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Is there a relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement? Positive results from public school children in the northeastern United … – PubMed

OBJECTIVES:

To determine relationships between physical fitness and academic achievement in diverse, urban public school children.

METHODS:

This cross-sectional study used public school data from 2004 to 2005. Academic achievement was assessed as a passing score on Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) achievement tests in Mathematics (fourth, sixth, and eighth grade, n = 1103) and in English (fourth and seventh grade, n = 744). Fitness achievement was assessed as the number of physical fitness tests passed during physical education (PE). Multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted to assess the probability of passing the MCAS tests, controlling for students’ weight status (BMI z score), ethnicity, gender, grade, and socioeconomic status (school lunch enrollment).

RESULTS:

The odds of passing both the MCAS Mathematics test and the MCAS English test increased as the number of fitness tests passed increased (p < .0001 and p < .05, respectively).

CONCLUSIONS:

Results show statistically significant relationships

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March 2020

Annual PDF snapshot child health profiles for upper-tier local authorities published and online child health profiles have been updated

New End-of-life Health Care indicator:
% deaths with 3+ emergency admissions in last 3m of life

February 2020

Note: Issues have been found with recent updates to hospital activity indicators due to a flaw in the data source: Apr – Nov 2018,  85,000 records without a diagnosis code were submitted in East Sussex. This error affects all related geographies which include this hospital’s catchment area.  

January 2020

Primary Care Networks added.
This new area type depends on suitable GP data. For more details please see the Notes

December 2019

Annual update of Cancer services and National GP profiles

October 2019

Updates for many indicators in Wider determinants of Health

Palliative and End of Life Care Profiles: Name change and Resource directory added

High impact Areas
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Public Health Unit Locations – Public Health Units – Health Services in Your Community

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Chatham-Kent Health Unit
P.O. Box 1136

435 Grand Avenue West

Chatham, ON   N7M 5L8

Tel  : 519-352-7270
Fax : 519-352-2166

Website : ckphu.com


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Lambton Public Health

160 Exmouth Street

Point Edward, ON   N7T 7Z6

Tel : 519-383-8331

Toll : 1-800-667-1839
Fax : 519-383-7092

Website : www.lambtonhealth.on.ca


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Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

1005 Ouellette Avenue

Windsor, ON   N9A 4J8

Tel  : 519-258-2146
Fax : 519-258-6003

Website : www.wechu.org


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Middlesex-London Health Unit

50 King Street

London, ON   N6A 5L7

Tel : 519-663-5317
Fax : 519-663-9581

Website : www.healthunit.com


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Grey Bruce Health Unit

101 17th Street East

Owen Sound, ON   N4K 0A5

Tel  : 519-376-9420

Toll : 1-800-263-3456

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College of Public Health | Kent State University

The Mission of Kent State University’s College of Public Health is to develop public health leaders and promote sustainable public health innovations in collaboration with community partners in northeast Ohio through teaching, research, and service. 

The Vision of the College is to be a leader in promoting individual well-being and improving public health.

The College is fully accredited as a school of public health by the Council on Education for Public Health.  It offers bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines.  Our faculty and students are engaged in innovative research designed to address some of today’s most important public health issues including substance abuse, active living, chronic disease, violence prevention, and effective management of public health organizations.

The College’s strategic plan is aligned with Kent State University’s priorities of

  • Students First
  • National Distinction
  • Global Competitiveness
  • Regional Impact
  • Organizational Stewardship

We meet our students’ needs by expanding

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Public Health Hotline – Tasmania 1800 671 738

Public Health Services works to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of all Tasmanians. We partner with individuals, groups and communities statewide to achieve this outcome.

Because prevention is better (and cheaper) than cure we aim to:

  • protect Tasmanians from public and environmental health hazards
  • prevent and reduce chronic diseases and injuries
  • prepare for and respond to public health emergencies like flu pandemics
  • promote good health
  • reduce inequalities in health.

For more information visit:

  • About Us: includes information about our structure, the Director of Public Health and the Public Health Act
  • Air quality: includes a real-time smoke monitor for Tasmanian regions
  • Communicable diseases: includes information about notifiable disease and their prevention
  • Floods: be careful when you enter properties after floods – they leave behind many hazards
  • Flu and you: all
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What is the Health Programme?

The Health Programme is a funding instrument to support cooperation among EU countries and underpin and develop EU health activities. The legal basis for the Health Programme is agreed with the European Parliament and the Council for a period of several years.

Third Health Programme (2014-2020)

Regulation (EU) 282/2014 is the legal basis for the current Health Programme. With a budget of €449.4 million and throughout 23 priority areas, the Health Programme serves four specific objectives:

  1. Promote health, prevent disease and foster healthy lifestyles through ‘health in all policies’,
  2. Protect EU citizens from serious cross-border health threats
  3. Contribute to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems
  4. Facilitate access to high quality, safe healthcare for EU citizens.

Previous Health Programmes

The two previous health programmes from 2008-2013, and 2003-2007 generated knowledge and evidence that served as a basis for informed policymaking and further research.This included best practice,

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Aims and scope

Archives of Public Health is a broad scope public health journal, dedicated to publishing all sound science in the field of public health. The journal aims to better the understanding of the health of populations. The journal contributes to public health knowledge, enhances the interaction between research, policy and practice and stimulates public health monitoring and indicator development. The journal considers submissions on health outcomes and their determinants, with clear statements about the public health and policy implications. Archives of Public Health welcomes methodological papers (e.g., on study design and bias), papers on health services research, health economics, community interventions, and epidemiological studies dealing with international comparisons, the determinants of inequality in health, and the environmental, behavioural, social, demographic and occupational correlates of health and diseases.

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