student health Tag Archive

Recruiting and Retaining School-Based Mental Health Professionals

As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, many are reflecting on the current state of student mental health and considering policy...

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State Approaches to Teach Consent in Health Education Classrooms

Last year, Education Commission of the States released a blog post for Denim Day and Sexual Assault Awareness Month highlighting state...

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Recent Legislative Trends Addressing the Ongoing Suicide Crisis

This September, during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we reflect on the current state of students’ mental health and the...

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How Policy Can Maximize Children’s Potential by Addressing Systemic Racism

Policies that expand access to high-quality medical care and early childhood programs provide important benefits to children and...

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College Students’ Mental Health During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life and learning on colleges campuses across the country, concerns...

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Mental Health Awareness Month Highlights Opportunities to Improve Student Mental Health and Well-Being

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! It also marks 15 months of a global pandemic that has had dramatic, negative impacts across all...

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Connecting Students to Mental Health Care Through Telehealth Technology

Approximately 1 in 6 school-age children experience a mental health disorder each year, and experts estimate up to 60% of students do not...

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Prevention and Discipline for Student Vaping

In the past few years, the use of e-cigarettes — also known as vaping — has increased dramatically among school-age youth. This issue...

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How States Are Addressing the Student Vaping Epidemic

Did you know nearly 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school children currently use electronic cigarettes? Between 2011 and...

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Public Health in Schools Meets Religious and Philosophical Beliefs

In the past year, New York City saw a large scale measles outbreak, bringing forth news stories and public discourse around whether states...

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