Panelists in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Google+ Hangout discussed the importance of providing improved nutrition and more physical activity to schoolchildren nationwide to "turn the tide against obesity."
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.
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.
As our nation’s kids head back to the classroom, they are being greeted by healthier school environments than students just a decade ago.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.