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Resources by Topic: Children and youth

Catalyzing Medicaid-Public Health Collaboration to Reduce Childhood Obesity
Explains cross-sector interventions tested by five states - Arizona, Maryland, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas - participating in the Center for Health Care Strategies' Innovations in Childhood Obesity Initiative. Each state profile highlights how Medicaid and public health agencies are using innovative approaches to address childhood obesity in their high-risk communities. The Texas initiative focuses on childhood obesity in the rural, low-income population along the U.S./Mexico border.
Author(s): Alexandra Maul, Stephen A. Somers
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Title V MCH Block Grant Program - Northern Mariana Islands, State Snapshot: FY 2018 Application/FY 2016 Annual Report
Executive summary of program activities and high-level data from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program. Includes contact information and amounts of funding by source and service level.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Leveling the Playing Field for Rural Students
Provides a snapshot of rural schools and discusses the challenges they face. Challenges include how to provide new, high quality educational opportunities, health barriers that affect learning, providing career and technical education programs, food insecurity for rural children, and investments in rural schools.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: School Superintendents Association
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Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Behavioral Health
Summarizes key findings from the Rural Health Research Centers' most recent rural behavioral health projects. Discusses mental illness prevalence in rural areas, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among rural children, access to behavioral health services in rural communities, and rural behavioral health interventions. Provides links to each of the referenced source documents.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Recent Trends in Children's Healthcare - Coverage and Oral Health Outcomes
Webinar details recent finding from the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center on access to oral healthcare for rural children. Discusses Medicaid coverage, barriers to care, and demographic factors that correlate with an unmet need for oral healthcare.
Additional links: Webinar Slides, Webinar Transcript
Date: 11/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Rural Youth Fight for Tobacco-Free Communities
Highlights teen-led programs to prevent tobacco use in rural Kentucky, Vermont, and Montana. Discusses the impact youth can have on local and state policy related to tobacco, and well as the effectiveness youth have in reaching their peers on this issue.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Mental Health Best Practices with Kari Oyen
Kari Oyen, professor of School Psychology at the University of South Dakota, discusses mental health issues including suicidal behavior in rural America, the role played by school psychologists, and prevention services based on risk factors including single-parent homes, poverty, and poor attendance at school.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Affairs, National Rural Education Association
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Disparities in Preventive Dental Care Among Children in Georgia
Examines access to preventive dental care between low-income children eligible for public dental insurance to children with private dental insurance and/or a high family income in Georgia. Assesses the effects of policies toward increasing access to dental care for low-income children. Includes a map illustrating the percent of children with financial access to preventive dental care for each county.
Author(s): Shanshan Cao, Monica Gentili, Paul M. Griffin, Susan O. Griffin, Nicoleta Serban
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 14
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
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Related Child Poverty by Family Type and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2016
Bar chart showing metropolitan and nonmetro related child poverty rates for married couples, male-headed households without a spouse, and female-headed households without a spouse. Related children are children under 18 years of age related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Child Poverty by Race/Ethnicity and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2016
Bar chart comparing metropolitan and nonmetro child poverty levels for whites, African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, and Hispanic populations.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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