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Resources by Topic: Schools

Tracking COVID-19 Relief for Human Services and Education Programs
An overview of steps the federal government has taken to implement new resources and administrative changes through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act; the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act; and the American Rescue Plan Act. Includes information on programs for food security, care of older people, education, economic impact payments, and tax credits.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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The Hospital as a Convener in Rural Communities
Case study examining the role of rural hospitals as conveners that support community health goals and population health, discussing examples from Michigan and Virginia. Describes community sectors that hospitals can convene, including education, behavioral health, housing, transportation, food, and state and local governments. Offers steps for a hospital to become a convener in their community.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Associated with a Local Bar Opening Event — Illinois, February 2021
Reports on a rural indoor bar opening event that resulted in COVID-19 cases among bar patrons and employees, as well as secondary cases in the community that impacted a long-term care facility and a school. Discusses the need for prevention measures as community businesses reopen.
Author(s): Samira Sami, Caitlin R. Turbyfill, Shelby Daniel-Wayman, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(14), 528-532
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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NIEA Advocacy to Address COVID-19
Provides legislative updates and resources supporting tribes, tribal schools and communities, and states to ensure they have the means to address COVID-19.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Education Association
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COVID-19 Cases and Transmission in 17 K–12 Schools — Wood County, Wisconsin, August 31–November 29, 2020
Examines COVID-19 cases, spread, and compliance with mask use among students and staff participating in in-person learning in 17 rural Wisconsin K–12 schools. Discusses school infection mitigation measures. Reports on community and school-associated COVID-19 cases and in-school transmission.
Author(s): Amy Falk, Alison Benda, Peter Falk, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(4), 136-140
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Cancer Curriculum for Appalachian Kentucky Middle and High School
Results of an online survey sent to 21 science and health teachers in Appalachian Kentucky, consisting of questions on existing cancer education efforts, relevance of cancer education, and feasibility of a curriculum of this type being used in the classroom.
Author(s): Lauren Hudson, Katherine Sharp, Chris Prichard, et al.
Citation: Journal of Appalachian Health, 3(1), 43-55
Date: 2021
Type: Document
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High School Graduates for Nonmetropolitan Counties
Printable map that shows the percent of population attaining at least a high school graduate education or equivalent by county. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015-2019 ACS 5-year estimates.
Date: 2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Evaluation of SEAL!ND: School Year 2019-2020
Evaluates the efficacy of SEAL!ND, North Dakota's school-based dental sealant program. Highlights the percentage of students covered in the state, gaps in coverage, perceptions of school staff pertaining to the efficacy of the program, and makes recommendations.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Water Safety in California Public Schools Following Implementation of School Drinking Water Policies
Study examining results from a California testing program created to detect lead in charter and public school drinking water. Analyzes factors associated with access to safe drinking water, including differences between rural and urban schools. Features data and statistics indicating whether school water systems were compliant with health standards and whether school drinking water was tested for lead.
Author(s): Isioma Umunna, Lauren Blacker, Christina Hecht, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
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Social Determinants of Health: Challenges and Opportunities in Rural America
Recorded presentation by Jan Probst on social determinants of health in rural America. Offers definitions of social determinants of health and rurality, and discusses economic dynamics of rural areas, education, and the importance of cooperative efforts to make change, with examples of such efforts in South Carolina.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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