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Resources by Topic: Children and youth

Factors Associated with Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Among Young Children – United States, 2021
Analyzes sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake among children 1-5 years old across sociodemographic and household factors. Provides data on SSB intake according to age, sex, race/ethnicity, maternal age of mother, household income, education level, household language, food security, metropolitan statistical area (MSA) status, and more.
Author(s): Mary Ellen Grap, Heather C. Hamner, Carrie Dooyema, Adi Noiman, Sohyun Park
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 21
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Human-Centered Participatory Co-Design with Children and Adults for a Prototype Lifestyle Intervention and Implementation Strategy in a Rural Middle School
Describes the co-design of a physical activity intervention by children, parents, and teachers in Indiana middle schools. Analyzes participant priorities including autonomy, relationship-building, activity choice, and more. Identifies strategies for effective intervention design, and discusses the significance of physical activity interventions for rural areas.
Author(s): Janette M. Watkins, Sarah J. Greeven, Kathleen N. Heeter, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 24, 845
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Evaluation of the USDA Summer EBT Demonstrations: Lessons Learned From More Than a Decade of Research
Reports results of the Summer EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) demonstration project, 2015-2018 and 2019-2022. Describes Summer EBT use patterns, nutritional value, and effect on childhood food insecurity. Identifies strategies for better program planning, implementation, and administration. Discusses program operation and challenges in tribal organizations and rural communities.
Additional links: 2015-2018 Evaluation, 2019-2022 Evaluation, Summary
Author(s): René Nutter, Ayesha Enver, Maria Boyle, et al.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Food and Nutrition Service
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Loud and Clear: Improving Access to Hearing Care in Rural America
Discusses barriers to rural hearing care access and the importance of hearing conservation. Features a hearing clinic in South Dakota, a telehealth program in Alaska, and a nationally available agriculture safety program working to address rural hearing care.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2024-2026 Tennessee State Health Plan
Presents a plan for health improvement in Tennessee for the period 2024-2026. Describes the state of health in Tennessee, identifies priorities, and makes recommendations related to early life, care delivery, social determinants of health, and more. Highlights goals for nutrition, maternal and infant health, older adults and healthy aging, chronic conditions, cancer screening, transportation, and health workforce.
Additional links: State Health Plan Priority Areas
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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2024 Indiana Kids Count Data Book: 30th Edition of a Profile of Hoosier Youth
Provides comprehensive data on child well-being in Indiana with a focus on family and community, health, economic well-being, and education. Discusses topics such as abuse and neglect, mental health, child welfare policies, injuries, disabilities, substance use, sexual activity, housing, food insecurity, healthcare access, and more. Includes data broken down by county and focused on rural populations.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indiana Youth Institute
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Children of Migrant Workers: Supporting the Invisible Student
Report discusses the physical, social, and emotional challenges faced by the children of migrant workers pursuing an education. Highlights a number of stressors migrant students face such as language barriers, missed school, poverty, and other social determinants of health. Provides a number of resources from federal programs ans non-profit organizations.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management
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Addressing Adolescent Substance Abuse and Risky Sexual Health Behaviors Via Youth-Led Initiatives: A Review of the Teens Linked to Care Pilot Program
Evaluates the Teens Linked to Care (TLC) pilot program which is meant to reduce substance use and risky sexual health behaviors in high-risk youth, including sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY). Examines the program framework, strategies, and implementation in 2 rural sites and discusses the impact of education, access to care, and supportive environments to promote healthy behaviors. Includes demographic and behavioral health data of participants.
Author(s): Hailey Bednar, Suzanne McMillan, Turquoise Sidibe, Melissa Bennett
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 21(3), 252
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Telemedicine vs Telephone Consultations and Medication Prescribing Errors Among Referring Physicians: A Cluster Randomized Crossover Trial
Compared 696 acutely ill children in 15 community and rural California emergency departments receiving telephone or video consultations to determine differences in physician-related medication errors. Discusses the impact of telehealth on healthcare quality and remote acute care.
Author(s): James P. Marcin, Monica K. Lieng, Jamie Mouzoon, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 7(2)
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Rural Non-Congregate Summer Meals in 2023: Insights from the First Year of a New Program
Discusses the implementation of the non-congregate meal program in its first year. Utilizes recorded conversations and surveys to discuss the successes and challenges of summer non-congregate meal programs in rural areas. Includes data on meal types, distribution models, definitions of rural used among program grantees, food insecurity of children and families, and more.
Additional links: Micro-Report for Sponsors, Micro-Report for State Agencies, State Agency Survey Brief
Author(s): A. Panzera, M. Kirk-Epstein, P. Pokorney, et al.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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