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Resources by Topic: Schools

Why Rural Matters 2018-2019: The Time is Now
Describes the context and conditions of rural education in each of the fifty states. Presents data focused on the key areas of need in rural education. Discusses early childhood development, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), educational outcomes, college readiness, student and family diversity, and educational policy indicators.
Author(s): Daniel Showalter, Sara L. Hartman, Jerry Johnson, et al.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural School and Community Trust
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Peer‐adult Network Structure and Suicide Attempts in 38 High Schools: Implications for Network‐informed Suicide Prevention
Presents a study on a school-based, youth-adult network as an intervention to prevent youth suicide in rural and micropolitan communities. Measures rates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in 38 high schools in New York and North Dakota.
Author(s): Peter A. Wyman, Trevor A. Pickering, Anthony R. Pisani, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 60(10), 1065-1075
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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The Use of Telehealth in School-Based Health Centers
Describes the growth in number and location of the telehealth model of care in traditional school-based health centers (SBHCs), and highlights how telehealth complements the care given by onsite providers. Examines the characteristics of SBHCs' use of the telehealth model including SBHCs who exclusively use telehealth, and the characteristics of provider types, medical sponsorship, and schools and students with access to SBHCs. Discusses the implications of the exclusive use of telehealth services, and how traditional health services are expanding due to the use of telehealth.
Author(s): Hayley Love, Nirmita Panchal, John Schlitt, et al.
Citation: Global Pediatric Health, 6
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
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Effective Communication and Consistency in Increasing Rural Vaccination Rates
Discusses barriers to vaccination in rural areas and strategies to improve vaccination rates. Features efforts in a Louisiana Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and in rural Kentucky high schools that are increasing vaccination rates.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Medicaid/CHIP Coverage by School Districts, 2013-2017
Provides data on the percent of children under age 19 covered by Medicaid/CHIP from 2013 to 2017 by school district, with separate spreadsheets for each state.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
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46th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference
Offers presentation slides from the 2019 Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference, including the pre-conference focused on hospital boards. Covers a wide variety of topics including rural health workforce issues and programs, tribal health, early childhood and school health, partnerships and collaboration, and substance abuse prevention and treatment.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural Schools
Provides resources and information to assist with the mental health training and technical assistance needs of schools, administrators, teachers, support staff, and others serving rural and remote communities and students. Profiles a rural student who faces a variety of challenges, such as food insecurity, limited access to providers, drug use, mental health, social isolation, and more.
Author(s): Thomasine Heitkamp, Sarah Nielsen, Shawnda Schroeder
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network
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Dual Burden of Stunting and Obesity Among Elementary School Children on Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands
Provides a baseline for the prevalence of obesity and low height-for-age in elementary students on Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands in response to initiatives addressing childhood over- and under-nutrition. Compares data by age group, school type, and gender.
Author(s): Erin Passmore, Tanner Smith
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(8), 262-266
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Guidance to States and School Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools
Report provides guidance to school systems and state governments about mental health and substance use in schools. Highlights examples of methods to identify and address mental health issues and substance use in schools. Discusses state-level Medicaid funding for behavioral health.
Author(s): Elinore McCance-Katz, Calder Lynch
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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K-12 Education: Certain Groups of Students Attend Alternative Schools in Greater Proportions Than They Do Other Schools
Examines students at alternative schools compared to non-alternative schools. Focuses on enrollment, discipline, and support staff, including school psychologists and social workers. Identifies the location of the alternative schools in a map of the U.S. and includes an example from a rural school regarding support staff needs for dealing with trauma. Provides data on alternative school enrollment by state and race/ethnicity and students with disabilities for the top 100 districts.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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