Call for Nominations for the 2016 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award!
Deadline, June 17, 2016
The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2016 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award! The Award recognizes significant efforts by individuals or groups to improve children’s vision and eye health at the state or national level. Learn more.
Heroin and Prescription Opiate Taskforce Community Meeting:
A free community conversation on heroin and prescription opiate overdose and addiction on May 31st in Renton, sponsored by the King County Heroin & Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force (formerly MHCADSD). This is a public event and your voice is needed!
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Responds to New CDC Report
Increase in Suicide in the United States, 1999-2014
According to a joint statement prepared by partners of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, data in the new CDC report underscores why suicide prevention must remain a national public health priority. Read the statement for more from the Action Alliance
A webinar intended for clinical staff in schools and providers in the community who either provide or refer youth to sexual health services. Presented by Jessica Serrano, MD, Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine/Seattle Children’s Hospital, it is sponsored by OSPI’s Adolescent Health/School-based Prevention project to promote exemplary sexual health education (ESHE).
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Want to promote health and wellness within your school? Apply for a Hope Heart Institute and Molina Healthcare Family Health & Fitness Night. Please visit http://www.hopeheart.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/FHFN-Program-Brief_FINAL_2015.pdf for more information.
Today is the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and May is National Teen Pregnancy Month – a downloadable Supporter Kit includes 12 ideas for getting involved. Other offerings include:
May 11, 11 am – Digital Town Hall Webinar on teen pregnancy prevention from OAH.
May 19, 10 am – “Reducing Disparities in Teen Birth Rates” webinar from the CDC.
May 19, 11 am – Twitter Chat, #Youth360: Moving Beyond Prevention to Holistic Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health.
Other resources for the May campaign are available from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
Don’t Miss It – New Washington State OSPI Standards Orientation Webinar
Learn about the new Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards by joining OSPI on May 25th: 10-11 am
Authors Discuss “Chronic Student Absenteeism” Article in Podcast
NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews authors Kathleen Jacobsen and Linda Meeder about the article “Chronic Student Absenteeism: The Critical Role of School Nurses.” Listen to the May NASN School Nurse podcast and read the article
NPR Story, Morning Edition, April 22, 2016
Stated in the NPR story, “There is one age group that really stands out – girls between the ages of 10 and 14. Though they make up a very small portion of the total suicides, the rate in that group jumped the most – it experienced the largest percent increase, tripling over 15 years from 0.5 to 1.7 per 100,000 people.” Access the story.