In an effort to better integrate research communities and focus on collaborative solutions, Sokolow and other groups have begun to analyze existing data on interventions at the local and regional scale that have had a direct and measurable benefit for human health. “We hope to put these concrete examples in context and synthesize how they can advance a planetary health agenda for the 21st Century,” she said.
In addition to individual projects, education also is a key component of the effort...
Completing college could account for up to a ten percent difference in adult mortality.
The pandemic is giving tech massive insights at scale as to what human development and learning looks like, allowing it to potentially shift from just content dissemination to augmenting relationships with teachers, personalization, and independence. But the way it is has been rolled out—overnight, with no training, and often not sufficient bandwidth—will leave many with a sour taste about the whole exercise.
We’ve known for months that young children are less susceptible to serious infection and less likely to transmit the coronavirus. Let’s act like it.
Education matters in innumerable ways, impacting every aspect of an individual’s life. It affects civic engagement, home ownership, job status, income, just to name a few things. And it affects health.
By now almost everyone knows that the U.S. has fallen badly behind other advanced nations in the kind of health care and education it delivers to its citizens. We spend twice as much per capita than most other countries on health care and don’t get better outcomes as a result. We also spend twice as much per full-time equivalent student on higher education than other OECD countries, and 38 percent more on elementary and secondary education with disappointing results in terms of what students know at the end of the process, according to international assessments of learning.
Education is a critical component of health and, we argue, education is a major, long-term, multifaceted cause of health. In particular, education is a powerful means of breaking the cycle of poverty (which greatly affects ethnic and racial minority populations) and promoting health equity.
Despite these well-intentioned programs, including No Child Left Behind, Race To The Top, and the Every Student Succeeds Act, public education is more broken than ever. The reason, as much as we hate to admit it, is that we've disobeyed the cardinal rule of success in any industry: treating your workers like professionals.
Going beyond providing medical and mental health care and shaping the environment through a comprehensive public health approach, including prevention and education, is complicated and difficult. But these innovations pay off in healthier and more successful students and, in the long term, a healthier adult population.
More money from the federal government is part of the solution, but to achieve results we need a new approach to higher education affordability — one that builds on lessons learned from other policy areas and ties federal spending to specific standards with defined roles for all levels of government.
More students are getting extra help for a range of issues including ADHD and anxiety, data show, with a disproportionate amount of those receiving support attending schools in wealthier districts.
The earlier children with developmental disabilities receive services, the better they function later in life.
Imagining an entirely different educational system reveals some strengths—and flaws—of the current one.
One key difference between low-income and affluent babies: the number of words to which they’re exposed.
The relationship between education and health is not a one-way street. Girls’ health, particularly sexual and reproductive health, is an important issue for their education. Often, girls’ sexual and reproductive health problems are related to stigma and discrimination, further creating ostracism in and outside of school.
In general, people with more years of education tend to be healthier. This could be because the knowledge they gain actually helps them — by making them more likely to exercise and eat well, or by making it easier for them to follow doctors' directions. Or it could be because having more education brings other social benefits.
Through interviews with "science moms" who are on the front lines of this struggle, we’ll dissect the bogus claims of these celebrities one by one and explain in simple language what the science really shows about GMOs, vaccines, homeopathy, and any of these topics that are often in the headlines, yet even more often are misunderstood.
We can’t change everyone’s minds, but we can make our voices heard. One mom at a time.
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The Global Partnership for Education is the only global fund solely dedicated to education in developing countries.
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Our rapidly changing world presents a whole new set of opportunities and challenges for kids. Staying on top of the latest can help us guide them as they set healthy habits for life.