looking up

CDC report shows school health trends looking up

As our nation’s kids head back to the classroom, they are being greeted by healthier school environments than students just a decade ago.
School-based health care key to preventing gun violence

School-based health care key to preventing gun violence

Terri Wright is the director of APHA’s Center for School, Health & Education discusses the critical role of school-based health care in ensuring health and wellness among our nation’s children and reducing gun violence in our schools.

Major boost in funding for school health

The Health Resources and Services Administration announced Wednesday it is awarding $80 million for school-based health centers to improve access to primary, mental and oral health care for school-aged children.

Students create prize-winning videos to celebrate National Public Health Week

In an effort to spur student participation in public health, APHA sponsored a National Public Health Week Student Day video contest to both recognize and reward contributors on campus. This past week, three students were chosen as winners and won prizes of $200.

High demand for school meals is a sobering sign of hard economic times

The unfortunate story of the slow economy’s deepening impact can be best told in school cafeterias across the country where a record number of school kids line up for a free or reduced-price school meal. According to a New York Times analysis of federal data, 21 million U.S. schoolchildren received free or reduced-cost school...

‘Healthy students’ measure gains support in Senate

On Tuesday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee began marking up reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act — formerly known as ‘No Child Left Behind’ — that aims to close the achievement gap among our nation’s students.

Departments of Health and Human Services and Education announce grants for school-based health centers

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education awarded $95 million in grants to 278 school-based health care programs.