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News by Topic: Children and youth

Jun 19, 2024 - Highlights a new campaign to reduce injuries occurred while cutting grass, with particular focus on youth working on farms. Notes previous campaigns related to youth on farm equipment. Offers recommendations for safely operating lawn mower equipment for youth.
Source: Marshfield Clinic Research Institute
Jun 6, 2024 - Describes a program led by the Mercer University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta which aims to support expanded specialty care in rural Georgia hospitals. Highlights the impacts on a hospital in rural Wayne County, where the program has supported new equipment and educational offerings to strengthen pediatric services.
Source: WTOC
Jun 5, 2024 - Describes efforts to secure additional funding for Colorado's Healthy School Meals for All program, which offers free breakfast and lunch to all K-12 students. Notes disproportionately high rates of food insecurity in rural areas, where residents may face transportation barriers to food access. Outlines an additional program which funds the purchasing of local foods for school meals.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jun 5, 2024 - Presents overview of a New York state program that offered reimbursement for school-based telehealth services from 2017 through 2021. Describes the impact of the program on rural students and school districts, and current efforts by legislators to secure additional funding for the program.
Source: New York Focus
May 30, 2024 - Discusses Wisconsin law permitting children as young as 12 to operate agricultural equipment on public roads. Outlines concerns from researchers regarding child cognitive development and increasing traffic accidents involving agricultural equipment.
Source: Wisconsin Public Radio
May 30, 2024 - Discusses efforts to address food insecurity in Tillamook County, Oregon. Notes disproportionately high rates of food insecurity among children, and explores rural-related barriers to food access.
Source: Public News Service
May 29, 2024 - Notice from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announcing a joint Tribal consultation session between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ACF Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD), Office of Head Start (OHS), and Office of Child Care (OCC) and the leadership of Tribal governments operating Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting; Tribal Child Care and Development Fund; and Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The Tribal consultation session will be held on July 9-10, 2024, in Fort McDowell, Arizona. The purpose of this consultation session is to discuss ways to better meet the needs of Tribal children and their families and issues affecting the delivery of early childhood services in their geographic locations. Registration is required.
Source: Federal Register
May 22, 2024 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking scientific information submissions to inform its review on Management of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Youth. Includes background information and key questions related to the review. The full research protocol is available for review on the AHRQ website. Submissions are due by June 21, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
May 21, 2024 - Announces a new program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture improving access to nutritious foods for kids during the summer. The program offers a grocery benefit as well as meals served at various community access points. Pick up and delivery meals are available in some rural areas.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 21, 2024 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcing modifications to the organizational structure of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Population Affairs (OPA). OPA is responsible for implementing and administering the Title X family planning program, managing the Office of Adolescent Health, and implementing and administering the Teen Pregnancy Prevention program and other adolescent health activities. The new organizational structure is effective May 14, 2024.
Source: Federal Register