iOS app Android app

Health Education

Fractures And Bone Remodeling In Children

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Children have a unique ability for healing fractures and remodeling deformities (Figure 1). Although, the physician usually strives to achieve good re...

From the Roots to the Rooftops: Rising to Resiliency

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.04.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We are at a global tipping point. Carbon levels are critical, the global population is growing to a level that is unsustainable unless we make signifi...

Finding Tomorrow's Leaders: Youth Hold the Vision for our Future

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

When we launched the Youth Development Hub in partnership with the Fox Family, we started from the premise that youth hold the vision for our collecti...

IN CALIFORNIA, THE YOUTH HAVE THE HEART AND VISION: ALL THEY NEED IS OUR SUPPORT

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Announcing A New Grantmaking Program for California's Youth, by California's Youth. "Youth are organizing, youth are resisting racism, youth are weav...

The Future Is Bright: Youth Are Re-Imagining Our Planet

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For the past 4 months across 5 countries, our team has held community meetings, worked the phones, had countless conversations, and traveled miles to find and support young environmental heroes. And the news is good!

Finding the Hidden Gems: A Perspective on Making Micro Grants in East Africa

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.07.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

As a funding organization working in over ninety countries, we have seen firsthand that the most powerful change comes from the knowledge and experien...

"Reforms" Undermine Teacher Preparation in the United States

Alan Singer | Posted 04.25.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

The secondary education student teachers I work with in New York State are in the process of completing and submitting their edTPA portfolio to Pearso...

East Africa Hub: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees across the globe in East Africa who are receiving seed grants that are inspiring cha...

Seven Things The Government Can Do To Prevent The Spread Of The Zika Virus

Quora | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Quora

What can science and the government do to minimize the risk of future viruses like Zika? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network ...

Meeting the Needs of Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.24.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Building communities that thrive are based on the ability to meet the basic needs of its people. Grantees around the world are making it happen one st...

The Health Requisite for Development

Vanessa Kerry | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact
Vanessa Kerry

Last month, as I attended presentations at the World Economic Forum, I came away impressed by many of the conversations on addressing the world's overlapping economic, social, and environmental threats. But I also came away hoping for more discussion about health as central to meeting these global challenges.

Nigeria Contained Ebola; Can We Contain Lassa Fever and Zika Virus?

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

In light of the prodigious threat posed by Lassa fever to an already fragile public healthcare system, WBFA and I will also facilitate capacity building for healthcare workers, especially in the areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), in order to minimize morbidities and mortalities resulting from the disease.

Maternal Monday II -- What Is Your Moment of Obligation?

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 01.25.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Through our #MaternalMonday online advocacy, we seek to create a tool and platform for health education for every woman and every child.

WASH UP! for Universal Children's Day

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Every child has the right to survive and thrive, but for far too many children, this right is denied in the simplest of areas, particularly in the provision of clean, safe, and child-friendly water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services such as toilets.

Eighth-Graders In Ohio Public School Allegedly Taught Marriage Prevents STDs

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A representative for a faith-based pregnancy center told eighth-graders at a public school in Ohio factually inaccurate information abou...

Most Obvious Study Ever Declares Women Like Sex on Vacation

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2016 | Women
Van Winkle's

New research confirms what we already knew: Women are more inclined to let their freak flag fly on vacation and less concerned about catching a genita...

A Hidden Solution to America's Health-Care Crisis

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

We all need to accept and build a future where prevention becomes a dominant force. Waiting to get sick before going to the doctor makes no economic sense.

Health Education Takes Center Stage

Athan G. Bezaitis, MA, MPW | Posted 06.24.2016 | Education
Athan G. Bezaitis, MA, MPW

The Institute of Medicine reports that students in kindergarten through 12th grade get only four to six hours of nutrition education per school year. In a culture where more than a third of young Americans are obese, it's worth looking at what helps these students retain the information they need to maintain a healthy weight.

How Do I Thoughtfully Answer My High School Students' Questions About Marijuana?

Malik Burnett | Posted 03.17.2015 | Education
Malik Burnett

Reducing the stigma around discussing drug use can encourage teens to be open with those they trust about their use, which is important in identifying use that might be hazardous.

Dear Sean Hannity -- I'm Truly Sorry

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 11.19.2014 | Media
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

I can't begin to imagine what you went through as a child. What's extremely heartbreaking is that you said that you "deserved it." No child deserves to be hit or beaten, with or without a belt.

Securing the Right to Motherhood in Uganda Through Safe Birthing Projects

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

In Uganda around sixteen women die giving birth each day. The urgency to combat high maternal mortality is critical given that women give birth to on average seven children, the third highest in the world.

Communication is Aid-and More

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 10.11.2014 | World
Rev. Larry Hollon

Misinformation and misunderstanding along with superstition about Ebola abound. The virus is not airborne. According to medical experts, it spreads through contact with the body fluids of an infected individual or the body of a deceased victim.

5 Ways to Help Boost Your Happiness Right Now

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Keep these tips with you as a simple reminder that it's the simple things in life that can bring you joy.

Periods, Puberty and 'The Letter': Mom's Life Lessons

Caurie Putnam | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Caurie Putnam

Last week my 10-year-old son brought home from school "the letter." You know the letter -- the one that makes every pre-pubescent mom's heart miss a beat and wistfully wonder where the past decade has gone?

The Global Search for Education: Ticks - World's Leading Scientists Will Meet in Oslo

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Lyme disease continues to be an increasing problem in the Scandinavian countries. In a first of its kind conference in Scandinavia, several of the...