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Resources by Topic: Schools

Central Valley Rural Education and Health Alliance
A collaboration of rural educators, administrators, and school-based health professions working to improve education and health outcomes in California's rural Central Valley. Includes resources and promising practices to address the physical, mental, and behavioral health of students, as well as reduce chronic absences, create a positive culture, and improve school readiness, among other issues.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Regional Educational Laboratory Program
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Care Coordination Canvas Guide
A framework and resources for developing effective care coordination programs. Includes worksheets, guides, and case studies describing different care coordination approaches: care coach, clinical, community health worker, and school-based. Based on a survey of rural health networks engaged in implementing care coordination initiatives.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Rural Health Innovations
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Rural Matters
Collection of 30-minute podcasts about rural education, business, and health, intended to increase awareness, inform discussion, and expand the dialogue on important issues facing rural stakeholders. Guests include rural education decision-makers, business owners and entrepreneurs, and healthcare representatives.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Affairs, National Rural Education Association
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Case Study: Hospital Partners with Local High Schools to Prepare Students for Health Care Professions
Discusses the structure and organization of Box Butte General Hospital's (BBGH) Health Professions Club, which engages local high school students in healthcare career preparation activities in Alliance, Nebraska. Covers program goals, including educating area students about healthcare careers and creating and recruiting a well-prepared rural healthcare workforce.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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Case Study: Community Fitness Initiative Helps Lower Childhood Obesity Rates
Details key steps and lessons learned of community stakeholders in Lexington, Nebraska, regarding an initiative aimed at reducing local childhood obesity rates. Using a partnership approach, leaders at Lexington Regional Health Center successfully implemented a community-wide program, the Community Fitness Initiative (CFI), to reduce obesity rates in area schools.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bryan Health, City of Lexington Nebraska, Lexington Community Foundation, Lexington Public Schools, Lexington Regional Health Center
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Case Study: Hospital and School District Partner for Emotional Health
Describes an initiative started by leaders of the Fillmore County Hospital and Fillmore Central Public Schools to address behavioral health issues among the student population in Fillmore, Nebraska. Details program goals to connect high risk students with specialized help and promote ongoing mental health wellness through educator, parent, and student training.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bryan Health, Fillmore Central Panthers, Fillmore County Hospital
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PubMed Search: Rural Schools and Health
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Youth.gov
Promotes positive, healthy outcomes for youth and provides information on topics such as school climate, afterschool programs, bullying, teen pregnancy prevention, civic engagement, and preventing youth violence. Includes resources specific to rural youth.
Type: Website
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StopBullying.gov
Provides information from various federal agencies about bullying, cyberbullying, who is at risk, and how to prevent and respond to bullying. Offers training, resources for schools and children, and information on state laws and policies.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program
Provides access to annual estimates of income and poverty for all U.S. states and counties as well as estimates of school-age children in poverty for all U.S. school districts. Offers reports and visualizations, including a variety of maps.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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