On December 5, 2019, the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to explore the factors that affect the health and well-being of middle-school-aged adolescents. The workshop included presentations on the risk factors of poor physical, social, and emotional outcomes and their prevalence; the identification of resilience factors; current policies and programs designed to support middle school success and address issues of equity and financing as they apply to these; and how the health and human services sectors can support and align with the education sector to promote health and well-being in middle school. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place during the workshop.
Table of Contents
|2 To Thrive in Middle School and Beyond, and the Middle School Years, a 360 View||5-14|
|3 Remarks from the Mayor of Oakland and Middle School Inside Out||15-28|
|4 Multisector Support for the Middle School Experience||29-44|
|5 The Big Picture||45-50|
|6 Reflections on the Day and Closing Remarks||51-54|
|Appendix A: References||55-58|
|Appendix B: Workshop Agenda||59-62|
|Appendix C: Biosketches of Speakers and Moderators||63-74|
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