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"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 11.19.2015 | 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...

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Mary Ann Wasil

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

At 39-years-old, Mary Ann was a mother of three and found a lump on her breast. After her diagnosis, she required immediate chemotherapy. How does a woman like herself end up with an organization that not only empowers women, but is changing the way we think about breast health?

The Global Search For Education: Ticks - Breaking the Transmission Cycle of Lyme Disease

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"We have the first solution, of which we are aware, that can reduce the amount of Lyme disease being transmitted." - Dr. Tom Monath What if we coul...

Thigh Gaps and Fit Moms, 'What's Your Excuse?': Genetics

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Michelle Konstantinovsky

e're all different. Whether we want to admit that universal rule of nature or not. Genetics have this funny way of prevailing, despite our best efforts to override them.

What Does It Mean to Be HIV-Positive Today?

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

It means that gay men's health agencies fail to recognize who are the responsible individuals for spreading HIV. The onus remains on those who are HIV-positive and ignores responsibility to educate HIV-negative men on valid risk reduction strategies.

Simple Tips for Creating Patient-Friendly Health Materials

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Clear communication from doctors, nurses, hospitals and clinics is essential for patients to manage their health care effectively. But creating easily understood materials isn't simple.

Media, Message, and Motive: Why 'Why' Matters

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

These are the facts. The video is a public health offering, pure and simple. No one makes money from it. And it features several tweens and teens who are themselves beneficiaries of healthy living, who donated time and effort and talent to paying it forward.