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Partnerships advancing Health Professions Education

There’s a sign at the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine that reads, “The lesson you learn today will save someone’s life tomorrow. Pay attention!” Those two sentences embody Dr. Deborah German’s passion and drive to build the UCF medical school in affiliation with an essential partner: VA.

Dr. German, vice president for Health Affairs and founding dean of the UCF College of Medicine, is the powerhouse behind Central Florida’s Lake Nona medical community, one of the VA’s robust academic affiliations to train future health professionals.

Lake Nona began with a vision to build a new medical school

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Medical Education Day showcases health professions education research, innovation | News Services

Students in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University — as well as students from other health sciences disciplines — shared their research and networked with other students and faculty during a celebration of health professions education on April 4.

“Creative work, innovation and interprofessional collaboration are all happening right here at the Brody School of Medicine and we are highlighting those efforts here today,” said event moderator Jill Sutton, a clinical associate professor in Brody’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “It is an exciting time to be in medical education and all

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UAMS Receives Over $1 Million from USDA, AT&T to Expand Digital Health Education, Training in Arkansas Delta

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Melony Stokes

The USDA grant is $1 million for two years and includes support for hands-on interactive digital health training for health professionals and the general public, virtual reality (VR) digital health training for first responders and paid summer internships for K-12

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Massive learning setbacks show COVID’s sweeping toll on kids

The COVID-19 pandemic devastated children’s well-being, not just by closing their schools, but also by taking away their parents’ jobs, sickening their families and teachers, and adding chaos and fear to their daily lives.

The scale of the disruption to American kids’ education is evident in a district-by-district analysis of test scores shared exclusively with The Associated Press. The data provides the most comprehensive look yet at how many schoolchildren have fallen behind academically.

The analysis found the average student lost more than half a school year of learning in mathematics and nearly a quarter of a school year in

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How does Education Affect Mental Health?

Higher levels of education have been associated with better mental health. Causal relationships are notoriously difficult to establish and are generally multifactorial. Nevertheless, education has been shown to be one of the clearest indicators of life outcomes such as employment, income, and social status. It is thus a strong predictor for improved health and well-being.

Meanwhile, lower levels of educational achievement have been linked to lower socioeconomic status. But there is no simple strategy to improve the health and economic success of a nation. In the past, compulsory schooling laws, which imposed a legal obligation on children to stay in

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Purdue University Global launches Bachelor of Science in health education and promotion

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health education specialist and community health worker occupations are projected to grow at a rate significantly faster than the average for all occupations between now and 2030.

In recognition of this anticipated growth, Purdue University Global has launched a Bachelor of Science degree in health education and promotion.

This degree will prepare students to plan, develop, implement and evaluate health programs, including advocacy, financial and marketing aspects. The curriculum aligns with the educational requirements for the Certified Health Education Specialist examination, offered through the National Commission for Health Education

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No Child Left Behind: An Overview

UPDATE: NCLB has been replaced. For information about the latest education law, read our explainer on ESSA, the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The No Child Left Behind law—the 2002 update of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—effectively scaled up the federal role in holding schools accountable for student outcomes.

In December 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act to replace NCLB. ESSA moved in the opposite direction—it seeks to pare back the federal role in K-12 education. For more information on ESSA, read this explainer. See also our full coverage of ESSA and what it means for

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ECU health sciences prepare its graduates to lead the rural workforce

The college and schools on East Carolina University’s Health Sciences Campus share a mission produce top-notch health care professionals to serve North Carolina.

A key component of that commitment is innovation in delivering education and patient care in the most rural and underserved communities, as well as rural health-focused courses, field work, research and programs that emphasize the need for better access across the state

ECU’s innovative rural health focused education is taking place across North Carolina, from nursing students caring for Alzheimer’s disease