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November 2019

How Improving Mood Can Help Heal

Your mood is tied to your mental and physical health and if you’ve been having some bad days recently you may want to make a few lifestyle changes to improve your overall mood and health. While it may seem difficult to make some of these changes in your life, doing them will have a huge, almost immediate effect on you. Improving your mood and overall mental health will have a huge impact on your mind and body and can make your situation better overall. Doing a few simple things like...

Why the Nation Should Screen All Students for Trauma Like California Does [theconversation.com]

By Sunny Shin, The Conversation, November 18, 2019 As the first person to hold the new role of Surgeon General of California, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is pushing an unprecedented plan to implement universal screenings for childhood trauma within the state’s schools. Childhood trauma is defined by the National Institute of Mental Health as an “emotionally painful or distressful” event that “often results in lasting mental and physical effects.” Burke Harris’ plan is already more than a dream:...

Public Health Insurance Expansion for Immigrant Children and Interstate Migration of Low-Income Immigrants [jamanetwork.com]

By Vasil I. Yasenov, Duncan Lawrence, Fernando S. Mendoza, et al., JAMA Pediatrics, November 18, 2019 Key Points Question Is state-level expansion of public health insurance coverage to non–US-born children and pregnant women associated with increased in-migration of eligible immigrant families from other states? Findings In this difference-in-differences analysis of data on 208 060 immigrants from the American Community Survey from 2000 through 2016, no association was found between...

Two Community Colleges Show How Students Can Succeed Without Remedial Math Courses [edsource.org]

By Ashley A. Smith, EdSource, November 15, 2019 A San Diego area community college that moved early to eliminate remedial math courses is drawing lots of attention across the state for success in teaching math. Not only are students at Cuyamaca Community College taking math classes that can transfer to four-year colleges, but Latino students are bucking a national trend by outperforming their white counterparts. Cuyamaca, along with College of the Siskiyous in Northern California, were two...

Health Care System Accepting New Math: Housing = Health [chcf.org]

By Xenia Shih Bion, California Health Care Foundation, November 18, 2019 In the course of a single year, a homeless man named Steve in Phoenix, Arizona, visited the emergency room 81 times. Only 54 years old, Steve is coping with a daunting array of medical conditions: multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, heart disease, and diabetes. Because of his health and reliance on emergency rooms, his medical costs averaged about $13,000 per month that year. Thanks to an innovative housing program run...

Opinion: To End Intimate Partner Violence, We Must Focus on Racial Justice and Healing [calhealthreport.org]

By Marc Philpart and Jacquie Marroquin, California Health Report, November 13, 2019 Like millions of Californians, the crisis of intimate partner violence has had a profound impact on our lives. The violence our family members experienced has created a ripple effect, setting us each on a unique journey for healing—as individuals, as families and as a community. While our journeys have been distinct, they have led to a similar understanding: Ending domestic violence is possible, but only if...

The Relentless School Nurse: ACEs, Sport, and Our Youth

Kemba Noel-London MAT, ATC, CES is my guest blogger this week. This doctoral candidate is juggling multiple roles, including Athletic Trainer, lab assistant and university instructor, just to name a few. She also created an evidence-based trauma informed athletic coaching program! Understanding the role of ACEs in sports and the impact on athletes is what caught my attention. I had not connected those dots before and her specific focus of ACEs and sports fascinated me. I invited Kemba and...

Intimate Partner Violence Screening and Intervention: The American College of Preventive Medicine Position Statement (Abstract) [sciencedirect.com]

By Tanya M. Phares, Kevin Sherin, Suzanne Leonard Harrison, et al., American Journal of Preventive Medicine, December 2019 The purpose of this paper is to produce a position statement on intimate partner violence (IPV), a major sociomedical problem with recently updated evidence, systematic reviews, and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines. This position statement is a nonsystematic, rapid literature review on IPV incidence and prevalence, health consequences, diagnosis and...

It's Time to Connect Rural Health Equity with Community and Economic Development [rwjf.org]

By Katharine Ferguson and Katrina Badger, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, November 14, 2019 It’s time to think differently about investing in rural America and the way we approach health and equity across its diverse communities. New research and resources show the critical connection between health, rural community and economic development. Next Thursday, November 21, is National Rural Health Day. You might expect the paragraphs that follow to be about hospital closures or opioids,...

“Disgraceful” Disparities In School Discipline Funnel Kids Into Justice System [witnessla.com]

By Taylor Walker, Witness LA, November 11, 2019 Research and the national conversation around racial disparities in school discipline have largely remained focused on the outsized disparate treatment that black students receive when compared with their white peers. Yet Native American youth face much the same disciplinary treatment in schools that black students do, according to a report from San Diego State University and Sacramento Native American Higher Education Collaborative (SNAHEC)...

Culture of Health Prize 2019 Winners Announced [rwjf.org]

By Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, November 2019 The Culture of Health Prize honors and elevates American communities making great strides in their journey toward better health. Five communities were selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to receive the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize, and are honored for coming together around a shared commitment to health, opportunity, and equity. [ Please click here to read more .]

Almost 60 Percent of Parents With Children Aged 14 to 18 Reported Them Being Bullied [comparitech.com]

By Paul Bischoff, Comparitech, May 8, 2019 Bullying used to be depicted as kids being shoved into lockers and coerced out of their lunch money by the older, more popular rulers of the school. Nowadays, the focus on bullying has shifted to those hiding behind computer screens and taunting others in the virtual world. While in-school bullying is on the rise, technology and social media have created alternate avenues for bullies to wreak havoc. Whether bullying is done on school grounds or over...

TIC: News and Notes for November 2019

ACEs, Adversity's Impact Podcast: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris Vital Signs: Estimated proportion of adult health problems attributable to adverse childhood experiences and implications for prevention - 25 states, 2015-2017 Animal study shows how stress and mother's abuse affects infant brain LGBTQ, traumatized homeless youth more vulnerable to being trafficked: Report How do these pediatricians do ACEs screening?Early adopters tell all When family relationships become toxic: The trauma of...

Confronting Today’s Reality: Restoration, Learning, and Action [racialequityalliance.org]

By The Government Alliance on Race and Equity, November 18, 2019 The Government Alliance on Race and Equity 2020 Annual Membership Meeting, Confronting Today’s Reality: Restoration, Learning, and Action will be held in Portland, Oregon on April 14th-16th! Confronting Today’s Reality: Restoration, Learning, and Action will feature some of the things you’ve loved about past gatherings and some new features incorporated by popular demand: Workshops conceived and delivered by members for...

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