UN health agency outlines ‘clear direction’ to reduce online violence against children

In its new report, What works to prevent online abuse against childrenWHO is focusing on ways to curb online grooming of young people, abuse of sexual images – and cyber-aggression and harassment in the form of cyber-bullying, cyber-stalking, hacking and identity theft. What works it also shows strategies and best practices to better protect children. …

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Why ABA Provider Acorn Health Grows When Market Leaders Shrink

Vicky Krowiak, CEO of Acorn Health, rejects the “dots on the map strategy” for growing the autism therapy business. Under Kroviak’s leadership, the applied behavior analytics (ABA) provider has expanded its footprint by 47% since 2018. At the same time, others in the space have had to scale back — laying off staff and even …

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Michigan schools race to boost safety through high tech and mental health

At East Lansing Public Schools, Superintendent Dori Leyko is waiting for her security assessments from Russell’s company to be completed before deciding what to use the expected $400,000 in flex funding for school security. “There’s quite a continuum of where people land or really believe that money should be invested in school safety,” Leyko said. …

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Senate subcommittee examines K-12 improvements, transitions to mental health in higher education

Listen to the article 6 min This audio is automatically generated. Please let us know if you have any feedback. Three months. It’s the difference between a high school senior and a college freshman. Yet many in society expect freshmen to navigate life independently and successfully with new academic expectations, social groups, and living conditions. …

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Oregon health officials hire dozens of contract nurses for children’s hospitals – Oregon Capital Chronicle

Oregon health officials are bringing in 112 registered nurses and respiratory therapists from out of state to help the state’s two largest children’s hospitals. Oregon Health & Science University’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Legacy Health’s Randall Children’s Hospital, both in Portland, have asked authorities for help to deal with the growing number of patients sick …

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10 stories you must see

A roundup of the week’s most newsworthy healthcare industry press releases from PR Newswire NEW YORK, December 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the healthcare industry stay on top of the week’s most …

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Paul Kendall: Health care reform needs to be reformed

This commentary is by Paul L. Kendall of Braintree, a retired corporate and nonprofit executive. He has served as a director or trustee of several health care organizations in Vermont and was involved in the 2015-16 discussions that led to the designation of OneCare Vermont as Vermont’s sole accountable care organization. Those seeking to reform …

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Dartmouth Health is seeing mounting financial losses, citing personnel costs

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as seen from the air in December 2017. File photo by Charles Hatcher/Valley News. Editor’s note: This story by Nora Doyle-Burr was first published by the Valley News on Nov. 30. LEBANON — Driven largely by personnel costs, expenses are outpacing revenue at Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire’s largest private employer, according to …

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How to respond when an employee shares a mental health challenge

The Covid-19 pandemic has left us all vulnerable and many of us are struggling to maintain our mental health. In the U.S., the percentage of adults with recent symptoms of an anxiety or depressive disorder increased from 36.4 percent to 41.5 percent from 2020 to 2021 — so much so that the U.S. Preventive Services …

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