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The Dakota 10: School Nutrition Success With Shared Services
Provides an overview of 10 rural school districts in South Dakota that created a shared services model to strengthen their nutrition programs. Describes the process of utilizing grant funds to build infrastructure and create plans that sustain a shared services model.
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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Children's Participation in Child Care and Early Education in 2012 and 2019: Counts and Characteristics
A chartbook that provides nationally representative data on participation in child care and early education (CCEE) utilizing the 2012 and 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). Includes rural versus urban data on type of care and number/percentage of children in CCEE for children under 3 and for children aged 3-5.
Author(s): A R Datta, Z Gebhardt, K Piazza, C Zapata-Gietl
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Rural Communities Paving the Way: Innovation & Promising Practices in School Meals
A recorded webinar that discusses a shared services model for school food and nutrition services in rural areas. Provides strategies and best practices for implementing innovative school meals programs and networking with surrounding districts.
Additional links: Slide Deck
Author(s): Gay Anderson, Andrea Kruse, Silke West, Mia Medina
Date: 05/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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Child Nutrition Program Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic, March through September 2020: School Meals Operations Study, Year 1 Report (Final)
Describes trends in Child Nutrition (CN) Program participation during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, from March through September 2020. Presents data on the number of meals served, operational and financial challenges state agencies and local program operators experienced during the pandemic, and the use of COVID-19 Child Nutrition nationwide waivers. Includes information on challenges rural program operators faced.
Additional links: Report Summary
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Improving Health Care Access in Rural Communities: Obstacles and Opportunities
Presents the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Health Care hearing on improving access to high-quality, affordable healthcare in rural communities. Discusses workforce issues, education pipeline, transportation, broadband, school-based health centers, payment models and value-based care, and rural-friendly policies. Features testimonies from representatives of Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Choptank Community Health System, Essentia Health, and the Sheps Center For Health Services Research.
Additional links: Testimony by David Herman, Testimony by Erin Aune, Testimony by Mark Holmes, Testimony by Sara Rich
Date: 05/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Health Care
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Disparities in Implementing COVID-19 Prevention Strategies in Public Schools, United States, 2021–22 School Year
Reports on COVID-19 prevention strategies early in the 2021-22 school year and describes disparities in implementing strategies by school characteristics. Appendix includes data on specific strategies related to mask wearing and ventilation for city, suburban, town, and rural schools.
Additional links: Appendix
Author(s): Sanjana Pampati, Catherine N. Rasberry, Zach Timpe, et al.
Citation: Emerging Infectious Diseases, 29(5), 937-944
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Risk and Protective Factors for Vaping and Smoking Among High School Students in Maine
Examines risks and protective factors related to vaping and smoking among 17,651 high school students in Maine. Provides odds of vaping and smoking according to health and wellness behaviors, perceptions of substance use, and family support, as well as by demographic factors such as sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, grade level, and county.
Author(s): Gabriel Tilton, Sara Huston, Pamela Albert
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 20
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
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Ventilation Improvements Among K–12 Public School Districts — United States, August–December 2022
Reports on K-12 public school ventilation improvements to prevent COVID-19 transmission, including replacing or upgrading ventilation systems, installing filtration systems, installing ultraviolet germicidal irradiation devices, and improving airflow. Includes data for city, suburb, town, and rural locations.
Author(s): Miguella Mark-Carew, Gloria Kang, Sanjana Pampati, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 72(14), 372-376
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Teens Linked to Care Toolkit
A toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for developing prevention programs addressing substance use and sexual risk for youth in rural communities. Includes information on program planning, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability as well as two case studies from the pilot program using either a school-based or community-based model.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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2023 County Health Rankings National Findings Report
Analyzes county-level health and wellness data, focusing on issues such as civic infrastructure and socioeconomic opportunity. Includes information on access to broadband, libraries, parks and recreation, schools, and social organizations. Provides U.S. map of county-level life expectancy (LE) and discusses the relationship of LE to civic participation.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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