Why Juvenile Prisoners Become Unhealthy Adults [PSMag.com]

The United States’ juvenile incarceration woes are well-documented: More than 1.3 million adolescents and children are arrested every year, and roughly 80 percent of juveniles who spend time incarcerated wind up back behind bars as adults. There are major public-health implications from this high juvenile incarceration rate, and academics and policymakers alike are both scrambling to understand how, exactly, juvenile incarceration affects young people’s health. Though previous studies have...

Community Builder: Investing in people can pay big dividends [MailTribune.com]

Editor's note: Community Builder is a periodic Q & A series providing perspectives from local people who have been involved in significant change in Southern Oregon. Today's conversation is with Kathy Bryon, executive director of the Gordon Elwood Foundation. Q: It seems like you are involved in many projects and conversations in the region. Kathy: I'm an organizer by heart and background. My early "training" began as the oldest daughter of a single mother of three children. When I...

Docs: Kids to Suffer Under Trump's Tough Immigration Policies [Consumer.Healthday.com]

U.S. pediatricians are taking President Donald Trump to task after he issued executive orders Wednesday that -- the doctors said -- will make the country a much less welcoming place for immigrant children. Not only will refugee children be harmed by the new policies, but children of immigrants already living in the United States will become frightened for their family's safety, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). "Children do not immigrate, they flee," AAP President Dr.

What Does Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Mean for Children and Families? [CCF.Georgetown.edu]

President-elect Donald Trump and Congressional leaders have been very clear that repealing the Affordable Care Act is a top priority as soon as Congress returns to town in January. While Republican leaders have long talked about “repeal and replace” the replace part of the equation is a lot harder to figure out. As a result, it is possible that Congress will move quickly and repeal the ACA and leave us guessing as to what the “replace” would look like. So let’s tease out what the...

‘Hidden’ no more: Katherine Johnson, a black NASA pioneer, finds acclaim at 98 (www.washingtonpost.com)

Suddenly Johnson, who will turn 99 in August, finds herself inundated with interview requests, award banquet invitations and people who just want to stop by and shake her hand. “I’m glad that I’m young enough still to be living and that they are, so they can look and see, ‘That’s who that is,’ ” she said. “And they are as excited as I am.” For many people, especially African Americans, her tale of overcoming racism and sexism is inspirational. Full story.

Hawaii pols propose bill that would classify homelessness as medical condition [FoxNews.com]

As an emergency room doctor, Hawaii Sen. Josh Green sees homeless patients suffering from diabetes, mental health problems and an array of medical issues that are more difficult to manage when they are homeless or do not have permanent housing. That's why Green says he wants homelessness classified under Hawaii state law as a medical condition. If homelessness is a disease, he reasons, then doctors should be able to write prescriptions for the cure: Housing. "It is paradigm shift for sure,...

Health systems coalition training people to recognize, respond to mental health issues [Jacksonville.com]

A coalition of five Jacksonville hospital systems has created an eight-hour course designed to train people to perform what they are calling “adult mental health first aid.” The goal is to give members of the public skills to help someone who is developing or experiencing a mental health crisis. An example of a crisis that a trained lay person could recognize and help somone with a mental health crisis is that the person in crisis is suicidal. The goal is to train 10,000 volunteers. The...

Knowing Your Actual, Literal Heart Reduces Anxiety and Betters Decisions [NYMag.com]

Given its distance from the brain, neuroscience hasn’t had much to do with the heart quietly thumping in your chest. But to get a fuller picture of the mind, you need to start looking below the neck. These matters of the heart are University of Sussex researcher Sarah Garfinkel’s speciality. Her recent work has built a strong case that both emotion and cognition are “embodied”: Over the past several years, she’s found evidence that the beats of your heart — and your awareness of that rhythm...

How to Address High Utilization in Health Care (hhnmag.com)

Community prevention and care management strategies can achieve short- and long-term returns. In the United States, more than 50 percent of health care costs are accrued by 5 percent of patients. It is not surprising, then, that health leaders’ focus on the Triple Aim — which calls for simultaneously reducing costs, raising quality and improving population health — includes high utilization. Current frameworks and concepts — such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Three...

The Truth They Know

Children of poverty and trauma ( subject of one or more ACEs ) show up in classrooms everyday living under the paradigm of the perspective that “ I can’t ”, “ I never will ” – fill in the blank with your own self-defeating message. For all practical purposes, it appears that the “truth” they know or the reality they are living is the only truth that there is to know. Teachers and other caring adults have the ability to shift a child’s perspective, help them see beyond where they have ever...

Where Voter Fraud Still Exists [CityLab.com]

So, yes, Donald Trump is again talking about voter fraud , claiming it as the reason he lost the popular vote in the presidential election by nearly 3 million. He is calling for a probe to get to the bottom of it. It is true that, as he tweeted, the names of some deceased people are still on voter rolls, and that some people’s names are listed on multiple rolls. However, that does not mean that dead people are voting or that people are voting multiple times from different states. If Trump is...

6-Year-Old Girls Already Have Gendered Beliefs About Intelligence [TheAtlantic.com]

“There are lots of people at the place where I work, but there is one person who is really special. This person is really, really smart,” said Lin Bian . “This person figures out how to do things quickly and comes up with answers much faster and better than anyone else. This person is really, really smart.” Bian, a psychologist at the University of Illinois, read this story out to 240 children, aged 5 to 7. She then showed them pictures of four adults—two men and two women—and asked them to...

The Simple Reform That Improved Black Students' Earnings [TheAtlantic.com]

When states raise the number of math classes they require students to take in high school, black students complete more math coursework—and boost their earnings as a result. That’s the topline takeaway from new research by Joshua Goodman, an associate professor of public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. [For more of this story, written by Emily Deruy, go to https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/01/the-simple-reform-that-improved-black-students-earnings/514586/]

Does a Death in the Family Perpetuate Racial Inequality? [PSMag.com]

African Americans die at a much higher rate than whites , a fact that leaves an unfortunate but largely overlooked effect on the community as a whole: According to new research , African Americans are also much more likely to suffer a death in the family, the effects of which could reverberate across generations. “If blacks die at higher rates and earlier in the life course than whites, then blacks lose more loved ones from childhood through adulthood,” University of Texas–Austin professor...

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